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April 1, 2020


April 2020

April 2020 Issue

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BOOKLIST REVIEW OF THE DAY

Rule
by Rowenna Miller

Sophie Balstrade, a charm caster, is a reluctant revolutionary. She would like nothing more than to continue creating charmed dresses in her small shop in the capital city of Galitha. But her country is now in a civil war, and her brother Kristos and her fiancé, former crown prince Theodor, are the leaders of the Reformists.

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REVIEWS IN THIS ISSUE

Current Features

Booklist Backlist: Magical Abilities You May Wish You Possessed
by Biz Hyzy

​Wizards v. Jedi has always been a topic of debate in my family. We can spend hours comparing the merit of an all-powerful wand to the appeal of a Jedi’s mysticism and lightsaber.

To Beach Their Own
by Susan Maguire

​Beach reads mean different things to different people, and the Adult Books Editors at Booklist are here to celebrate a full spectrum of reading tastes and interests.

The Shelf Care Interview: Susan Muaddi Darraj and Siman Nuurali

In this episode of the Shelf Care Interview, Ronny Khuri talks to Susan Muaddi Darraj, the award-winning Palestinian American author of the Farah Rocks series, as well as Siman Nuurali, author of the Sadiq series.

Core Collection: Tudor Mania
by Donna Seaman

With the release of Hilary Mantel’s triumphant conclusion to her avidly embraced Tudor trilogy about Thomas Cromwell, The Mirror & the Light, and the run of the musical Six, a pop variation on the wives of Henry VIII, we anticipate fresh demand for all tales Tudor.

Inside Series Nonfiction: Pocket Change Collective
by Julia Smith

The pocket-size volumes of Penguin Workshop’s new Pocket Change Collective series immediately caught my eye. At first I was drawn to their appealing design, but a closer look showed that the authors, topics, and tone were even more striking.

Top 10 Series Nonfiction: 2020
by Julia Smith

A well-rounded group of topics is represented in this year’s top 10 nonfiction series. Women’s rights stand alongside environmentalism, while robots and coding mingle with biographies and the CIA.

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