Yiyun Li on “Decanting” War and Peace

Founded in October 2009 by Rebecca Fitting and Jessica Stockton Bagnulo, Greenlight Bookstore is an independent bookstore in Brooklyn, New York. Combining the best traditions of the neighborhood bookstore with carefully curated, community-minded events, Greenlight has earned a reputation as a literary destination. Greenlight has continued to serve its community during the COVID-19 pandemic with […] Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

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Yiyun Li on “Decanting” War and Peace

Founded in October 2009 by Rebecca Fitting and Jessica Stockton Bagnulo, Greenlight Bookstore is an independent bookstore in Brooklyn, New York. Combining the best traditions of the neighborhood bookstore with carefully curated, community-minded events, Greenlight has earned a reputation as a... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Haven’t read War and Peace? Now’s the time to join Yiyun Li’s free virtual book club.

If you’re feeling alone and listless, or even if you simply have a few extra hours a week all of a sudden, I’ve got some good news for you. Starting tomorrow, Wednesday, March 18, brilliant novelist Yiyun Li will be leading a virtual book club in reading Tolstoy’s War and Peace—a book that many... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Claire Tomalin’s Favorite Fictional Heroine? It ‘Must Be Natasha’ in ‘War and Peace’

“Joined of course by Emma, Elizabeth Bennet, Anne Elliot, Marianne — well, that’s enough.,” says the renowned British biographer, whose latest book is “The Young H.G. Wells.” “We all enjoy heroines who don’t always behave themselves.” Continue reading at The New York Times

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Yiyun Li on Starting a Virtual Book Club During the Pandemic

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TV War and Peace puts Tolstoy's book on bestseller list for first time

Epic novel, whose length has long discouraged readers, has made it on to the Bookseller’s top 50 after the BBC’s acclaimed new adaptationBritain is racing to address the fact that only 4% of Britons have read War and Peace, with Leo Tolstoy’s doorstopping epic entering the UK’s book charts for... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Yiyun Li wins Sunday Times short story award

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'War and Peace' BBC adaptation will star Jim Broadbent, Gillian Anderson

The adaptation will also star actors Paul Dano and Lily James. It's being directed by Tom Harper of 'Peaky Blinders.' Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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Book review: 'Eisenhower in War and Peace' by Jean Edward Smith

This is a comprehensive biography of the president and an assessment of his leadership qualities on and off the battlefield.Eisenhower in War and Peace Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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A shocking image of Syria's brutal war – a war that will continue regardless | Jonathan Jones

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Bologna 2024: War Leaves a Mark

As expected, this year’s Bologna Children’s Book Fair is itself touched by and reflective of the global political scene, particularly the wars in the Middle East and in Ukraine. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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A new series of Star Wars shorts premieres on Disney+ next month

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How the 'Manhunt' cast prepared to depict Lincoln's assassination and the Civil War

James L. Swanson's bestselling book is the basis for Apple TV+'s "Manhunt," but the cast and creator also turned to historical documents from the real people depicted. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Six New Books on the Holocaust, World War II, and Wartime Leadership

Three new books on the Holocaust, a novel set in World War II–era Vietnam, and works on Winston Churchill and Volodymyr Zelensky make for compelling offerings for the history buff. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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6 New Books on the Holocaust, World War II, and Wartime Leadership

Three new books on the Holocaust, a novel set in World War II–era Vietnam, and works on Winston Churchill and Volodymyr Zelensky make for compelling offerings for the history buff. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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How to watch AI Book Club Night with authors Fei-Fei Li and Joy Buolamwini

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Almost eight decades after the end of World War II, that conflict continues to define political discourse throughout the Western world. Still, for American, British, French, and Canadian readers, the war overwhelmingly means the European theater, with the Asia-Pacific campaigns against Imperial... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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