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Libraries in the News

Woe to the person who says, “Libraries are dead.”

Remember back in October when the U.K.’s New York Observer columnist Andre Walker claimed no one goes to public libraries any more?

(It ended with Walker conceding, “Your sheer numbers have proved the point that libraries aren’t as unpopular as I believed this morning. Please stop replying. I surrender.”)

Our own Con Lehane wrote an op ed in Huffington Post about libraries and privacy issues.

In my most recent book, MURDER IN THE MANUSCRIPT ROOM, one of the characters, a librarian, says after discovering she’d been under surveillance in the library and elsewhere, “Everybody’s spying on everybody.”

You’d think no institution in the nation cares much about privacy protections anymore. But you’d be wrong. There’s at least one place in the nation’s cities, towns, and most villages that respects our privacy. Public libraries care passionately about protecting the confidentiality of library users.

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Movie/TV Tie-Ins (Dec. 2017 Edition)

Read the book before you see the movie/watch the TV show!

GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN: A. A. Milne and the Making of Winnie-the-Pooh by Ann Thwaite
This behind-the-scenes look at the life of author A.A. Milne and the creation of the Winnie the Pooh stories inspired by his son C.R. Milne is now a film starring Domhnall Gleeson, Margot Robbie and Kelly Macdonald.

THE TRIBES OF PALO VERDES by Joy Nicholson
When the situation at her idyllic Palos Verdes home turns volatile, young Medina attempts to surf her way to happiness. The film stars Maika Monroe, Cody Fern, and Jennifer Garner.

VICTORIA & ALBERT: A Royal Love Affair by Daisy Goodwin & Sara Sheridan
This official tie-in to the TV show Victoria starring Jenna Coleman, by creator and screenwriter Daisy Goodwin, gives a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the show, featuring never-before-seen interviews, photos, diary entries, profiles on all major characters, and sumptuous detail on the costumes and props that bring Victoria and Albert’s world to vivid life.

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Stars for “Daughters” & “Doom”

We’re seeing stars for these new and forthcoming nonfiction titles:

THE DOOMSDAY MACHINE: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner by Daniel Ellsberg
A finalist for the 2018 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction!
“Ellsberg’s brilliant and unnerving account makes a convincing case for disarmament and shows that the mere existence of nuclear weapons is a serious threat to humanity.” Publishers Weekly, starred review

“A must-read of the highest order, Ellsberg’s profoundly awakening chronicle is essential to our future. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Ellsberg’s concussive nuclear confessions will generate heated media coverage, which will be further escalated by Steven Spielberg’s forthcoming Pentagon Papers movie, The Post, starring Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep.” — Booklist, starred review

THE WINE LOVER’S DAUGHTER: A Memoir by Anne Fadiman
A November 2017 Indie Next pick!
“In this crisp, scintillating, amusing, and affecting memoir, Anne incisively and lovingly portrays her brilliant and vital father and brings into fresh focus the dynamic world of twentieth-century books and America’s discovery of wine.” — Booklist, starred review

“How she manages to fit her own life, her father’s life, her marriage, a primer on wine, the scientific study of taste, and many other subjects into such a slim volume is mind-boggling, something this reviewer is still trying to comprehend. A fascinating book with something to interest anyone; a pure reading pleasure.” — Library Journal, starred review
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Coming to a Screen Near You!

Keep an eye out for these book adaptations headed to the big and small screens:
Movie Mania!

SILENCE by Shusaku Endo
This movie adaptation of Endo’s classic novel of enduring faith in dangerous times, directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Andrew Garfield, Liam Neeson, and Adam Driver is “shaping up to be this year’s THE REVENANT,” according to the Washington Post. While the official movie tie-in edition won’t be out until January 10, Picador’s trade paperback is available now and they’ve created a special expanded discussion guide for SILENCE, so your library’s book club can read and discuss before having a movie night out.

A STREET CAT NAMED BOB: And How He Saved My Life by James Bowen
This phenomenal and inspiring instant New York Times bestseller about a busker and recovering drug addict whose life was transformed when he met a stray ginger cat has sold more than a million copies around the world and is now a movie starring Luke Treadaway and Bob the Cat (yes, the real Bob!).

A DOG’S PURPOSE by W. Bruce Cameron
The New York Times and USA Today bestseller about one endearing dog’s search for his purpose will be a major motion picture hitting theaters January 27, directed by Academy Award-nominated director Lasse Hallström and starring Dennis Quaid, Britt Robertson, K. J. Apa, Juliet Rylance, John Ortiz, Luke Kirby, and Peggy Lipton.

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REVENANT Movie Trailer!

Leonardo DiCaprio. Tom Hardy. The guy who made Birdman (Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu). Yes, yes, and YES! We can’t wait to grab a tub of popcorn and head to the theater after seeing the movie trailer for THE REVENANT, based on the book by Michael Punke.

A story of retribution on the American Frontier, DiCaprio stars as Hugh Glass, a fur trapper who is left for dead after being mauled by a bear.

The film is scheduled to open Christmas day, so there’s plenty of time to read the book before you see the movie! Hardcover available now, trade paperback tie-in edition coming November 3.

Thriller Thursday & 2014 Shamus Award Nominees

Not only do we have a new batch of fabulous mysteries & thrillers, we’ve got the scoop on Shamus Award nominees!

The Private Eye Writers of America announced the finalists for its 2014 Shamus Awards and we’ve got 4 mysteries in the running:

Best Hardcover P.I. Novel:
THE GOOD COP by Brad Parks
NEMESIS by Bill Pronzini

Best First P.I. Novel:
A GOOD DEATH by Christopher R. Cox
BLOOD ORANGE by Karen Keskinen

Winners will be named during a banquet at Bouchercon in Long Beach, California, on Friday, November 14. See the full list of nominees here.

MEAN BUSINESS ON NORTH GANSON STREET by S. Craig Zahler
Cop Jules Bettinger is forced out of sunny Arizona and into a frigid rust-belt town in Missouri where a cop killer is on the loose. It’s been optioned by Warner Bros with Leonardo DiCaprio and Jamie Foxx attached to star! “Zahler’s mean streets are bizarrely mean. But MEAN BUSINESS is often mordantly funny, too—and not to be missed.” — Booklist, starred review

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