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The Shelf Care Interview: Irene Hannon
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The Shelf Care Interview: Irene Hannon

Welcome to the Shelf Care Interview, an occasional conversation series where Booklist talks to book people. This Shelf Care Interview is sponsored by Revell. In this episode of the Shelf Care Interview, Susan Maguire talks to Irene Hannon, best-selling, RITA award-winning author who has written more than 50 romantic suspense, contemporary romance, and women’s fiction […]

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Reviews of the Week with Tae Keller, Simon Jimenez, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Tae Keller, Simon Jimenez, and More!

Every weekday, we feature a different review on Booklist Online. These reviews are notable for different reasons—they may be starred, or in high demand, or especially relevant to the current issue’s spotlight. A magical-realist tale of a heartwarming Korean family; an exceedingly relevant satire of a bumbling braggart as he captains a ship of worried souls; a colorful story […]

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The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Religion & Spirituality

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Religion & Spirituality

Our annual Spotlight on Religion & Spirituality is now live and includes compilations of 2019’s Top 10 Religion & Spirituality Books and Top 10 Religion & Spirituality Books for Youth. Ilene Cooper explores the spiritual journey of Sarah Hurwitz, author of this fall’s Here All Along: Finding Meaning, Spirituality, and a Deeper Connection to Life—in […]

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Best New Books: Week of November 12, 2019

Best New Books: Week of November 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 ★ The Andromeda Evolution, by Michael Crichton and Daniel H. Wilson ★ Drone, by M. L. Buchman ★ Eight Kisses, edited by Mindy Klasky and Lori Ann Bailey ★ […]

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Reviews of the Week with Alexandra Chang, P. M. Freestone, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Alexandra Chang, P. M. Freestone, and More!

Every weekday, we feature a different review on Booklist Online. These reviews are notable for different reasons—they may be starred, or in high demand, or especially relevant to the current issue’s spotlight. A woman’s self-discovery in an alarmingly new environment; a fantastic world where aroma yields magical qualities; an intricate portrayal of a young man’s inner voice; a museum’s […]

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Booklist at AASL National Conference in Louisville

Booklist at AASL National Conference in Louisville

Oh hey there, future AASL attendees! Booklist will be southbound and ready to feast on Hot Brown sandwiches—actually, I may be doing that alone—and mingle with conference-goers in T-minus seven days. If you’re also headed to Derby City for the one and only national conference dedicated solely to school librarians, be sure to stop by […]

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If I Could Turn Back Time: 15 Novels to Read in Standard Time

If I Could Turn Back Time: 15 Novels to Read in Standard Time

This weekend saw the passing of daylight saving time back into standard time, giving many of us a coveted extra hour of sleep. And sure, in Chicago at least, that means we may also never see the sun again. But if we think about the changing of the clocks as time travel, it all becomes […]

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Best New Books: Week of November 5, 2019

Best New Books: Week of November 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 ★ Blind Search: A Mercy Carr Mystery, by Paula Munier ★ The Deep, by Rivers Solomon, Daveed Diggs, William Hutson, and Jonathan Snipes ★ Galway Girl, by Ken Bruen […]

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2020 Andrew Carnegie Medals Shortlist Announced

2020 Andrew Carnegie Medals Shortlist Announced

And then there were six. That’s right, the shortlist for the ninth annual Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction has been announced. To see which three fiction and three nonfiction titles are still under consideration for the American Library Association’s first single-title medal given to books for adults, check out the video […]

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Reviews of the Week with Maggie Stiefvater, John Hornor Jacobs, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Maggie Stiefvater, John Hornor Jacobs, and More!

Every weekday, we feature a different review on Booklist Online. These reviews are notable for different reasons—they may be starred, or in high demand, or especially relevant to the current issue’s spotlight. A stand-alone spin-off from a beloved YA series; a generational story, affably narrated; an adventurous return to a mysterious middle-grade series; a seasonal yet nontraditional duet of […]

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