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Reviews of the Week, with Anne Tyler, David Lynch, Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani and More!

Reviews of the Week, with Anne Tyler, David Lynch, Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani 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 June 11–15 below.   Monday, July 11  Ghosted, by Rosie Walsh Sarah fell head over heels for Eddie the moment she saw him. A chance […]

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July LibraryReads in Print and on Audio

July LibraryReads in Print and on Audio

LibraryReads has announced its July 2018 selections! Check out the ten titles chosen by librarians below, linked to their Booklist reviews when available. For those of you who prefer to listen rather than read, we’ve hunted down the producers of the audio versions and have provided the ordering information. Please note that we have not yet had time […]

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Booklist at ALA Annual!

Booklist at ALA Annual!

We here at Booklist are headed to the Big Easy for ALA Annual. Catch us at booth #3431, where you can score Booklist buttons, Book Club Central pins and, as ever, some sweet temporary tattoos. The hungry can munch on tiny chocolate versions of this year’s Carnegie shortlist titles. We’ll be giving away the most recent issue of […]

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Stump the President: The War of 1812

Stump the President: The War of 1812

  Yesterday, in a call to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, President Trump accused Canada of burning down the White House in the War of 1812. Students of history will know that British forces were actually the ones responsible. Let’s face it: a perilously small number of us are students of history. Luckily, through the […]

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Reviews of the Week, with T. Greenwood, Lucy Christopher, Daphne Kalmar, and More!

Reviews of the Week, with T. Greenwood, Lucy Christopher, Daphne Kalmar, 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 May 29–June 1 below.   Tuesday, May 29  Rust & Stardust, by T. Greenwood This fictionalization of the 1948 kidnapping said to have inspired Nabokov’s Lolita (1955) […]

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10 Crime Writers I Hate (Because They’re Too Good)

10 Crime Writers I Hate (Because They’re Too Good)

#MysteryMonth special to The Booklist Reader Bestselling romantic suspense author Colleen Coble’s novels have won or finaled in awards ranging from the Best Books of Indiana, the ACFW Carol Award, the Romance Writers of America RITA, the Holt Medallion, the Daphne duMaurier, National Readers’ Choice, and the Booksellers Best. She has nearly four million books in […]

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THE OTTER OF DEATH: Beyond Cat Cozies

THE OTTER OF DEATH: Beyond Cat Cozies

#MysteryMonth special to The Booklist Reader Clea Simon is the author of 25 mysteries (including the 2009 fourth Theda Krakow mystery called, yes, Probable Claws). All except for her rock ‘n’ roll noir, World Enough, involve cats. She can be reached at www.cleasimon.com Say “pet mystery,” and most readers will automatically think “cat cozy.” After […]

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Clues to My Crime: Steve Israel’s BIG GUNS

Clues to My Crime: Steve Israel’s BIG GUNS

In “The Clues to My Crime,” authors explain the influences behind their latest works of crime fiction. In this installment, former Congressman Steve Israel tells us about what inspired Big Guns, his latest satirical novel, which targets the firearms industry and the Washington political establishment.   Catch 22, by Joseph Heller (1961) A satirical novel […]

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Booklist Editors Dominate Chicago Literature (Again)

Booklist Editors Dominate Chicago Literature (Again)

Venerable Chicago alt-weekly NewCity has released Lit 50 2018, its list of the city’s most influential “artists who are actively publishing, reading and writing.” And they’ve named Booklist’s Books for Youth editor Daniel Kraus the second-most important person in Chicago literature! Here’s why: New York Times bestselling author Daniel Kraus is no stranger to the macabre. […]

Famous Crime Duos on Both Sides of the Law

Famous Crime Duos on Both Sides of the Law

#MysteryMonth special to The Booklist Reader Jenni L. Walsh is an author of historical fiction. Her two novels, Becoming Bonnie and Side by Side (out on June 5 from Forge Books), imagine the iconic Bonnie and Clyde through Bonnie’s eyes. You can visit her at jennilwalsh.com and follow her on Twitter at @jennilwalsh.   When discussing […]

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