Galley Guides and New to Note, May 7, 2019 | Book Pulse

Galley guides times two today, from EarlyWord and LJ. The NYT takes its literary travels to Spain and Italy. Spider-Man: Far From Home gets a trailer (and a spoiler warning). There are new Golden Voices narrators.

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Galley Guides and New To Note

LitHub offers "5 Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books to Heat Up Your May."

LJ picks Spring Poetry.

LJ's BookExpo Galley & Signing Guide is forthcoming.

EarlyWord's GalleyChat is today.

Lauren Groff has new fiction in The New Yorker.


The NYT reviews Spring by Ali Smith (Pantheon: Random House): "as lasting and important as — and I say this neither lightly nor randomly — Ulysses." Also, The Farm by Joanne Ramos (Random House): "imagines what might happen were surrogacy taken to its high-capitalist extreme." Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton (Harper: LJ starred review), calling it "thrilling," but also writing "One can’t help quibbling that the story seems designed with an eye to its own presumed dramatic adaptation." Finally, the paper gathers two books about García Márquez.

USA Today reviews Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis by Jared Diamond (Little, Brown: Hachette), giving it 3.4 stars and calling it "a well-documented comparative study exploring how nations can change for the better through the sort of coping mechanisms we typically associate with personal trauma."

NPR reviews Revenge of the She-Punks: A Feminist Music History from Poly Styrene to Pussy Riot by Vivien Goldman (Univ. Texas): "centers the relationships between gender and the genre, showing how, through the right lens, the story of punk is a story about women's ingenuity and power."

The Washington Post reviews Juliet the Maniac by Juliet Escoria (Melville House): "But how to honor the glimmering beauty of its teenage voice, sharpened by pain, without amplifying the siren calls of self-harm and suicidal ideation that fell over author Juliet Escoria during the onset of bipolar disorder, which she fictionalized for her debut novel?" Also, Strangers and Cousins by Leah Hager Cohen (Riverhead: Penguin): "an absolute delight." Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee by Casey Cep (Knopf): "an affecting account of Lee’s attempt to give meaning to a startling series of events."

Briefly Noted

Jo Walton offers a reading list for

Celeste Ng recommends Red Clocks by Leni Zumas for Bustle's Book Club.

Salon features Rough Magic: Riding the World's Loneliest Horse Race by Lara Prior-Palmer (Catapult).

Paste spotlights African Samurai: The True Story of Yasuke, a Legendary Black Warrior in Feudal Japan by Thomas Lockley, Geoffrey Girard (Hanover Square: Harper; LJ starred review).

The NYT retraces Truman Capote's travels through Italy and Spain.

Announced via press release, AudioFile names January Lavoy, Edoardo Ballerini, Bahni Turpin, Suzanne Toren, and Johnny Heller as new 2019 Golden Voices.

Entertainment Weekly excerpts Hollywood Black (Turner Classic Movies): The Stars, the Films, the Filmmakers by Donald Bogle, forward by John Singleton (Running Press: Hachette). Also, an excerpt from Inside Family Guy: An Illustrated History by Frazier Moore (Dey Street Books: Harper) and one from Supernova by Marissa Meyer (Feiwel & Friends: Macmillan).  EW also has an interview with Armando Lucas Correa, The Daughter's Tale (Atria Books: S. & S.).

The Guardian interviews Barry Lopez, Horizon (Knopf; LJ starred review).

Bustle interviews Anna-Marie McLemore, Blanca & Roja (Feiwel & Friends: Macmillan; SLJ starred review).

Publisher’s Weekly reports that Chronicle Books is creating an audio division.

Authors on Air

PBS News Hour interviews Melinda Gates, The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World (Flatiron Books: Macmillan).

NPR interviews Jill Biden, Where the Light Enters: Building a Family, Discovering Myself (Flatiron: Macmillan). Also, an interview with Ani DiFranco, No Walls and the Recurring Dream: A Memoir (Viking: Penguin).

Disney is creating a live-action remake of Lady and the Tramp. Janelle Monae is writing new music for the short story-based film. Variety has details.

Valerie Jarrett, Finding My Voice: My Journey to the West Wing and the Path Forward (Viking: Penguin), will be on The Daily Show tonight.

Spider-Man: Far From Home gets a trailer (and a spoiler warning).

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