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Cover Trend Alert: Dead Birds

Cover Trend Alert: Dead Birds

Book-jacket designers are strange birds, indeed. Idiosyncratic visionaries who often intuit the perfect visual cue to entice us to pick up a book and read it, sometimes, like those giant flocks of starlings who wheel in the sky without using turn signals, they bunch together and do the same thing for no apparent reason at […]

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These Books Just Won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize

These Books Just Won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize

The 2018 winners of the Pulitzer Prize were just announced. Here are this year’s winning books, linked to their Booklist reviews when available.   Biography or Autobiography Prairie Fires, by Caroline Fraser                 Fiction Less, by Andrew Sean Greer     General Nonfiction Locking Up Our Own, by James […]

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Historical Fiction

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Historical Fiction

The April 15 issue of Booklist magazine is now live. Visit Booklist Online, where you’ll find 299 new reviews and 7 new feature articles and lists. The articles will be free to all for the next two weeks—to have unrestricted access, you’ll need to log in. If you aren’t yet a subscriber, or do subscribe but […]

Best New Books: Week of April 9, 2018

Best New Books: Week of April 9, 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  Gateway to the Moon, by Mary Morris  Indian Horse, by Richard Wagamese  Macbeth, by Jo Nesbø  Nothing Forgotten, by Jessica Levine  Space Opera, by Catherynne M. Valente  The Dark Clouds Shining, by David Downing  The Good Pilot Peter Woodhouse, by Alexander […]

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ITCH! A Book Worth the Scratch

ITCH! A Book Worth the Scratch

Lynn: Itch! Yikes, the very word makes me want to scratch! What makes us itch and why? Here to answer questions every child has about this irritating phenomenon is Itch! Everything You Didn’t Want to Know About What Makes You Scratch (2017) by Anita Sanchez. I’ve been itching to get my hands on this fall book […]

Sisters in Crime Seeks Emerging Writers of Color

Sisters in Crime Seeks Emerging Writers of Color

Sisters in Crime has opened applications for the 2018 Eleanor Taylor Bland Crime Fiction Writers of Color Award. The prize has recognized emerging crime writers of color—both men and women—since 2014 with a $1500 grant. Does this sound like you or someone you know? Read on. From the press release: The Eleanor Taylor Bland Award […]