Talib Kweli’s ‘Vibrate Higher’ is a plain-spoken striver’s tale

Kweli’s message-driven but less popular brand of rap is one of the preoccupations of his swift, sturdy memoir. Continue reading at 'The Washington Post'

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Tales of The Handmaid’s Tale

How The Handmaid’s Tale keeps going, with Margaret Atwood, Ann Dowd, and novelists Louise Erdrich and Megan Hunter. Continue reading at Slate

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James Ellroy’s new novel is an unabashedly retro tale of Hollywood’s sordid side

“Widespread Panic,” a pulpy noir, features a cameo of ’50s stars, including Liz Taylor, James Dean and Liberace. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-06-22 12:00:00 UTC ]
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HC's Murray Sees Higher Sales, More Consolidation Ahead

In a recent presentation, HarperCollins CEO Brian Murray said he sees no signs of consumer book spending slowing down in 2021—nor does he see the trend toward greater consolidation of the industry cooling. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-06-15 04:00:00 UTC ]
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PMJ pre-empts Casati's 'thrilling' tale about Helen of Troy's sister

Penguin Michael Joseph has pre-empted a novel about Helen of Troy’s sister, Clytemnestra, by journalist Costanza Casati. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-05-28 19:32:49 UTC ]
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They all think they’re Indiana Jones in ‘Chasing the Thrill,’ a tale of a real-life treasure hunt

Daniel Barbarisi’s book tracks a wild quest for loot buried by an eccentric millionaire in the mountains near Santa Fe. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-05-21 08:00:00 UTC ]
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John Burningham’s final picture book is poignant tale of ‘difficult’ dog’s last trip

Air Miles has been illustrated by his wife Helen Oxenbury and finished by Bill Salaman, friend of the author who died in 2019The final picture book from the late, much-loved children’s author John Burningham – in which “difficult dog” Miles goes on one final journey – has been completed by his... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2021-05-15 06:00:18 UTC ]
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Hachette Children's lands 'feminist Indiana Jones' tales from Bracken

Hachette Children's Group has acquired three titles from YA author Alexandra Bracken, with Quercus Children’s Books to publish a new duology starring a "feminist Indiana Jones" and one other standalone title.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-05-11 02:50:13 UTC ]
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Macmillan International Higher Education moves from Springer Nature to Macmillan Learning

The Macmillan International Higher Education team, with 17 employees, is to be transferred from Springer Nature to Macmillan Learning.    Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-04-22 20:34:47 UTC ]
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Orion wins auction for Fry's 'gayer, Millennial Bridget Jones' tale

Orion Fiction has acquired the "wickedly funny" debut, First Time for Everything, from London Writers Award Winner Henry Fry, in a three-way auction.     Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-04-13 22:56:24 UTC ]
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Uwaa: the sound of the feeling that cannot be spoken

An excerpt from Fifty Sounds, a memoir by Polly Barton, translator of Aoko Matsuda and Kikuko Tsumura. The post Uwaa: the sound of the feeling that cannot be spoken appeared first on Granta. Continue reading at Granta

[ Granta | 2021-04-13 02:08:24 UTC ]
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‘Raft of Stars’ takes a cue from Hemingway, then puts a less macho spin on the adventure tale

Andrew J. Graff’s novel is an earthy coming-of-age story set in rural Wisconsin in the ‘90s. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-04-08 14:13:27 UTC ]
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NPR’s tale of two crises at the Capital Gazette

On June 28, 2018, a gunman stormed the newsroom of the Capital Gazette, in Annapolis, Maryland, and murdered five staffers: Rob Hiaasen, Wendi Winters, Rebecca Smith, Gerald Fischman, and John McNamara. Later the same day, Selene San Felice, a twenty-two-year-old reporter who survived the... Continue reading at Columbia Journalism Review

[ Columbia Journalism Review | 2021-03-16 12:10:09 UTC ]
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Backlist Drives Print Book Unit Gains Higher Through February

Driven by strong backlist sales, unit sales of print books rose 26% last week over the week ended February 29, 2020, at outlets that report to NPD BookScan. It was the largest week-over-week gain compared to 2020 so far this year, helping unit sales finish the first two months of 2021 with a... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-03-04 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Android morality tale ‘Klara and the Sun’ is not the usual dystopian saga

Nobel Prize-winning author Kazuo Ishiguro explores the effects of technology on humans through the eyes of an ever-sunny, ever-likable cyborg. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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Publishing’s Specialized Digital Events: Piling Up Higher and ‘Heyer’

The list of rights and licensing events grows as March without London Book Fair approaches. And Regency romance has its day online. The post Publishing’s Specialized Digital Events: Piling Up Higher and ‘Heyer’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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The tale of a bass player, sonic epiphanies and a quest to save ‘real music’

Jazz-bluegrass musician Victor L. Wooten offers insights in an action-adventure fable. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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From the author of ‘Morning Has Broken,’ magical tales perfect for Valentine’s Day

Published a century ago, Eleanor Farjeon’s “Martin Pippin in the Apple Orchard” delivers charming stories of love in its many forms. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Firefly Press acquires detective tale with hard of hearing protagonist

Firefly Press has acquired world rights in Major and Mynah, a junior detective story featuring a hard of hearing protagonist, by children’s author Karen Owen. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-02-09 14:40:11 UTC ]
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Avon sails off with Dorricott's lighthouse tale

Avon Books has sailed off with The Lighthouse, a “terrifyingly gripping” novel from author and bookseller Fran Dorricott, in a two-book deal. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-02-02 20:55:30 UTC ]
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