‘First Person Singular’ delves into lost love and strange happenings

Japanese writer Haruki Murakami offers a collection of imaginative short stories with skewed elements that his many fans are sure to applaud. Continue reading at 'The Christian Science Monitor'

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Haruki Murakami’s ‘First Person Singular’ will satisfy fans with its uncanny scenarios

Some of the stories revisit a simple plot: An ordinary urbanite journeys to a rural area looking for answers, only to find more questions. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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‘A Light in the Dark’ is a love letter to directors, personal flaws and all

The latest addition to film historian David Thomson’s opinionated take on the film industry is notable for what it says — and what it doesn’t. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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In ‘Jack,’ Marilynne Robinson’s fourth Gilead novel, a lost soul embarks on an impossible love affair

The story, set in segregated St. Louis, follows a White thief and a Black teacher whose lives intersect. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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‘Cabinets of Curiosities’ delves into the history of collectors and their stunning, strange acquisitions

When private collecting went public, the tchotchkes of noblemen became hot tickets. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Lost Girls by DJ Taylor review – love, war and literature 1939-51

An urbane attempt to offer belated autonomy to a small band of well-born, well-connected young womenThe scene with which DJ Taylor begins his 26th book, Lost Girls, in which a girl enters, with some trepidation, a literary party in a house in Bloomsbury, is striking for many reasons. It is, as... Continue reading at The Guardian

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What happens to a person's Facebook posts after they die? One artist is using them to build digital memorials

On Sunday, I attended my funeral. It was a short ceremony, held in a small auditorium at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The pastor who led it made note of my professional accomplishments. He also cited my habit of eating straight out of the bulk bins at Sprouts. The ceremony ended with a... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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William Heinemann to publish long lost love letters

William Heinemann has acquired a “significant” collection of erotic letters from a young woman to her lover dating from the 1920s. Selina Walker, publisher at Century and Arrow, bought UK and Commonwealth (excluding Australia New Zealand) rights to the collection, edited by Jean Yves Berthault... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Book review: 'Second Person Singular' by Sayed Kashua

A lawyer and a caretaker with similar backgrounds follow different paths in contemporary Jerusalem with the same motivation: to leave their small-town Arab lives behind and be accepted for the new personas they have created.Early in the novel, "Second Person Singular," a main character known... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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If you love books and also love, you can rent this bookstore for a COVID-friendly date night.

Given that we’re all justifiably afraid about the breath of others right now, it’s a weird time to be dating. While the warmer months at least offered the possibility of outdoor meetings, now it’s winter and, like all other things, dating has become an exercise in futility and endless Zoom... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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‘Love After Love’ reminds readers why we go to books in search of answers to life’s great questions

Ingrid Persaud’s Trinidad-set debut is a memorable, moving account of wounded people who come together to create an alternative family. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Queers Love Comics, and “Grease Bats” Loves Queers

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UK Opens Third Annual ‘Love Audio’ Week, Not Loving VAT on Audiobooks

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BookCon 2019: Love Is Love

We talked to Tehlor Kay Mejia, Daniel José Older, Morgan Parker, and Angelo Surmelis about love, family, community, and growing up. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Artist Jaime Hernandez reunites his ‘Love and Rockets’ women, but only loves one now

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Emma Carroll | 'It’s lovely to see Middle Grade having its moment. It’s what I love writing'

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iBooks Bestsellers: 'What Happened' Is What's Happening

The most popular book in Apple's iBooks store is erstwhile Democratic presidential contender Hillary Rodham Clinton's tell-all, 'What Happened,' which unseated Stephen King's 'It' for the #1 slot. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Comic book creators unite for 'Love Is Love' to honor victims of Orlando attack

The comic book community is coming together for "Love Is Love," a comic to honor those killed in June's Orlando attack. Organized by writer Marc Andreyko, "Love Is Love" will feature more than 100 one- to two-page stories from some of the biggest names in comics. Contributing... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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The Strange Beauty of Murkami’s “The Strange Library”

The hardcover edition of Haruki Murakami’s new short novel, The Strange Library, earned raves from for both the text and the design. The post The Strange Beauty of Murkami’s “The Strange Library” appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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