LJ reviewer Jeff Ayers on the king of the historical thriller, he’s back!
China and India, the two most populous countries in the world, share a border, have growing economies in common, and each has a centuries-old literary tradition of its own. Similarly, both countries have robust publishing industries, but despite a tremendous number of books published and sold annually, relatively few of those titles make it to the American market. In 2012, in what Paper Republic, a resource about Chinese literature in translation, called “a good year,” about 20 titles were translated, and the majority of those were not published in the United States. Indian fiction, especially that written in English, fares slightly better.
Thursday, April 11, 2013, 3:00-4:00 PM ET L is for new spring picks for your library. O is for the only books you’ll want to see. V, they’re very, very extraordinary. E, there are even more romances for your patrons to adore. Romance is in the air this spring, and we know your patrons will love these upcoming releases. Join Library Journal managing editor, Romance editor, and RWA Vivian Stephens Industry Award winner Bette-Lee Fox in uncovering the sweet, sassy, sultry, salty, and sexy spring romance selections from Siren Audio Studios, Sourcebooks, and Baker Publishing Group. Archive now available!
Here at LJ , we receive about a thousand galleys per week. You might imagine that with that volume, it’s all a blur, and sometimes it feels that way. Still there are books that stand out, whether they’re from a beloved author, they’ve had a lot of buzz, they’re in a genre we’re newly addicted to, or—yes, it happens—the cover reeled us in. Here, then, are some of the titles that have gotten us talking lately, with thoughts from us and comments from their authors. A fun part of this for us is exploring materials in an area that’s not “ours”—in my case, that means stepping outside of reference to reveal my devotion to mystery novels. Perhaps it’s time to try some genre-jumping of your own.
The start of 2013 promises many things, with twelve new months for reading among them. Here are four nonfiction books to look forward to in January (plus one that came out very late in December, but shouldn’t be missed). On the Map: A Mind-Expanding Exploration of the Way the World Looks by Simon Garfield (Gotham) [...]
The last days of the year seem a good time to dip into reimagined fairy tales, or myths once told around a fire centuries ago. Here are five books that mine the richness of long-lived legends. Song of the Vikings: Snorri and the Making of Norse Myths by Nancy Marie Brown (Palgrave Macmillan) Ragnarok: The End of the [...]
As President Obama said, the tragedy in Newtown, CT, last week broke our hearts. As a parent, it’s my job to not only deal with my sorrow and bewilderment but figure out what, if anything, to tell my children. For your patrons who are struggling with the same questions—or if you’re tackling them yourself—our parenting [...]