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 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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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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Best New Books: Week of October 30, 2018
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Best New Books: Week of October 30, 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  Abbott, by Saladin Ahmed  Dark Sacred Night, by Michael Connelly  Dark Winter, by Anthony J. Tata  Deep Silence, by Jonathan Maberry   Adult Nonfiction  After Emily: Two Remarkable Women and the Legacy of America’s […]

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Best New Books: Week of October 23, 2018
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Best New Books: Week of October 23, 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  Friday Black, by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah  The Line, by Martin Limón  Little, by Edward Carey  Pulse, by Michael Harvey  Red Moon, by Kim Stanley Robinson  The White Christmas Inn, by Colleen Wright   Adult Nonfiction  Debussy: A […]

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Book Trailer Thursday: A MAP OF DAYS

The peculiars return A Map of Days, the latest installment (and first in a new trilogy) of Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children. Although the wights were eliminated at the end of Library of Souls (2015), there is much work to be done to rebuild the world they destroyed. The first task facing the peculiars is learning how to blend in […]

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Honoring Excellence in Book Reviewing: Submit Your Nominee for the Louis Shores Award
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Honoring Excellence in Book Reviewing: Submit Your Nominee for the Louis Shores Award

The Louis Shores Award Committee is currently inviting nominations for its 2019 recipient. Established in 1990, the Louis Shores Award recognizes an individual reviewer, group, editor, review medium, or organization for excellence in reviewing. The award recipient is selected for significant achievement related to a reviewing process that helps librarians make selection and collection development decisions. […]

Best New Books: Week of October 16, 2018
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Best New Books: Week of October 16, 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 Craftsman, by Sharon Bolton  The Cross Country Runner: Collected Short Stories and Novellas, by Andre Dubus  The Darkness: A Thriller, by Ragnar Jónasson  Famous Adopted People, by Alice Stephens  In the House in the […]

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