A Miscellany of Linkage Until My Triumphant Return

Faithful librarians, as previously mentioned I'm heading out of the country for almost two weeks starting tomorrow, but before I catch my flight I'm posting a bunch of the good book news coming out of Macmillan to keep you satisfied.

Consider this the flood before the drought—drink up!

- First and most importantly if you're looking for our BookExpo America and/or ALA Annual Conference schedules, follow the links to get to all of our updated information. Also Shelf Awareness has been posting some very helpful BEA articles such as "What the Show Planner Won't Tell You: 10 Tips to Survive BEA" and "BEA: Walks on the West Side."

- After such great news about the Locus Award finalists, we're delighted to keep the excitement going with the John W. Campbell Memorial Award finalists announcement! Three Tor books are up for Best Novel including EXISTENCE by David Brin, THE RAPTURE OF THE NERDS by Cory Doctorow & Charles Stross, and THE FRACTAL PRINCE by Hannu Rajaniemi (sequel to Uncharted Pages pick, THE QUANTUM THIEF!). The award will be presented on June 14th. See the full list of finalists here

- Just ahead of the inevitable summer heat, Publishers Weekly has published their "Best Summer Books 2013" including FLORA by Gail Godwin, ENIGMA OF CHINA by Qiu Xiaolong, UNMASTERED: A Book on Desire, Most Difficult to Tell by Katherine Angel, FORTY-ONE FALSE STARTS: Essays on Artists and Writers by Janet Malcolm, and BYZANTIUM by Ben Stroud.

- If you're excited to about Paul Doiron's latest thriller, MASSACRE POND (see more about that here), you might want to read about how messy his head gets as he's finishing the novels we're all so eager for. Read "The Strange Unreality of Writing a Novel" on MaineCrimeWriters.com.

- You know what? We haven't had the chance to talk about WOKE UP LONELY by Fiona Maazel yet. Well, we'll let these other fine folks do the talking:

"Hilarious and heartbreaking." —NPR

"Maazel's insights are as sound as her imagination is wild." —Oprah.com (Book of the Week)

"Spins between the spooky midnight frequency of V. and the bizarro humor of WHITE NOISE [...] Maazel is an entertaining writer with a dry, droll sense of humor." —The New York Times Book Review

"Brilliantly imagined." —Vanity Fair

- I also don't think we ever mentioned that Ice-T and Jorge Hinojosa's MIRROR IMAGE (available now) was Library Journal's Pick of the Month and received a starred review!

- What else do we have for you? Oh! The cover for Jay Kristoff's KINSLAYER, sequel to STORMDANCER, was just revealed on CuddleBuggery.com! Go take a looksie. 

- And finally, I bid you adieu with love and this puppy butt heart for you:




I'll be back with more book news and puppy butts after Memorial Day!

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