GFA Spotlight: TO HOLD UP THE SKY

In this Genre For All spotlight, I’d like to wish a hearty welcome to Julia, one of our pals over at Tor, who’s come to talk about Cixin Liu’s TO HOLD UP THE SKY (on sale today!) + a special offer for librarians. Educators save the world. You know it. I know it. Cixin Liu […]

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Spotlight on Music (10/7/20)

Press play and turn up the volume! Today we’re spotlighting music, featuring the life of Prince and a deep reflection from Lenny Kravitz. THIS THING CALLED LIFE: Prince’s Odyssey, On and Off the Record by Neal Karlen “A journalist acquaintance of Prince’s riffs on the musician’s Sphinx-like persona, heartbreaks, and basketball skills.”–Kirkus Reviews LET LOVE […]

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Spotlight on U.S. (9/2/20)

Today’s spotlight on America is as varied as the country itself, with a memoir of growing up in a paper mill town, a Russian-American political history, graphic journalism following a refugee family, a humorous take on the 50 states, a call for national unity, and a history of American authoritarianism. MILL TOWN: Reckoning with What […]

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A Family Story (8/26/20)

One seemingly normal family grapples with deep wounds in today’s family spotlight. THE FAMILY CLAUSE by Jonas Hassen Khemiri “Khemiri succeeds at creating an infectious sense of melancholia as the poisonous patriarch is forced to reckon with the truth. In a slow build of quotidian moments, Khemiri constructs a familiarly flawed universe that lays bare […]

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Spotlight on Current Topics, People, and Trends (7/21/20)

A dazzling portrait of art, politics, and hidden realities + a timely analysis of scientific research + an insider story of one of the most iconic bands and drummers in the ’70s and ’80s + the biography of a beloved TV host + details of the most accomplished woman in American politics = this current […]

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Nonfiction Spotlight (5/20/20)

Explore a little-known true story about a failed assassination attempt on President Lincoln in today’s nonfiction spotlight! THE LINCOLN CONSPIRACY: The Secret Plot to Kill America’s 16th President–and Why It Failed by Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch Everyone knows the story of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination in 1865, but few are aware of the original conspiracy […]

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Series Spotlight: MIRROR & THE LIGHT by Hilary Mantel (3/9/20)

In 1520s England, Thomas Cromwell’s story began as Henry VII’s advisor. Now in the triumphant close to the Wolf Hall Trilogy, Cromwell has climbed to the heights of power and is faced with ideas of a new country. New York Times bestselling author and winner of the Man Booker Prize Hilary Mantel concludes Cromwell’s journey […]

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Women 2020: Under Cover and Changing the World (2/24/20)

This thrilling Women 2020 spotlight goes undercover with sorority girl-turned-CIA and FBI agent, Tracy Walder. Tracking terrorists and searching the world for weapons of mass destruction, she led and influenced women and changed the world. THE UNEXPECTED SPY: From the CIA to the FBI, My Secret Life Taking Down Some of the World’s Most Notorious […]

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Women 2020: Philanthropy and Politics (2/10/20)

Today’s Women 2020 spotlight is a blast from the past with the biography of a defiant tobacco heiress turned modern philanthropist and an autobiography from the female lawyer at the center of the Watergate scandal. THE SILVER SWAN: In Search of Doris Duke by Sallie Bingham “Fiercely private and skilled in conducting her extraordinary philanthropic […]

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Women 2020: Finding Your Voice (1/28/20)

Today’s spotlight is on three women who found their voices…in fiction: a feminist tale about finding the freedom to live as one desires + a coming-of-age novel featuring a mother-daughter bond + a Victorian woman making decisions on marriage. INDELICACY by Amina Cain “Cain’s bewitching first novel is so deeply internalized that the reader knows neither what […]

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