In Gabriela Garcia’s ‘Of Women and Salt,’ five generations of mothers and daughters fight to stay afloat

Her debut stretches from 1866 Cuba to the present-day United States, chronicling traumas both experienced and inherited. Continue reading at 'The Washington Post'

[ The Washington Post | 2021-03-30 08:29:10 UTC ]
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Lagardère Shareholder Fight Appears Headed to Resolution

A proxy battle over the control of Lagardère, the parent company of Hachette Livre, appears headed to a resolution, with Arnaud Lagardère willing to give up some of his family's power of the company. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-04-26 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Brittany Higgins' memoir will join a powerful Australian collection reclaiming women's stories of trauma. Here are four

Brittany Higgins' forthcoming memoir will allow her to tell her story in her own words. She'll join a group of strong women who've done just that. Continue reading at The Conversation

[ The Conversation | 2021-04-15 03:00:00 UTC ]
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Mother of all book deals: Mike Pence signs seven-figure deal for memoirs

Ex-vice-president is first of Trump circle to snag lucrative dealSimon & Schuster to pay $3-4m for two booksMike Pence has signed a two-book deal for his memoir that is reported to be worth millions of dollars, making him one of the first of former president Donald Trump’s inner circle to... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2021-04-07 22:02:58 UTC ]
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How an acclaimed author decided to write fiction for Black women like her

Deesha Philyaw talks about the long gestation of her collection 'The Secret Lives of Church Ladies,' a Times Book Prize finalist for first fiction. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2021-04-06 16:30:19 UTC ]
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5 Audiobooks for Celebrating the Stories of Trailblazing Women

In an attempt to take the subject beyond March, this month’s audiobook recommendations shine a light on women’s history, known and unknown, heralded and not. Viewing the glass as half-empty, it’s dispiriting how many of these stories remain untold, forgotten, or misunderstood. But let’s be... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-04-05 08:49:04 UTC ]
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Bookstat: Moriarty's Husband's Secret stays wedded to the top spot

Liane Moriarty's The Husband's Secret (Penguin) has reigned atop the Bookstat e-book top 10 for a second week running. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-04-01 13:30:35 UTC ]
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Melissa Febos’s ‘Girlhood’ brilliantly illuminates how women are conditioned to be complicit in their own exploitation

Over the course of eight essays with poignant illustrations by Forsyth Harmon, Febos interrogates the strength, savvy and vulnerabilities of girlhood. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-03-28 12:00:00 UTC ]
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News that stays news

For Christmas 1972, I was given a present that changed the way I viewed the world. It was a folder of facsimile documents called Tutankhamun & the Discovery of the Tomb. My family didn’t manage to visit the ‘Treasures of Tutankhamun’ exhibition at the British Museum that year, so my Jackdaw... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-03-27 01:02:55 UTC ]
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Behold: A reading list for Women’s History Month (and all months).

Dear reader, I know what you are thinking! Isn’t Women’s History Month basically over? Isn’t it a little too late for this listicle? No! To put this reading list before you at the very beginning of the month would be to subscribe to the idea that March is the set time to educate yourself on […] Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-03-26 19:40:27 UTC ]
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Dialogue snaps up Ofori's debut challenging 'monolithic narrative about Black women'

Dialogue Books has aquired A Word from the Margins: The Intersections of Race, Gender, Class and Ambition by Lennina Ofori.   Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-03-14 04:33:22 UTC ]
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Here’s the longlist for the 2021 Women’s Prize for Fiction.

Today, the Women’s Prize for Fiction, in collaboration with Bailey’s and Nat West, announced the longlist for its annual award, which recognizes and honors a female author of any nationality for the best novel written in English published in the United Kingdom in the previous year. The winner... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-03-10 20:25:29 UTC ]
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Luvvie Ajayi Jones wrote the book on fighting fears, but she still has some of her own

“Life doesn’t stop popping up things that are scary,” says the author of “Professional Troublemaker.” Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-03-08 14:00:00 UTC ]
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Meet the forgotten rebels and quiet revolutionaries of women’s history

From rights advocates to scientists, Rosalind Miles pulls female pioneers out of obscurity. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-03-05 13:00:00 UTC ]
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2021 WonderCon, San Diego Comic-Con Stay Virtual; CCI Plans November In-Person Event

Comic-Con International announced that it will once again replace WonderCon, its annual spring convention in Anaheim, and the San Diego Comic-Con in the summer, with free virtual events in 2021. In addition, CCI plans to launch a new and as yet unnamed in-person pop culture event in November 2021. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-03-03 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Sourcebooks Launches Women Voices Imprint with E.L. James as First Author

Sourcebooks has launched a new imprint company founder Dominique Raccah said will “expand what publishing can be for women authors.” E.L. James' backlist titles will become part of the imprint April 1. Pam Jaffee has joined Sourcebooks to help direct the imprint. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-03-01 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Congressman and Others Vow to Fight Amazon, Monopolies

The Institute for Local Self-Reliance hosted a seminar on the topic of "Reining in Monopoly Power," where Congressman David Cicilline (D-RI) and others vowed to level the playing field for small businesses competing against Amazon and other dominant tech companies. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-02-23 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Christie Watson and daughter write book for Chatto

Chatto & Windus has signed a new two-book deal with The Language of Kindness author Christie Watson, including a joint project with her 16-year-old daughter Bella Egberongbe. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-02-22 16:24:18 UTC ]
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Books by Women Confront Churches’ Misuse of Power

Women’s issues, particularly those related to #ChurchToo and #MeToo, prompt religion publishers’ continuing interest in titles that address the silencing and abuse women face in the church and religious institutions. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-02-19 05:00:00 UTC ]
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A mother searches for the child she gave up as a teen in ‘The Kindest Lie’

Nancy Johnson’s debut novel “The Kindest Lie” is a well-crafted exploration of class, race, and culture; of motherhood; and of family ties. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2021-02-17 13:46:20 UTC ]
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A mother searches for the child she gave up as a teen in ‘The Kindest Lie’

Nancy Johnson’s debut novel “The Kindest Lie” is a well-crafted exploration of class, race, and culture; of motherhood; and of family ties. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2021-02-17 13:46:20 UTC ]
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