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: 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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Nation’s First-Ever Short Story Cube Sparks Excitement at Illinois Libraries

Nation’s First-Ever Short Story Cube Sparks Excitement at Illinois Libraries

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. Joel Shoemaker, Library Director at Illinois Prairie District Library, first heard about the Short Story Dispenser at a library conference. The Dispenser, the brainchild of French publishing house Short Édition, […]

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Best New Books: Week of April 13, 2021

Best New Books: Week of April 13, 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 ★ Antiquities, by Cynthia Ozick ★ The Book of Otto and Liam, by Paul Griner ★ Composite Creatures, by Caroline Hardaker ★ Dance with Death, by Will Thomas ★ In the […]

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Best New Books: Week of April 6, 2021

Best New Books: Week of April 6, 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 ★ Bobby March Will Live Forever, by Alan Parks ★ Caul Baby, by Morgan Jerkins ★ First Person Singular, by Haruki Murakami and translated by Philip Gabriel ★ Gold Diggers, by […]

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Best New Books: Week of February 23, 2021

Best New Books: Week of February 23, 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 ★ Checkmate to Murder, by E. C. R. Lorac ★ The Smash-Up, by Ali Benjamin ★ Smoke, by Joe Ide ★ Sun-Daughters, Sea-Daughters, by Aimee Ogden ★ Waiting for a Scot […]

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Best New Books: Week of February 9, 2021

Best New Books: Week of February 9, 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 Absolute Book, by Elizabeth Knox ★ The Burning Girls, by C. J. Tudor ★ The Delivery, by Peter Mendelsund ★ A Lady’s Formula for Love, by Elizabeth Everett ★ […]

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