Last Week’s Top Reviews
The most-read reviews on publishersweekly.com last week were…
Gods and Robots: The Ancient Quest for Artificial Life
Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are So You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be
Book Girl: A Journey Through the Treasures Transforming Power of a Reading Life
Jell-O Girls: A Family History
A Distinct and Alien Race: The Untold Story of Franco-Americans
From the Newsletters
Claudia Dey, author of Heartbreaker, picks some of her favorite dogs in literature.
PW shares a conversation between author-illustrator Yuyi Morales and editor Neal Porter.
Editor Betty Kelly Sargent discusses how writers can best handle rejection.
PW senior writer Andrew Albanese reports on why libraries are not only frustrated but puzzled by Tor’s recent decision to embargo e-book editions of new titles in public libraries.
More to Come
Heidi MacDonald talks with Fred Van Lente about his new mystery/roman à clef The Con Artist, from Quirk Books, which is set at San Diego Comic-Con and slyly explores the legends and lore of comic cons. They also talk about the writing life, transitioning from one medium to another, and Van Lente’s other projects, such as Action Presidents.
Looking ahead to the official launch of PW Insider, this preview show consists of a conversation with DeRay Mckesson, author of On the Other Side of Freedom.
Where are all the books for children with same-sex parents and LGBTQ relatives?