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Here are some important items for your to-do list. Going to BookExpo America? To see authors from Jay McInerney to Susan Elizabeth Phillips, plus a panel of publishing’s top editors and a slate of audio narrators, register here for this year’s Day of Dialog. Eager to tour the show floor with a guide in hand? […]
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“I really like writing about characters who are smart but make a lot of mistakes or see things inaccurately, who are intelligent and observant and fairly misguided,” confided Sittenfeld in a conversation with LJ about her lusciously entertaining new novel, Eligible.
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The personal journey is often reflected in the miles a character must travel through the course of a story. Whether it be to create greater opportunities or leave behind a comfortable home, the reason for a sudden change in setting may set up a protagonist for important inner growth. The pilgrimages embarked upon by the […]
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Families and the emotional fallout thereof dominate this month’s memoir column.
A crazy roundtable of reissues this month, including early works by Austen, a Black Panther’s memoir, a Chinese immigrant’s awakening, a theological thriller, a street graffiti bible, and more.
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This year’s race for president is hot and heavy, but it may not be all that unusual as campaigns go. These 29 resources offer an abundance of information on the roots of elections, how to become a more effective voter, and the evolving role of women in politics.
There’s plenty of drama and tension in this month’s novels, including an interesting take on the struggle for civil rights, a police procedural to solve multiple deaths, and a dysfunctional family circling their wagons to protect their own. Plus Terry McMillan returns!
Among this month’s memoirs is one that explores what it means to remember and thus questions the very nature of writing a memoir. It is destined to become a modern American classic.
Crime appears to be the topic of the moment. Launched anew in 2012 by Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl and 2014’s podcast Serial and fed by a cavalcade of interest, the genre’s diversity proves the range of its appeal. Here are five titles to suggest.
Coming-of-age stories are an indelible part of literature; from Huckleberry to Scout, the characters that fill their pages are iconic. Here are six debuts that explore, through a wide range of mode and method, the painful path to maturity.
Recently, after a regular ’ol day of reading, taking the exercise, and yelling at the neighborhood kids to get off my lawn, I became a feminist.
A blend of interview and memoir from Anderson and Vanderbilt; National Book Award winner McBride on James Brown; the musical Hamilton finally gets a print tie-in edition; Prentiss’s debut is a vibrant portrait of 1980s NYC; Spillman’s memoir takes readers to Berlin and back
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