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Inheriting Pain and Wisdom: Louise Erdrich’s LaRose

Inheriting Pain and Wisdom: Louise Erdrich’s LaRose

Erdrich has perfected the meteor-strike novel—tales that begin with an out-of-the-blue, catastrophic event, and then track the ensuing shock waves. This dramatic structure shapes Erdrich’s National Book Award–winning The Round House (2012) and takes on even more intensity here. Two neighboring families live in a North Dakota community in which many of the Ojibwe are related, memories […]

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LA Times Book Prize Finalists

LA Times Book Prize Finalists

The Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalists were announced Tuesday, February 23. This year, two authors will be honored, Juan Felipe Herrera, with the Robert Kirsch Award for his literary contributions and work in multiple artistic forms, and James Patterson, who will receive the Innovator’s Award for his service to libraries, booksellers, and young readers. […]

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Shelf Evaluation: Don’t Judge a Reader by Her Shelves

Shelf Evaluation: Don’t Judge a Reader by Her Shelves

In this new feature, we’re asking Booklisters to give themselves a “shelf evaluation.” The rules are simple: pick any shelf in your home library, take a picture of it as is (no alphabetizing, no dusting), and then . . . explain your shelf! I think librarians fall into one of two camps: those who have […]

Writing Fantasy in a Post-Harry Potter World: Rainbow Rowell’s Carry On

Writing Fantasy in a Post-Harry Potter World: Rainbow Rowell’s Carry On

I know there are people who don’t believe in coincidences. I wouldn’t say that I’m one of them, but it was with no small measure of suspicion that I regarded the confluence of events this past October 6th. At a glance, it was just the first Tuesday in October, nothing special. Except two books were publishing […]

Reviews of the Week: Rick Riordan, Rainbow Rowell, John Irving, and More

Reviews of the Week: Rick Riordan, Rainbow Rowell, John Irving, and More

Every weekday we feature a different review on Booklist Online. These reviews are notable for different reasons—they may be starred, or high-demand, or especially relevant to the current issue’s spotlight. We’ve collected the reviews from October 5–9 below, so you can revisit the best of the week. Monday, October 5 The Sword of Summer, by […]

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The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Romance and Travel

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Romance and Travel

The September 15 issue of Booklist magazine is now live. Visit Booklist Online, where you’ll find 298 new reviews and 12 new feature articles and lists. The articles will be free to all for the next two weeks—to have unrestricted access, you’ll need to log in. If you aren’t yet a subscriber, or do subscribe but haven’t […]

Webcomics Wednesday: Minna Sundberg’s Stand Still. Stay Silent.

Webcomics Wednesday: Minna Sundberg’s Stand Still. Stay Silent.

Webcomics Wednesday is a real treat for me. I spend my time perusing the internet looking for a good candidate, and I discover so much beautiful work. I’ve been writing about comics and graphic novels for a while, so it’s often not too tough to describe an artist’s illustrations. But other times it’s a real struggle, […]

Not Happily Ever After

Not Happily Ever After

When our best writers imagine a new society, it’s rarely filled with happy people, flying cars and Jetsons-style yummy food packs. No, these near futures or imagined places often emerge as the result of some catastrophic event of our own making. From classics like 1984, Brave New World, and Fahrenheit 451 to popular teen titles The Giver, […]

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#Audies 2013

#Audies 2013

  The best audiobooks & narrators of the year, awarded by the Audio Publishers Association during the annual Gala event billed as the Oscars of audio. The celebration,  emceed by longtime friend and supporter of the audiobook industry writer Daniel Handler (better known as Lemony Snicket), took place at the New York Historical Society on May […]

If you like Douglas Adams…

If you like Douglas Adams…

Today is Douglas Adams’ birthday (thanks for the reminder, Google Doodle.) Though Adams’ side-splitting sci-fi is in a league by itself, there are a handful of authors who share his interest in interstellar absurdity. Fans of the Hitchhiker’s Guide series might also enjoy the following. (Oh, and if you or an interested patron have never listened […]

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