Julia Alvarez discusses her radically different novel, 'Afterlife' (and defends 'American Dirt')

Julia Alvarez's "Afterlife" is her first novel for adults in 15 years. She talks about loss, fragmentation and "American Dirt." Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2020-04-02 22:24:09 UTC ]
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How to watch Jane Goodall discuss 'The Book of Hope' at the L.A. Times Book Club

Jane Goodall joins the L.A. Times Book Club to discuss 'The Book of Hope: A Survival Guide for Trying Times.' Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2022-02-25 23:21:39 UTC ]
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Scholar of the Early Republic Wins American History Book Prize

The New-York Historical Society award goes to Alan Taylor, whose “American Republics” emphasizes the fragility of the American experiment from the beginning. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2022-02-25 16:00:08 UTC ]
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American Library Association Names the Best YA Audiobooks of 2022

The Young Adult Library Services Association has announced their 2022 Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adult Readers list. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2022-02-07 17:25:09 UTC ]
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Sites of Radical Possibility: The Best of 1970s and 80s Women-Authored Science Fiction and Fantasy

A late baby-boomer, I spent my tweens and adolescence in the 1970s under the Tolkien-woven spell of heroic fantasy, immersed in the imagined worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin’s Earthsea trilogy (1968-72), Patricia A. McKillip’s Riddlemaster trilogy (1976-79), and Evangeline Walton’s Welsh-myth-remix... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2022-01-26 09:55:39 UTC ]
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How to watch Stephanie Land discuss "Maid" at L.A. Times Book Club

5 things to know about Stephanie Land and "Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive." Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2022-01-25 21:00:21 UTC ]
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Americans are buying more books—but reading fewer of them than ever. What gives?

The publishing industry is booming. According to Publishers Weekly, sales of print books rose 8.9% in 2021, selling 825.7 million units, up from 757.9 million in 2020. This is the second year in a row to see a similar sales jump; in 2020, sales were up 8.2% from 2019, in which 693.7 million... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2022-01-12 19:07:42 UTC ]
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‘The Paris Bookseller’ honors the American woman who published ‘Ulysses’

Kerri Maher’s novel “The Paris Bookseller” celebrates the life of American Sylvia Beach, a bookstore owner who saw promise in James Joyce’s “Ulysses.” Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2022-01-11 20:01:10 UTC ]
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What does Jan. 6 say about American democracy — and the prospects for war?

In two books, a narrative of the efforts to overturn the election and a warning for the future. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2022-01-06 15:00:00 UTC ]
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8 Genre-Bending Books by Asian American Women

The Asian American women writers in this reading list explore the existential. They seek to do anything but simplify. They live with and write through some very dense, tangled complexities, even mysteries. Some, perhaps many, unsolvable, with wounds that perhaps cannot be closed, not in this... Continue reading at Electric Literature

[ Electric Literature | 2022-01-03 12:00:00 UTC ]
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‘We would discuss how dislikable I was’ – what’s it like to see your life story on TV?

Telling your story in a book is hard enough. But what if it ends up on screen? Adam Kay, writer of This Is Going to Hurt, and Dolly Alderton, who penned Everything I Know About Love, relive the shocksMore cultural highlights of 2022Most people find seeing themselves on screen distinctly... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2021-12-29 14:00:23 UTC ]
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Joan Didion, American journalist and author, dies at age 87

The unsparing observer of US culture, politics and public life won huge acclaim for her memoir The Year of Magical Thinking• Read Alex Clark’s interview with Joan Didion from February 2021• Obituary: Joan DidionJoan Didion, the eminent journalist, author and anthropologist of contemporary... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2021-12-23 17:19:56 UTC ]
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Joan Didion, who chronicled American decadence and hypocrisy, dies at 87

Her novels and essays explored the agitated, fractured state of the nation’s psyche. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-12-23 17:15:33 UTC ]
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American colonists called him a tyrant. But was King George III really so bad?

The monarch had plenty of shortcomings, but he wasn’t a brute, writes Andrew Roberts. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-12-17 13:00:00 UTC ]
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Penguin Random House Defends Effort to Buy Simon & Schuster

The Biden administration has challenged the deal over concerns it would harm authors, but the publisher said that argument is a misunderstanding of how the book industry works. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2021-12-13 17:21:52 UTC ]
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The danger of American nostalgia for World War II

Romanticizing that war has led us to seek another just as “good,” Elizabeth Samet writes. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-12-10 13:00:00 UTC ]
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How to watch Ann Patchett discuss 'These Precious Days' at the L.A. Times Book Club

Novelist Ann Patchett will be in conversation with columnist Steve Lopez tonight at the L.A. Times Book Club Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2021-12-10 00:05:08 UTC ]
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Book Depot Acquires American Book Company

In a major deal in the bargain book business, Book Depot, the bargain book distributor based in Thorold, Ont., has acquired American Book Company headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-12-09 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Robert Bly, towering American poet, dies at 94

He distilled the passions of the antiwar movement into poetry during the Vietnam War and later, with his bestselling book "Iron John," awakened a movement of men in search of deeper masculinity. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-11-24 03:56:49 UTC ]
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Julia Fine: Ghosts of Rebel Children’s Book Authors

The author of The Upstairs House on postpartum depression, hauntings, and the legacy of Margaret Wise Brown. Continue reading at Guernica

[ Guernica | 2021-11-18 03:45:32 UTC ]
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The Historical Panorama of American Comics: PW Talks with Jeremy Dauber

Jeremy Dauber's 'American Comics: A History' is a lively historical survey of the American comics medium across 150 years of literary and commercial development. The book will be published this month. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-11-17 05:00:00 UTC ]
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