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  • Booksellers and Librarians, Send Us Your Galley Talk!

    PW is extending the submission guidelines for its "Galley Talk" column (where booksellers write about what galleys they've read and enjoyed), to include librarians.

  • Galley Talk: 'The Accident' by Chris Pavone

    The Accident (due March 11) more than lives up to the promise of Chris Pavone’s previous page-turner, The Expats. It’s dawn in Manhattan.

  • Galley Talk: 'Half Bad'

    Of all the 2014 YA novels she's read to date, Amanda Hurley, manager of Inkwood Books in Tampa, Fla., puts Sally Green's "Half Bad" at the top of the list of titles she'll particularly enjoy handselling this spring.

  • Galley Talk: 'The Martian' by Andy Weir

    Wow. I mean, Wow! Since Andy Weir’s The Martian (Crown, February) is fiction that involves science, of course it will be designated as science fiction.

  • Galley Talk: The Country Bookshop

    Angie Tally, children's manager at the Country Bookshop in Southern Pines, N.C., is eager to introduce three YA novels to customers in the new year.

  • Galley Talk: 'Furious Cool: Richard Pryor and the World that Made Him,' by David Henry and Joe Henry

    Furious Cool: Richard Pryor and the World that Made Him (Algonquin, Nov.), David and Joe Henry’s biography of the comedian and actor, is one of the best books I’ve read this year.

  • Galley Talk: 'The Impossible Knife of Memory'

    Jessilynn Norcross, owner and children's buyer at McLean and Eakin Booksellers in Petosky, Mich., is looking forward to Laurie Halse Anderson's The Impossible Knife of Memory, due from Viking on January 7.

  • Galley Talk: 'Under the Wide and Starry Sky' by Nancy Horan

    Having been totally absorbed in Loving Frank by Nancy Horan when I read it, I eagerly awaited her follow-up, Under the Wide and Starry Sky (Ballantine, Jan.), and was certainly not disappointed.

  • Galley Talk: Jamie Ford's 'Songs of Willow Frost'

    Jamie Ford’s second novel, Songs of Willow Frost (Ballantine, Sept.), handily lives up to the promise of its much-praised predecessor (and Ford’s debut), Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet.

  • Galley Talk: 'The Midnight Dress'

    Alicia Michielli, assistant manager of Talking Leaves Books in Buffalo, N.Y., is eager to handsell Karen Foxlee's The Midnight Dress when it is released in October.

  • Galley Talk: 'The Year of Billy Miller'

    Jennifer Green, owner of Green Bean Books in Portland, Ore., shares her thoughts on The Year of Billy Miller by Kevin Henkes, which she'll be eagerly handselling when it's released in September.

  • Galley Talk: 'Pilgrim's Wilderness' by Tom Kizzia

    Longtime Alaskan journalist Tom Kizzia is the only person who could have written Pilgrim’s Wilderness (Crown, July), an in-depth, heart-wrenching book.

  • Galley Talk: 'The Wednesday Daughter' by Meg Waite Clayton

    In Meg Waite Clayton’s The Wednesday Daughters (Ballantine, July), Anna Page, Hope, and Julie are lifelong friends who are the daughters of lifelong friends.

  • Galley Talk: 'The World’s Strongest Librarian,' by Josh Hanagarne

    In his brave and funny memoir, The World’s Strongest Librarian (Gotham, June), Josh Hanagarne uses the Dewey decimal system to guide us through the ups and downs of battling Tourette’s.

  • Galley Talk: 'The Boys in the Boat' by Daniel James Brown

    I’m not built to be a world-class rower, but I was certainly capable of thoroughly enjoying Daniel James Brown’s The Boys in the Boat (Viking, June), a splendid account of the 1936 Olympic quest of this rowing crew from the University of Washington.

  • Galley Talk: Joanna Hershon's 'A Dual Inheritance'

    Joanna Hershon’s A Dual Inheritance (Ballantine, May 7) gets my vote for best book of the year, hands down.

  • Galley Talk: 'Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library'

    Emily Grossenbacher of Lemuria Books in Jackson, Miss., is looking forward to introducing kids to Chris Grabenstein's Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library.

  • Galley Talk: 'Amity and Sorrow' by Peggy Riley

    In Peggy Riley’s magnificent debut, Amity and Sorrow (Little, Brown, Apr.), you’ll discover a world that’s assured and stunningly confident, a world populated with exquisitely flawed characters whose story bolts out of the reader’s hand and hurtles towards its conclusion—a conclusion that’s horrific, unavoidable, and magnificent all at once.

  • Galley Talk: Stephan Talty’s 'Black Irish'

    How did I miss Stephan Talty’s nonfiction? It clearly prepared him to unleash a powerful arsenal of prose and plot into his first novel.

  • Galley Talk: 'The Rithmatist'

    Megan O'Sullivan, the owner of Main Street Books in Cedar City, Utah, has high hopes for The Rithmatist, Brandon Sanderson's first novel for teens.

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