Lisa Peet

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Grand Union: Stories

The caliber of these pieces varies, but Smith’s keen intellect shines through them all. Both her fans and readers who enjoy smart fiction with an up-to-the-minute sensibility, will find much to like. [See Prepub Alert, 3/25/19.]

The Best American Essays 2019

A worthwhile series installment that should not only interest contemporary readers but also hold a place in the historical record.

Driving in Cars with Homeless Men

This dynamic--and often harrowing--collection beautifully spotlights lives that are rough around the edges; not standard fare but highly recommended.

The O. Henry Prize Stories 2019: The Best Short Stories of the Year

A solid inclusion for libraries with strong contemporary fiction collections.


The World Exists To Be Put on a Postcard: Artists’ Postcards from 1960 to Now

A solid addition to any library’s contemporary art collection. The combination of engaging images and detailed art history will hold value for students, professionals, or casual readers.


Ida O'Keeffe: Escaping Georgia's Shadow

A solid, though not critical, addition for academic or public libraries with strong art history collections. Absent more personal context, Ida never quite escapes footnote status, but her work, and her existence, will appeal to interested readers.

The Story Prize: 15 Years of Great Short Fiction

Both fans of the genre and those looking for an introduction to the form will relish this anthology, which has something for everyone.

Collaborative Library Design: From Planning to Impact

A solid starting point for those considering a library renovation or shopping for design services—or simply imagining the possibilities.—Lisa Peet, Library Journal

The Library Book

Orlean's fans, library lovers, and readers of eclectic nonfiction will enjoy this entertaining, informative account. [See Prepub Alert, 4/9/18; "Editors' Fall Picks," LJ 8/18.]

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