Literature books

Billings Public Schools votes unanimously to keep two books in high school libraries

The Billings Public School Board, the largest in the state of Montana, unanimously decided Monday evening to keep two controversial titles found in high school libraries, “Gender Queer” by Maia Kobabe and “Lawn Boy” by Jonathan Evison. This decision came as a bit of a surprise, as a sub-committee of …

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The Best Cozy Bars for Reading Books While Sipping Cocktails in the Seattle Area

Seattle is a city of books; it regularly tops the lists of most book buyers per capita, has a highly regarded library system, and is home to dozens of independent and quirky bookstores. In 2017, the city was even designated a UNESCO City of Literature. Faced with long, rainy winters, …

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Books in the media: Violeta d’Allende steals the show

Posted on January 24, 2022 by Liv Facey Violet by Isabel Allende (Bloomsbury) was dubbed “a great story like a flooded river” by critics this week, picking up mentions in the… Violet by Isabel Allende (Bloomsbury) topped reviews this week, garnering mentions in the Guardian, FinancialTimes, new statesman, Independent and …

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Library digitizes thousands of pages of Chinese books

The National Central Library of Taiwan (NCL) said yesterday that it has completed the digitization of more than 30,000 pages of rare Chinese books in collaboration with the libraries of Oxford University and Stanford University. Cooperation with Stanford University Libraries focused on digitizing a selection of classic ancient Chinese books …

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Book review (fiction): ‘To Paradise’ by Hanya Yanagihara | Books

“In Paradise”, by Hanya Yanagihara. (Penguin Random House/TNS) Random penguin house By May-lee Chai Star Tribune “To Paradise,” Hanya Yanagihara’s ambitious follow-up to National Book Award finalist “A Little Life,” is an epic in size and scope. The novel is split into three books, each featuring characters with the same …

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Nita Prose on blurring the line between reality and fiction

BOOKS: Nita Prose on blurring the line between reality and fiction Calendar An icon of a desktop calendar. to cancel An icon of a circle with a diagonal line across it. Caret A right-pointing solid arrow icon. E-mail An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of Facebook’s “f” …

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1,000 books from Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s personal library are up for auction

Books from Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s personal library are auctioned by Bonhams. More than 1,000 of Ginsburg’s books, which were kept in his Washington, DC apartment, will be included in the auction. “It’s a card, telling you about the person who created the library. What was she interested in? What did …

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Alison Bechdel, Mohsin Hamid: The Book Briefing

Reading and writing are exercises for the mind, but sometimes authors choose to train their attention on more literal forms of fitness. In his new book, Let’s Get Physical: How Women Discovered Exercise and Reshaped the World, Danielle Friedman explores the evolution of women’s relationship to fitness over the years. …

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How the Black Book Project’s mission is to collect more books

NASHVILLE, Tenn (WTVF) — The Black Book Project was started in early 2021 by former teacher Meredith McKinney. McKinney is a Book’em board member and volunteer, staffer and mother of Metro Schools who noticed the urgent need for diverse representation in children’s literature. Since the launch, McKinney has collected books …

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