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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News Corp finds someone to blame after pulling the plug on AAP (hint: it's not News Corp) | Weekly Beast

Murdoch mastheads point finger at ABC, Facebook and the Guardian, among others. Plus: what KFC and bidets say about the state of journalismThe demise of AAP has unexpectedly ignited a war of words between media companies over who is to blame.According to News Corp – one of the major shareholders... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-03-06 02:34:45 UTC ]
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More Than Toys: Exploring History With American Girl

For one reader, AMERICAN GIRL was more than a favorite book series and doll: it was a lifestyle. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-03-04 11:33:19 UTC ]
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Finding 'Grace in the Rubble' 25 Years After the Oklahoma City Bombing

After writing about forgiving her sister’s murderer in 2015’s ‘Change of Heart,’ Jeanne Bishop is telling the story of an unlikely friendship between the father of Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh and the father of one of his victims in her new book. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-02-26 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Christian Publishers Find Added Value in Book Awards

Award-winning Christian titles can often break into the broader market, and publishers are taking notice. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-02-26 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Mackesy's The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse re-takes top spot

Charlie Mackesy’s The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse (Ebury) has cantered back into the UK Official Top 50 number one spot, boomeranging back up after Val McDermid’s How the Dead Speak (Sphere) knocked it from the top a week ago.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-02-24 23:13:36 UTC ]
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Top Reasons to Visit Toy Fair (shelftalker)

A report from this year’s New York Toy Fair, and why one retailer finds this show so valuable. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-02-24 13:00:00 UTC ]
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Smell the ink and drift away: why I find solace in photobooks

Instagram is like frozen pizza, exhibitions are noisy – but a photobook is an act of analogue rebellion in an obnoxiously digital worldSwiss bliss: Teju Cole’s Alpine wanderlust – in picturesWhere can one find temporary help in this hectic world? People go on retreats, join religions, cushion... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-02-24 06:00:13 UTC ]
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Coronavirus: The Latest Challenge for Toy Makers—and Publishers

The coronavirus is one of the main topics of conversation at the 117th edition of Toy Fair New York, which began on Saturday and runs through Tuesday. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-02-24 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Laura Lippman Finds Her Fighting Words

The crime novelist is leaving her comfort zone, and fiction, with her latest book. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-02-21 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Septemberland, How to Find Your Way in a Post-9/11 Dystopian World

TO BE A STRANGER in your own land is alienating enough, but to be a stranger among your own people? That vexing question is at the heart of two books — one a Bildungsroman, the other a memoir — by Arab authors whose narratives might be best described as the misadventures of the insider-outsider.... Continue reading at Los Angeles Review of Books

[ Los Angeles Review of Books | 2020-02-15 18:00:32 UTC ]
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Finding Liberation in the Early Years of the Women’s Royal Naval Service

At the training college for the Women’s Royal Naval Service (also called the Wrens) in Greenwich, Madge Barnes joined a cohort of other young recruits to learn not only nautical terms and naval traditions, but also, in that nobly stifling British way, the rules of civility and decorum. In the... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-02-07 09:49:43 UTC ]
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Nancy Drew Is Dead! Don't Worry, the Hardy Boys Are on the Case.

A new comic book series imagines that Nancy has been killed, infuriating some fans of the unstoppable teen detective who made her debut 90 years ago. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2020-01-25 19:16:28 UTC ]
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The Boys Return to Their Comic Book Roots

A new story will reveal more about the characters before the Amazon Prime TV superhero series returns this year. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2020-01-23 18:30:05 UTC ]
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From the Beastie Boys to Michelle Obama, here's your Grammys audiobook playlist

Five nominees for the Grammys spoken word award offer vastly different listening experiences. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2020-01-23 15:00:45 UTC ]
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Amanda Yates Garcia on Writing to Find Her True Self

Amanda Yates Garcia is the guest. Her new memoir, Initiated: Memoir of a Witch, is available from Grand Central Publishing. Garcia is a writer, artist, professional witch, and the Oracle of Los Angeles. Her work has been featured in The Millions, The Los Angeles Times, Time Out, LA Weekly, GOOP,... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-01-15 09:47:42 UTC ]
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Concern for children's book market as The Book People fails to find buyer

Trade figures have said the failure of The Book People to find a buyer, leading to 155 redundancies, could have ramifications for the children's book market.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-01-14 05:00:29 UTC ]
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Finding Strength in Scary Stories: Spotlight on Tehlor Kay Mejia

A ghostly figure from Mexican folklore haunts the pages of Mejia’s debut middle grade novel. (Sponsored) Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-01-13 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Spanish Publishers Finds Its Groove

The consortium of Spanish-language publishers has been successfully supplying Spanish-language books to the U.S. for 17 years—and is only growing more steady. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-01-10 05:00:00 UTC ]
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WI15: Finding Her Voice: PW Talks with Rebecca Solnit

In this conversation with a featured speaker, PW checks in with Rebecca Solnit, who will give the afternoon keynote on Wednesday, January 22. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-01-10 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Nipsey Hussle was a bookworm. Now black men are finding inspiration in what he read

Once a month, black men come together for The Marathon Book Club — founded to read the books that inspired Nipsey Hussle, who was killed in South L.A. in March. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2020-01-05 14:00:49 UTC ]
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