Extra! Extra!: February Book News

Here are the headlines you may have missed this month. C.J. Box’s Cassie Dewell novels are set to become a television series on ABC, with David Kelley of Ally McBeal, Boston Legal, and Goliath fame creating and producing. Variety reports that MISS AUSTEN has been optioned for TV by Steve Coogan’s production company, Baby Cow […]

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Thriller Thursday (2/20/20)

In today’s #ThrillerThursday spotlight, Victorian gentleman and amateur sleuth Charles Lenox is back in the third and final book in a prequel trilogy, ready to face his toughest case yet: a murder with not one single clue. THE LAST PASSENGER: A Charles Lenox Mystery by Charles Finch London, 1855. A young and eager Charles Lenox […]

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Starred Review Round-Up (2/20/20)

We’re seeing stars! These titles all received multiple starred reviews: SHARKS IN THE TIME OF SAVIORS by Kawai Strong Washburn “Striking style, memorable characters, and a believably miraculous premise add up to a beautifully crafted first novel.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review “A more than noteworthy first foray into contemporary fiction by Hawaiian native Washburn.”–Library Journal, starred […]

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Library Journal Editors’ Spring Picks 2020

Now that Spring is basically right around the corner, check out what forthcoming books the Library Journal editors are excited about in their Editors’ Spring Picks 2020! CATRACHOS: Poems by Roy G. Guzmán A name for the people of Honduras, Catrachos is a term of solidarity and resilience. In these unflinching, riveting poems, Roy G. […]

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Nonfiction Round-Up (2/19/20)

A courageous condemnation of the US military, a comprehensive history of American documentary film, and advice from America’s favorite psychic–all in this nonfiction round-up. THE COST OF LOYALTY: Dishonesty, Hubris, and Failure in the U.S. Military by Tim Bakken “For readers and scholars interested in civilian-military relations, military law, and military leadership. An excellent companion […]

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Happy #PubDay (2/18/20)

A haunting debut on race, class, obsession, and the bond between two sisters who were never given the chance to know one another + what transpires when unspeakable realities, long hidden from view, can no longer be denied from a Man Booker Prize-winning author = this #pubday party! SAINT X by Alexis Schaitkin An Indie […]

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NYT’s Group Text Book Club Picks INDELICACY

Are you looking for a new way to talk about books with other book lovers? Enter, The New York Times‘ new book club, Group Text, which takes place entirely online! Check out their article to find out how you can participate. For the inaugural, February 2020 pick, they’ve chosen INDELICACY by Amina Cain, the story […]

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Forthcoming #FridayReads: PARIS NEVER LEAVES YOU + a Letter to Librarians

This week’s Forthcoming #FridayReads pick is PARIS NEVER LEAVES YOU, historical fiction set in alternating timelines featuring Nazis, the 1950s publishing industry, and a mother forced to make some hard decisions for survival. PLUS keep reading for a special love letter to librarians from the author, Ellen Feldman. Charlotte is a survivor. She lived through […]

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Maximum Shelf: HOLLYWOOD PARK (2/13/20)

Today’s Shelf Awareness Maximum Shelf pick is Mikel Jollett’s remarkable memoir of a tumultuous life, HOLLYWOOD PARK. His story opens in an experimental commune in California, which later morphed into the Church of Synanon, one of the country’s most infamous and dangerous cults. Per the leader’s mandate, all children, including Jollett and his older brother, […]

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Thriller Thursday (2/13/20)

A crime shared on social media + family lies and a 40-year-old cold case–welcome to #ThrillerThursday! THE ABSOLUTION by Yrsa Sigurdardottir “In Sigurdardóttir’s stellar third Children’s House thriller (after 2019’s THE RECKONING), Freyja, a frustrated child psychologist, joins forces with Huldar, a problem-ridden Reykjavík police detective, to try to catch a serial killer…This heart-wrenching story […]

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