Want to know the ‘Secrets of Happiness’? The characters in Joan Silber’s new novel are looking, too.

The interlinked stories in Silber’s novel unfurl with such verbal verisimilitude that they’re like late-night phone calls from old friends. Continue reading at 'The Washington Post'

[ The Washington Post | 2021-04-26 09:53:18 UTC ]
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Susie Yang’s ‘White Ivy’ is an entertaining character study of a social climber with a secret

Yang’s debut novel owes a debt to Edith Wharton’s “The House of Mirth,” though Ivy Lin is no Lily Bart. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-11-05 16:42:29 UTC ]
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Happy pub day to the first mainstream children’s book featuring a Sikh character.

A groundbreaking children’s book based on an equally groundbreaking sports hero comes out today: Fauja Singh Keeps Going by Simran Jeet Singh, featuring the story of the first centenarian marathon runner, is also the first children’s book from a major publisher that features a Sikh main... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-08-25 16:06:55 UTC ]
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A new collection of Joan Didion’s work reminds us that she is her most memorable character

The Library of America’s “Joan Didion: The 1960s & 70s” highlights some of the author’s finest writing Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2019-11-07 15:00:00 UTC ]
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Joan Silber, Frances FitzGerald, Layli Long Soldier Among NBCC Winners

Joan Silber won the fiction prize, Frances Fitzgerald won the nonfiction award, Layli Long Soldier won the poetry award and John McPhee was awarded the Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award at the NBCC's award ceremony. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-03-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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In “All My Mother’s Lovers,” a Mother’s Secret Letters Reveal Her Secret Life

Not to sound like an assistant district attorney from SVU, but it is beyond a shadow of a doubt that acclaimed essayist and book critic Ilana Masad has carved a prominent space for herself in the realm of mother-daughter literature with her debut novel, All My Mother’s Lovers. It sits upon a... Continue reading at Electric Literature

[ Electric Literature | 2020-06-22 11:00:00 UTC ]
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PEN's Joan Didion event lacked just one thing: Joan Didion

PEN Center USA's 23rd annual literary awards festival went off without a hitch on Monday night -- except for the fact that its lifetime achievement award winner, Joan Didion, was not in attendance.PEN Center USA's 23rd annual literary awards festival went off without a hitch at the Beverly Hills... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2013-10-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Happy Workplace=Happy Workers

The economy may be rousing from its slumber, but it’s not yet fully awake. Job numbers are improving slowly: the U.S. Department of Labor reported that an anemic 115,000 nonfarm payroll jobs were added in April 2012. Unemployment hovers stubbornly around 8%, refusing to budge much. Logic would... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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6 SFF Books With Genderfluid Characters

Celebrate Pride with science fiction and fantasy reads! We've rounded up some out of this world SFF books with genderfluid characters. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2021-06-29 10:36:00 UTC ]
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Penguin Michael Joseph pre-empts Lim's 'poetic' memoir of family secrets

Teresa Lim’s multi-generational memoir about a long-buried family tragedy set against the Second World War in Singapore has gone to Penguin Michael Joseph.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-06-19 12:40:25 UTC ]
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‘Popisho’ imagines a magical realm teeming with memorable characters

Leone Ross’s third novel will appeal to readers who appreciate literary ambition and risk-taking. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-05-03 05:33:17 UTC ]
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7 Memoirs About Unraveling Family Secrets

There are as many different kinds of memoirs as there are novels, maybe more. The public-figure memoir. The witnessing-history memoir. The survivor’s memoir. The addiction memoir. The let-me-set-the-record-straight memoir. The travel memoir. The memoir about one specific family member. The... Continue reading at Electric Literature

[ Electric Literature | 2021-04-09 11:00:00 UTC ]
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Francine Rivers: ‘I’m Not Trying to Make Readers Happy'

The Christian fiction writer's bestsellers such as ‘Redeeming Love’ challenge readers to find answers in faith for their toughest questions and roughest issues. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-04-09 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Bookstat: Moriarty's Husband's Secret stays wedded to the top spot

Liane Moriarty's The Husband's Secret (Penguin) has reigned atop the Bookstat e-book top 10 for a second week running. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-04-01 13:30:35 UTC ]
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‘The Final Revival of Opal & Nev’ is a dazzling debut full of unforgettable characters

Dawnie Walton’s novel is framed as an oral history about two musicians who got their start as an interracial duo in the 1970s. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-03-31 15:48:32 UTC ]
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Joan Walsh Anglund, illustrator who distilled childhood to its essence, dies at 95

The author of more than 120 books, she earned the devotion of millions of readers with her sentimental depictions of little ones, their features often reduced to their all-seeing eyes. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Obituary: Joan Walsh Anglund

Children's book creator Joan Walsh Anglund, widely known for her instantly recognizable images of sweet-faced, dot-eyed children, died on March 9; she was 95. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-03-18 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Springboard: Alison Bechdel, The Secret of Superhuman Strength

Given the timing of its publication, you would be forgiven for thinking Alison Bechdel’s latest graphic novel, The Secret of Superhuman Strength, might have been borne out of lockdown. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-03-05 09:29:13 UTC ]
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The 5 Best Dressed Characters in Manga

Manga, but make it fashion! Let's look at some of the best dressed manga characters to wow us with their couture. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2021-02-18 11:37:00 UTC ]
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Melvin Burgess | 'Like a lot of white folks, I’ve been wary of writing Black characters'

Melvin Burgess’ Three Bullets, which interrogates themes of brainwashing and the far-right, will be released this summer alongside a 25th-anniversary edition of the author’s pioneering YA novel Junk.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-02-11 21:15:24 UTC ]
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