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The Invisible Man arrives in theatres and Candyman gets a trailer. March reading lists pile up. Romance novels, YA, and graphic novels get lists too. The NYT hires a new poetry columnist and Electric Lit writes “Black Women Poets Will Start the Revolution.”

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H.G. Wells gets a modern take this week at the movies.

Feb. 28:

The Invisible Man, based on the book by H.G. Wells (Vintage: Random House). Theatrical release. Reviews | Trailer

Wendy, based on Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie (Penguin). Theatrical release. Reviews | Trailer

All the Bright Places, based on the book by Jennifer Niven (Knopf Books for Young Readers; SLJ starred review). Netflix. Reviews | Trailer


The NYT reviews The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Daré (Dutton: Penguin): “told with verve and compassion … [with a] protagonist, so unforgettable.”

NPR reviews The Hidden Girl and Other Stories by Ken Liu (Gallery/Saga: S. & S.): “just doesn't hang together as a complete collection. It meanders and repeats itself. It can't commit to a single tone, but can't arrange disparate ones into a sensible flow.”

The Washington Post reviews Weather by Jenny Offill (Knopf): “anxious and funny.”

Book Marks picks “The Best Reviewed Books for the Week.”

Briefly Noted

The NYT picks 13 books for March. The paper also has picks for the week.

Entertainment Weekly has “20 new books to read in March.”

Tor.com offers “All the New Genre Bending Books Arriving in March.”

Bustle names “13 Romance Novels That Should Be On Every Woman’s Bucket List.”

BuzzFeed selects “15 Brand-New Young Adult Novels That Are Just So, So Good.”

The NYT picks books for travel reading, “52 Books for 52 Places.”

Karen MacPherson, children’s and teen services coordinator for the Takoma Park library in Maryland, has two pieces in The Washington Post on graphic novels.

The NYT hires Elisa Gabbert as its new poetry columnist. She is the author of The Word Pretty (Black Ocean) and is also a columnist for Electric Lit.

Entertainment Weekly interviews Tara Westover, Educated: A Memoir (Random).

Electric Lit interviews Anastacia-Renée, JP Howard, t’ai freedom ford, and Safiya Sinclair in a piece entitled “Black Women Poets Will Start the Revolution.”

The Guardian interviews Anne Enright, Actress (W.W. Norton).

The storyboards used to create the Oscar-winning film Parasite will be published as a graphic novel. Grand Central: Hachette will release it in May as Parasite: A Graphic Novel in Storyboards by Bong Joon Ho. Entertainment Weekly has details.

People features Incomparable by Brie Bella, Nikki Bella (Gallery Books: S. & S.).

The NYT features The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas Illustrated by Gertrude Stein, Maira Kalman (Penguin).

Paste excerpts Hawk by James Patterson (jimmy patterson: Hachette).

The NYT prints the poem "Entanglement" by Carmen Giménez Smith, as selected by Naomi Shihab Nye. Also in the paper, the “Inside the List” column features Alexis Coe, You Never Forget Your First: A Biography of George Washington (Viking: Penguin; LJ starred review) and Lily King, Writers & Lovers (Grove; LJ starred review) answers the “By the Book” questions.

The Atlantic has a “By Heart" feature by Cathy Park Hong, Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning (One World: Random House).

Book Riot has a reading guide for Danielle Steel.

The New Yorker has a piece on Bryan Washington and baking. He is the author of Lot: Stories (Riverhead: Penguin).

Hillary Clinton will create a podcast series with iHeartRadio.

The Brooklyn Public Library and Brooklyn Historical Society announce plans to merge. The library “will become the parent institute for the historical society,” reports the NYT.

Ingram’s Lighting Source introduces “Content Integrity” rules and states that the company will remove works from its catalog that they decide do not comply. Publishers Weekly has details.

James Daunt, who runs B&N in the U.S., is facing questions about his pay scales in the UK, where he also runs Waterstones. The Guardian reports.

True crime author Linda Wolfe has died. The NYT reports.

Authors on Air

The Today show features The Hope of Glory: Reflections on the Last Words of Jesus from the Cross by Jon Meacham (Convergent Books: Random House).

Fox News features Unknown Valor: A Story of Family, Courage, and Sacrifice from Pearl Harbor to Iwo Jima by Martha MacCallum (Harper) as well as The Unexpected Spy: From the CIA to the FBI, My Secret Life Taking Down Some of the World's Most Notorious Terrorists by Tracy Walder, Jessica Anya Blau (St. Martin’s Press: Macmillan).

Last and First Men gets a trailer. It is based on Olaf Stapledon’s 1930 sci-fi novel and debuts at the Berlin International Film Festival.

Candyman gets a trailer. It premieres in theaters on June 12 and is a continuation of the franchise based on “The Forbidden” by Clive Barker.

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