“Intimations captures the uneasiness of our modern moment as Smith reflects on the COVID-19 pandemic and relates it to issues of privilege and inequity. Her urgent voice tackles everything from what becomes important during isolation to the global response to George Floyd’s killing. The author asks questions, both timely and timeless, about how we respond to […]
A dazzling collection of short fiction. Zadie Smith has established herself as one of the most iconic, critically respected, and popular writers of her generation. In her first short story collection, she combines her power of observation and her inimitable voice to mine the fraught and complex experience of life in the modern world. Interleaving […]
The American Library Association selected The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead as the winner of the 2017 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction, and Evicted by Matthew Desmond as the winner of the 2017 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction. In addition to these winners, Swing Time by Zadie Smith was shortlisted for the fiction award and The […]
These are the novels you need to know. From debuts to new novels by bestselling authors, these six stories were on everyone’s 2016 TBR list. Don’t miss out on the conversation! Click to Read Excerpts from 2016’s Most Celebrated Stories on Scribd. Click to Read Excerpts from 2016’s Most Celebrated Stories on Issuu.
Congratulations to the finalists for the the 2017 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction! The winners are announced at the RUSA Book and Media Awards Ceremony, Sunday, January 22 at 5:00pm, at ALA Midwinter in Atlanta. We’re especially excited about the finalists below from Penguin Random House! FICTION Swing Time by Zadie Smith […]
Public library staff across the nation have spoken! Congratulations to all the books selected for the November 2016 LibraryReads Top Ten list! Click to Prepare for Your November Readers’ Advisory. Night School: A Jack Reacher Novel (#3) By Lee Child “Child goes back to the well and gives readers another glimpse into Jack Reacher’s past as a […]
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Click to request eGalleys of our favorite November titles, and if you love the reads, please consider nominating one (or more) for LibraryReads! Remember, voting for the November 2016 List ends on September 20th! Orphans of the Carnival by Carol Birch From the Booker short-listed author of Jamrach’s Menagerie comes the extraordinary, moving, and unsettling tale of a woman, branded […]