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Annual Conference Read ‘n’ Rave Report 2021

Annual Conference Read ‘n’ Rave Report 2021

Annual Conference might be virtual once more, but the rave must go on: this morning, Booklist hosted the sixth installment of the Read ‘n’ Rave program, modeled after the popular Shout ‘n’ Share panels that once took place at the end of Book Expo. This annual webinar brings together a panel of collection development librarians discussing […]

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Best New Books: Week of June 23, 2021

Best New Books: Week of June 23, 2021

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 ★ Daughters of Sparta, by Claire Heywood ★ Dream Girl, by Laura Lippman ★ This Shining Life, by Harriet Kline ★ What a Dog Knows, by Susan Wilson Adult Nonfiction ★ […]

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Shelf Care Interview: Barry McGovern, Marcella Riordan, and Roger Marsh

Shelf Care Interview: Barry McGovern, Marcella Riordan, and Roger Marsh

Welcome to the Shelf Care Interview, an occasional conversation series where Booklist talks with book people. This Shelf Care Interview is sponsored by Naxos Audiobooks. In this episode, audio editor Heather Booth talks with the team behind Finnegans Wake: narrators Barry McGovern and Marcella Riordan and composer Roger Marsh. Barry McGovern is a Dubliner. He […]

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Reviews of the Week with Sophia Benoit, Edith Widder, Liselle Sambury, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Sophia Benoit, Edith Widder, Liselle Sambury, and More!

The Booklist Review of the Day, posted to the top of the Booklist Online home page each day of the week, spotlights exceptional upcoming titles that are notable for different reasons—they may be starred, in high demand, or especially relevant to the current issue’s spotlight. The Reviews of the Week, posted each Monday, offers a […]

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Best New Books: Week of June 16, 2021

Best New Books: Week of June 16, 2021

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 ★ And Then the Gray Heaven, by RE Katz ★ The Cape Doctor, by E. J. Levy ★ The Killing Hills, by Chris Offutt ★ The Maidens, by Alex Michaelides ★ […]

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Reviews of the Week with Stan Sakai, Julie Fujii Sakai, Eugene Yelchin, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Stan Sakai, Julie Fujii Sakai, Eugene Yelchin, and More!

The Booklist Review of the Day, posted to the top of the Booklist Online home page each day of the week, spotlights exceptional upcoming titles that are notable for different reasons—they may be starred, in high demand, or especially relevant to the current issue’s spotlight. The Reviews of the Week, posted each Monday, offers a […]

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10 Questions for Paul Rudnick

10 Questions for Paul Rudnick

Known and celebrated for his sharp sense of wit (the New York Times called him “one of our pre-eminent humorists”), Paul Rudnick is an award-winning playwright, screenwriter, novelist, columnist, and essayist whose extensive body of work includes Jeffrey, In and Out, Gorgeous, and I’ll Take It, and contributions to the New York Times, Vanity Fair, […]

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The Latest Booklist: Spotlights on Biography & Memoir and Audio

The Latest Booklist: Spotlights on Biography & Memoir and Audio

Our June 1 & 15 double issue of Booklist is now live! This year we are celebrating the very best in memoir and biography, featuring the year’s top 10 memoirs alongside top 10 biographies in adult and youth books. Inspired by Anne Sebba’s star-reviewed Ethel Rosenberg: An American Tragedy, Donna Seaman offers a Read-alikes of Cold War biographies that […]

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Best New Books: Week of June 8, 2021

Best New Books: Week of June 8, 2021

The following books, published this week and last, received starred reviews in Booklist. Want to read our starred reviews before the books go on sale? Subscribe to Booklist! Adult Fiction ★ A Dark and Secret Place, by Jen Williams ★ The Disappearing Act, by Catherine Steadman ★ The Jasmine Throne, by Tasha Suri ★ Legends of the North Cascades, […]

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Reviews of the Week with Alda P. Dobbs, Francine Prose, Pik-Shuen Fung, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Alda P. Dobbs, Francine Prose, Pik-Shuen Fung, and More!

The Booklist Review of the Day, posted to the top of the Booklist Online home page each day of the week, spotlights exceptional upcoming titles that are notable for different reasons—they may be starred, in high demand, or especially relevant to the current issue’s spotlight. The Reviews of the Week, posted each Monday, offers a […]

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