Author Archive: Eleanor Roth

A former Booklist intern and current Booklist reviewer, Ellie is a reader and writer based in Chicago. She holds a BA in writing from Wheaton College (IL) and is the assistant to the president at Browne & Miller Literary Associates.

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Further Reading: Awe-Inspiring Animals
By December 4, 2018 0 Comments Read More →

Further Reading: Awe-Inspiring Animals

By now, you’ve surely heard of Knickers, the oversized Australian cow. If you haven’t, that’s really too sad for you because Knickers was the viral internet story we so desperately needed last week. Measuring 6’4” in height and weighing in at 1.4 tons, Knickers is large—too large, in fact, for the abattoirs, and thus destined […]

Cover Trend Alert: Hypnotic Circles
By November 2, 2018 0 Comments Read More →

Cover Trend Alert: Hypnotic Circles

This mesmerizing design concept has been a constant presence in my peripheral vision since David Mitchell’s World Fantasy Award–winning (and starred review-receiving!) novel The Bone Clocks was released in 2014. My attention was next grabbed by Lauren James’ 2016 romantic sf The Last Beginning, and then again this past April by Richard Powers’ The Overstory, which also received a starred review […]

S. A. Bodeen Talks Doomsday Seeds, Writerly Inspiration, and THE TOMB
By September 25, 2018 0 Comments Read More →

S. A. Bodeen Talks Doomsday Seeds, Writerly Inspiration, and THE TOMB

Middle-grade and young adult readers know and love S. A. Bodeen for her imaginative stories of adventure and survival—shipwrecks, doomsday bunkers, and dystopian human experiments abound. The Tomb, her tenth novel, follows 13-year-old Kiva after she emerges from virtual reality and finds herself aboard a spaceship. Earth is gone, and she traverses space with some […]

Best New Books: Week of September 25, 2018
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Best New Books: Week of September 25, 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  An Absolutely Remarkable Thing, by Hank Green  The Electric State, by Simon Stålenhag  For the Duke’s Eyes Only, by Lenora Bell  One in a Million, by Lindsey Kelk  Transcription, by Kate Atkinson  Waiting for Eden, by […]

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Best New Books: Week of September 18, 2018
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Best New Books: Week of September 18, 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  The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, by Stuart Turton  Black Diamond Fall, by Joseph Olshan  Button Man, by Andrew Gross  Charlesgate Confidential, by Scott Von Doviak  The Infinite Blacktop, by Sara Gran  My Struggle: Book […]

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Cover Trend Alert: Title Title Title Title Title
By September 17, 2018 0 Comments Read More →

Cover Trend Alert: Title Title Title Title Title

I’m a big fan of text-only and typographically interesting covers, so I did a big swoon when I saw the cover of Jill Soloway’s upcoming memoir She Wants It: Desire, Power, and Toppling the Patriarchy, and I was oh-so-pleased when a friend told me about Hey Ladies, a book told entirely through emails, and I discovered its cover also […]

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2018 Anthony, Barry, and Macavity Awards Announced at Bouchercon
By September 10, 2018 0 Comments Read More →

2018 Anthony, Barry, and Macavity Awards Announced at Bouchercon

Last weekend mystery and crime writers from all over gathered at Boucheron, the World Mystery Convention in St. Petersburg, Florida for four days of panels, interviews, signings—and, of course, awards. Winners of the Anthony Awards, the Barry Awards (voted on by readers of the crime magazine Deadly Pleasures Mystery Magazine), and the Macavity Awards (voted on […]

Best New Books: Week of September 4, 2018
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Best New Books: Week of September 4, 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  Everything She Didn’t Say, by Jane Kirkpatrick  Foe, by Iain Reid  The Golden Child, by Wendy James  Husk, by Dave Zeltserman  John Woman, by Walter Mosley  Lake Success, by Gary Shteyngart  Leave No Trace, by Mindy Mejia […]

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Best New Books: Week of August 27, 2018

Best New Books: Week of August 27, 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  The Duke with the Dragon Tattoo, by Kerrigan Byrne  The Governess Game, by Tessa Dare  The Impostor, by Javier Cercas, tr. by Frank Wynne  Little Comfort, by Edwin Hill  The […]

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William Kent Krueger on Cork O’Connor and DESOLATION MOUNTAIN

William Kent Krueger on Cork O’Connor and DESOLATION MOUNTAIN

Minnesota-based mystery writer William Kent Krueger is the bestselling author of the Cork O’Connor mystery series, as well as the conspiracy thriller The Devil’s Bed and the historical coming-of-age mystery Ordinary Grace. His work has earned  five Minnesota Book Awards, back-to-back Anthony Awards, as well as Dilys, Edgar, Barry, and Macavity awards for Best Novel, and his last […]

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