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     March 1, 2015          BOOKLIST

Spotlight on Graphic    Novels
Top 10 Graphic Novels
Top 10 Graphic Novels for    Youth
The Booklist Interview:    Congressman John    Lewis, Andrew Aydin,    and Nate Powell

The Back Page: P. D.    James
At Leisure with Joyce    Saricks: Another Look    at Literary Fiction
High Demand Hot List
High Demand Hot List for    Youth


Great Reads: These Novels    Are Graphic
Great Reads: Great BIG    Reads
Great Reads: A Dark    Harvest for Kansas Day
Great Reads: What Do You    Resolve to Read this    Year?
Great Reads: Christmas    Noir
Great Reads: Musicians    Tell All
Great Reads: Horror    Directors Who Became    Authors
Great Reads: Great Group    Reads, 2014
Celebrate Banned Books    Week With Graphic    Novels
Great Reads: Sports    Without Balls
Great Reads: Stay Inside!
Donna Tartt and Doris    Kearns Goodwin Win    Andrew Carnegie    Medals for Excellence in    Fiction and Nonfiction
Great Listens: Authors    Who Read Themselves
Great Reads: Lost Vegas
Fast Reads: 5 Crime    Novels about Getaway    Drivers

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January 2015

January 2015 Issue
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Review Of The Day
By Michael Buckley

Lyric Walker has lived her whole life on Coney Island, and it has always been a weird place, but it’s even stranger now that the Alpha—a warrior race of underwater beings with sea-creature-like qualities—have taken up residence on the beach.

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great-reads Great Reads: These Novels Are Graphic
By Sarah Hunter

Graphic novels have come to occupy their own tidy little corner of most libraries, staking an ever-expanding claim on the 741.5s (if you’re still using Dewey, that is). This, of course, makes perfect sense for readers looking only for sequential art narratives, as well as for readers looking just for sentences neatly ordered on a clean page. But what happens when visual storytelling bleeds over into prose novels, and vice versa?

bkl-interview-lewis-aydin-powell The Booklist Interview: Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell
By Sarah Hunter

When March: Book One came out in 2013, it was a breakout hit. Congressman Lewis’ personal journey from son of a sharecropper to civil rights leader made an easy shift to the graphic-novel format, helped in particular by Andrew Aydin’s writing assistance and Nate Powell’s stunning, dynamic artwork.

top10-graphic-novels-youth Top 10 Graphic Novels for Youth: 2015
By Sarah Hunter

Time-traveling teen cops, more than one rebooted superhero, creeping dread, and girl power aplenty characterize this year’s 10 best graphic novels, reviewed in Booklist from March 1, 2014, to February 15, 2015.

Hilda and the Black Hound. By Luke Pearson. Illus. by the author. Flying Eye, $24 (9781909263185). Gr. 2–5.

column_at-leisure At Leisure with Joyce Saricks: Another Look at Literary Fiction
By Joyce Saricks

Asked if I read literary fiction, I’d probably admit, “No, not so much.” After all, I served on RUSA’s Reading List, which recognizes outstanding genre fiction, not Notable Books. Yet, when I consider the authors I love and whose books I always read, I find that many fall into the literary-fiction category. I recently reread Madame Bovary and Pride and Prejudice.

top10-graphic-novels Top 10 Graphic Novels: 2015
By Sarah Hunter

This year’s top 10 graphic novels, reviewed in Booklist between March 1, 2014, and February 15, 2015, cover a broad array of genres, styles, and formats, from the ingeniously simple to the weird and woolly.

Ant Colony. By Michael DeForge. Illus. by the author. Drawn & Quarterly, $21.95 (9781770461376).

column_carte-blanche Carte Blanche: Colorado, Here We Came
By Michael Cart

Travel was a treat in the days when I was young, and my family took automobile vacations every summer. By which I mean, we hopped into the family’s old green Chevy and drove for two solid weeks, seeing the sights and staying every night at motels, which in those long-gone days were called motor courts. I’d love to think that at least one was named the Bide-a-Wee Inn, but I suspect that’s just my imagination at work.

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