Personal Space: Maggie Downs Thought No One Wanted to Read About Grief

On this episode of Personal Space: The Memoir Show, Sari Botton interviews Maggie Downs, author of the memoir and travelogue, Braver Than You Think: Around the World On the Trip of My (Mother’s) Lifetime about the year she spent traveling around the world, fulfilling many of her mother’s unmet wishes as she was dying of […] Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

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Barack Obama’s summer reading pick ‘Intimacies’ is an unsettling novel about moral dilemmas

Katie Kitamura’s new novel follows an interpreter in The Hague who’s involved with a married man. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Richard Branson, the press, and the space in between

It’s space, Richard—at least as NASA knows it. Yesterday, the British billionaire Richard Branson, two pilots, and three other people rode a rocket plane operated by Virgin Galactic, an arm of Branson’s business empire, fifty three and a half miles into the air—a test run for the sort of private... Continue reading at Columbia Journalism Review

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Barack Obama’s Summer Reading List

Former President Barack Obama released his summer 2021 reading list and it's packed with outstanding books to pick up. Continue reading at Book Riot

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In-Person, Online: Edinburgh International Book Festival’s Business of Books

Amid some 250 events in August's hybrid edition of the Edinburgh International Book Festival, a group of programs welcomes industry players. The post In-Person, Online: Edinburgh International Book Festival’s Business of Books appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Why do so few men read books by women? | MA Sieghart

No matter if it is Austen or Atwood, the Brontës or Booker winners, data shows men are reluctant to read women – and this has real world implicationsThe byline at the top of this piece reads MA Sieghart, not Mary Ann. Why? Because I really want men to read it too. Female authors through the... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Aisling Fowler | 'I wanted to feel I was in a good place with the series before the books came out'

Aisling Fowler was watching her husband play a video game when inspiration for the heroine of her début novel first came to her. “He’s very keen to stress that he’s not a gamer,” she laughs, talking to me over video call from Sydney, where said husband is currently working. The female main... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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15 Must-Read July Children’s Book Releases

Whether kids are learning about pronouns or escaping into South Indian mythology, these July children’s book releases are sure to be a hit. Continue reading at Book Riot

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Ali Smith wins £10k Pleasure of Reading Prize

Ali Smith has won the inaugural Pleasure of Reading Prize, in recognition of her body of work. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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“The Leftovers” Is Teaching Me Who I Want to Be After Covid

I’ve been watching the Extremely Sad Show for Extremely Sad People for a few months now. I only learned this a few weeks ago, though.  At an editorial meeting for the literary magazine where I’m a columnist, someone said she was watching “the extremely sad show for extremely sad people.” Another... Continue reading at Electric Literature

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10 books to read in July

S.A. Cosby delivers a riveting thriller and Kristen Radtke has a meditation on loneliness. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Reading is Magic Festival returns with Cowell, Rosen and Biddulph

The Reading is Magic Festival, a children's digital books festival created during last year’s lockdown and inspired by Cressida Cowell, will return this autumn as a five-day event. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Oh, the places you’ll want to go! Two new books offer the most magical of escapes

“The Blind Accordionist” and “An Atlas of Extinct Countries” are waking dreams of adventure. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Carrying Unexpected Grief

Conversations about pregnancy and child loss are shifting, allowing for more transparency around the emotional, physical, and mental suffering that follows miscarriage, stillbirth, and infant death. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Why bother organizing your books? A messy personal library is proof of life.

As the French writer Georges Perec wisely put it, book arrangements are “hardly any more effective than the original anarchy.” Continue reading at The Washington Post

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WIRED's Ultimate Summer Reading List 2021: Books for Kids and Teens

This surreal school year is finally over. Here are some books to get your young readers in the swing of the season. Continue reading at Wired

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What’s driving the pilots that will fly paying customers into space?

The stereotype of military and machismo is still prevalent if not exclusive, but the stories are complicated Continue reading at The Washington Post

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‘B-Side Books’ adds to your must-read stack with the best books you’ve never heard of

Launched in 2017, the essay series celebrates literature of “unsung, under-recognized genius.” Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Kristen Arnett’s ‘With Teeth’ gives voice to a parent’s darkest thoughts

“With Teeth” is captivating and scathingly frank — a story of motherhood stripped of every ribbon of sentimentality. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Asian and Pacific Islander Identity: Gold House’s New Reading List

Encouraging intra-community reading in diaspora, the new list is announced amid anti-Asian violence in many parts of the world. The post Asian and Pacific Islander Identity: Gold House’s New Reading List appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Conservatives don’t want anti-Biden books. Should liberals be concerned?

Every time a Democratic president is in office, conservative publishing houses rush to capitalize on the opportunity, publishing political screeds against the president in the hopes of a best-seller. It’s a rule of thumb at this point—at least, until this year. According to The Atlantic,... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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