In “All My Mother’s Lovers,” a Mother’s Secret Letters Reveal Her Secret Life

Not to sound like an assistant district attorney from SVU, but it is beyond a shadow of a doubt that acclaimed essayist and book critic Ilana Masad has carved a prominent space for herself in the realm of mother-daughter literature with her debut novel, All My Mother’s Lovers. It sits upon a throne of 2020 […] The post In “All My Mother’s Lovers,” a Mother’s Secret Letters Reveal Her Secret Life appeared first on Electric Literature. Continue reading at 'Electric Literature'

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In “All My Mother’s Lovers,” a Mother’s Secret Letters Reveal Her Secret Life

Not to sound like an assistant district attorney from SVU, but it is beyond a shadow of a doubt that acclaimed essayist and book critic Ilana Masad has carved a prominent space for herself in the realm of mother-daughter literature with her debut novel, All My Mother’s Lovers. It sits upon a... Continue reading at Electric Literature

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Christie's 'secret' letters to HarperCollins set to be revealed

The secret history between Agatha Christie and her long-standing publisher, HarperCollins, are being revealed as part of a new exhibition celebrating the company’s 200th anniversary. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Alice Munro's daughter reveals sexual abuse by stepfather, says mother stayed silent

Canadian author Alice Munro, who died in May, allegedly 'chose to stay with, and protect' husband Gerald Fremlin, who pleaded guilty to 'indecently assaulting' her daughter. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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A Secret Letter to the KGB Turned A Lost Family History Into a Novel

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How to Be Self-Revealing in Memoir When You’re Not In Real Life

Write-minded: Weekly Inspiration for Writers is currently in its fourth year. We are a weekly podcast for writers craving a unique blend of inspiration and real talk about the ups and downs of the writing life. Hosted by Brooke Warner of She Writes and Grant Faulkner of National Novel Writing... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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I beg you, don’t buy a novelty notebook for the book lover in your life this holiday season.*

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Newly published Charles Dickens letters reveal he was ‘a bit of a diva’

Eleven previously unpublished letters will go on display at the Charles Dickens Museum in London, offering an insight into the British author's life. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Ali Hazelwood’s sort-of-secret life as a best-selling author

“Love Hypothesis” author Ali Hazelwood didn’t intend to keep her scientist identity separate from her author identity. She didn’t intend to become an author. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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A Son Looks Back on Life With an Irascible and Beloved Mother

“Tasha” is Brian Morton’s memoir of his complicated relationship with the woman who raised him. Continue reading at The New York Times

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Exclusive cover reveal: Suad Amiry’s Mother of Strangers.

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In Tessa Hadley’s ‘Free Love,’ a mother’s happy life is upended by a kiss

Tessa Hadley's "Free Love" follows a happy 1960s mother and wife who shocks her family — and herself. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Who was Vivian Maier? A new book explores the inspired life of the nanny with a secret gift for photography

‘Vivian Maier: Developed’ is a revealing and beautiful biography about the mysterious caregiver who left behind a trove of her own art. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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He fought in the Marines and MMA matches. A novel about his mother was the fight of his life

Atticus Lish was acclaimed for his first novel 'Preparation for the Next Life.' His second, 'The War for Gloria,' is more raw, painful and personal. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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For a mother forced to give up her child, decades of grief, shame and secrets

Gabrielle Glaser’s story starts in the 1960s but has resonance for today’s migrant parents. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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What Kurt Vonnegut’s rapturous love letters reveal about him as a writer — and husband

Discovered in his attic, the letters in “Love, Kurt” feel both very private and very important. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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In ‘Here Is the Beehive,’ a philandering mother deals with the death of her lover

Sarah Crossan’s first novel for adults is, like some of her celebrated YA novels, written in verse. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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'A Handful of Earth, A Handful of Sky' reveals Octavia E. Butler's early life in Pasadena

Drawing on Octavia E. Butler's journals and notes, "A Handful of Earth, A Handful of Sky" offers a glimpse inside her journey to becoming a science fiction writer. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Our food shopping habits have human and environmental costs. ‘The Secret Life of Groceries’ adds them up.

Benjamin Lorr peers at the dark underbelly of the food industry, one that depends on inexhaustible supply. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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