I Spy Louise Fitzhugh: A Conversation with Leslie Brody

LESLIE BRODY’S new biography, Sometimes You Have to Lie, describes the life of Louise Fitzhugh, author of the classic children’s book Harriet the Spy. Originally published in 1964 by Harper and Row, Harriet has never been out of print and has inspired multiple adaptations and spin-offs, including a 1988 stage version authored by Brody for […] The post I Spy Louise Fitzhugh: A Conversation with Leslie Brody appeared first on Los Angeles Review of Books. Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Review of Books'

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Resisting the Easy Impulse: Te-Ping Chen in Conversation with Brenda Peynado

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Translating Fang Fang’s Wuhan Diary amid the Covid-19 Pandemic: A Conversation with Michael Berry, by King Yu

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Forgive and Remember: A Conversation with Susan Shapiro

WHAT WOULD YOU DO if the person who hurt you most refused to say they were sorry? Could you forgive anyway? Best-selling author Susan Shapiro explores this universal question in her intriguing, insightful, all-too-relatable new book The Forgiveness Tour, out this past January. In her... Continue reading at Los Angeles Review of Books

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Open the Portal: A Conversation with Patricia Lockwood

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