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I’ll Be in Scotland Afore Ye

I’ll Be in Scotland Afore Ye

After 300 years as part of the United Kingdom, Scottish residents are voting on whether or not to become an independent country. You can show your solidarity by throwing on a kilt and binge-watching Sean Connery movies—or, you can transport yourself to the land of Loch Ness with these compelling reads. Be Near Me, by […]

Book Trailer Thursday: Station Eleven

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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2014 National Book Award Longlist for Fiction

2014 National Book Award Longlist for Fiction

This morning, the National Book Award foundation announced the longlist for the 2014 National Book Award for Fiction. The list is an interesting mix of novels and short story collections mostly authored by highly recognized veteran authors, but two impressive newcomers, Molly Antopol and Phil Klay, are included as well. The shortlist will be revealed […]

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Introducing a New Audiobooker!

Introducing a New Audiobooker!

Mary Burkey here, happy to announce that there’s a new Audiobooker in the house! I created the Audiobooker blog as a personal diary in November 2007, and moved to Booklist in November 2009. Now that Audiobooker is part of the shiny new Booklist Reader, it’s a perfect time to bring another set of ears on […]

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Dusty Book: A Drink Before the War, by Dennis Lehane

Dusty Book: A Drink Before the War, by Dennis Lehane

In A Drink Before the War (1994), Boston P.I.s. Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro are hired by a senator to find an African-American cleaning lady he suspects of stealing sensitive documents from his office. When she’s gunned down by an Uzi, Kenzie and Gennaro realize that the congressman’s been lying about who the woman was […]

By September 17, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
2014 National Book Award Longlist for Nonfiction

2014 National Book Award Longlist for Nonfiction

This morning, the National Book Foundation announced the longlist for the 2014 National Book Award for Nonfiction. While graphic novels have been finalists in the Young People’s Literature category, this marks the first time a graphic novel (Roz Chast’s Can’t We Talk about Something More Pleasant) has reached the top ten in adult fiction or nonfiction. Finalists will […]

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