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 January 29, 2019
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Best New Books: Week of January 29, 2019

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 Loneliness, by Benedict Wells, tr. by Charlotte Collins  Judgment, by Joseph Finder  Three Little Words, by Jenny Holiday  Trouble No Man, by Brian Hart  We Cast a […]

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Best New Books: Week of January 22, 2019
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Best New Books: Week of January 22, 2019

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 Golden Tresses of the Dead, by Alan Bradley  The Kingdom of Copper, by S. A. Chakraborty   Adult Nonfiction  The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to […]

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Best New Books: Week of January 15, 2019
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Best New Books: Week of January 15, 2019

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 Far Field, by Madhuri Vijay  As Long as We Both Shall Live, by JoAnn Chaney  The Patricide of George Benjamin Hill, by James Charlesworth  To Keep the Sun Alive, […]

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Best New Books: Week of January 8, 2019
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Best New Books: Week of January 8, 2019

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 Anonymous Girl, by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen  The Burglar, by Thomas Perry  Daughter of War, by Brad Taylor  The New Iberia Blues, by James Lee Burke  An Orchestra of […]

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Best New Books: Week of January 1, 2019
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Best New Books: Week of January 1, 2019

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 Gown, by Jennifer Robson  Kingdom of Needle and Bone, by Mira Grant  Nightchaser, by Amanda Bouchet  The One You Fight For, by Roni Loren   Adult Nonfiction  A Rope […]

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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, […]