Page to Screen, Mar. 22, 2019 | Book Pulse

The RITA finalists are announced. Philip Pullman wins the JM Barrie lifetime achievement award. More spring book picks add to the running count.

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USA Today has a feature on the book.


The NYT reviews Little Boy by Lawrence Ferlinghetti (Doubleday: Random House): "his life story told in flashes and arias." Also, a dual review on books that use "Fiction to Show How Self-Control Becomes Self-Destructive."

NPR reviews The True Queen: A Sorcerer Royal by Zen Cho (Ace: Publishing): "weaves a very pleasant spell indeed."

Entertainment Weekly reviews The Other Americans by Laila Lalami (Pantheon: Random House), giving it an A- and writing "Her interrogation is rigorous, and her provocations — about love’s dangerous power, the ties between resentment and privilege — resonate through to the last page." Also, Funny Man: Mel Brooks by Patrick McGilligan (Harper). It gets a B and the comment that it is "a gold mine for those in the market for dirt on Brooks, but may be greeted by fans with, well, crickets."

The Washington Post reviews Homeland by Fernando Aramburu, translated by Alfred Macadam (Pantheon: Random House; LJ starred review): "I came to think of it as exhibiting a kind of sophisticated tidal pattern, with each ebb and flow — present to past, past to present, splayed over 125 chapters and nearly 600 pages — leaving behind new clues in the sand."

First: Sandra Day O'Connor by Evan Thomas (Random House): "gives us a real sense of Sandra Day O’Connor the human being."

Briefly Noted

Philip Pullman wins the JM Barrie lifetime achievement award. The Guardian has details.

The RITA finalists are announced.

Vulture posts its Spring Books Preview.

O magazine has "the Buzziest Books Coming Out in 2019 (so Far)."

Autostraddle picks "20 New Books by or About Queer Women to Read This Spring."

The NYT Children's Book column is out.

The NYT reflects on Netflix's adaptation of One Hundred Years of Solitude. The paper also reconsiders Slaughterhouse-Five.

Bitch Media features Abby Maslin, Love You Hard: A Memoir of Marriage, Brain Injury, and Reinventing Love (Dutton: Penguin).

The San Francisco Chronicle features Off Season by James Sturm (Drawn & Quarterly: Macmillan). Also, Namwali Serpell, The Old Drift (Hogarth: Random House; LJ starred review).

The Millions interviews Susan Choi, Trust Exercise (Henry Holt: Macmillan).

The Guardian interviews Laila Lalami, The Other Americans (Pantheon: Random House).

In forthcoming book news, Anthony Bourdain Remembered by CNN (Ecco: Harper) publishes in late May. Eater has the backstory.

Book Riot offers a reading pathway for Kate Atkinson.

Authors on Air

NPR interviews Summer Brennan, High Heel (Bloomsbury Academic). Also, an interview with Joan Biskupic, The Chief: The Life and Turbulent Times of Chief Justice John Roberts (Basic Books: Hachette).

Not Fade Away: A Memoir of Senses Lost and Found by Rebecca Alexander might be headed to the movies, with Emily Blunt to star. The poster for the final Game of Thrones season is out. Deadline Hollywood has details.

Conan Doyle for the Defense by Margalit Fox has been optioned for the movies. The Hollywood Reporter has the story.

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