Cindy: While much of the country waits for huge piles of snow to melt—let alone spring flowers to bloom—readers can brighten their winter world with Sidewalk Flowers, by JonArno Lawson and Sydney Smith (2015).
Every weekday we feature a different review on Booklist Online. These reviews are notable for different reasons—they may be starred, or high-demand, or especially relevant to the current issue’s spotlight. We’ve collected the reviews from March 9–13 below, so you can revisit the best of the week.
Our readers are often curious about the process of writing and publishing books, and we’re happy to provide access to the experts. In the seventh post of our Publishing U series agent Suzie Townsend and author Nikki Loftin talk about how an author can stay on track even when she hits an unforeseen roadblock on the winding path to publication.
The Bookseller has released their shortlist for the 2014 Diagram prize, a humorous literary award that is given annually to a book with an unusual title. The award was created in 1978 by Trevor Bounford and Bruce Roberston of the Diagram Group in order to “avoid boredom” at the Frankfurt Book Fair. Originally only books present at the fair qualified, and a panel of judges voted on the winner.