Disguised as a boy, the heroine of ‘Curious Toys’ finds freedom — and answers

Elizabeth Hand’s novel is both a mystery and a fascinating exploration of gender. Continue reading at 'The Washington Post'

[ The Washington Post | 2019-10-15 13:00:00 UTC ]
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Harry and Meghan biography Finding Freedom reigns supreme in the charts

Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand's biography of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Finding Freedom (HQ), has ascended to the UK Official Top 50 number one spot, selling a princely 31,586 copies in its first five days on sale. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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‘Finding Freedom’ dissects Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s break with the royal family

Co-authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand spoke to more than 100 friends, aides and others in the Sussexes’ “inner circle.” Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Harry and Meghan biography Finding Freedom listed on Amazon

The title of a new biography of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, reportedly written with the couple's co-operation, has been revealed as Finding Freedom. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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In ‘Mama Hissa’s Mice,’ three Kuwaiti boys find solace in fables

Saud Alsanousi’s recently translated novel takes American readers to place few have ventured. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Lessons From Nabokov: Finding Freedom in a Foreign Language

I own a 19-year-old copy of Vladimir Nabokov’s Invitation to a Beheading. I place its age from the barcode on its back, which states the name of the bookstore where I bought it: Borders.The one that used to sit on the ground floor of the World Trade Center, the one I’d been to multiple times […] Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-08-19 08:50:43 UTC ]
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Girls like digital media while boys prefer print, finds study on reading habits

National Literacy Trust report also says girls continue to outpace boys in their enthusiasm for reading for pleasureGirls have more firmly embraced digital literacy and formats such as Facebook, email and text message, while boys are more comfortable with traditional printed media such as... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Oseman's boy-meets-boy love story greenlit for Netflix series

Netflix has greenlit a YA drama series produced by See-Saw Films based on Alice Oseman’s Young Adult graphic novel series Heartstopper, published by Hodder Children’s Books. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Boys Will Be Boys, Girls Have to Cover Up

In Fariha Róisín’s debut novel Like a Bird, protagonist Taylia Chatterjee lives a privileged life on Manhattan’s Upper West Side with her sister Alyssa. Alyssa often receives preferential treatment from their liberal, overbearing parents—a white Jewish mom, a Hindu Bengali dad. Taylia is... Continue reading at Electric Literature

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How to Find a Literary Agent: Finding Agents Appropriate for Your Writing

Literary agents are the gate keepers of the publishing world, but not all agents represent all genres of writing. This post shares how to find a literary agent appropriate for your writing project, including links to agents representing various genres. The post How to Find a Literary Agent:... Continue reading at Writer's Digest

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Toy Fair Moves on After Toys R Us

At this year’s New York Toy Fair, publishers discussed new retail opportunities following the closing of the toy store chain. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Toy Fair 2017: Toy Stores Seek Books for Themed Displays

Crowds filled the aisles of the 2017 edition of New York International Toy Fair, and the mood was upbeat. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Toy Fair 2016: The Adult Publishing Coloring Craze Hits the Toy Industry

One of the most notable themes at this year’s New York International Toy Fair emanated from publishing: adult coloring books. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Toy Fair 2015: Toy Stores Add More Books to the Mix

At this year's trade show executives from several publishers said specialty toy stores are currently doing well with books and are looking for new titles to add to their assortments. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Lose the Clutter, Find the Spirit: Books on Finding Calm Through Getting Organized

Four new books from spirituality and religion publishers address the practical and spiritual benefits of tossing, reordering, and simplifying. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Should boys read boys?

Is it really true that boys want to read books about boys, written by men? Or is this narcissism and sexism of the saddest, most damaging kind? Night School author CJ Daugherty makes the case that books should be gender free. What do you think? Join the discussion on Twitter @GdnChildrensBks, on... Continue reading at The Guardian

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First-Time Exhibitors Target Toy and Specialty Retailers at Toy Fair 2014

This year's New York International Toy Fair was characterized by steady traffic on the show floor, key customers roaming the aisles of the Javits Center, orders being written, and meetings being accomplished. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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7 Short Stories about Political Issues That Resist Easy Answers

It can be too easy to write villains— people stunted and incapable of love or compassion—when we write about opponents of our politics, especially in short stories, which have so much less space to detail nuance. Sometimes writing about villains and pointing the finger is necessary in a world... Continue reading at Electric Literature

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A ’50s mom finds her calling as a spy in the captivating novel ‘A Woman of Intelligence’

Based on a true story, Karin Tanabe’s new book is a mid-20th-century period piece, but oh, how familiar it seems. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Dark clouds gather over press freedom in Europe

A week ago, Peter R. de Vries, a star journalist in the Netherlands, was leaving a studio where he’d just appeared as a guest on a TV program, RTL Boulevard, when a gunman shot him five times, including in the head. De Vries has covered the criminal underworld dating back to the eighties and... Continue reading at Columbia Journalism Review

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