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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‘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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Rituals of Housekeeping, Memories of Home: On Marilynne Robinson’s First Novel

In one of my earliest memories I am standing on a beach with my father and we are sculpting the shape of a woman’s body out of sand. In my mind it is winter—Avalon in the off-season—and I see us huddled in coats, wrapped in wool, bracing ourselves against the salt wind that blows in […] The post... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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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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Long-Lost Soul Food Cookbook Finds New Life

'Princess Pamela's Soul Food Cookbook,' Pamela Strobel's collection of soul food recipes, is coming back after being out of print for 40 years. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Story of de Beauvoir love affair to Myriad

Myriad Editions has signed a “stunning” novelisation of the love affair between Simone de Beauvoir and American writer Nelson Algren. Fiction editor Holly Ainley bought UK and Commonwealth rights, including Canada, to Noon in Paris, Eight in Chicago by Chicago-born author Douglas Cowie, from... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Marilynne Robinson wins fiction prize

Novelist Marilynne Robinson and cartoonist Roz Chast were among the winners at the National Book Critics Circle. Continue reading at BBC News

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Love Affair with Two Languages: Robert Alter

For Robert Alter, translating the Old Testament is not only a way of expressing his love of both Hebrew and English, but also of illuminating the Bible as the key work of Western literature. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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How Etsy Alienated Its Crafters and Lost Its Soul

Like book authors who hate Amazon’s policies, crafters who hate Etsy find it hard to leave because of the site’s immense traffic and generally positive public reputation. Just before the Christmas rush, I finally put my money where my mouth is and shut down my shop. The post How Etsy Alienated... Continue reading at Wired

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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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The narcissistic mind and 'Love Affairs of Nathaniel P.'

Adelle Waldman plumbs the cold heart of a Brooklyn writer. But what this witty debut novel really reveals is how the book's hero thinks.Adelle Waldman's debut novel, "The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P.," chronicles just that: Nathaniel Piven's love affairs. Nate lives in Brooklyn. He's a writer.... 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

When you meet Archie Bongiovanni, you may feel as though you already know them. The jorts, the stick-n-poke tattoos, the larger-than-the-room laugh that means you always know where they’re standing. That’s because Bongiovanni’s incredibly endearing energy winds up all over the page in Grease... Continue reading at Electric Literature

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

Even as the UK's Publishers Association opens its 'Love Audio' campaign, London hasn't taken the cue from Brussels and dropped its VAT rate on audiobooks. The post UK Opens Third Annual ‘Love Audio’ Week, Not Loving VAT on Audiobooks appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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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

It is by now a legendary piece of comic book lore: In 1981, a trio of brothers from Oxnard — Jaime, Gilbert and Mario Hernandez — self-published a slim black-and-white comic book they titled “Love and Rockets.” The volume, reprinted the following year by Fantagraphics, contained a riff on old... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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

The former secondary school teacher and graduate of Bath Spa’s MA in Writing for Young People explores themes of prejudice, racism and identity. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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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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Social media stars Jack & Jack to Quercus

Quercus has acquired a non-fiction title by social media stars Jack Gilinsky and Jack Johnson, known on social media as Jack & Jack. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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