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20 of the Best New York Times Notable Books

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Every December, the New York Times releases their annual “Notable Books” list, which celebrates the year’s greatest literary achievements. Studded with big names and remarkable first-time authors, it represents the cream-of-the-crop in literary talent, and serves as a touchstone for what—or whom—belongs in everyone’s TBR piles. Earlier this month, the Times announced their 2017 honorees. Among the 100 chosen were Lidia Yuknavitch’s The Book of Joan and Naomi Alderman’s The Power—both of which echo the year’s biggest pop culture talking point, The Handmaid’s Tale. Recent award-winners also made the list: Lincoln in the Bardo (Man Booker Prize), Sing, Unburied, Sing (National Book Award, Fiction), and The Future is History (National Book Award, Nonfifction) all earned spots. At the same time,…

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Fables, Fairytales and Folklore: Discussing ‘The Rules of Magic’ with Alice Hoffman

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Alice Hoffman is the New York Times bestselling author of Practical Magic, which inspired the cult-classic film by the same name starring Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman. In this week’s episode of Just the Right Book Podcast, the New York native joins Roxanne to discuss witches, feminism, family secrets, and her latest book, The Rules of Magic. The book which is set in New York City in the sixties is a prequel to Practical Magic and was picked by Reese Witherspoon for her October 2017 Book Club read. The actress and book lover described the story as “full of magic, love, family, heartbreak and redemption.” When asked what attracted her to witches and magic, Alice Hoffman reveals how she grew…

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The Hot List: New Releases from John Green, Alice Hoffman, and More

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Every Tuesday, Booktrib brings you The Hot List: a list of the best new releases for the week, and this week, we have six books that everyone is talking about, and looking forward to reading. Authors like John Green and Alice Hoffman both have new books, and we know you don’t want to miss out on those. From miracles and mysteries to psychological thrillers sure to keep you on edge, here are the new releases for this week. Turtles All the Way Down, John Green Hailed as the “Most Anticipated” book of 2017, New York Times Bestselling Author John Green is back with a new book. When billionaire Russell Pickett goes missing amid rumors of fraud and bribery, Aza and her best…

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Heat Index: 5 Hot New Historical Novels You Must Read

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There’s something about getting your hands on a novel that transports you to another time and place with just a turn of the page that warms the soul. Whether it’s St. Thomas in the early 1800s or 17th century Italy, diving into these historical time pieces is like entering an unknown world — one we happily venture into and later emerge from a changed person. Here, the Heat Index presents five of the hottest new books that will leave you wishing you lived in a different era. Enchantress of Paris, Marci Jefferson (Thomas Dunne Books, August 4) “Told with vivid historical detail and packed with court intrigue, this is sure to please fans of royal fiction.” — Library Journal Heat Index: It’s…

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