Colin Dayan's 'In the Belly of Her Ghost' exorcises memories of mother after she's gone

Colin Dayan’s brief but explosive memoir of her relationship to her mother should find a place among the more indelible life histories of the last several years. Unlike Jeannette Wall’s “The Glass Castle” or Tara Westover’s “Educated,” riveting accounts of tormented childhoods, and unlike Helen... Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-06-05 16:00:00 UTC ]
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Review: Colin Dayan's 'In the Belly of Her Ghost' exorcises memories of mother after she's gone

Colin Dayan's brief but explosive memoir of her relationship to her mother should find a place among the more indelible life histories of the last several years. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-06-05 16:00:01 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 ‘Memorial Drive’ a Poet Evokes Her Childhood and Confronts Her Mother’s Murder

The new memoir by the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Natasha Trethewey is an aching investigation of trauma and art. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2020-07-30 10:06:53 UTC ]
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How “Memorial Drive” Tries to Make Sense of a Mother’s Murder

Katy Waldman writes about “Memorial Drive,” a new memoir by the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Natasha Trethewey, who pieces together memories of her mother, who was murdered by Trethewey’s stepfather. Continue reading at New Yorker

[ New Yorker | 2020-07-29 10:00:00 UTC ]
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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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Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey share their ‘Office’ memories

The self-proclaimed "Office BFFs" have a new book — and some thoughts on where Jim and Pam would be today. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Colin Kaepernick Releasing YA Graphic Memoir

Colin Kaepernick is releasing a YA graphic memoir that will be based on his high school years and the tough decisions he made for his future. Continue reading at Book Riot

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When You Learn Your Mother Was a Serious Writer Only After She’s Gone

In March 2021, my mother, Nancy Bourne, a lifelong nonsmoker, died of lung cancer. Two weeks before that, though, as she cycled in and out of hospital wards, she was on her laptop sending off a flurry of query letters to literary agents asking for their help in selling her first novel. Six... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Beyond Sally Rooney: Among the Irish new wave, Colin Barrett's short stories stand out

Colin Barrett's second collection, 'Homesickness,' expands the reach of this mordantly funny Irishman beyond the small-town millennials of his debut. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Colin Kaepernick talks about his new venture: Children’s book author

The activist-quarterback discusses the defining moment that sparked his new children’s book, ‘I Color Myself Different.' Continue reading at The Washington Post

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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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Sweden's Lindström Wins 2022 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award

Swedish picture book author and illustrator Eva Lindström has won this year's Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, which carries with it a $525,000 USD purse. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-03-22 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Compassionate portraits of people with faith — in aliens, ghosts and God

Sarah Krasnostein meets true believers from around the world, and treats them with dignity. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Exclusive cover reveal: Suad Amiry’s Mother of Strangers.

Lit Hub is pleased to reveal the cover for Suad Amiry’s new novel, Mother of Strangers, which will be published by Penguin Random House this August. Mother of Strangers, based on a true story, follows the lives of 15-year-old mechanic Subhi and 13-year-old Shams, the girl he hopes to marry one... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Writing a Memoir Taught Me How to See My Mother

Until I was five years old, my mother and I lived with her parents in Flatbush, Brooklyn. We never talked about my father. We never said his name, which meant that we never said my full name, Sherry Zimmerman. I first saw my full name written out in an inscription in a children’s alphabet book […] Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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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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ALA Announces Colin Kaepernick Will Close LibLearnX

Kaepernick will talk with librarians about his first children’s book, illustrated by Eric Wilkerson, 'I Color Myself Different,' which is scheduled for an April, 2022 publication from Scholastic Press and Kaepernick Publishing. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-01-14 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Hodder Studio signs Kennedy's memoir on relationship with mother

Hodder Studio has landed Letters from Brenda by Emma Kennedy, a memoir that explores the author's relationship with her mum, inspired by the discovery of 75 lost letters. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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A Chilling Debut Novel Puts Mothers Under Surveillance and Into Parenting Rehab

Jessamine Chan’s “The School for Good Mothers” takes up themes of autonomy and technology in imagining an experimental facility where parents go through mandatory retraining. Continue reading at The New York Times

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