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Five More to Go: Chigozie Obioma’s AN ORCHESTRA OF MINORITIES
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Five More to Go: Chigozie Obioma’s AN ORCHESTRA OF MINORITIES

This regular feature gives Booklist critics the opportunity to shout about a recently published book they adored. They’ll tell us why we should read it, then provide five read-alikes for the title.   An Orchestra of Minorities, by Chigozie Obioma With the 2015 debut of The Fisherman, the New York Times rejoiced: “Chigozie Obioma truly is the […]

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Book Trailer Thursday: MOTHER OF ALL PIGS

Jordanian-American journalist and author, Malu Halasa, and her debut novel Mother of All Pigs (Unnamed) are the stars of this week’s BTT. In this short film, Halasa speaks about her inspiration for the novel and wanting to push back against the war, poverty, and dictatorship that has plagued the Middle East in her many years […]

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Book Trailer Thursday: AFTER THE FALL

After the Fall (MacmillanChildrens) follows bird-watching enthusiast Humpty Dumpty, post-fall, as he overcomes his trauma to once again do what he loves. Based on the nursery rhyme, this is a story about finding the courage to face your fears and learning how to get back up. Despite the somewhat creepy soundtrack to the trailer, this […]

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Book Trailer Thursday: ON A MAGICAL DO-NOTHING DAY

The trailer for Beatrice Alemagna’s On A Magical Do-Nothing Day (Harper Kids) captures the magic of the book’s illustrations with animation. It shows the story of a child  forced to find fun outdoors when Mom takes away their video game. Outside, the child runs into four snails that demonstrate how fun a boring, rainy day can […]

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This Week on Well Read TV: Hari Kunzru Talks about WHITE TEARS

This week on Well Read, author and journalist Hari Kunzru will be speaking with hosts Elisa Jaffe and Mary Anne Gwinn about his fifth novel, White Tears, released March 14. Following two white men from “disparate, dysfunctional family backgrounds” and their abrupt—and fateful—rise to musical stardom, Kunzru’s latest is an “ambitious and sprawling” brew of […]

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This Week on Well Read TV: Viet Thanh Nguyen Talks about THE REFUGEES

This week on Well Read, Pulitzer Prize and Carnegie Award-winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen will be speaking with hosts Elisa Jaffe and Mary Anne Gwinn about his latest novel, The Refugees, released February 7. Nguyen’s second work of fiction following his highly-acclaimed debut, The Sympathizer (2015), and an incisive nonfiction account, Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam […]

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This Week on Well Read TV: Margot Livesey Talks about MERCURY

This week on Well Read, New York Times best-selling author Margot Livesey will be speaking with hosts Elisa Jaffe and Mary Anne Gwinn about her latest novel, Mercury (2016), released September 27. The tale of a Thoroughbred racehorse (the book’s namesake), ex-equestrian Viv Stephenson, and the depths of dangerous obsession, Mercury, writes Booklist reviewer Carol […]

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This Week on Well Read TV: Ann Patchett Talks about Commonwealth

This week on Well Read, bestselling author Ann Patchett will be speaking with hosts Elisa Jaffe and Mary Anne Gwinn about her latest novel, Commonwealth (2016), released September 13. Through five decades, two families, and one decisive divorce, Commonwealth—Patchett’s seventh novel—documents the commitment and the quandaries of the Keating and Cousins families while also raising […]

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Book Trailer Thursday: I Am a Story

This week’s BTT celebrates the power of storytelling, particularly its ability to unite people from various eras and backgrounds. As inspirational, cinematic music plays, narrators of all ages briefly summarize the history of storytelling, be it oral, visual, or written. Colorful two-dimensional drawings illustrate these traditions, ranging from cavemen paintings and Egyptian hieroglyphics to censorship and e-readers. This adorable video shows how […]

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This Week on Well Read TV: Maria Semple Talks about Today Will Be Different

This week on Well Read, author and screenwriter Maria Semple will be speaking with hosts Elisa Jaffe and Mary Anne Gwinn about her latest novel, Today Will Be Different (2016), publishing today, October 4. A tale of trials and transformation, Today Will Be Different chronicles the course of Eleanor Flood as the little things in […]

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