The post-apocalyptic world of Joy Williams’s ‘Harrow’ reads like a cautionary tale

Williams’s urgent novel takes place on the shore of a rotting lake, where a group of eco-warriors has gathered. Continue reading at 'The Washington Post'

[ The Washington Post | 2021-09-23 13:46:54 UTC ]
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Why CEOS need to read poetry—yes, poetry—to lead in the post-COVID world

Leaders will need to be resilient, open-minded, and creative. Poetry can show them the way. “I would like to beg you, dear Sir, as well as I can, to have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2020-07-28 03:00:09 UTC ]
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Which Post-Apocalyptic YA Book Should You Read Next?

Ponder how long you would survive after society collapses and take our quiz to find out which post-apocalyptic YA book you should read next! Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-07-21 10:33:38 UTC ]
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A look at the post-apocalyptic world envisioned in the novel ‘After London’

Richard Jefferies’s book prefigures J.G. Ballard’s disaster novels like “The Drowned World.” Continue reading at The Washington Post

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BlogHer Looks At A 'Post-Oprah, Post-Martha' World

BlogHer co-founder and CEO Lisa Stone sounded triumphant today in San Diego, where her women-focused blog and advertising network was hosting its seventh annual BlogHer conference. More than 3,500 bloggers were in attendance, and the company announced some new partnerships like the "Live Well... Continue reading at AdWeek

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Ken Follett’s latest epic is a cautionary tale of global catastrophe

Follett’s ‘Never’ is a credibly detailed and alarmingly plausible story about a world hurtling toward nuclear war. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-11-09 11:00:00 UTC ]
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Review: Joy Williams' first novel in decades is an astonishing end-times parable

From the acclaimed author of novels and short stories, 'Harrow' is a magnificent, moving story about people picking up the pieces of apocalypse. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2021-09-07 13:00:01 UTC ]
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Children's Institute 9: Indie Bookselling in a Post-Pandemic World

Booksellers focused on the nuts-and-bolts of indie bookselling in a post-pandemic world, with Wednesday roundtables on gift bundles and boxes and hosting virtual events especially well attended by Ci9 booksellers. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-09-03 04:00:00 UTC ]
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In Lauren Groff’s hands, the tale of a medieval nunnery is must-read fiction

“Matrix” dramatizes a remote period while making it somehow relevant to our own lives. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Louise Penny’s latest mystery imagines a post-covid world. Things are still pretty complicated.

In ‘The Madness of Crowds,’ the sweet town of Three Pines struggles with the pandemic and its fallout. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-08-24 13:00:00 UTC ]
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How Cuomo's Book Became a Cautionary Tale

The pandemic memoir “American Crisis” has become a financial and ethical headache for Penguin Random House, dragging the company into the scandals that prompted the governor’s resignation announcement. Continue reading at The New York Times

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Joy Williams has won the 2021 Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction.

Today, Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden announced that Joy Williams will receive the 2021 Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction, which honors an American writer whose body of work is distinguished for both its mastery and originality of thought and imagination. Williams, a previous... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-06-30 17:19:46 UTC ]
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Bloomsbury profits jump as ‘joy of reading rediscovered’ in lockdown

Harry Potter publisher issues third profit upgrade of 2021 after sales increase to £185mCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageLockdown reading has helped the Harry Potter publisher Bloomsbury to its third profit upgrade of the year after a 22% surge in annual pre-tax... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2021-06-02 08:20:05 UTC ]
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U.S. Book Show: Booksellers on Navigating a Post-Pandemic World

A panel of indie booksellers discussed survival in a post-pandemic world, including the impact upon them of Amazon's predatory practices, and called upon publishers to recognize the e-tail giant's effects on independent bookselling as an industry-wide problem. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-05-25 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Now you can recapture the joy of Reading Rainbow with LeVar Burton’s new book club.

Generations of readers who fondly recall Reading Rainbow are in luck: LeVar Burton can be your reading guide once again. Burton is launching his own book club (for adults!) in partnership with the new book club platform Fable, a social platform that “deliver[s] the world’s best social experience... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-05-12 15:37:28 UTC ]
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The UK/Ireland World Book Day Emphasizes Family Reading

While Nielsen says reading declined 'slightly' in the pandemic year, the UK's World Book Day emphasis is on family reading with youngsters. The post The UK/Ireland World Book Day Emphasizes Family Reading appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2021-03-04 13:37:38 UTC ]
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Joy Williams’ first novel in 20 years is coming this fall.

While we don’t know what the state of the our pandemic society will be come September, we can at least be sure that we’ll all be getting a little Joy Williams, as a treat. Specifically, a new novel—her fifth, and her first since 2000’s The Quick and the Dead, which was a runner-up for the […] Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Six Post-Election Reads for the Soul

From meditation to rest, books publishing between now and early 2021 explore ways to heal divisions, find peace, and love thy neighbor. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Dispatches from an Overheated World: On “Tales of Two Planets”

THE DEVELOPERS OF Beirut’s Eden Bay needed to clean up the raw sewage on the beach of their luxury development, so they rerouted it into a storm pipe. “And then the rains came,” writes Lina Mounzer in her darkly comedic account from the new anthology Tales of Two Planets: Stories of Climate... Continue reading at Los Angeles Review of Books

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New post-apocalyptic fiction from Caldecott to Jo Fletcher Books

Quercus’ SFF imprint, Jo Fletcher Books, has acquired a new duology from Andrew Caldecott: "an ambitious and entirely original take on post-apocalyptic fiction". Continue reading at The Bookseller

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