Flawed Atticus should still be celebrated, 'Mockingbird' actor says

None of the controversies surrounding the publication of Harper Lee's long-lost novel, "Go Set a Watchman," has caused more debate than its depiction of the beloved lawyer Atticus Finch as a cranky segregationist vehemently opposed to civil rights. Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

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Atticus Finch is a racist in To Kill a Mockingbird’s sequel

Portrayal of liberal lawyer’s dark side praised for its realism by civil rights campaignerOne of the great figures of American literature has suffered dramatic reputational damage this weekend. The unexpected early release of shocking plot details from the new novel by Harper Lee, a sequel to... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Celebrate Juneteenth with 7 of our favorite recipes from African American cookbook and other celebrated authors

Celebrating Juneteenth? June 19, or "Juneteenth," commemorates the ending of slavery in the United States. We've compiled 7 favorite recipes from African American authors, including Rufus Estes, the first African American chef to publish a cookbook, Dr. George Washington Carver and Maya Angelou.... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Summer Scares Is Back to Celebrate Horror In Libraries (And Beyond!)

The Horror Writers Association, in collaboration with United for Libraries, Book Riot, and Booklist are excited to announce Summer Scares 2021. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-11-05 11:35:00 UTC ]
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‘The Cold Millions,’ Jess Walter’s celebration of forgotten heroes, is one of the most captivating novels of the year

What might have been an earnest historical novel about the labor movement is transformed by Walter’s irresistible voice and characters. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Midwest Booksellers Celebrate Resilience, Honor Moon Palace Books

The virtual membership meeting of the Midwest Indepdendent Booksellers Association was a celebration of the regional booksellers' resiliency during a challenging year, as well as an homage to Moon Palace Books. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-10-27 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Penguin Michael Joseph pre-empts Corbett's celebration of 'life-saving' songbirds

Penguin Michael Joseph has pre-empted a book from author, editor and journalist Charlie Corbett, exploring mental health through the lens of 12 songbirds. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-10-26 15:34:25 UTC ]
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‘The Selected Letters of John Berryman’ is an intimate portrait of the celebrated, tortured poet

Berryman, who won a Pulitzer and a National Book Award, struggled with addiction and despair that also fueled his work. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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6 Books Celebrating Women’s Early Contributions to Fantasy and Sci Fi

If you thought the landscape of classic SFF was exclusively male, peep these science fiction and fantasy stories by women, including Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements edited by Walidah Imarisha and adrienne maree brown. Continue reading at Book Riot

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6 Audiobooks to Celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day

From memoir to young adult, there is a little bit of something for everyone on this list of audiobooks by Indigenous authors. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-10-06 10:31:00 UTC ]
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Pascoe, Norton, Osman and Sharma among BBC2's Between the Covers celebrity authors

Sara Pascoe, Graham Norton, Richard Osman and Babita Sharma are among the authors confirmed to be making appearances on BBC2's new book club programme "Between the Covers", hosted by Sara Cox.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-09-14 16:56:27 UTC ]
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Viking to celebrate the NHS's 75th birthday with new biography

Viking has acquired Fighting for Life: The Twelve Battles that Made Our NHS, and the Struggle for Its Future by Isabel Hardman, to be published ahead of the NHS's 75th anniversary in 2023.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-09-10 16:18:06 UTC ]
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In Emma Cline’s story collection, ‘Daddy,’ flawed men reap what they sow

As in “The Girls,” Cline’s wit is on point and her writing is evocative and seductive. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Edinburgh International Book Festival celebrates 'special' digital experience

Edinburgh International Book Festival director Nick Barley has said this year's event has "generated its own sense of community", despite being entirely online for the first time. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Bon Appétit names Dawn Davis, celebrated Simon & Schuster exec, new editor-in-chief

The storied culinary media brand lands a, well, seasoned publishing pro at a critical juncture.   Continue reading at Advertising Age

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Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day 2020 With These Official Online Events

Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day 2020 with a host of online events, including author panels and drawing demonstrations. Continue reading at Book Riot

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Helen Macdonald’s ‘Vesper Flights’ — like ‘H Is for Hawk’ — is a beautiful, poignant celebration of the natural world

These 41 essays tell another type of nature story, one that asks readers to see the natural world as something other than a reflection of themselves. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day This Saturday

This year's Independent Bookstore Day is taking place on Saturday, August 29. More than 600 stores are participating in the day, which will feature a day-long lineup of virtual events for both children and adults. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-08-24 04:00:00 UTC ]
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What’s the deal with this celebrity book club company?

Harnessing the power of extremely famous people to sell books is nothing new, but what about combining the influence of multiple famous people—from billionaire “philanthropist” Richard Branson to beloved journalist/Twitter lush Susan Orlean—to sell books combined with the vaporous concept of... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Texas Company Launches Five Celebrity Curated Book Clubs

Austin-based Literati is launching five celebrity-branded subscription book clubs, curated by Stephen Curry, Malala Yousafzai, Sir Richard Branson, Susan Orlean, and the Joseph Campbell Foundation. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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