Episode 96: Fall 2018 Book Buzz

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We visited New York City to hear from a variety of publishers about their upcoming titles, and we’re here to share some of our favorites, as well as likely candidates for library collections, against a backdrop of rustling paper! (See episodes 4864, 75, 88, and 89 for previous Book Buzz content.)

List of publisher contacts (subscribe to their newsletters!)

Workman

Sugar Run, Mesha Maren, January 2019
A People’s History of Heaven, Mathangi Subramanian, March 2019
The Book of Humans, Adam Rutherford, March 2019
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Courting Mr. Lincoln, Louis Bayard, April 2019
The Van Apfel Girls Are Gone, Felicity McLean, June 2019

Sourcebooks

She/He/They/Me: For the Sisters, Misters, and Binary Resisters, Robyn Ryle, March 2019
Slay Like a Mother, Katherine Wintsch, March 2019
Georgette Heyer signature collection, favorite titles, pretty covers
Nightchaser, Amanda Bouchet, January 2019

Sterling

Lettering Alphabets & Artwork, Jay Roeder, April 2019
Love Magick, Cassandra Eason (Protection Magick) April 2019
Black Panther Psychology, Travis Langley and Alex Simmons, June 2019
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How to Houseplant: A Beginner’s Guide to Making and Keeping Plant Friends, Heather Rodino, April 2019

Harlequin/Park Row/Hanover Square/Mira

Beautiful Bad, Annie Ward [Park Row], March 2019
The Honey Bus: A Memoir of Loss, Courage and a Girl Saved by Bees, Meredith May [Park Row], April 2019
Here and Now and Then, Mike Chen [Mira], Jan 2019
The Lost Girls of Paris, Pam Jenoff [Park Row], Feb 2019
The Lady From the Black Lagoon: Hollywood Monsters and the Lost Legacy of Milicent Patrick, Mallory O’Meara [Hanover Square], March 2019

Soho

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The Satapur Moonstone
(Perveen Mistry #2), Sujata Massey, Feb 2019
Lives Laid Away (August Snow #2), Stephen Mack Jones, Jan 2019

Macmillan/Tor

They All Fall Down, Rachel Howzell Hall, April 2019
At The Wolf’s Table, Rosella Postorino, January 2019 [Flatiron]
The City in the Middle of the Night, Charlie Jane Anders, Feb 2019
The Lost Man, Jane Harper, Feb 2019
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Miracle Creek, Angie Kim, April 2019

NYRB

Friend of My Youth, Amit Chaudhuri, Feb 2019
Negrophobia: an Urban Parable, Darius James, February 2019

W W Norton

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House of Stone
, Novuyo Rosa Tshuma, January 2019
That Time I Loved You: Stories, Carrianne Leung [Liveright], Feb 2019
Love and Resistance: Out of the Closet into the Stonewall Era, March 2019
Greek to Me: Adventures of the Comma Queen, Mary Norris, April 2019
Sounds Like Titanic: A Memoir, Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman, Feb 2019
Ancient Magic: A Practitioner’s Guide to the Supernatural in Greece and Rome, Philip Matyszak, March 2019

HarperCollins

The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna, Juliet Grames, May 2019
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The Kingdom of Copper
, S.A. Chakraborty, January 2019
The Huntress, Kate Quinn, February 2019
American Duchess: A Novel of Consuelo Vanderbilt, Karen Harper, February 2019
99 Percent Mine
, Sally Thorne, January 2019

Bloomsbury

A Bound Woman Is a Dangerous Thing: The Incarceration of African American Women from Harriet Tubman to Sandra Bland, DaMaris B. Hill, Jan 2019
The Priory of the Orange Tree, Samantha Shannon, Feb 2019
Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls, T. Kira Madden, March 2019
Holy Lands, Amanda Sthers, January 2019

National Geographic

When Women Ruled the World: Six Queens of Egypt, Kara Cooney, November 2018
All Over the Map: A Cartographic Odyssey, Betsy Mason and Greg Miller, out now

Quirk

Find Momo Across Europe, Andrew Knapp, Feb 2019
Race Me in a Lobster Suit: Absurd Internet Ads and the Real Conversations That Followed, Kelly Mahon, March 2019
We Are Here Forever, Michelle Gish, July 2019

Ingram

#fashionvictim, Amina Akhtar, Sep 2018 [Crooked Lane Books]
The Atlas of Reds and Blues, Devi S. Laskar, Feb 2019 [Counterpoint]
The Psychology of Time Travel, Kate Mascarenhas, Feb 2019 [Crooked Lane Books]
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The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart
, Holly Ringland, March 2019

Melville House

The Philosophy of Beards, Thomas S. Gowing, Oct 2018
University of Nike: How Corporate Cash Bought American Higher Education, Joshua Hunt, October 2018
expanding “Last Interviews” to include women!

Beacon

Women Warriors: An Unexpected History, Pamela D. Toler, Feb 2019
White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism, Robin DiAngelo, June 2018
Memes to Movements: How the World’s Most Viral Media is Changing Social Protest and Power, An Ziao Mina, January 2019

Other

The Hundred Wells of Salaga, Ayesha Harruna Attah, Feb 2019
Life of David Hockney, Catherine Cusset, May 2019

Penguin Random House

Black Leopard, Red Wolf, Marlon James, Feb 2019
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The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls
, Anissa Gray, Feb 2019
Lost Roses, Martha Hall Kelly, April 2019
Southern Lady Code, Helen Ellis, April 2019

Hachette

How Long ‘til Black Future Month?: Stories, N.K. Jemisin [Orbit]
Soccerwomen: The Icons, Rebels, Stars, and Trailblazers Who Transformed the Beautiful Game, Gemma Clarke, April 2019 [Nation Books]
The Age of Light, Whitney Sharer, February 2019 [Little, Brown]
Dark Sacred Night, Michael Connelly, October 2018 [Grand Central]
Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents, Pete Souza, out now

Simon & Schuster

Queenie, Candice Carty-Williams, March 2019
I Miss You When I Blink, Mary Laura Philpott, April 2019

Grove Atlantic

The Bird King, G. Willow Wilson, March 2019 [Grove Press]
Big Week: The Biggest Air Battle of World War II, James Holland, November 2018
Broken Ground, Val McDermid, December 2018

Restless

The Body Papers: A Memoir, Grace Talusan, April 2019
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The Casket of Time
, Andri Snær Magnason, April 2019

Musical Obsessions
Alene: “The Room Where it  Happens” from Hamilton
Anna: “The Schuyler Sisters” from Hamilton

Obsessions
Anna: Ladies in Suits
Alene: LibraryReads Unconference (Editor’s note: she survived.)

 

 

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Episode 77: Movie Advisory 2017B, Best of 2017, and 2018 Preview

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We give our takes on the theatrical releases we watched in the back half of 2017, then talk about our bests of the past year before plunging into what we’re looking forward to in the new year! There are some spoilers, but we rarely make much sense. Movie Advisory 2017A was episode 66!

Links

Movie Advisory 2017B
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Battle of the Sexes
The Dark Tower
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The Hitman’s Bodyguard
Kingsman: The Golden Circle
It
The Mountain Between Us
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
Murder on the Orient Express
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Pitch Perfect 3
Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

Coming Soon
Black Panther
Deadpool 2
Ready Player One
Ocean’s 8
Proud Mary
A Wrinkle in Time
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Pacific Rim: Uprising
Fifty Shades Freed
Crazy Rich Asians
Ant-Man and the Wasp
The House With a Clock in its Walls
Halloween
X-Men: Dark Phoenix
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Best of 2017
Movies: Get Out, Wonder Woman, The Last Jedi, Hidden Figures, Fate of the Furious, The Hitman’s Bodyguard
Books: #libfaves17, Gone to Dust by Matt Goldman, Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough, No One Can Pronounce My Name by Rakesh Satyal, Misfit City by Kiwi Smith, Kurt Lustgarten, and Naomi Franquiz, Broken Earth trilogy by N. K. Jemisin
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Television: Riverdale, One Day at a Time, Supergirl, Hallmark/Lifetime movies
Music: Rainbow by Kesha
Other: the power of twitter (Metro-North train rescue), phone battery replacement, eclipse, Women of NASA Lego set

Looking forward to in 2018
Midterm elections
She-Ra on Netflix
Lumberjanes Coloring Book
Obsidio by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
New Becky Chambers book
Painting by Numbers (Shades of Grey 2) by Jasper Fforde
Black Lightning on the CW
Grown-ish on Freeform
The X-Files on Fox

Musical Obsessions
Anna: “Seasons of Love” from Rent
Alene: “Santa Fe” from Rent

Obsessions
Anna: 221B Baker Street board game, Fandom Hearts series by Cathy Yardley, Bingo Love by Tee Franklin and Jenn St. Onge
Alene: The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

Episode 73: Horror Film Advisory

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In this episode, Alene tries to find horror films that Anna will consent to watch with her. We discuss our history and preferences regarding horror movies, with a brief foray into horror in other media. See Episode Six for earlier thoughts related to this topic.

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Links
Paste Magazine: The 100 Best Horror Movies of All Time
Esquire: The 50 Scariest Movies of All Time
Time Out London: The 100 Best Horror Films (checklist)
The 5 Types of Horror Films

jason
Halloween/A Nightmare on Elm Street/Friday the 13th
Stephen King: ‘Salem’s Lot/It/The Shining/Misery/Pet Sematary/Carrie/Christine/Cujo/Creepshow/Children of the Corn

CLINTON GLOBAL INITIATIVE, 092309

Gore

The X-Files
The Human Centipede
The Fly
Horror Cinema: The Best Scary Movies of All Time
Horror Genres and Sub-genres
Humor/Meta: Shaun of the Dead/Zombieland/Tucker & Dale vs. Evil/District 9/The Cabin in the Woods
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Alfred Hitchcock: The Birds/Psycho
Alien/Aliens (Spaceballs)
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
The X-Files: Fight the Future
Get Out
The Evil Dead/Evil Dead II/Army of Darkness
Invasion of the Body Snatchers
The Lost Boys/Near Dark (The Goonies)
Crimson Peak
Scream/Scary Movie
Dead Ringers
Dead Alive/Braindead
Suspiria
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Eraserhead
Lon Chaney: The Phantom of the Opera
The Man of a Thousand Faces
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
Film Forum
James Whale
Gods and Monsters
Freaks
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The Babadook
The Grudge/The Ring
Horrorstör by Grady Hendrix
American Horror Story
Penny Dreadful
Ash vs. The Evil Dead
Sleepy Hollow
Grimm
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Eddie Izzard on B Movies
The Silence of the Lambs
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The Vanishing
Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon
Paranormal Activity
Highlander
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Funny Games
Rope
The Serpent and the Rainbow
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The Exorcist/The Omen
We Need to Talk About Kevin
World War Z
Leprechaun/Child’s Play
Gremlins/Critters
The Others
Night of the Hunter
Roman Polanski: Rosemary’s Baby/Repulsion/The Tenant
Saw
Hellraiser/Phantasm
Jacob’s Ladder
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Poltergeist
Let The Right One In
An American Werewolf in London
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer
The Haunting of Hill House/The Haunting
The Golem
The Black Cat
The Wicker Man
Pan’s Labyrinth
Little Shop of Horrors
Se7en
Vampyros Lesbos
The Witches
Frankenstein/Bride of Frankenstein/Dracula
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Nosferatu
The Wolf Man
Young Frankenstein
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Don’t Look Now
The Blair Witch Project
Carnival of Souls
Ginger Snaps
Goblin Market” by Christina Rossetti
The Thing/The Thing From Another World
The Fog/The Mist
Godzilla

Musical Obsessions
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Alene: “The Monster Mash” by Bobby Pickett, “The Night of the Hunter” by Flop
Anna: “The End of the Day” by One Direction

Obsessions
Alene: Checklists
Anna: Broken Earth series by N. K. Jemisin