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Knife: Meditations After an Attempted Murder
by Salman Rushdie

Over the course of this riveting chronicle, Rushdie, drawing on his exceptional storytelling prowess, deep literary fluency, and hard-tested moral compass, describes in unflinching detail the full extent of his injuries (“the knife in the eye . . . the cruelest blow”) and what it took to work through the painful and painstaking process of recovery.

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photo of Nick Medina10 Questions for Nick Medina
By John Charles

Born in Chicago, Illinois, Nick Medina appreciates blues-based music, local folklore, and snowy winters. A member of the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana, he drew on personal and family experiences, along with research into the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) epidemic, to inspire his debut novel, Sisters of the Lost Nation.

Manga Essentials: Fascinating Nonfiction
by Ashley Hawkins

Nonfiction manga can take many different forms, from humorous or contemplative to historical documentation, and often memoir manga or nonfiction manga can have interesting and individual artistic expression. Here’s just a sampling of nonfiction manga for adults and teens that can offer fascinating perspectives and insight. ​

photo of Suzanne Park10 Questions for Suzanne Park
By John Charles

Suzanne Park is a Korean American writer who was born and raised in Tennessee. She is the author of the adult novels The Do-Over, So We Meet Again, and Loathe at First Sight.

shelf care logoEpisode #34: Summer Scares 2024
By Susan Maguire

This episode of Shelf Care: The Podcast is all about Summer Scares! The reading program, a collaboration between Booklist, the Horror Writers Association, United for Libraries, Book Riot, and NoveList, announced their title picks in February. Host Susan Maguire sat down with the folks behind Summer Scares to talk about the books they want you to read this summer, different levels of scariness, and the importance of snacks for patron engagement.

photo of Yulin Kuange10 Questions for Yulin Kuang
​By John Charles

Yulin Kuang is a screenwriter and director, whose credits include The CW’s I Ship It and Hulu’s Dollface. She was once fired from a Hallmark movie for being “too hip for Hallmark” and is the adapting screenwriter of Emily Henry’s People We Meet On Vacation, as well as the writer/director of the forthcoming Beach Read film for 20th Century Studios. She lives in Pasadena with her husband Zack and their orange cat, Eloise.

Top 10 Relationship Fiction on Audio
by Heather Booth

The narrators who enhance the intimacy and connection in these relationship-focused titles aren’t the only stars here; memorable stories and characters from new and favorite authors also recommend these productions. 

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