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Further Reading: Russia

Further Reading: Russia

Further Reading is a new feature on The Booklist Reader, designed to provide readers’ advisory for today’s headlines.   You can’t trip over a rock without hearing something about Russia these days. And what’s true for the news is also true for good, recent fiction for adults. The following recommended novels about Russia and Russians, linked […]

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Further Reading: Phone Taps

Further Reading: Phone Taps

Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my “wires tapped” in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 4, 2017 As the nation and the world consider President Trump’s allegations that President Obama bugged his phone, readers might consider investigating the following novels, linked to their excerpted […]

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Further Reading: North Korea

Further Reading: North Korea

Further Reading is a new feature on The Booklist Reader, designed to provide readers’ advisory for today’s headlines.   The three-generation Kim Dynasty has made North Korea one of the most reviled—and ridiculed—nations in the world. Memes depicting Kim Jong-un laughing about the fact that he’s “no longer the craziest leader” keep popping up on social […]

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Further Reading: Crowds

Further Reading: Crowds

Further Reading is a new feature on The Booklist Reader, designed to provide readers’ advisory for today’s headlines.       Crowds have been very much in the news this past week: crowds large and small, violent and calm, paid and unpaid. For a terrifying (and terrifyingly well-written) look at the danger of crowds, read John […]

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Further Reading: Jackie Evancho

Further Reading: Jackie Evancho

Further Reading is a new feature on The Booklist Reader, designed to provide readers’ advisory for today’s headlines.   Jackie Evancho, the platinum-selling singer who, at the age of 10, won America’s Got Talent for her preternaturally precise renditions of Callas and Puccini, will perform at the presidential inauguration. Although her appearance was announced last month, Evancho’s all over the […]

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Further Reading: Congressional Power

Further Reading: Congressional Power

Further Reading is a new feature on The Booklist Reader, designed to provide readers’ advisory for today’s headlines.   Congressional ethics and power are all over the news today. Those who read The New York Times woke up to this alarming announcement: “House Republicans, overriding their top leaders, voted on Monday to significantly curtail the power of an […]

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