Book Trailers

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Book Trailer Thursday: America–Farm to Table

There’s a reason tomatoes don’t feature prominently in a traditional Thanksgiving spread. This time of year, supermarket-goers are subjected to some pretty sad, pinkish, crunchy-yet-also-spongy excuses for the vegetable (or fruit? The debate lingers). With tomato-growing season over and summer certainly stifled in Chicago—we’ve warmed up to the mid-twenties, if you don’t account for the […]

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By November 13, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Book Trailer Thursday: Vivian Apple at the End of the World

In Vivian Apple at the End of the World, the title character’s parents are among the 3,000 or so Believers who disappear after a promised, apparent Rapture event. Vivian, in an attempt to figure out what’s going on before a second, also predicted, Rapture occurs, roadtrips with two friends to a nonbeliever enclave in South […]

By November 6, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Book Trailer Thursday: Maple & Willow Together

Sisters Maple and Willow, named for the trees planted by their parents before each of their births, are in a terrible fight. Toys were walloped, shoves were shoved… can the two tots figure out how to have fun again? In her starred review, Ilene Cooper writes, “The story is delightfully recognizable,” and ” Children will […]

By October 30, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Book Trailer Thursday: Beijing Bastard: Into the Wilds of a Changing China

“In the late 90s, I moved to Beijing,” begins Val Wang’s narration of the trailer for Beijing Bastard: Into the Wilds of a Changing China (Gotham). Wang goes on to share images, video, thoughts, and the secret artistic wishes that framed her experience there, throwing in some sweet mom-versations for good measure. Reviewer Kristine Huntley […]

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By October 23, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Book Trailer Thursday: Nightmares!

Is Charlie Laird’s new stepmom a kooky herbalist or something much more sinister, as the gloopy purple potion she gleefully pulls from the refrigerator would lead one to suspect? Jason Segel might occasionally co-star with Kermit, but with Kirsten Miller he wrote Nightmares! (Delacorte), a spooky middle-grade novel centered around Charlie, his newly-horrible home life, […]

By October 17, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Book Trailer Friday: The Book with No Pictures

If a Book Trailer Friday is the very thing you expected least today, it’s only in keeping with a trailer for a book you’d expect even least-er. Because it’s a picture book! With no pictures! B.J. Novak’s The Book with No Pictures (Dial) indeed contains zero pictures. Instead, it has a whole bunch of silly words and sounds […]

Book Trailer Thursday: Where To? A Hack Memoir

Where To? A Hack Memoir (Curbside Splendor) is a collection of vignettes and artwork of author Dmitry Samarov’s twelve-year career as a cab driver in Boston and Chicago. Reviewer Miriam Barajas writes, “With vivid and unique characters stepping off the curb and into the narrative, Where To? offers worthwhile insight into the experiences of often-overlooked […]

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Book Trailer Thursday: Melt: The Art of Macaroni and Cheese

This trailer for Melt: The Art of Macaroni and Cheese (Little, Brown), by Stephanie Stiavetti and Garrett McCord, might make it hard to eat that austere salad you brought for lunch, unless your salad is a macaroni and cheese salad, of course. But wait, mac and cheese can be salad too? I can tell you already stopped listening! Let the book’s svelte author-chefs […]

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By September 25, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Book Trailer Thursday: Horrorstör

Many of us are familiar with a certain Scandinavian superstore whose name rhymes with “I’ll see ya!” Some of us might even love spending a whole day there, blissed-out on minimalist design, open-faced sandwiches and how good our Swedish is starting to sound! For some, though, a trip to I’ll-see-ya! is below a trip to the […]

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By September 18, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Book Trailer Thursday: Station Eleven

Out this month, Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven, starred in Booklist, Book Group Buzz-ed about right here on The Booklist Reader, and a LibraryReads title for September, is a dystopian novel that begins during the first few days of a world-rampaging plague. Reviewer Kristine Huntley writes, “In the burgeoning postapocalyptic literary genre, Mandel’s transcendent, haunting novel deserves a […]

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