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Author Archive: Ada Wolin

Ada Wolin is a recent graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she received a BFA in writing. If she's not reading, she's probably hanging out with her cats, listening to music (loudly), or watching old movies. Or some combination of the three.

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Which Edward Gorey Archetype Are You? Take Our Dreary Quiz!
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Which Edward Gorey Archetype Are You? Take Our Dreary Quiz!

It is once again Halloween, a day for the high-spirited of the world to dabble in the dark and peculiar. But you, lonely soul, of little means and littler purpose, in furtive moustache or eccentric dress, find yourself facing yet another day of banal horror. To get yourself in the holiday spirit, you may perhaps […]

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Best New Books: Week of April 23, 2018
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Best New Books: Week of April 23, 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  Dead Girl Running, by Christina Dodd  Dust and Other Stories, by T’aejun Yi  Moon Brow, by Shahriar Mandanipour  West, by Carys Davies  You Think It, I’ll Say It, by Curtis Sittenfeld   Adult Nonfiction   Beneath a Ruthless Sun: A […]

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Book Trailer Thursday: THE GOLDEN THREAD

From Colin Meloy, a musician best known for his work with indie-folk band The Decemberists, and illustrator Nikki McClure comes The Golden Thread (HarperCollins / Balzer+Bray), a folksy biography of the late, great folk musician and activist Pete Seeger. Music was the “golden thread” that tied Seeger to his community and work as an activist, and […]

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Best New Books: Week of April 17, 2018
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Best New Books: Week of April 17, 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  Big Guns, by Steve Israel  Disoriental, by Négar Djavadi  From Unseen Fire, by Cass Morris  Head On, by John Scalzi  Noir, by Christopher Moore  Our Little Secret, by Roz Nay  The City of Lost Fortunes, by Bryan […]

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Best New Books: Week of April 9, 2018
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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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Book Trailer Thursday: ROCK ‘N’ ROLL SOUL

From author Susan Verde and illustrator Matthew Cordell comes a cheerful ode to the creative-at-heart. With her school talent show approaching, the young protagonist of Rock ‘n’ Roll Soul (Abrams) muses upon the seemingly infinite ways to showcase her musical potential. Will it be through a psychedelic guitar solo, or her very own  symphony? Despite the fact that […]

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Best New Books: Week of April 2, 2018

Best New Books: Week of April 2, 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  A Necessary Evil, by Abir Mukherjee  American by Day, by Derek B. Miller  Bad Cops, by Nick Oldham  First Person, by Richard Flanagan  Grey Sister, by Mark Lawrence  How to Be Safe, by Tom McAllister  Lawn Boy, by Jonathan Evison  The Circumstantial […]

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Book Trailer Thursday: HELLO HELLO

From New York Times-bestselling author Brendan Wenzel, known best his for Caldecott Honor book They All Saw a Cat, comes a new, engaging romp through the animal kingdom. Hello Hello (Chronicle), with its minimal, rhyming text and warmly illustrated characters, gentle introduces young readers to wildlife conservation. Wenzel’s playful text and endearing illustrations of over […]

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Book Trailer Thursday: THE FOX AND THE WILD

Clive McFarland’s The Fox and the Wild (Candlewick/Templar) tells a classic tale of curiosity and exploration. When city fox Fred sees birds flying over rooftops and wonders where they are going, he embarks upon a literal wild goose chase, finding himself in the countryside, a place worlds away from his “smoky, noisy, and very, very […]

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Best New Books: Week of February 26, 2018
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Best New Books: Week of February 26, 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  Chicago, by David Mamet  A Good Day for Seppuku, by Kate Braverman  Green Sun, by Kent Anderson  The Hush, by John Hart  Lady Be Reckless, by Megan Frampton  The Listener, by Robert McCammon  The Neighborhood, by Mario Vargas […]

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