‘A Girl Is a Body of Water’ is a poignant coming-of-age tale about women’s hard-won wisdom

Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi’s Uganda-set novel follows a girl caught between tradition and her rebellious urges. Continue reading at 'The Washington Post'

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Stories That Wrestle With Black Girls’ Coming of Age

The flash fiction literary community is like an extended family. If you are a writer and reader of flash, it is in all likelihood that your inner circle of literary peeps are other flash fiction folks or, you at least, know of one another. Six degrees is more like one or two in this community.... Continue reading at Electric Literature

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Faber to publish Callender's transgender coming-of-age tale

Faber has triumphed in a four-way auction for Felix Ever After, Kacen Callender's "voice-driven" YA novel about a transgender teen grappling with identity and self-discovery while falling in love for the first time. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Women ran. Women won. Women changed the rules of American politics.

Caitlin Moscatello recounts the 2018 midterms, which saw more female candidates than ever. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Women Translators on Women in Translation: ‘Translations Are Already a Hard Sell’

From Words Without Borders: 'Put in the time to seek out great books by women and underrepresented writers,' one of a quartet of women translators says. The post Women Translators on Women in Translation: ‘Translations Are Already a Hard Sell’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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The Best Coming-of-Age Stories about Adolescence

By Dr Oliver Tearle (Loughborough University) Many notable short stories focus on the rough passage from childhood to adulthood. Of course, the transition from ‘child’ to ‘adult’ does not happen overnight, and is not the result of a single epiphany of crucial moment, but writers of short fiction... Continue reading at Interesting Literature

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'The Little Prince' Comes of Age

Next year will mark the 80th anniversary of the book’s publication, and celebrations are already underway in New York City, where Saint-Exupéry wrote his masterpiece. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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The women in ‘Killers of a Certain Age’ are no coastal grandmothers

In Deanna Raybourn’s thriller “Killers of a Certain Age” four assassins on the brink of retirement get a chance to show their stuff one more time Continue reading at The Washington Post

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10 Indispensable Black, Queer, and Feminist Coming-of-Age Stories

Mecca Jamilah Sullivan, author of the new novel 'Big Girl,' recommends 10 essential stories of young people coming into deeper understandings of race, gender, class, sexuality, and more. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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15 of the Best Coming-of-Age Manga

The best coming of age manga capture this time in our lives in all its beauty and emotion and drama with earnest stories and illustrations. Continue reading at Book Riot

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The Coming-of-Age Stories That Made Charlie Jane Anders

Charlie Jane Anders discusses the coming-of-age stories that shaped her award-winning science fiction and helped her confront the world in front of her. The post The Coming-of-Age Stories That Made Charlie Jane Anders appeared first on The Millions. Continue reading at The Millions

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Sally Rooney’s latest novel is a lucid, nuanced story about coming of age in a broken world

“Beautiful World, Where Are You” more than lives up to the promise of its predecessors and even exceeds the hype. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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How medicine sought to control women’s bodies while ignoring their symptoms

A comprehensive history shows that the same faulty assumptions persisted for centuries. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Pride Was Hard-Won: PW Talks with Julie Rodgers

For nine years, Rodgers was a celibate gay Christian speaking about the benefits of conversion therapy, and in her forthcoming memoir 'Outlove: A Queer Christian Survival Story,' she chronicles her journey into peace, a loving marriage, and advocacy for LGBTQ Christians. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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John Burningham’s final picture book is poignant tale of ‘difficult’ dog’s last trip

Air Miles has been illustrated by his wife Helen Oxenbury and finished by Bill Salaman, friend of the author who died in 2019The final picture book from the late, much-loved children’s author John Burningham – in which “difficult dog” Miles goes on one final journey – has been completed by his... Continue reading at The Guardian

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The Independent Publishers Caucus Comes of Age

The fledgling indie publisher organization, founded in 2016, has emerged from the crucible of the Covid-19 pandemic as an invaluable resource to small presses. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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“Justine” Is a Coming-of-Age Novel for the Tamogotchi Set

Perhaps it’s not surprising that even the prose in illustrator Forsyth Harmon’s debut novel Justine is deeply imagistic. Reading this short, powerful story feels like wandering through a museum exhibit about teenage girlhood on Long Island in the summer of 1999. Narrator Ali and her friends feed... Continue reading at Electric Literature

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Firefly Press acquires detective tale with hard of hearing protagonist

Firefly Press has acquired world rights in Major and Mynah, a junior detective story featuring a hard of hearing protagonist, by children’s author Karen Owen. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Is Women's Empowerment Coming to Publishing?

Publishers say there has long been demand for titles on women’s empowerment, but #MeToo and other social justice movements have created a sense of urgency around these books. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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In ‘Standpipe,’ David Hardin offers poignant, fleeting reflections on the Flint water crisis

Hardin’s case study of Flint is expressed in a more personal and poetic way than a rigorous investigation could. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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