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February 15, 2020

January 2020

January 2020 Issue


The Lady’s Handbook for Her Mysterious Illness
by Sarah Ramey

​Ramey’s induction into becoming what she has dubbed a WOMI, a Woman with a Mysterious Illness, began when she was in college and a swim in Walden Pond led to a lingering urinary tract infection. It was treated with a horrific, botched procedure, which led to another infection, which led to Ramey being dosed with powerful antibiotics.

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Current Features

Writers & Readers: The Invisible Language of Medicine
by Carol Cassella

​My business card introduces me as a physician and a novelist. This presented a design quandary, given that I can’t separate one from the other and still comprehend who and what I am. But as the two nouns can’t be merged, even by the best Scrabble player, one must come first.

Top 10 Health & Wellness for Youth: 2020
by Ronny Khuri

​As discussion on mental health increases and women’s reproductive rights endure continued attacks, we present our first Top 10 list for health and wellness titles, including fiction and nonfiction resources for middle-grade and young-adult readers in need of education or understanding.

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. 

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.

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.

The Booklist Reader

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