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Confessions of a Book Reviewer: The Best of Carte Blanche
Michael Cart
Item Number: 978-0-8389-1645-2
Publisher: ALA Editions
Price: $45.00
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176 pages
6" x 9"
ISBN-13: 9780838916452
Year Published: 2018
AP Categories: A, C, I

This title will be available Spring 2018. You may place an order and the item will be shipped when it becomes available.

For more than 20 years, Michael Cart’s column for Booklist has delighted YA literature enthusiasts and bibliophiles in general with an engaging mixture of wit, insight, and good old fashioned publishing industry gossip. Spotlighting Cart’s unique perspective as both devoted book reviewer and self-proclaimed book addict, this “Carte Blanche” compilation offers readers the chance to trace the blossoming of YA lit into a bona fide phenomenon that continues to grow in popularity. In the columns gathered here, he explores
  • reading, writing, and book collections and collecting;
  • the past, present and future of YA lit;
  • a multitude of genres, including historical fiction, fantasy, science fiction, humor, and comics; and
  • memories of notable figures in the world of publishing through tributes and memorials.
These pieces remain as engaging and fun to read as when they first appeared.

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