Author Archive: Ken Otani

Ken Otani is a recent graduate from the MA English Language and Literature program at Central Michigan University. He enjoys reading sci-fi and fantasy novels, and he likes dreaming up his own magical worlds during his free time.

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Best New Books: Week of December 18, 2018
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Best New Books: Week of December 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  Not the Duke’s Darling, by Elizabeth Hoyt   Adult Nonfiction  Collected Poems, by Robert Bly  Influenza: The Hundred Year Hunt to Cure the Deadliest Disease in History, by Jeremy Brown […]

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Best New Books: Week of December 11, 2018
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Best New Books: Week of December 11, 2018

Few books receive their debut in the weeks before Christmas; fewer still receive starred reviews in Booklist. This week, Jonathan Maberry claims bragging rights as the Best New Book, singular! (Want to read our starred reviews before the books go on sale? Subscribe to Booklist!)   Youth Fiction  Broken Lands, by Jonathan Maberry

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Book Trailer Thursday: WE ARE HERE TO STAY

Originally planned for 2017, Susan Kuklin’s We Are Here to Stay: Voices of Undocumented Young Adults faced an almost two-year delay due to the attempted repeal of DACA and political unrest in a more divided America. Portraits of and information about the interviewees had to be removed to protect the identities of the participants, but even with those […]

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Best New Books: Week of December 4, 2018
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Best New Books: Week of December 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  At the End of the Century, by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala  The Blood, by E. S. Thomson  Broken Ground, by Val McDermid  The Dakota Winters, by Tom Barbash  Into the Night, by […]

Chicago Public Library Announces Best Books of 2018
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Chicago Public Library Announces Best Books of 2018

The Chicago Public Library has announced their Best Books of 2018, chosen by our very own Chicago librarians. To follow are their choices for the ten best adult titles of the year—including the three finalists for this year’s Andrew Carnegie Award for Fiction—linked to their Booklist reviews when available. For a complete list of their favorite titles for adults, kids, […]

Best New Books: Week of November 27, 2018
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Best New Books: Week of November 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  Come with Me, by Helen Schulman  Hazards of Time Travel, by Joyce Carol Oates  Kingdom of the Blind, by Louise Penny  The Mortal Word, by Genevieve Cogman  The Museum of Modern Love, by Heather Rose […]

Best New Books: Week of November 20, 2018
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Best New Books: Week of November 20, 2018

We looked and looked but could only find one book coming out this week that received a starred review in Booklist—this Little Dancer gets the spotlight all to herself! Want to read our starred reviews before the books go on sale? Subscribe to Booklist!   Adult Nonfiction  Little Dancer Aged Fourteen: The True Story Behind Degas’s Masterpiece, by Camille […]

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By November 15, 2018 0 Comments Read More →

Book Trailer Thursday: THE LIGHT BETWEEN WORLDS

What if you took a journey to a fantasy world such as Narnia, but then had to come back to the real world where nothing has changed? In Laura E. Weymouth’s The Light between Worlds, Jamie, Philippa, and Evelyn Hapwell have spent six years in the kingdom of the Woodlands before coming home to 1944 […]

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Best New Books, Week of November 13, 2018
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Best New Books, Week of November 13, 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  Empire of Sand, by Tasha Suri  Insurrecto, by Gina Apostol  The Last Unicorn: The Lost Journey, by Peter S. Beagle  Not One of Us: Stories of Aliens on Earth, by Neil Clarke  We Can […]

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Best New Books: Week of November 6, 2018
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Best New Books: Week of November 6, 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 Agent of Utopia, by Andy Duncan  An Elderly Lady Is up to No Good, by Helene Tursten, tr. by Marlaine Delargy  Body & Soul, by John Harvey  The Feral Detective, by Jonathan Lethem  Forever […]

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