Extra! Extra!: April Book News

HERE ARE THE HEADLINES YOU MAY HAVE MISSED THIS MONTH.

Universal has picked up the film rights to Tracy Wolff’s YA vampire novel CRAVE. The Aurora Teagarden Mysteries (based on the Charlaine Harris novels) are coming to Hallmark in May. Grantchester, season 5 gets a trailer. It premieres on June 21 on PBS. 

People features Alicia Keys [MORE MYSELF], and recommends THE ODD WOMAN AND THE CITY and SEVERANCE as The Best Books to Read During the Coronavirus Pandemic

The New York Times reviews SHARKS IN THE TIME OF SAVIORS + EUROPE AGAINST THE JEWS, 1880-1945 + THE SILVER SWAN + THREE POEMS + ST. IVO + THE ADDRESS BOOK + MISS ALUMINUM + BECOMING WILD + MAN OF MY TIME + SIGH, GONE, features Tom Gauld [DEPARTMENT OF MIND-BLOWING THEORIES], includes an essay by Jordan Kinser [THIN PLACES] and suggests reading STRANGE PIECE OF PARADISE after watching Tiger KingWe also recommend PRIDE OF EDEN to all Tiger King fans.  The New York Times Magazine features Édouard Louis. [HISTORY OF VIOLENCE and THE END OF EDDY]

O: The Oprah Magazine includes HOUSE OF EARTH AND BLOOD among 38 Romance Novels That Are Set to Be the Best of 2020 and  GOOD BOY + POSTCOLONIAL LOVE POEMS  + LATER + HOMIE + CLEANNESS among 44 LGBTQ Books That Are Changing the Literary Landscape in 2020

NPR includes TRANSIT in their list of Books To Make Your Isolation Feel A Little Less Lonely, interviews Tom Gauld [DEPARTMENT OF MIND-BLOWING THEORIES], reviews BECOMING WILD. NPR’s Fresh Air interviews Benjamin Wittes [UNMAKING THE PRESIDENCY] + Jesse Wegman [LET THE PEOPLE PICK THE PRESIDENT] + Jennifer Finney Boylan [GOOD DOG] Morning Edition interviews Alicia Keys [MORE MYSELF], Weekend Edition interviews Karin Tanabe [A HUNDRED SUNS] and John Scalzi [THE LAST EMPEROX], and All Things Considered hosts Janice Hadlow [THE OTHER BENNET SISTER].

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