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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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
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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
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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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2018 Hugo Awards Announced

2018 Hugo Awards Announced

The 76th World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon) wrapped up in San Jose, and on Sunday night the conference held its annual Hugo Awards ceremony. There was a lot of wonderful work to be celebrated by a diverse array of creators, but we’d be remiss not to point out that, in particular, this was another great […]

Best New Books: Week of August 21, 2018

Best New Books: Week of August 21, 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  Bone on Bone, by Julia Keller  City of Ink, by Elsa Hart  The Devoted, by Blair Hurley  Pieces of Her, by Karin Slaughter  Red, White, Blue, by Lea Carpenter  The Stars Now Unclaimed, by Drew […]

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Cover Trend: Neon Lights

Cover Trend: Neon Lights

I haven’t been able to shake neon covers from the back of my mind since early April, when Catherynne Valente’s star-reviewed Space Opera released. Valente’s wasn’t the only SFF in the first quarter of 2018 to deck itself in a striking glow; Chandler Klang Smith’s The Sky Is Yours and Sam J. Miller’s Blackfish City were rocking similar covers. Shockingly similar, […]

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