Friday Reads: Graphic Novels

Friday Reads: Graphic Novels

TGIF! We’ve got four great graphic novels to kick off your weekend: SHIRLEY JACKSON’S “THE LOTTERY”: The Authorized Graphic Adaptation by Miles Hyman Available simultaneously in trade paperback Two starred reviews! Published in time for Jackson’s centennial, this graphic adaptation masterfully reimagines her iconic story with a striking visual narrative created by her grandson, Miles […]

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Teen Talk Tuesday (10/18/16 Edition)

Teen Talk Tuesday (10/18/16 Edition)

Hey hey, YA librarians! We’ve got a bunch of new teen and YA-OK adult books for you this month. Check ’em out then share your favorites during today’s Early Word YA Galley Chat (hashtag: #ewgcya). WHEN THE MOON WAS OURS by Anna-Marie McLemore Ages 12 to 18 Longlisted for the 2016 National Book Award for Young […]

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We ♥ Sarah Glidden’s Graphic Novels

We ♥ Sarah Glidden’s Graphic Novels

Sarah Glidden is many things: a progressive Jewish American twentysomething who is both vocal about and critical of Israeli politics in the Holy Land, a graduate of Boston University, and the author of an award-winning graphic memoir. That book, HOW TO UNDERSTAND ISRAEL IN 60 DAYS OR LESS, which was a 2012 YALSA Great Graphic […]

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The Giant 2016 Graphic Novel Roundup!

The Giant 2016 Graphic Novel Roundup!

The saying goes, “A picture is worth a thousand words” and that’s certainly true of graphic novels. Thanks to comic book characters dominating pop culture, the format has been enjoying a boom and readers are coming to the medium in droves. Publishers Weekly recently profiled graphic novel publisher Papercutz, which publishes between 50 and 60 […]

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Happy #BookBday (6/7/16 Edition)

Happy #BookBday (6/7/16 Edition)

What a lovely day for a #BookBday! THE GOOD LIEUTENANT by Whitney Terrell This Iraq War novel begins with an explosion then unspools backward in time as Lt. Emma Fowler and her platoon are guided into disaster by suspicious informants and questionable intelligence, their very mission the result of a previous snafu in which a […]

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Friday Reads: Starred Nonfiction

Friday Reads: Starred Nonfiction

Kick off the weekend with these multi-starred nonfiction books! CONSEQUENCE by Eric Fair A B&N Winter 2016 Discover Great New Writers pick! “In this harrowing memoir, Fair, an interrogator at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, expands on his 2007 Washington Post editorial, in which he countered the claim that detainee abuse was a rare, […]

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Happy Belated #BookBday (2/18/15 Edition)

Happy Belated #BookBday (2/18/15 Edition)

D’oh! We were so excited about our YA titles yesterday we forgot to wish happy #BookBday to these shiny, new books: THE REBELLION OF MISS LUCY ANN LOBDELL by William Klaber Journalist Klaber’s fictionalized memoir of the nineteenth-century woman known as both Lucy Ann and Joseph Israel Lobdell has two fabulous starred reviews: “Covering the […]

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Happy #BookBday (8/26/14 Edition)

Happy #BookBday (8/26/14 Edition)

Happy #BookBday to these fabulous new titles: LOCK IN by John Scalzi Scalzi’s near-future thriller landed on the August 2014 LibraryReads list and received three starred pre-publication reviews, like this one from Kirkus: “This SF thriller provides yet more evidence that Scalzi is a master at creating appealing commercial fiction.” FIVES AND TWENTY FIVES by […]

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Sneak Peek: September 2014 Indie Next list

Sneak Peek: September 2014 Indie Next list

The September 2014 Indie Next list was recently announced and we’re thrilled that it includes some of our favorite titles! THE LONG WAY HOME by Louise Penny Unsurprisingly, Penny’s tenth and most personal Chief Inspector Gamache novel yet made the list and the media coverage for her continues to ramp up. She’ll be interviewed by […]

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Maximum Shelf: FIVES AND TWENTY FIVES

Maximum Shelf: FIVES AND TWENTY FIVES

“I didn’t set out to write a book with a message or a moral. This really was just a story I had to tell. But along the way, I stumbled across the idea of people finding each other in their shared frailty. We’re at our most human when we can recognize our dread, and our […]

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