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February 15, 2020

January 2020

January 2020 Issue


​by Gerald Posner

​A more apt subtitle might be “Everything anyone wanted to know about the drug industry but was afraid to ask.” Emphasis on the “afraid.”

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Current Features

Top 10 Health and Wellness: 2020
by Donna Seaman

From a lively tour of the human body to diagnoses of what ails our healthcare system to moving accounts of coping with dementia and a hair-raising account of an Ebola outbreak, the best health and wellness books of the past 12 months illuminate our quest for public and private well-being. 

Booklist Backlist: When a house is not just a home . . .
by Andrienne Cruz

A house is usually more than just a place to rest your head, but the houses depicted in these thrillers and tales of psychological suspense truly stretch the idea of home as an entity beyond merely an abode.

The Shelf Care Interview: Chris Ferrie

In this episode of the Shelf Care Interview, Julia Smith talks to Chris Ferrie, award-winning physicist and popular author of science books for children about his new series, the Everyday Science Academy. 

Spring Youth Preview: 2020
by Taylor Crossley

​This announcement section offers Booklist readers a selected preview of especially notable new titles for young adult, middle-grade, and young readers. All titles will be published in the spring or summer 2020 season.

Lightning Round: Diverse Book Awards
by Julia Smith

...the following—some given by the American Library Association, some not—represent a few of the less widely discussed literary honors that recognize books devoted to some form of diversity.

Patrice Caldwell Recommends
by Ronny Khuri

​Few people are as in touch with the beating heart of YA publishing as editor, former agent, and author Patrice Caldwell, so who better to offer some recommendations for notable or overlooked titles?

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