Author Archive: Briana Shemroske

Briana Shemroske is Booklist's Marketing Associate. She graduated with a BA from Lake Forest College where she studied English Writing and Art History. In her free time she can be found eating cheeseburgers, frolicking with her schnoodle, Moritz, and feebly attempting to play board games. Follow her on Twitter at @Booklist_Briana.

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Best New Books: Week of June 8, 2021

Best New Books: Week of June 8, 2021

The following books, published this week and last, received starred reviews in Booklist. Want to read our starred reviews before the books go on sale? Subscribe to Booklist! Adult Fiction ★ A Dark and Secret Place, by Jen Williams ★ The Disappearing Act, by Catherine Steadman ★ The Jasmine Throne, by Tasha Suri ★ Legends of the North Cascades, […]

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Best New Books: Week of June 1, 2021

Best New Books: Week of June 1, 2021

The following books, published this week and last, received starred reviews in Booklist. Want to read our starred reviews before the books go on sale? Subscribe to Booklist! Adult Fiction ★ Bewilderness, by Karen Tucker ★ The Eagle’s Claw, by Jeff Shaara ★ How to Kidnap the Rich, by Rahul Raina ★ Lizzie & Dante, by Mary Bly ★ […]

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Best New Books: Week of May 25, 2021

Best New Books: Week of May 25, 2021

The following books, published this week and last, received starred reviews in Booklist. Want to read our starred reviews before the books go on sale? Subscribe to Booklist! Adult Fiction ★ Against the Law, by David Gordon ★ The Apocalypse Seven, by Gene Doucette ★ The Blacktongue Thief, by Christopher Buehlman ★ The Cave Dwellers, by Christina McDowell ★ […]

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“Philly Storied City” Project Turns the Spotlight on Locals and Their Stories

“Philly Storied City” Project Turns the Spotlight on Locals and Their Stories

This blog post is part of an ongoing series made possible by a partnership between Short Édition, the Knight Foundation, and the Public Library Association. A unique collaboration between French publishing house Short Édition and several prominent organizations in Philadelphia delivers short stories to residents at the touch of a button. Many of those stories […]

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Best New Books: Week of May 18, 2021

Best New Books: Week of May 18, 2021

The following books, published this week and last, received starred reviews in Booklist. Want to read our starred reviews before the books go on sale? Subscribe to Booklist! Adult Fiction ★ The Album of Dr. Moreau, by Daryl Gregory ★ And the Stars Kept Watch, by Peter Friedrichs ★ Fictional Father, by Joe Ollmann ★ Phase Six, by Jim […]

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Best New Books: Weeks of May 3 and 11, 2021

Best New Books: Weeks of May 3 and 11, 2021

The following books, published this week and last, received starred reviews in Booklist. Want to read our starred reviews before the books go on sale? Subscribe to Booklist! Adult Fiction ★ Arsenic and Adobo, by Mia P. Manansala ★ Basil’s War, by Stephen Hunter ★ Black Water Sister, by Zen Cho ★ Dead of Winter, by Stephen Mack Jones […]

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San José Public Library’s Storytelling Contest Puts Local Voices Front and Center

San José Public Library’s Storytelling Contest Puts Local Voices Front and Center

This blog post is part of an ongoing series made possible by a partnership between Short Édition, the Knight Foundation, and the Public Library Association. This winter, San José Public Library discovered the Short Story Dispenser could render patron-made comic strips. Now, they’re utilizing the Dispensers to shake up storytelling contests and virtual programming—and highlight […]

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Best New Books: Week of April 27, 2021

Best New Books: Week of April 27, 2021

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 ★ The End of Men, by Christina Sweeney-Baird ★ The Music of Bees, by Eileen Garvin ★ Reunion Beach: Stories Inspired by Dorothea Benton Frank, by Elin Hilderbrand and Adriana Trigiani […]

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Focus on Spanish-Language Short Stories Broadens Community Reach

Focus on Spanish-Language Short Stories Broadens Community Reach

This blog post is part of an ongoing series made possible by a partnership between Short Édition, the Knight Foundation, and the Public Library Association. The Glen Ellyn Public Library Short Story Dispenser became the first worldwide to offer short stories in Spanish. Here Executive Director Dawn Bussey discusses how—and details other ways the library […]

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Best New Books: Week of April 20, 2021

Best New Books: Week of April 20, 2021

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 ★ Are You Enjoying?, by Mira Sethi ★ At the End of the World, Turn Left, by Zhanna Slor ★ Defekt, by Nino Cipri ★ Excuse Me While I Disappear, by […]

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