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Best New Books: Week of May 7, 2019

Best New Books: Week of May 7, 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 ★ Black Mountain, by Laird Barron ★ Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage, by Bette Howland ★ The Charmer in Chaps, by Julia London ★ China Dream, by Ma Jian and […]

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Happy Birthday, Beverly Cleary!

Happy Birthday, Beverly Cleary!

We are thrilled to wish a wonderful birthday to Beverly Cleary, who turns 103 today!  This children’s fiction icon brought to life the worlds of such classic characters as Henry Huggins and Ramona Quimby. Her books Ramona and Her Father (1978) and Ramona Quimby, Age 8 (1982) were awarded the Newbery Honor, and in 1984, she […]

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Best New Books: Week of March 26, 2019

Best New Books: Week of March 26, 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  Bones of the Earth, by Eliot Pattison  The Cliff House, by RaeAnne Thayne  Forever Wolf, by Maria Vale  The Last Second, by Catherine Coulter and J. T. Ellison  The Old Drift, […]

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Happy Birthday, Lawrence Ferlinghetti!

Happy Birthday, Lawrence Ferlinghetti!

Join us in wishing a warm and wonderful birthday to literary juggernaut Lawrence Ferlinghetti as he turns 100 this weekend! After serving in World War II, Ferlinghetti helped found City Lights, an independent San Francisco bookstore-publisher hybrid. Ferlinghetti went on to become an incredibly influential voice in poetry, publishing many of the most prominent poets […]

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Best New Books: Week of March 19, 2019

Best New Books: Week of March 19, 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 Deepest Blue, by Sarah Beth Durst  The Good Detective, by John McMahon  In the Blink of an Eye, by Jesse Blackadder  The Light Brigade, by Kameron Hurley  Memories of […]

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April LibraryReads in Print and on Audio

April LibraryReads in Print and on Audio

LibraryReads has announced its April 2019 selections! Check out the titles chosen by librarians below, linked to their Booklist reviews when available. For those of you who prefer to listen rather than read, we’ve hunted down the producers of the audio versions and have provided ordering information, when available. Please note that we have not yet had time to […]

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Best New Books: Week of March 12, 2019

Best New Books: Week of March 12, 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  Bertie: The Complete Prince of Wales Mysteries, by Peter Lovesey  The Bird King, by G. Willow Wilson  A Dangerous Collaboration, by Deanna Raybourn  Fall Back Down When I Die, by […]

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Best New Books: Week of March 5, 2019

Best New Books: Week of March 5, 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  American Dreamer, by Adriana Herrera  Baby of the Family, by Maura Roosevelt  Cemetery Road, by Greg Iles  Daisy Jones & the Six, by Taylor Jenkins Reid  The Devil Aspect, by […]

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