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Writingaboutreading
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"Where do you hear about books?"

Diverse sources for book recommendations are essential for discovering new reads beyond mainstream suggestions.
Reflecting on personal reading habits and considering a variety of sources can lead to a more diverse range of book choices.
Substack
2 days ago
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The dangers of being a reader

Creating a new platform for a broader range of content
Struggles with managing a large number of books to read
www.nytimes.com
3 days ago
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Updating the California Reading List

Diverse book recommendations for California Reading List.
Readers' positive feedback on recent additions to the list.
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Black Enterprise
4 days ago
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National Black Arts Festival Hosts 'Blacklisted' Banned Book Fair In Atlanta

The National Black Arts Festival is hosting a Blacklisted! Banned Book Fair and Conference in Atlanta during Black History Month.
The event will feature discussions on rising book bans, panels with prominent authors, and activities for families and youth.
Electric Literature
3 days ago
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8 Literary Book Titles Likely to Rile Book Banners - Electric Literature

Book bans are on the rise in various states, targeting materials with LGBTQ+ themes, race, or sex depictions.
Some school districts are using AI to identify materials that depict sex in response to bans.
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PublishersWeekly.com
3 days ago
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Book Deals: Week of February 26, 2024

Summit Books acquires world English rights to Great Black Hope debut novel.
Europa Editions acquires North American rights to Historical Romance Amanda.
Paste Magazine
44 minutes ago
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How Hanya Yanagihara's A Little Life Blew Up BookTok (And Why That's Not a Good Thing)

The idea of writing a bestseller is evolving, with success not always equating to literary merit.
Online discourse questions the literary value of popular BookTok titles like A Little Life.
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The New York Review of Books
38 minutes ago
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In My Mother's Archive | David A. Bell

Mother's life before birth more complex than thought
Female perspective often overlooked in historical narratives
The New York Review of Books
4 days ago
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In My Mother's Archive | David A. Bell

Mother's life before being her daughter was largely known through publications and family stories.
The family's history was influenced by well-known writers and intellectuals.
The New York Review of Books
5 days ago
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In My Mother's Archive | David A. Bell

The author learns more about her mother's life before her birth.
The author realizes the male-dominated perspective in her family's history.
The New York Review of Books
5 days ago
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In My Mother's Archive | David A. Bell

Learning about a parent's life can reveal new perspectives.
Acknowledging different perspectives in family narratives is crucial.
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PublishersWeekly.com
3 days ago
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This Week's Bestsellers: February 26, 2024

Tony Robbins emphasizes the importance of high-quality alternative investments for diversification and accelerated growth.
Charlie Munger's 'Poor Charlie's Almanack' covers investment strategy, philanthropy, and ethical living.
The Paris Review
4 minutes ago
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The Art of Fiction No. 84

Philip Roth seeks criticism and response from a few interested readers during the final stages of writing a novel.
Roth's appearance and manner may come off as subdued and conventional, but underneath lies a ferocious concentration and mental rapacity.
Los Angeles Times
4 hours ago
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She poured her heart into Arcadia's Book Rack. Now the small bookstore is closing

Shift to online shopping impacted small businesses like bookstores.
Challenges faced by aging small-business owners without family successors.
www.ocregister.com
2 hours ago
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Why 36 authors including Margaret Atwood, Celeste Ng and Scott Turow co-wrote a novel

The novel 'Fourteen Days' brings together successful authors to share stories for a cause.
Proceeds from the novel support the fight against book banning and unauthorized use of authors' work.
The New Yorker
4 hours ago
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Thomas Korsgaard Reads "The Spit of Him"

Thomas Korsgaard is a prolific writer with recognition at a young age.
www.bkreader.com
3 hours ago
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Feb 26: Brooklyn Black History Maker, June Jordan

June Jordan's challenging childhood shaped her poetic talent at a young age.
Jordan's writing depicted interracial relations and African-American experiences in a white-dominated society.
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PublishersWeekly.com
3 days ago
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Jessica Bull on Jane Austen, Murder Mysteries, and Libraries as a Gateway

Passion for libraries can shape a successful career and influence choice of study.
Access to libraries played a crucial role in Jane Austen's education and career as a novelist.
Literary Hub
3 days ago
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Books for Indie Booksellers: On the Craft of Selling Books

Booksellers and bookstores play a vital role in communities by curating spaces for education and information.
There is a surge in books written by veteran booksellers, highlighting the industry and the people behind it.
www.theguardian.com
1 day ago
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Michael Donkor: Representation feels more nuanced to me now'

Michael Donkor, a London-born Ghanaian author, explores race and identity in his novels. His recent work 'Grow Where They Fall' is inspired by his experiences in predominantly white environments.
Donkor, a former secondary school teacher, sought to bring ordinary exchanges in education to light. He aimed to depict the human work behind teaching, beyond the political discourse.
LGBTQ Nation
4 days ago
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School district fights back against book-banning Republican accusing them of giving porn to kids

The school district in Oklahoma is defending its choice of books against accusations of pornography.
The Oklahoma State Department of Education ordered the removal of two books from high school libraries, citing them as pornographic.
The Asheville Citizen Times
5 days ago
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Buncombe County Schools Board bans NYT bestselling book; which one?

Growing trend of book banning in school districts
Specific books banned in Buncombe County School District
LGBTQ Nation
4 days ago
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"Ripley's Believe It or Not!" trolls Ron DeSantis by offering free banned books to Floridians

Ripley's Believe It or Not! books were removed from a Florida county's school library shelves among many others.
Ripley's is responding with a free book offer for Florida residents until May 15th.
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The New Yorker
4 hours ago
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The Arrested Development of Carson McCullers

McCullers was perceived as childlike due to her demeanor and preferences.
Despite being regarded as childish, McCullers was respected for her literary genius and creativity.
Wife of Willesden, Zadie Smith’s first play, is, writes Edward Mendelson, “a feast for the senses, with joyful outbursts of music and dance and nuanced moments of folktale.” https://t.co/fueBpHlskD
The New York Review of Books
4 days ago
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'She Talk Her Mind' | Edward Mendelson

Smith's first play was inspired by her London borough, pressured by an organizer, leading to an unexpected and enjoyable writing experience.
“Why should an amazing personality make a character worthy of our attention or more real? Just how amazing do any of us believe we are?” —@mervatim on character types and Sally Rooney’s Beautiful World, Where Are You https://t.co/8DpwOzzA5C
The New York Review of Books
4 days ago
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What's Your Type? | Merve Emre

Exploration of the complexities in understanding an individual's character and classifications
Deliberately vague responses and self-referential game-playing among characters
Independent
1 day ago
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David Downing: 'When something you've made up brings tears to your own eyes, you know you're doing something right'?

David Downing's 'Station' series spans over 20 years, focusing on espionage during World War II.
David Downing recommends Michael Russell's 'City of' Dublin police series and Anthony Doerr's 'Cloud Cuckoo Land.'
The Hindu
3 days ago
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Four recently-published works showcase the changing themes in graphic novels

Graphic novels demand up by over 50% post-pandemic, exploring diverse themes beyond mythology.
Publishers like Penguin Random House India and Seagull Books show commitment to graphic novel format by reissuing and reinventing content.
www.theguardian.com
1 day ago
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Michael Donkor: Representation feels more nuanced to me now'

Michael Donkor's novel 'Grow Where They Fall' follows Kwame, a secondary school teacher, exploring themes of racial identity and everyday interactions.
The author wanted to depict the ordinariness of teacher-student exchanges and highlight the human cost and effort in education.
www.theguardian.com
1 day ago
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The Washington Book review: Carlos Lozada on Trump and other targets

There is a three-storey tower of books in downtown Washington dedicated to Abraham Lincoln
Carlos Lozada's new book 'The Washington Book' provides an overview of US political publishing in the last decade.
www.cbc.ca
1 day ago
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Young female readers, #BookTok fuel spicy romantasy genre's staggering sales figures | CBC Radio

Romantasy genre combines romance and fantasy
Romantasy books are seeing significant success, outselling popular fantasy series like Harry Potter
www.theguardian.com
1 day ago
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Using books as interior design? It's a trend with a tale

Books as a symbol of wealth and class
Growing trend of bookshelf wealth
www.nytimes.com
2 days ago
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The Joy of Stoop Books

Finding solace in discovered books outside usual obligations.
Free time can easily be consumed by expected readings.
www.theguardian.com
4 days ago
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Five of the best books about grief

Grief can be navigated through books that offer solace and a different perspective.
Books like giant crow move in, Sad Book, and You Are Not Alone provide unique ways to approach and understand grief.
www.theguardian.com
4 days ago
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Five of the best books about grief

Books on grief offer solace and perspective.
Grief can be explored through simple yet powerful words and imagery.
english.elpais.com
1 day ago
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Christine Angot, the writer who has produced images of incest: I didn't want to take revenge I wanted to hear those who remained silent'

Christine Angot overcame childhood trauma through art
Angot uses film to confront past and break silence
New York Post
1 day ago
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NYC pot dispensary pushing woke 'Weed & Read' program with pricey cannabis products

Legal NYC dispensary offers free books with pot purchases
Critics question the selection and impact of the book promotion
www.theguardian.com
2 days ago
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The Book of Love by Kelly Link review a magical debut of life after life

Link's debut novel 'The Book of Love' features magical, modern fairytale elements with fast-talking characters and ordinary magic.
The story revolves around three resurrected teenagers who must learn magic to avoid a sinister fate, with quirky yet whimsical storytelling throughout.
www.theguardian.com
2 days ago
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There's a double layer of nostalgia': David Nicholls on One Day returning to the book charts

The TV adaptation of the book 'One Day' has led to a resurgence in the book's popularity.
Author David Nicholls aimed to create a story blending romantic comedy with the complexities of life and professional struggles.
www.theguardian.com
3 days ago
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Sigrid Nunez: When I was growing up I wanted to be Dr Seuss'

Reading from a young age shapes one's love for literature and storytelling.
Exploring various genres and authors leads to personal growth and inspiration for writing.
“Once I had to go to Disney World with my small children.”

Nancy Lemann on Disney World for the Review’s review. https://t.co/dq4wZEghIT
The Paris Review
2 days ago
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Philistines - The Paris Review

The obsession with Disney, the contrast between Disney's replica and the real Orlando, and the uniqueness of the Holy Land Experience.
PublishersWeekly.com
4 days ago
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2023 Children's Bestsellers: Standout Series, Spinoffs, and Staples

Illustrated and graphic novel series dominate children's bestsellers.
Dav Pilkey and Jeff Kinney's books continue to be top sellers.
Independent.ie
2 days ago
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Rick O'Shea: Five books in translation to take you out of your comfort zone

Books in translation offer readers the chance to explore different cultures and perspectives.
There is a relatively low percentage of book sales in the UK and Ireland for translated works.
www.theguardian.com
2 days ago
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The Book of Love by Kelly Link review a magical debut of life after life

Kelly Link's debut novel, 'The Book of Love,' is a modern fairytale with magical and uncanny elements.
The novel's approach to magic is to present it as ordinary and mundane, using humor and wordplay throughout the narrative.
www.theguardian.com
3 days ago
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Children's and teens roundup the best new picture books and novels

Evil Pea saves the day in a riotously silly picture book series.
Strong Like Me celebrates strength and compassion in the face of judgment.
PublishersWeekly.com
1 week ago
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Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Horror Authors Go to War

Genre fiction literalizes invisible concepts for contemplation.
Authors use historical inspiration to create imaginative war narratives.
The New Yorker
1 week ago
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From Homer to Gaza, the History of Books in Wartime

Books played a significant role during wartime in various ways.
Different perspectives and approaches towards books during World War II are evident.
www.nybooks.com
3 days ago
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What's Your Type? | Merve Emre

The opening scene of Sally Rooney's new novel sets the tone for exploring the complexities of individual identities and societal classifications.
PublishersWeekly.com
3 days ago
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Books Inc.'s Hannah Walcher Named to Lead CALIBA

Hannah Walcher named new CALIBA executive director
CALIBA connects over 500 booksellers in California
The New York Review of Books
3 days ago
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Ducks in the Drawing Room | Je Wilson

Barbara Comyns faced challenges getting her novel 'Waiting' published, despite predicting a future revival of interest in her work.
Comyns experienced posthumous renaissance with feminist press reissues and a recent biography by Avril Horner shedding light on her life.
The Atlantic
2 days ago
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The Strangest Job in the World

The role of first lady is burdened with high, fluctuating expectations.
Memoirs by first ladies have become a genre, with Edith Wilson being a notable early example.
The Paris Review
2 days ago
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Philistines - The Paris Review

The obsession with Disney, the contrast between Disney's replica and the real Orlando, and the uniqueness of the Holy Land Experience.
The New York Review of Books
3 days ago
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'She Talk Her Mind' | Edward Mendelson

Zadie Smith's play "The Wife of Willesden" was born out of pressure and unexpected circumstances.
Smith's writing process for the play was challenging yet ultimately rewarding.
www.theguardian.com
2 days ago
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There's a double layer of nostalgia': David Nicholls on One Day returning to the book charts

The TV adaptation of 'One Day' has boosted book sales 15 years after its publication.
Author David Nicholls found the younger audience engaging with the story of Dexter and Emma, beyond his intended generation.
Secret London
3 days ago
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A Brand New Literary Festival Is Coming To North London Next Month

The North London Book Fest at Alexandra Palace is the first literary festival of its kind at the historic venue
The event will feature talks, readings, panel discussions, signings, workshops, and a diverse lineup of authors for all ages.
“Kafka’s characters are often hungry.”

@valerie_reads on Kafka for her column, Eat Your Words. https://t.co/o9I7UdaURC
The Paris Review
3 days ago
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Cooking with Franz Kafka - The Paris Review

The tension between desires and societal expectations in Kafka's characters is reflected in their struggles.
Hunger in Kafka's work symbolizes a search for deeper forms of sustenance.
www.dw.com
3 days ago
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Paper book or e-reader: Which is better for the planet? DW 02/23/2024

Nearly $174 billion to be spent on books by 2030
Debate on environmental impact of paper books vs e-readers
www.nytimes.com
3 days ago
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You're Never Too Old for Story Time

Reading aloud can provide comfort and connection for both children and adults.
Kate DiCamillo and Maryanne Wolf emphasize the importance of reading aloud for adults as well as children.
ianVisits
3 days ago
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Charles Darwin's unread copy of Marx's Das Kapital restored for display

Darwin may not have been impressed with Marx's Das Kapital, as he likely stopped reading the book after a few chapters.
Books in the Victorian era were often sold uncut, requiring readers to use a knife to slice open the pages before reading.
www.theguardian.com
3 days ago
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Wifedom by Anna Funder audiobook review the first Mrs Orwell

The book 'Wifedom' explores the role of Eileen O'Shaughnessy, Orwell's first wife, and sheds light on her life and contributions. Anna Funder delves into the struggles of wifedom and the invisible labor often overlooked in history.
www.theguardian.com
3 days ago
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Sigrid Nunez: When I was growing up I wanted to be Dr Seuss'

Love for reading cultivated at a young age
Significant impact of early reading experiences on career aspirations and personal growth
Peoplemag
4 days ago
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Barbra Streisand, Elliot Page and 'Fourth Wing' Among Finalists for Inaugural Libby Book Awards - See the Full List!

Libby Book Awards spotlight best books of 2023 chosen by librarians.
Libby Awards feature 17 categories including Best Memoir, Best Fantasy, and Best Thriller.
BBC News
3 days ago
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Charles Darwin's copy of Karl's Marx's book back on display

Darwin received Das Kapital from Marx in 1873, but it remained largely unread.
The condition of Darwin's copy of Das Kapital with uncut pages raises questions about their relationship.
www.theguardian.com
4 days ago
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I See Buildings Fall Like Lightning by Keiran Goddard review growing up and apart

Multivocal narrative focusing on a working-class community in Birmingham
Unique narrative technique reminiscent of Jon McGregor's novels
The New York Review of Books
4 days ago
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'She Talk Her Mind' | Edward Mendelson

Smith's first play was inspired by her London borough, pressured by an organizer, leading to an unexpected and enjoyable writing experience.
The New York Review of Books
4 days ago
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What's Your Type? | Merve Emre

Exploration of the complexities in understanding an individual's character and classifications
Deliberately vague responses and self-referential game-playing among characters
San Francisco Bay Times
3 days ago
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Top of Your Stack: 2.22.24 - San Francisco Bay Times

Bold and haunting debut collection follows characters navigating Jim Crow racism.
Iconic writer's memoir explores gender identity and personal transitions, offering a tale of self-discovery and growth.
www.nytimes.com
3 days ago
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Let Us Help You Find Your Next Book

Recommended new books by the staff of Book Review
Oscar-nominated books, Toni Morrison's works, and 2023's best children's books highlighted
PublishersWeekly.com
6 days ago
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Alessandra Bastagli Tapped to Lead One Signal

Alessandra Bastagli named v-p and publisher of One Signal Publishers
Nicholas Ciani promoted to executive editor at One Signal
www.theguardian.com
4 days ago
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The Night Alphabet by Joelle Taylor review relentlessly inventive

The novel blends different time periods seamlessly.
The protagonist's tattoos symbolize connections to stories.
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www.theparisreview.org
5 days ago
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The Paris Review

Paul Yamazaki, City Lights' chief buyer, played a significant role in shaping the bookstore's collection, specializing in poetry, literature, and left-leaning books.
Yamazaki focuses on creating a unique browsing experience by curating books that engage in conversations with each other on the shelves.
Time Out New York
3 days ago
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A first look at the darling new Beatrix Potter exhibit in NYC

The Morgan Library & Museum showcases works of author-illustrator Beatrix Potter
Exhibition honors beloved children's author and land conservationist Beatrix Potter in NYC
Kqed
3 days ago
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In 'Wandering Stars,' Tommy Orange Traces a Family's Scars Across Six Generations

Addiction impacts families deeply
Exploration of trauma and addiction in storytelling
Washingtonian - The website that Washington lives by.
3 days ago
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9 Book Events and Author Talks in the DC Area This Spring

Diverse range of upcoming local author talks featuring various genres and themes.
Events at different venues offer opportunities to engage with renowned and debut authors.
The New Yorker
3 days ago
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Donika Kelly Reads Mary Oliver

Donika Kelly is a renowned poet and author of two poetry collections.
She has received multiple prestigious awards for her poetry.
The Paris Review
3 days ago
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Cooking with Franz Kafka - The Paris Review

The tension between desires and societal expectations in Kafka's characters is reflected in their struggles.
Hunger in Kafka's work symbolizes a search for deeper forms of sustenance.
Mission Local
4 days ago
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Q&A with Chris Carlsson, author of new dystopian sci-fi When Shells Crumble

Dystopian novel set in San Francisco in 2024 with a focus on a Black family surviving through adversity.
Author Chris Carlsson addresses themes of unrest, natural disasters, and societal collapse.
Secret London
4 days ago
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10 London Spots Have Been Nominated For The 'Independent Bookshop Of The Year' Award

London is a paradise for book lovers with a variety of independent bookshops.
Record number of indie bookshops have been shortlisted for Independent Bookshop of the Year award.
www.theguardian.com
4 days ago
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I See Buildings Fall Like Lightning by Keiran Goddard review growing up and apart

Multivocal narrative focusing on working-class community in Birmingham
Subtle radical treatment of narrative with internal monologues and character studies
Slate Magazine
6 days ago
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She Was the Most Feared Woman in Publishing. What Happened?

Kakutani played a powerful role in the publishing industry as the New York Times' book critic from 1983 to 2017.
She approached book reviewing as a consumer guide, giving honest evaluations of new books.
www.npr.org
5 days ago
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A secret shelf of banned books thrives in a Texas school, under the nose of censors

Books A high school teacher in Houston has a library in her classroom of books she's not supposed to have, per state legislation.
Students say she's helping them survive.
www.theguardian.com
4 days ago
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The Night Alphabet by Joelle Taylor review relentlessly inventive

Intriguing fusion of past, present, and future in storytelling.
The power and significance of stories as central themes.
34st
5 days ago
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A Love Letter to Public Libraries

Community reaction to library budget cuts was not strong enough to prevent funding reduction.
NYPL had to reduce spending on materials, programming, maintenance due to budget cuts.
www.theguardian.com
5 days ago
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Richard Osman to publish first novel in new crime series

Richard Osman announces a new crime series called We Solve Murders featuring a father-in-law and daughter-in-law detective duo.
The Thursday Murder Club elderly sleuth characters are taking a break in the upcoming book to be released in 2025.
www.npr.org
5 days ago
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A gender-swapping photo app helped Lucy Sante come out as trans at age 67

Lucy Sante came out as a transgender woman at the age of 67 after years of avoidance.
Sante's transition had a positive impact on her friendships, making her better at communicating and feeling more relaxed.
Kqed
4 days ago
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'Dune: Part Two' Sustains the Dystopian Dream of 'Part One'

Split storyline allows for deeper exploration
Visual storytelling and metaphors are key
The Atlantic
4 days ago
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Seven Great Graphic Novels That Go Beyond Words

Stories were initially conveyed through images in human history. Graphic novels today blend text and image for richer works.
Illustrated books created by a single mind and hand showcase how words and pictures blend seamlessly to convey a unified voice.
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The Paris Review
5 days ago
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The Review Wins the 2024 National Magazine Award for Fiction - The Paris Review

"We are thrilled to announce that The Paris Review has won the 2024 ASME Award for Fiction, marking the second year in a row that the magazine has received the honor."
The Review Wins the 2024 National Magazine Award for Fiction. https://t.co/4ZgR3w7Bie
The Paris Review
5 days ago
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The Review Wins the 2024 National Magazine Award for Fiction - The Paris Review

"We are thrilled to announce that The Paris Review has won the 2024 ASME Award for Fiction, marking the second year in a row that the magazine has received the honor."
The New Yorker
4 days ago
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A Memoirist Who Told Everything and Repented Nothing

Diana Athill published nine memoirs chronicling her long life, from her English childhood to her elderly years.
Athill, a renowned editor, co-founded a publishing house and worked with authors like Philip Roth and John Updike.
www.cbc.ca
5 days ago
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Book-ban attempts are rising in Canada. But so are the number of librarians and authors willing to fight them | CBC News

Navigating book challenges is common for authors like Danny Ramadan advocating for diverse perspectives. Clear school policies are essential for students' access to varied literature.
www.npr.org
6 days ago
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'Splinters' is a tribute to the love of a mother for a daughter

The book Splinters doesn't focus primarily on marital drama but on love for daughter and self-acceptance.
Jamison's writing reveals complexities of relationships and the desire for self-transformation.
www.theguardian.com
5 days ago
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Fourteen Days co-edited by Margaret Atwood review a pandemic tale

The book 'Fourteen Days' is a collaborative novel by 36 writers from the US and Canada, set in New York during the lockdown period.
The novel explores themes of storytelling, human connection, grief, and isolation in the backdrop of the pandemic, reflecting the diverse voices of the contributing authors.
Public Books
1 week ago
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A #MeToo Novel That Must Be Read #WithYou

Novels can have a profound impact, even during challenging times.
Feminist world literature aims to deconstruct misogyny through engaging storytelling.
Craig Mod
5 days ago
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Five Years of Memberships

2023 was a monumental and generative year due to SPECIAL PROJECTS membership program's role.
Reading through the program's evolution from Year One to Year Five provides insights for subscription-driven ventures.
www.theguardian.com
1 week ago
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No Judgement by Lauren Oyler review modish observations from a rarefied world

Lauren Oyler is a well-known American writer and critic, famed for her critical essays and first novel, Fake Accounts.
Oyler's writing style is described as defensive, anxious, and self-congratulatory, with a focus on online culture and the internet.
www.theparisreview.org
5 days ago
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The Paris Review

Paul Yamazaki, City Lights' chief buyer, played a significant role in shaping the bookstore's collection, specializing in poetry, literature, and left-leaning books.
Yamazaki focuses on creating a unique browsing experience by curating books that engage in conversations with each other on the shelves.
www.theguardian.com
1 week ago
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Change: A Novel by Edouard Louis review a knack for dramatising filial strife

Edouard Louis recounts two main stories: his escape from a deprived village for being gay and the aftermath of success from his debut novel.
Change, his fifth book, follows his transformation from 17 to 25, his ascent to fame, and the emotional struggles associated with it.
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