Books: A teen reviews '#Neveragain,' a World War II tragedy comes to life and more book news

Welcome to the Books newsletter! I’m books editor Carolyn Kellogg, writing my last newsletter from our Spring Street address — next Friday we’ll be packing up for our new digs in El Segundo. THE BIG STORY When I saw that Parkland, Fla., shooting survivors David Hogg and his sister Lauren Hogg had... Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-07-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Readers can’t get enough World War II fiction, and authors are happy to keep the books coming

Pamela Jenoff, Kate Quinn and other authors talk about how they find inspiration for their novels. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Hot Topic: World War II Books

In the spirit of Christopher Nolan's new film, 'Dunkirk,' here are three new titles in which everyday people fight to survive and commit unsung acts of heroism. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Books: The new Trump book, plus book reviews and news

For book lovers and politics fiends, 2018 has gotten off to a bang with the early publication of “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House” by Michael Wolff. Welcome to the new year! I’m Carolyn Kellogg with this week’s books newsletter. THE BIG STORY Excerpts from “Fire and Fury” that... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Books: The library fire, a criminal family, reviews and book news

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[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-10-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Books: Theodore Sturgeon's overlooked centenary plus reviews and book news

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Books: Rachel Cusk, the long literary life of the Replacements and more book news

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[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-06-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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In ‘House of Glass,’ Hadley Freeman unearth’s the World War II-era secrets of her family’s past

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Mirror Books to publish 'remarkable' World War Two memoir

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H.G. Parry: When We Read Books, We Bring Their Worlds Into Life

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In World War II, serving Jesus while spying for the United States

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“Dear House, Don’t Burn”: On Svetlana Alexievich’s “Last Witnesses: An Oral History of the Children of World War II”

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Horrors of World War II, through children’s eyes

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The female spies who helped liberate World War II France

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Carroll returns to World War II with story collection

Faber Children’s Books has acquired a collection of short stories, set in World War II, by Emma Carroll. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Macmillan Children's Books buys debut World War Two story

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[ Stuff | 2018-03-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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