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Best New Books, Week of November 13, 2018

Best New Books, Week of November 13, 2018

The following books, published this week, received starred reviews in Booklist. Want to read our starred reviews before the books go on sale? Subscribe to Booklist!   Adult Fiction  Empire of Sand, by Tasha Suri  Insurrecto, by Gina Apostol  The Last Unicorn: The Lost Journey, by Peter S. Beagle  Not One of Us: Stories of Aliens on Earth, by Neil Clarke  We Can […]

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Five More to Go: Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah’s FRIDAY BLACK

Five More to Go: Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah’s FRIDAY BLACK

Our newest feature gives Booklist critics the opportunity to shout about a recently published book they adored. They’ll tell us why we should read it, then provide five read-alikes for the title.    Friday Black, by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah Adjei-Brenyah’s dozen stories are disturbingly spectacular, made even more so by how he magnifies and exposes […]

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Reviews of the Week with Lindsey Hilsum, Andrew Simonet, Sharon M. Draper, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Lindsey Hilsum, Andrew Simonet, Sharon M. Draper, and More!

Every weekday we feature a different review on Booklist Online. These reviews are notable for different reasons—they may be starred, or high-demand, or especially relevant to the current issue’s spotlight. We’ve collected the reviews from November 5–November 9 below. Monday, November 5 In Extremis: The Life and Death of the War Correspondent Marie Colvin, by Lindsey Hilsum Foreign correspondent Marie […]

Cover Trend Alert: A Bird’s-Eye View

Cover Trend Alert: A Bird’s-Eye View

Bird’s-eye views of towns and suburbs! Surely we can’t trace the inspiration for this cover design to the introductory credits of Weeds (2005) . . . or can we?? Listed below in order of publication, here are links to the Booklist reviews of each title along with a brief suggestion of how the content of […]

2018 Brooklyn Public Library Literary Prize Winners

2018 Brooklyn Public Library Literary Prize Winners

On Friday, November 2, at the annual Brooklyn Classic fundraising event, the winners of the Brooklyn Public Library Literary Prize accepted their awards for excellence in fiction/poetry and nonfiction. The award comes with a $5,000 prize. The winners were originally announced on October 22. Nominations were selected from librarians in all 59 libraries in the BPL […]

18 Detectives Who Fill in the Blanks

18 Detectives Who Fill in the Blanks

Jonathan Lethem’s The Feral Detective publishes today—and, given that it is set in the days following Donald Trump’s 2016 election, can it be any coincidence the book comes out during the midterms? As the Booklist reviewer (ahem, me) writes in his starred review: Set in the days surrounding Donald Trump’s inauguration, this echoes with Phoebe’s […]

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