Why All Americans Should Read “Celestial Bodies”

Celestial Bodies by Jokha Alharthi won the Man Booker International Prize this year for its beautifully rendered portrayal of a family’s tangled history in the village of al-Awafi in Oman. The novel was the first book translated from Arabic to win the prize, and more surprisingly, it was the first novel by an Omani woman […] The post Why All Americans Should Read “Celestial Bodies” appeared first on Electric Literature. Continue reading at 'Electric Literature'

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Read the American short stories George Saunders thinks will stand the test of time.

There’s so much contemporary fiction released every day, it’s hard to keep track—and it’s hard to know which works will still be remembered in a year and which will slip into obscurity. Luckily, we have George Saunders to guide us. In an interview with Los Angeles Review of Books, Saunders was... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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American Savior by Roland Merullo, Read by Dion Graham

Every Monday through Friday, AudioFile’s editors recommend the best in audiobook listening. We keep our daily episodes short and sweet, with audiobook clips to give you a sample of our featured listens. What would happen if Jesus’s second coming occurred in America, and he believed the best way... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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An American History Summer Reading List

If you're looking for a summer reading list that highlights American history, including political upheavals and Native American stories, we got you. Continue reading at Book Riot

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20 New Asian American Books to Read Right Now

It’s been just over 45 years since the publication of Aiiieeeee!, a groundbreaking and trailblazing anthology that established the category of Asian American literature. Since then, we’ve seen the amalgamation of great organizations centering around Asian American Pacific Islander literature,... Continue reading at Electric Literature

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'To Kill a Mockingbird' Is PBS's 'Great American Read'

Harper Lee's 1960 classic was voted as America's best-loved novel by PBS viewers of 'The Great American Read,' which wrapped Tuesday evening. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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'The Great American Read' Vote Count Tops 2 Million

More than 2 million votes have been cast in the search to find America's Most Loved Novel, a fan competition organized as part of PBS' documentary series, 'The Great American Read.' Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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PBS Unveils The Great American Read's 100 Most Loved Books

PBS kicked off 'The Great American Read,' its forthcoming eight-episode documentary on reading in American Culture, by revealing the show’s list of America’s 100 best loved books in front of a lively crowd at the Morgan Library in Midtown Manhattan Friday morning. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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PBS Reveals Authors, Stars On ‘The Great American Read’

The Great American Read, a PBS-produced documentary series on reading in American culture that will debut in the spring, announced the authors, media celebrities and literary experts that are taking part in the program. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Study: Over Two-Thirds of Americans Still Read Print Magazines

Digital magazine audiences are growing, but most U.S. adults prefer to consume across multiple platforms. The post Study: Over Two-Thirds of Americans Still Read Print Magazines appeared first on Folio:. Continue reading at Folio Magazine

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More than half of American adults read books for pleasure in 2012

The good news: According to a new report from the National Endowment for the Arts, more than half of American adults read books for pleasure in 2012.The good news: According to a new report from the National Endowment for the Arts, more than half of American adults read books for pleasure in... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Number of Americans reading digitally increases

Nearly a quarter of Americans have read ebooks in the past year, with the number of... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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60% of Young Americans Use Libraries, 83% Read a Book This Year

According to a study released recently by the Pew Research Center, 60% of Americans aged 16-29 still use their public library, and 83% read a book in the past year. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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'Steve Jobs' and 'The Help' dominate reading lists in many American cities

Data gathered by Nielsen BookScan for The Daily Beast show many of the same titles are popular in American cities – but exceptions include 'Heaven Is For Real' and 'The Great Gatsby.' Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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20 Percent of Americans Say They're Reading eBooks

One in five Americans say they've read an ebook in the last year, according to a new poll from the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project. Those numbers come from a late January survey, they're up sharply from a December 2011 survey. Pew says the jump coincides with a jump in... Continue reading at AllThingsD

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Number of Americans reading ebooks doubles

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Wed, 21/09/2011 - 09:05 The number of Americans using an ebook reader has almost doubled during the last 12 months, according to a new survery. read more Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Why read what everyone else is reading? A guide to this season’s hidden gems.

Our critic’s picks include a new edition of “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” and a biography of Whistler. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Dolly Parton, fairy godmother of American literacy, is also the fairy godmother of American health.

We already love Dolly Parton, not just for her powerhouse songwriting and iconic hair but also for her championing of American literacy—her Imagination Library sends over 1 million free books per month (that’s one book every two seconds!) to children ages 0-5 in the United States, Canada, the... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Read Harder: Read A Horror Book Published By An Indie Press

You will scare yourself silly with these chilling horror books published by an indie press. Continue reading at Book Riot

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Read Harder: Read a YA Nonfiction Book

Read Harder Challenge participants, and anyone looking for broader reading horizons, we've got your recommendations for the YA nonfiction book task. Continue reading at Book Riot

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