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When Journalists Become the Story: Newspaper Tales for Fans of THE POST

When Journalists Become the Story: Newspaper Tales for Fans of THE POST

Without getting too meta, sometimes the juiciest bits of the news are the stories behind the story. With this mix of novels, non-fiction, and wherever Hunter S. Thompson falls between the two, use the buzz from Oscar-nominated film The Post to draw attention to your other journalist-forward titles.  All the President’s Men, by Carl Bernstein and Bob […]

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Silence Breakers: Ten Books about Women, Work, and Power

Silence Breakers: Ten Books about Women, Work, and Power

“More than half of U.S. women have experienced unwanted and inappropriate sexual advances from men, three in 10 have put up with unwanted advances from male co-workers, and a quarter have endured them from men who had influence over their work situation,” says a new ABC News-Washington Post poll. The stories of harassment and intimidation that […]

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For Fans of TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN, 20 Narratives about Mental Health

For Fans of TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN, 20 Narratives about Mental Health

John Green’s latest unputdownable YA novel, Turtles All the Way Down, tackles the tough topic of anxiety disorders, specifically Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. As Michael Cart writes in his starred review, ” Green, a master of deeply felt material, handles all of this with aplomb. With its attention to ideas and trademark introspection, it’s a challenging but […]

THE STATE OF AFFAIRS: Fictional Adultery Through the Ages

THE STATE OF AFFAIRS: Fictional Adultery Through the Ages

The State of Affairs: Rethinking Infidelity by Esther Perel is blazing up the bestseller charts. A psychotherapist who has written and spoken widely on relationships (with over 10 million TED Talk views), Perel contends that infidelity is America’s most controversial topic. It’s certainly one that has informed some of our most captivating literature, and readers wondering […]

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Celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day with 10 Excellent Books by Native American Authors

Celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day with 10 Excellent Books by Native American Authors

While cities and states across the nation celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day, why not pick up one of these outstanding books by an outstanding Native American author? The following ten titles are linked to their excerpted Booklist reviews.   An American Café, by Sara Sue Hoklotubbe Ready for a change from the banking career that proved […]

Looking for Alaska: Biome Books for Grownups

Looking for Alaska: Biome Books for Grownups

This month’s Booklist contains a Spotlight on series nonfiction that includes includes two articles about biomes. What if I told you I had no idea what a biome was until I saw these articles? I can’t tell if my education failed me, or a biome is just one of these newfangled terms that Gen Y-ers […]

Eye for an Eye: 15 Books for Fans of Lisbeth Salander

Eye for an Eye: 15 Books for Fans of Lisbeth Salander

Last month, The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye, David Lagercrantz’s continuation of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy, came out to rave reviews and long waiting lists. “The legacy of Lisbeth Salander lives on in the fifth installment of the Millennium series,” wrote Michael Ruzicka in his Booklist review. “Once again, Lagercrantz succeeds in carefully staying […]

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Deep in the Heart of Texas: 23 Books that Celebrate the Lone Star State

Deep in the Heart of Texas: 23 Books that Celebrate the Lone Star State

From ALA.org: In the wake of historic flooding fueled by Hurricane Harvey, the American Library Association (ALA) and the library community continue their commitment to disaster relief efforts within the Gulf Coast Region. “Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone who is being affected by Hurricane Harvey in Texas and along the Gulf Coast,” said […]

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Eleven Historical Novels for Fans of THE HEART’S INVISIBLE FURIES

Eleven Historical Novels for Fans of THE HEART’S INVISIBLE FURIES

Critics and readers are loving John Boyd’s The Heart’s Invisible Furies. With comparisons to Charles Dickens and John Irving, this sweeping novel follows Cyril Avery from his illegitimate 1945 Irish birth through the next incredible 70 years. A gay man at odds with the treatment of homosexuals in Ireland, he nevertheless finds ways to let love into […]

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Inspiring WWII Stories for Fans of DUNKIRK

Inspiring WWII Stories for Fans of DUNKIRK

Moviegoers who want to stay steeped in the deliciously overwhelming feelings they had watching Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk will find plenty of tales of grit, despair, inspiration, and insurmountable odds while browsing the 940.53s. Librarians can save them a little time and look like heroes themselves by handselling these other retellings of epic events. (And, don’t forget […]

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