‘The Hare’ is a richly told tale of female resilience

Melanie Finn’s fourth novel tells the story of an orphan who makes her way in the woods of Vermont. Continue reading at 'The Washington Post'

[ The Washington Post | 2021-01-29 14:00:00 UTC ]
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Virago seizes Megan Abbott's tale of female ambition

Virago has acquired two new novels from Megan Abbott, the author behind Dare Me and You Will Know Me (Picador), including a thriller about female ambition. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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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

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Resilient Faith in the Face of Loss

'PW' talks with Amanda Kloots, author of 'Live Your Life,' about prayers, death, and miracles. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Female-centered historical novels are dogged by questions of accuracy. Hence the author’s note.

Resistance to books that cast heroines with agency and hidden talents has declined, but only after a hard-fought battle. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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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

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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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Kirstin Innes on Scotland's exciting female writing

Writer Kirstin Innes talks to The Bookseller about some of the most exciting and experimental Scottish female voices being published today. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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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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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

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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

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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

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Lawyer Chris Murphy portrayed as 'past it' by News Corp columnist, defamation hearing told

Annette Sharp suggested solicitor ‘is too old and deaf and can’t even get to court’, barrister saysThe high-profile Sydney criminal lawyer Chris Murphy was portrayed by a newspaper columnist as being “past it, decrepit and over the hill”, his defamation hearing has been told.The meaning... Continue reading at The Guardian

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How a 1976 anthology of female comedians inspired a starry new update

In 'Notes from the Bathroom Line,' Amy Solomon gathers the best gags, tips and takes by 150 women, from Cecily Strong to Margaret Cho to Maria Bamford. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Ali’s ‘Rumble In the Jungle’ Told with Photos and Comics

PW talks with writer JD Morvan about 'Muhammad Ali, Kinshasa 1974,' a new graphic work using photographs and comics to retell the story of The Rumble in the Jungle, Ali's 1974 title bout with George Foreman in the Republic of Congo. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-03-03 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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WI16: Booksellers Told to Prepare for Constant Disruption

Author Brené Brown offered the keynote talk on the final day of the ABA's Winter Institute and urged booksellers to improve their communication skills and not to anticipate a return to normalcy, but to prepare for a future of constant disruption. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-02-22 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Swift lands Lemmon's 'compelling' account of female militia who fought ISIS

Indie Swift Press is to publish The Daughters of Kobani by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, the story of the all-female militia who fought off ISIS in northern Syria. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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