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Autumn's Bounty
Stephanie Klose, Media Editor
October 20, 2016
 
Stephanie KloseThis season is rich with new releases, events, and book-related announcements. A spotlight on romance identifies trends and authors to watch. Alexandra Horowitz shares the most important thing to know about Being a Dog, and Paulette Jiles discusses News of the World. Barbara Hoffert features the best fall poetry, Melissa DeWild rounds up holiday mysteries, and Rachael Dreyer reviews new memoirs. Whatever your feelings about Bob Dylan's recent Nobel Prize in Literature, this reading list will help you find the best biographies and critical discussion of his work. Plus, LJ editors recap panels they attended at New York Comic Con.
 
comic con Top Library Panels at New York Comic Con
By Stephanie Sendaula
LJ reports on panels covering body image in comics, cons at the library, cosplay props, and more.

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coates panel Comics Creators in Conversation
By Annalisa Pesek
Ta-Nehisi Coates and other creators discussed race and sexuality in comics at a New York Comic Con panel.
 
dylanReading Bob Dylan
By Liz French
The best biographies of the recent Nobel laureate and notable criticism of his work.
 
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** PLEASE DESCRIBE THIS IMAGE ** Killer Holidays
By Melissa DeWild
Twenty-six holiday mysteries that run the gamut from cozy to chilling.
 
lennox Genre Spotlight: Romance
By Eve Stano
What’s trending in romancelandia, including sports-star heroes, smartypants protagonists, and a focus on relationships between LGBTQ+ characters.
 
** PLEASE DESCRIBE THIS IMAGE ** Top Fall Poetry
By Barbara Hoffert
The season’s best verse from veterans and newcomers alike.
 
memoir Talking About Memoir
By Rachael Dreyer
Personal stories from a grieving father, a woman persecuted for her love of fashion, and more.
 
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horowitz Q&A: Alexandra Horowitz
By Mahnaz Dar
The author of Being a Dog discusses seeing the world as canines do: nose first.
 
jiles Spotlight on Paulette Jiles
By Barbara Hoffert
Jiles’s post–Civil War novel features a hero who travels around Texas reading the news aloud.
 
weber African American Fiction (and More)
By Rollie Welch
A romantic comedy set In the Heart of Texas, a YA novel with crossover appeal, and the latest from Carl Weber.
 
horror Haunting SELF-e Reads | SELF-esteem
By Kate DiGirolomo
Whether you crave full-on terror or just a bit of the supernatural, these titles will supply chills and thrills.
 
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