A Tale of “Peashes un Sheeken”

Professor and author Susannah Rodríguez Drissi offers advice on how to cope during uncertain times. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

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Tales of The Handmaid’s Tale

How The Handmaid’s Tale keeps going, with Margaret Atwood, Ann Dowd, and novelists Louise Erdrich and Megan Hunter. Continue reading at Slate

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Tales of complicated rogues — from the lovable to the murderous

Patrick Radden Keefe's essays reflect this unsettling era of mass shootings and terrorism, unaddressed mental health issues and many types of financial corruption. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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The tale of a dropout who found purpose in books, travel and just living

James Campbell’s memoir "Just Go Down to the Road" captures an era and how it shaped the author’s eventual literary career. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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From the author of ‘The Flight Attendant,’ a gripping tale of survival

Chris Bohjalian’s latest novel ‘The Lioness’ takes readers on a posh African safari that turns terrifying. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier: A tale of love and madness

In “Truly, Madly,” Stephen Galloway explores the tumultuous relationship of two of Hollywood legends. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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An Italian bestseller about Mussolini’s rise is a cautionary tale

Antonio Scurati's novel about Benito Mussolini is an exhaustive look at how democracy crumbles. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Hodder signs King's 'magnificent' Fairy Tale for September release

Stephen King has written  “a magnificent and terrifying tale” about a teenage boy with keys to a parallel world. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Wilson’s Faraway Tree continuation tale marks 80th anniversary of Blyton series

Jacqueline Wilson’s sequel to Enid Blyton’s Faraway Tree books is to launch in May, with publisher Hachette Children’s Books making big plans to celebrate the series’ 80th year. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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A tale for the telling

With the Boris Johnson administration seemingly on the brink, can we be thankful for one last snafu before this ungainly prime minister exits right? Continue reading at The Bookseller

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‘Around the World in Eighty Days’ — about to get a reboot — is the perfect Christmas tale

The classic adventure story mirrors the holiday season — weeks of madcap action and inner turmoil that usher in a morning of gladness and goodwill. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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John Murray picks up Milton's 'exhilarating' Stalin tale

Historian Giles Milton's "exhilarating" wartime story Vodka with Stalin: The Allied Mission to Wartime Moscow has gone to John Murray. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Looking for a seasonal tale of mystery, murder and ghosts? Here are 9 books just for you.

You can’t beat Holmes for the holidays. Also, Victorian Christmas ghost stories for those cozy nights by the fire. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Born Black and poor in Stockton, he was mayor by 26. Michael Tubbs' memoir tells the tale

Out this week, 'The Deeper the Roots' is an intimate, personal story of defying odds, helping others do the same and making history along the way. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Wilbur Smith, best-selling author of African adventure tales, dies at 88

His novels — filled with bloodshed and bodice ripping — sold more than 140 million copies. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Ken Follett’s latest epic is a cautionary tale of global catastrophe

Follett’s ‘Never’ is a credibly detailed and alarmingly plausible story about a world hurtling toward nuclear war. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Naomi Krupitsky’s ‘The Family’ is a mafia tale with a unique perspective

Filled with sharp descriptive details of New York City, the focus here is on homes, church, school, and the lives of women and children. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Riverrun picks up 'subversive' tale from Vaye Watkins

Riverrun has acquired Claire Vaye Watkins’ I Love You But I’ve Chosen Darkness, a "subversive" novel narrated by a woman experiencing post-partum depression during a publicity tour which takes her back to the places of her childhood.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Rock Stars and Author Trading Cards: Tales from a Decade of Bookstore Events

For more than 20 years, I worked at the Booksmith, an independent bookstore located in the Haight Ashbury neighborhood of San Francisco. For half that time, I ran the events program. I worked with publishers in selecting authors, creating a monthly schedule, and banging the drum to make sure... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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The post-apocalyptic world of Joy Williams’s ‘Harrow’ reads like a cautionary tale

Williams’s urgent novel takes place on the shore of a rotting lake, where a group of eco-warriors has gathered. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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