Amor Towles’s ‘The Lincoln Highway’ is a long and winding road through the hopes and failures of mid-century America

Amor Towles tells the story of a motley crew on a cross-country journey, reveling in the junkyards of broken dreams and the optimism of the postwar era. Continue reading at 'The Washington Post'

[ The Washington Post | 2021-10-05 13:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon Names 'The Lincoln Highway' Best Book of Year

'The Lincoln Highway' by Amor Towles (Viking) was named the Best Book of the Year by Amazon Books editors. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-11-16 05:00:00 UTC ]
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A Road Trip Across America to Dismantle White Patriarchy

Randa Jarrar’s memoir Love Is An Ex-Country focuses predominantly on the years leading to the 2016 election, a period, which, like now, was characterized by heightened Islamophobia, misogyny, homophobia, anti-immigrant sentiment, and racism. Jarrar embarks on a road trip inspired by Tahia... Continue reading at Electric Literature

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A new Amor Towles novel is hitting shelves this October.

Literary pivot alert! Yesterday, Entertainment Weekly announced we’re getting a new novel from A Gentleman in Moscow and Rules of Civility author Amor Towles, out from Penguin Random House on October 5. Towles told EW that he “likes to mix it up,” and he has; while his previous novels centered... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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The Election and a Changing America: LARB Politics Editor Tom Zoellner on The National Road

Subscribe on Podcasts | Spotify | SoundCloud | We’re joined by Tom Zoellner, award-winning author and the LA Review of Books Politics Editor. Tom and the co-hosts talk about the election, the tenor of the online political debate, and the future of patriotism. We also discuss Tom’s new book, The... Continue reading at Los Angeles Review of Books

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Column: America's oldest children's bookstore is struggling in the pandemic. But there's hope

Jimmy Fallon, local authors and devoted regulars are rallying to help Once Upon a Time in Montrose — the country's oldest kids' bookstore — survive the pandemic that has destroyed so many small businesses. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Tocqueville’s ‘Democracy in America,’ read anew in 2020, feels prophetic — and in some ways, hopeful

Tocqueville’s masterpiece is a reminder of the strengths and weaknesses of the American political experiment. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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A Road Trip With One of the 20th Century’s Greatest Writers

“Borges and Me,” a memoir by Jay Parini, recounts a young poet’s travels with Jorge Luis Borges, the Argentine master. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2020-08-18 09:00:07 UTC ]
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In Matthew Baker’s ‘Why Visit America,’ the U.S. is an absurd place, but also full of hope

Baker’s short story collection brilliantly envisions everyday life for individuals in alternative Americas. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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A Tale of Two Economic Indicators: Publishing’s Long Road to Recovery Will Require More Detours

This morning I woke up to two very different pieces of news, yet they are very much connected. The first was the news that the U.S. unemployment rate fell to 11.1% in June, and as a nation we added 4.8 million jobs to the economy. Certainly it’s good news that the trend line has moved downward... Continue reading at Folio Magazine

[ Folio Magazine | 2020-07-02 16:42:10 UTC ]
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‘Miss Iceland’ is an exquisitely detailed portrait of mid-century life in Iceland

Audur Ava Olafsdottir does a brilliant job of conveying Icelandic life — its harshness, its connection to the land and to history, and its amusing qualities. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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How America’s Oldest Bookstore Has Survived Across the Centuries

The tale of the Moravian Book Shop isn’t straight-forward. Founded in 1745, in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, it’s said to be the oldest continuously-running bookstore in America, yet it’s largely under the radar. It’s not a grande dame to whom homage must be paid; it’s never been the epicenter for... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Fourth Estate matches mid-century illustration to 10 classic fiction titles

The Matchbook Classics series by Fourth Estate brings 10 of its noted fiction titles under the same branding—and contained in a matchbox, with an unusual method of construction. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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The Long, Winding Path to One Debut Novel’s Publication

How years, hundreds of queries, and an abandoned manuscript led to the publication of Margaret Wilkerson Sexton's outstanding debut novel, 'A Kind of Freedom.' Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BEA 2016: Amor Towles: Under Hotel

Picture a luxurious hotel in Moscow circa 1922 and a young aristocrat whose “dangerous” tendencies have caused a revolutionary tribunal to condemn him—not to death but to lifetime incarceration in that luxury hotel. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Ms. Marvel's Long, Degrading, Triumphant Road To Stardom

Marvel has its first superhero movie starring a woman up front. You will not believe what she had to do to get here.It's a big day for diversity in comic book adaptations: Marvel Studios announced that that African asskicker Black Panther would get his own film in 2017 and Ms. Marvel would get... Continue reading at Fast Company

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The Hole in Our Collective Memory: How Copyright Made Mid-Century Books Vanish

A book published during the presidency of Chester A. Arthur has a greater chance of being in print today than one published during the time of Reagan.     Continue reading at The Atlantic

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Lebanese-Canadian Author Rawi Hage’s Winding Road to Success

Lebanese-Canadian author Rawi Hage, a featured speaker at this year's Abu Dhabi Book Fair, discusses his long, transcontinental path to becoming a novelist. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Kamal Ahmed | 'I hope you come to the end of my book and feel a sense of hope'

Born in Ealing, west London, half a century ago to an English mother and a Sudanese father, Kamal Ahmed explores what it means to be mixed-race in Britain today. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Book Review: Behold, America: A History of America First and the American Dream, by Sarah Churchwell

In the late summer of 1941, as millions of Americans were debating whether to become involved in the war against Hitler, the journalist Dorothy Thompson wrote a celebrated essay for Harper's magazine. The title was Who Goes Nazi?, and Thompson explained that she had devised "a somewhat macabre... Continue reading at Stuff

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