A Son Looks Back on Life With an Irascible and Beloved Mother

“Tasha” is Brian Morton’s memoir of his complicated relationship with the woman who raised him. Continue reading at 'The New York Times'

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In “All My Mother’s Lovers,” a Mother’s Secret Letters Reveal Her Secret Life

Not to sound like an assistant district attorney from SVU, but it is beyond a shadow of a doubt that acclaimed essayist and book critic Ilana Masad has carved a prominent space for herself in the realm of mother-daughter literature with her debut novel, All My Mother’s Lovers. It sits upon a... Continue reading at Electric Literature

[ Electric Literature | 2020-06-22 11:00:00 UTC ]
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In Tessa Hadley’s ‘Free Love,’ a mother’s happy life is upended by a kiss

Tessa Hadley's "Free Love" follows a happy 1960s mother and wife who shocks her family — and herself. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Emma Gannon | 'I really want to us to fight back against the algorithm of life'

Five years ago, when in her late twenties, Emma Gannon released her first book: Ctrl Alt Delete: How I Grew Up Online. It’s a funny and thoughtful memoir which charts her formative experiences on the internet as a Millennial woman born in the same year as the World Wide Web. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-09-03 14:05:09 UTC ]
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He fought in the Marines and MMA matches. A novel about his mother was the fight of his life

Atticus Lish was acclaimed for his first novel 'Preparation for the Next Life.' His second, 'The War for Gloria,' is more raw, painful and personal. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2021-09-02 13:00:39 UTC ]
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A rock photographer who captured John Lennon, Mick Jagger and Gene Simmons looks back on a charmed life

Bob Gruen’s “Right Place, Right Time” is a low-key chronicle of a man going with the flow. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-11-04 14:40:16 UTC ]
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In ‘Memorial Drive,’ Natasha Trethewey reclaims her mother’s life from the man who took it

Trethewey’s memoir is a tribute to a life snuffed out by a brutal man, a fractured judicial system and a patriarchy as old as Methuselah. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-07-31 12:00:00 UTC ]
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In Lauren Beukes’s ‘Afterland,’ a mother and son go on the run in a post-pandemic America

Beukes imbues what could have simply been a sensational thriller with psychological depth and sharp detail. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Maggie O’Farrell’s ‘Hamnet’ reimagines the life and death of Shakespeare’s only son

Unintimidated by the Bard’s canon, O’Farrell creates Shakespeare before the radiance of veneration obscured everyone around him. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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How Do I Incorporate Short Stories Back Into My Reading Life?

A reader who fell out of love with short story collections ponders how best to make reading short stories part of the routine again. Continue reading at Book Riot

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The Life of Cameron Douglas, From Privilege to Prison and Back

In his memoir “Long Way Home,” Michael Douglas’s oldest son examines the “demented death wish” that drove him to drugs and crime, shining a light on his famous family along the way. Continue reading at The New York Times

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The cranky, bossy, sad, brave, beloved Olive Kitteridge is back in ‘Olive, Again’ — and better than ever

Elizabeth Strout creates a world almost unbearably addictive for its beautiful, agonized truths. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Looking back on the life of advertising legend Philip Geier

Philip H. Geier, Jr., the long-time chairman and CEO of the advertising giant known as The Interpublic Group of Companies, died on Wednesday, June 19, at the age of 84. Over the course of his nearly six-decade-long career, Geier made a name for himself in the worlds of both advertising and... Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2019-06-24 19:42:28 UTC ]
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My Brilliant Friend director talks about bringing Elena Ferrante’s beloved novel to life for HBO

Italian director Saverio Costanzo spoke with Fast Company about the challenge of adapting the first novel in the Neapolitan series (as a man, no less). In 2007, Italian director Saverio Costanzo wrote to the publisher of Elena Ferrante’s novella The Lost Daughter and asked if he could option the... Continue reading at Fast Company

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Mother's Day: consumers back alcohol, romance and cookery books

Books about alcohol, romance and cooking are among those winning the consumers’ buck for Mother’s Day gifts in the run up to the event on Sunday. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Blink bags real-life tale of mother’s hunt for kids

Bonnier imprint Blink Reality has acquired a “shocking true story” of a woman whose three babies were stolen from her. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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BEA 2016: Nathan Hill: A Mother-Son Relationship

In Norwegian folklore, a Nix is a spirit of the water, usually depicted as a horrible ogre, but sometimes as a beautiful white horse. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Sainsbury's Brings Beloved Kids' Character to Life -- and Tops U.K. Book Sales

This week saw an unexpected new title shoot to the top of the U.K's official book charts: "Mog's Christmas Calamity," by children's author Judith Kerr. Aged 92, Kerr has penned a new book featuring "Mog," a cat beloved to generations of British kids but what's really unusual is that she wrote... Continue reading at Advertising Age

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Jane Friedman on bringing books 'back to life'

Jane Friedman, c.e.o. of Open Road Integrated Media, on ebooks, backlist and drinking "the Kool-Aid very early on digital". Continue reading at The Bookseller

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The girl who came back to life: Lisbeth Salander resurrected for a new novel

Early in 2004, a pair of green folders labelled "Men Who Hate Women 1 and 2" landed on the desk of Eva Gedin, an editor at the Swedish publishing house Norstedts. Continue reading at Stuff

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