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Between Them
by Richard Ford

Clearly Ford (Let Me Be Frank with You, 2014) has always been inquisitive and observant. Otherwise how could this renowned fiction writer, winner of a Carnegie and a Pulitzer, summon up such arrestingly precise details in his first work of nonfiction, an exquisitely sensitive double portrait of his parents and memoir about being a “late child and an only child”?

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column_back-page_f1.jpgThe Back Page: Against Borders
by Bill Ott

Among my proudest accomplishments in more than three decades of work at Booklist was serving as one of the editors and the copublisher of Hazel Rochman’s Against Borders: Promoting Books for a Multicultural World, which won the 1993 G. K. Hall Award for Library Literature.

top-10-biography-audio_f1.jpgTop 10 Biographies on Audio: 2017
by Joyce Saricks

These biographies and memoirs, reviewed in Booklist between June 2016 and February 1, 2017, introduce listeners to a host of intriguing contemporary and historical personalities.

top-10-Biographies-youth-2017_f1.jpgTop 10 Biographies for Youth: 2017
by Sarah Hunter

This batch of the best biographies for youth, reviewed in Booklist between June 2016 and February 1, 2017, features a wide range of historic figures, from activists and writers to athletes and musicians.

top-10-Biographies-adult-2017_f1.jpgTop 10 Biographies: 2017
by Donna Seaman

The most exceptional biographies reviewed in Booklist since our last Spotlight on Biography, in June 2016, provide new perspectives on women and men who transformed their worlds, from a long-reigning monarch to a baseball genius, an artist, a Native American leader, writers, and scientists.

audiobook-preview-spring-2017_f1.jpgSpring Audiobook Preview: 2017
by Joyce Saricks

Get ready for spring with this list of upcoming audiobooks, slated for release from February through June 2017. They are organized under adult and youth subheadings, with adult titles further grouped under general fiction and nonfiction and more specialized genres.

now-hear-this-Gardner_f1.jpgNow Hear This: Grover Gardner
by Joyce Saricks

Grover Gardner’s wonderfully companionable narration and impeccable performances—rich in accents, dramatic tension, and emotional depth—immerse listeners in the world of all he reads, from the Old West to outer space and from fiction classics to nonfiction biographies and histories.

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