Literature books

From Jim Crace to Cosey Fanni Tutti: recent books reviewed in brief

Eden by Jim Crace Picador, 272 pages, £16.99 Gardeners of Eden lack neither food nor shelter. The trees are moaning with fruit and the fishpond is well stocked; workers sleep in dormitories, watched over by feathered angel overseers. But this paradise is also a prison: the citizens of Eden are …

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Norman Public Schools superintendent says district ‘hasn’t banned any books’ in response to HB 1775 scrutiny | New

The superintendent of public schools in Normandy responded to community concerns about Bill 1775 and said the NPS had not banned the books in a Tuesday statement. At Monday’s school board meeting, about six NPS parents and members of the Normandy community said student resources are limited in classrooms due …

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12 Sad Girl Summer Books for Your Boredom Mood Reading

This content contains affiliate links. When you purchase through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. This summer was either a hot girl summer or a sad girl summer – or maybe both. While “sad girl summer” is a generalized term around many different feelings, I think a lot …

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“Buried in books” sale at the Thompson Free Library

Thompson Free Library The Thompson Free Library in Dover-Foxcroft The Thompson Free Library in Dover-Foxcroft Contributed • September 12, 2022 DOVER-FOXCROFT – The Ten Cent ‘Buried in Books’ Book Sale at the Thompson Free Library, 186 East Main Street, will take place on Thursday, September 22 from 12-6 p.m. DOVER-FOXCROFT …

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Compete or Complement—Bangalore Business LitFest Speakers on the Future of Books in the Digital World

Your story is the media partner of the Bangalore Business Literature Festival (BBLF) 2022, which will be held this week in a hybrid online and offline format. See our previous annual articles on the BBLF from the 2015 edition here, and our compilation of 85 World Book Day quotes. See …

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“Co-publishing” with Köehler Books

John Köehler, author, graphic designer and founder of Köehler Books Publishing, understands the frustrations of authors who, despite the quality of their writing, have found there is no place for their work in the limited landscape of publishing. traditional. Tired of the agents’ waiting game and the author’s lack of …

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By The Book: two new books that talk about neurodivergence and take readers back in time to India’s past

Read, Write, Race by Arti Sonthalia is an empathetic introduction to dyslexia while Chandragupta Maurya and the Greek Onslaught by Shruti Garodia and Archana Garodia Gupta offers insight into the creation of an ancient Indian powerhouse of an empire Read, write, runArti SonthaliaSchool132pagesRs 250Suitable for: 7 years and up Read, …

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Book lovers attend Printers Row Lit Fest 2022 in Chicago’s South Loop

CHICAGO (WLS) — Book blocks in Chicago’s Printers Row neighborhood – the 37th annual Lit Fest kicked off Saturday. “For a book lover like me. I think it’s special that we have our own festival,” said Chantel Lopez. All manner of independent authors and publishers drew hundreds of people for …

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5 Essential Kabbalah Books | September | 2022 | The Jewish experience

5 essential books on Kabbalah September 9, 2022 By Yehudah Mirsky The Kabbalah, literally “reception” or “tradition” in Hebrew, is a vast and rich body of texts, ideas and practices, dating from antiquity and a living tradition up to the present day. Although largely esoteric, Kabbalah has played a crucial …

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California Department of Education recommends transgender books for preschoolers

As California students return to school this year, they may encounter books and materials promoting LGBT, transgender and gender ideology topics for children as young as kindergarten and kindergarten. Dozens of books dealing with such topics are promoted for classroom use by the state Department of Education’s Recommended Literature List …

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The best new books available on Kindle Unlimited

Kindle Unlimited helps voracious readers, casual book lovers, and new readers discover amazing books across all genres, with new titles added every month. Kindle Unlimited members get access to trending author books on TikTok’s #BookTok like Colleen Hoover and Taylor Jenkins Reidnew mystery and thriller titles from Dean Koontz and …

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Tulsa Library Hosts ‘Chapters’ Benefit | Books

Three authors with Tulsa ties will be featured as part of “Chapters: A Casual Evening of Books, Bards, and Bites,” the annual event presented by the Tulsa County Library to support its adult literacy service Ruth G. Hardman. The event will take place at 6 p.m. on Thursday, September 8 …

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5 Ukrainian authors to read | Books | DW

In collaboration with the Frankfurt Book Fair and the PEN Center, the Berlin International Literature Festival, which takes place from September 7 to 17, 2022, has launched a call for cultural institutions to participate in a global reading of the Ukrainian literature on September 7. The readings mark solidarity with …

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September 6, 2022 – Locus online

Berwah, Tanvi: Monsters born and created (Sourcebooks Fire 978-1-72824-762-5, $18.99, 352pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, September 6, 2022) Fantasy novel for young adults with South Asian and classic mythic elements, about a teenage girl who hunts maristags, giant beasts of the ocean, so her family can survive, but desperation forces …

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‘Riveting’, ‘laugh-out-loud’, ‘beautifully written’: Australia’s best books out in September | Australian books

This devastating fever by Sophie Cunningham Fiction, Ultimo Press, $32.99 In This Devastating Fever – which took Sophie Cunningham 16 years to write – a fictional writer named Alice (a replacement for Cunningham) spends 16 years writing a book called… This Devastating Fever. The book is to be about Virginia …

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These children’s books are about courage

Humans are capable of much more than they first realize. In the face of great adversity, people have shown time and time again that they have the determination and courage to do whatever it takes to survive. Reading real and fictional stories that demonstrate bravery is a great way to …

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Autumn books a mix of literary and business favorites

This combination of cover images shows various novels that will be released this fall. FSG/FGS/Norton/Atria/Simon & Schuster/Little Brown & Co./Random House/Random House/Knopf/Norton/Ecco/Penguin/Knopf/Doubleday/Knopf via AP NEW YORK — The wait for one of fall’s most likely bestsellers has been growing all year. For months, Colleen Hoover’s millions of fans on TikTok, …

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Public Library and PEN America team up for Banned Books Week | Life & Culture

Country the United States of AmericaUS Virgin IslandsU.S. Minor Outlying IslandsCanadaMexico, United Mexican StatesBahamas, Commonwealth ofCuba, Republic ofDominican RepublicHaiti, Republic ofJamaicaAfghanistanAlbania, People’s Socialist Republic ofAlgeria, People’s Democratic Republic ofAmerican SamoaAndorra, Principality ofAngola, Republic ofAnguillaAntarctica (the territory south of 60 degrees S)Antigua and BarbudaArgentina, Argentine RepublicArmeniaArubaAustralia, Commonwealth ofAustria, Republic ofAzerbaijan, Republic …

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Why I only read romance novels on my phone

This content contains affiliate links. When you purchase through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. There were too many times my mom would catch me reading a book with a flashlight under my sheets, demanding that I go to sleep already. I can’t say romance was ever my …

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The best-selling books of the week

First published September 2, 2022 Updated 1 hour ago Steve Braunias Steve Braunias is the author of 10 books, edits Newsroom’s books section, ReadingRoom, and is a noted writer at the NZ Herald. He won Best Arts and Culture Journalist of the Year at the 2022 Voyager Media Awards. Show …

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Eiko Kadono’s books have charmed children for decades

Courtesy of Kadono Eiko’s officeEiko Kadono By Chihiro Kosugi / Editor Yomiuri Shimbun 10:40 a.m. JST, September 1, 2022 Children’s books in Japan are rich and varied. From the 1980s to the 1990s, the genre expanded beyond conventional children’s literature to include various works such as fantasy, young adult books, …

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Virginia judge dismisses lawsuit challenging sale of two ‘obscene’ books

Comment this story Comment A Virginia judge on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit brought by two Republicans who sought to limit how bookstores and public school libraries could distribute two books to minors, shutting down — at least temporarily — an unusual business strategy in the campaign to protect students of …

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Banned Books: ‘The Satanic Verses’ and 6 Other Titles Some People Didn’t Want You to Read

The brutal attack on author Salman Rushdie in New York on August 12 has reignited discussions around censorship in literature. Rushdie’s “The Satanic Verses,” an ambitious work of magical realism, received one of the strongest and longest-lasting backlashes in literary history for its treatment of Islamic tradition. Its release in …

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How do you find good self-published books?

It’s no secret that self-published books are mostly frowned upon by many readers. “If a book looks ‘self-published,’ then I’d say there’s a good chance it sucks,” writes one Reddit user, proof that there’s this stigma that self-published books exist. -published are bad. Well, there might be a grain of …

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Bestselling books for the week ending August 21 | Books

Here are Publishers Weekly’s best-selling books for the week ending August 20. 1. “All the Good People Here” • Ashley Flowers 2. “The Challenge” • Danielle Steel 3. “Superpowered” • Sandra Brown 4. “Man 6:20” • David Baldacci 5. “The Nantucket Hotel” • Elin Hilderbrand 6. “Broken” • Patterson/Born 7. …

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15 BookTok Creators Recommend Great Sci-Fi Books To Read

Trying to figure out what to read next can be overwhelming, especially with the number of excellent sci-fi and fantasy books coming out every year. But dozens of BookTokers — TikTokers that focus on books, from sharing favorites to reviewing classics — are here to help. We’ve put together a …

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Ram Gidoomal, a British Asian refugee, writes his memoirs

A surprise family party to celebrate his 70th birthday sparked the idea of ​​a memory in which UK-based Ram Gidoomal traces his journey from Indian migrant to successful entrepreneur. “My Silk Road: The Adventures and Struggles of a British Asian Refugee” was published by Pippa Rann Books and Media UK …

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Moms for Liberty wants 14 more books removed from school libraries | New

The local branch of the activist band Moms for Freedom apply to Fauquier County Public Schoolher pull out school Ilibrary shelves 14 more books that the group considers too sexually explicit or violent for all student read. Three mothers are asking Kettle Run High School to remove three books from …

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The lessons my love of books taught me about grief

When I was 18, the fear of losing my parents came over me. The terror subsided when I realized it would be much harder for them to lose a child. Eighteen years later, I have faced harsh reality from a broader and calmer perspective. Growing up, my mom lent me …

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Kentuckians raise funds and collect books for libraries destroyed by floodwaters

(LEX 18) — Books are something many of us take for granted. But for flood survivors in eastern Kentucky, the damaged and destroyed libraries are just another reminder of what they lost. Letcher County Librarian Tessa Fugate-Caudill has spent the past few weeks cleaning up the Fleming Neon branch in …

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Missouri Book Festival debuts with wrestling, sideshows, music and more | Books

Some children’s books come with a finger puppet or small toy. Likewise, for most of the author events at the first Missouri Book Festival, there’s a fun connection. But these are loud and life-size. In an unusual take on traditional author lineups, the event plans to feature circus performers, soapbox …

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‘Friends’: Rea Hederman donates nearly 800 books to the library system at the request of Elta Johnston

With the help of an advisory board, Elta Johnston has been quietly working as president of the Jackson Friends of the Library since 2019. Last year she wrote a letter to Rea Hederman, a Jackson native and editor of The New York Review of Books since 1984, and asked if …

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Why do Chinese books all look the same? – SupChina

Why do Chinese books all look the same? – SupChina Jump straight to content Search any company based in China Search any company based in ChinaZZZTaobao software (China)Shenyang Xing Yuan Dong Automotive ComponentBeijing Huapin Borui Network TechnologyBaijiahulianBeijing RYB Children’s Education Technology DevelopmentTencent Music Entertainment (Shenzhen)Guangzhou Netease Computer SystemsCafe Luckin (Beijing)Dongfeng …

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Macon County Public Library to host “Books & Bites” with author Carolyn Curry

Friends of the Library will be sponsoring light refreshments and a book signing on Wednesday, August 31 with Carolyn Curry, author of “Sudden Death.” There will be books available for purchase during the event. “Kendall Astin is a dedicated women’s rights activist married to the love of her life, legendary …

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PLS Publish Punjabi Books – Latest Jammu and Kashmir News | Tourism

Excelsior Correspondent JAMMU, August 21: A reception was hosted by Punjabi Lekhak Sabha (PLS) Jammu today to release two books titled “Khoj” – a collection of articles and “Muaavza” – a collection of short stories written in Punjabi by Pritam Singh Anjaan.Dr. Arvinder Singh Amn, Additional Secretary, J&K Academy of …

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Banning books is no way to protect young minds

Comment this story Comment Banned books are back in the news. This time around they include not only the usual suspects (Toni Morrison, “The Diary of Anne Frank”) but also the Bible (“any variation”) which we are told was written by “Men who lived a long time ago.” All are …

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Academics Are Told Classic Books Can Harm Their ‘Well-Being’

Academics are told classic books can harm their ‘wellbeing’ and told to stop reading ‘uncomfortable’ content Queen Mary University of London has provided a reading list for staff It includes novels to educate them on issues of equality, diversity and inclusion Texts including Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird feature …

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CJI releases Mahatma’s autobiography in Telugu

Chief Justice of India NV Ramana here on Friday published a book ‘Satya Sodhana’, a Telugu Translation from Mahatma Gandhi’s autobiography “The Story of My Experiences with Truth”, published by Tirupati MLA Bhumana Karunakar Reddy. Speaking on the opportunitysaid the chief justice of an ordinary man, Gandhi became a mahatma …

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Eight books on obsession – The Atlantic

There is something particularly literary in obsession. After all, being inside a good book can feel like being pulled down a rabbit hole, with no end in sight. To read a novel is to soak up the thoughts of another, to limit one’s point of view to the pages in …

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Florence Festival Books Bring Hundreds of Bibliophiles to the Oregon Coast in September

Florence Festival Books Bring Hundreds of Bibliophiles to the Oregon Coast in September Posted 8/18/22 4:48 PM PST By the staff of the Oregon Coast Beach Connection (Florence, Oregon) – For 11 years now, bibliophiles of all kinds have flocked to Oregon’s central coast, checking out the latest book releases …

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5 essential books by George Orwell

5 essential books by George Orwell August 17, 2022, 8:30 p.m. 2 minute read If you are interested in politics and culture, these books are for you. Popularly known for his poetry, novels, literary criticism, and essays on issues of language, literature, culture, and politics, George Orwell is one of …

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Nicholas Evans, author of ‘The Horse Whisperer’, dies at 72

Nicholas Evans, the British author of the novel “The Horse Whisperer”, has died aged 72, his literary agent announced on Monday. Evans died suddenly on August 9 from a heart attack, United Agents said in a statement. ​Buy now | Our best subscription plan now has a special price Her …

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6 books like “Afong Moy’s Many Daughters”, according to Jamie Ford

Jenna Bush Hager said “The Many Daughters of Afong Moy,” her August Read With Jenna pick, “amazed” her. Jamie Ford’s novel spans 250 years within the same family tree, all dating back to Afong Moy, considered the first Chinese woman in the United States. Through the novel, we see how …

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Tanggol Wika: The government should encourage reading, not ban books

The Komisyon ng Wikang Filipino office in Manila. (Photo from KWF Facebook account) MANILA, Philippines — Instead of banning five supposedly “subversive” Filipino-language books, the government should encourage people to read them, according to Tanggol Wika, a coalition of literature and culture organizations and university departments. The group said the …

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Strange books to explain a strange nation – The Irish Times

Their four hearts Author: Vladimir Sorokin, translated by Max Lawton ISBN-13: 978-1628973969 Editor: Dalkey Archives Press Guide price: £12.99 Telluria Author: Vladimir Sorokin, translated by Max Lawton ISBN-13: 978-1681376332 Editor: NYRB Classics Guide price: £15.99 Russian experiments with modernist literature ended around 1931 when Stalin wrote “idiot!” on the sidelines …

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Five Borges pounds for only 250 Argentine pesos: offer ends tomorrow

From this Monday, the second edition of the Borges Festival is virtual and free. of Jorge Luis Borges Many things are said. That their literature is “hard” and that it is “for some”. that he is the most universal and famous Argentinean author on the planetwhat is a BestsellerThis led …

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What are the absolute best investing books of 2022?

Thinking of investing? You do not know where to start ? Check out this list of the best books for successful investing. A happy method of increasing your financial independence is through investing. Look no further than these best investing books if you’re looking for a good read. You will …

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Most popular comics of 2022 so far

2022 has been a great year for comic book fans. Marvel, DC, Image and more have produced brilliant comics from top creators that have captivated fans in a variety of ways. Sales across the industry are on the rise, and readers have so many choices, they may not know where …

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The Reason Books “Hit Different” at the airport

Many travelers say books “have a different impact” at the airport. The reasons range from lack of demands on your time when traveling to pure boredom which lends itself to better concentration. It’s also possible that the type of book you tend to pick up at the airport (read: thrillers …

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Scribe and Varuna Announce 2022 Fellows

August 9, 2022 @booksandpublishing The 2022 Scribe & Varuna Fellowship recipients have been announced. The scholarship recipients and their projects are: Sam Elkin for ‘Shapeshifting’ Jacqueline Wright for “Beauty and Menace” Nevo Zisin for ‘What we start’. The Scribe & Varuna Fellowships combine a week-long residency at Varuna, the National …

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Genre Roundup: The Best New Audiobooks

Booker’s recently announced Long List this year has garnered much praise for its variety and boldness, and provides plenty for the audio-loving listener. Here are two of the best, with more reviews to come before the price announcement in October. Audrey Magee The colony (Faber, 8:28) presents any narrator with …

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3 Mindanao books among National Book Awards winners

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/August 06) – Three books on Mindanao are among the 27 winners of the 39e National Book Awards presented by the National Book Development Board (NDBD) and the Manila Critics Circle (MCC). The NBA is an annual event but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it had its last …

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Eagle Archives, August 6, 1952: Old Lee Firm Books Donated to Library by Harvard | Story

Berkshire residents wishing to establish their ancestry’s credit with the former Lee Company of Foote & Rogers can now do so at the Berkshire Library. Librarian Robert G. Newman just received 11 books containing all the facts as a gift from the Harvard School of Business Administration’s Baker Library. These …

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#WordinBlack: Here’s why black kids need black books

By Maya Potiger, word in black While browsing the gift shop at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, librarian Kathy Lester saw a young black girl grab a book and run to her parents. Handing it to them, the girl told them that she had read it …

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Melia Frazier needs your help to collect 1,000 miscellaneous books

One Girl Scout is on a mission to diversify the books in local school libraries, and it has collected nearly 300 titles to date. Melia Frazier, 11, said her school had Harry Potter books and the American Girl series, but none of the books featured people who looked like her. …

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Millennial Egyptian Artists Give Naguib Mahfouz Books a Modern Revamp

Egyptian literary figure Naguib Mahfouz is getting a makeover with a new publisher and a host of millennial artists designing the covers for his classic works. However, the new covers drew a mixed reaction, with some saying the artwork doesn’t do the titles justice and others applauding the adaptation to …

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A vending machine offers free books to students at North Harlem Elementary

HARLEM, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) — A new addition to North Harlem Elementary School will give students free books, but they must earn them with good behavior. This is the story of “Inchy the Bookworm Machine”. Students at North Harlem Elementary have been rewarded for good behavior before, but never like this. …

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17 books at 17 but Adaeze Atuegwu never planned to be a writer

Adaeze Atuegwu took Nigeria by storm when she published seventeen books at age 17 in 1994 and 1995, easily establishing herself as Nigeria’s most prolific youngest best-selling author in the 1990s and early 1990s. 2000s. However, being a writer was not a specific goal she set for herself as a …

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The Big Lie review: Jonathan Lemire laments what Trump did | Books

Joe Biden sits in the Oval Office but Donald Trump looms large in the American psyche. Mike Pence’s top aides testified before a federal grand jury. An investigation by Georgia prosecutors is progressing rapidly. In a high-stakes game of chicken, the Justice Department’s message becomes more ominous. Trump’s actions would …

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‘Last White Man’ by Mohsin Hamid, ‘Kismet’ by Amina Akhtar: 5 new books

Looking for something good to read? USA TODAY Barbara VanDenburgh scour the shelves for this week’s hottest new book releases. All books go on sale Tuesday, unless otherwise noted. For more new must-read book recommendations, check out our summer book guide to the 20 most popular books of the season; …

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9 Sci-Fi Books, Movies, and Video Games Featuring Detroit Connections

Detroit Become Human is a 2018 narrative video game. // Image courtesy of Quantic Dream Futuristic concepts like time travel, robots, near-future dystopias, cybernetic cityscapes, aliens, and more make up many different themes and tropes present in the science fiction genre. The city of Detroit and surrounding areas are also …

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Here’s Why Black Kids Need Black Books

The publishing industry still has a long way to go when it comes to portraying black children and protagonists in books. While browsing the gift shop at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, librarian Kathy Lester saw a young black girl grab a book and run to …

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What We’re Reading: Writers and Readers on the Books They Enjoyed in July | Books

In this series, we’re asking authors, Guardian writers and readers to share what they’ve read recently. This month’s recommendations include excellent non-fiction about migration, immersive romance novels, and a pointed account of the coronavirus pandemic. Tell us what you read in the comments. Hannah Giorgis, writer I read romance novels …

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Best-selling books in Canada for the week ending July 27, 2022

In this week’s bestseller lists: Something Old: Margaret AtwoodThe 1985 dystopian novel “The Handmaid’s Tale” enjoys comfortable sales year after year. But the U.S. Supreme Court’s overturning of the Roe v. Wade case, ending a woman’s right to an abortion, and a new season of the Hulu series, “The Handmaid’s …

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Board approves policy to determine which books are appropriate for Utah school libraries

After months of deliberations around a policy to determine which book titles are or are not appropriate for school libraries, the Utah State Board of Education voted on Tuesday to approve a policy to library equipment pattern. (Kristin Murphy, Deseret News) Estimated reading time: 7-8 minutes SALT LAKE CITY – …

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Welsh translation project of children’s books by black, Asian and minority ethnic writers to be celebrated at Eisteddfod

//= do_shortcode(‘[in-content-square]’) ?> Marva Carty and her book translated into Welsh A project to translate works by black, Asian or ethnic minority writers into the Welsh language will be celebrated next week at Eisteddfod in Ceredigion. Mudiad Meithrin is translating six children’s books under the “AwDUron” program with the help …

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The heart of the community – Lomabeat.com

Located at 1026 Rosecrans Street, La Playa Books sells new and used books to the San Diego community and has become a favorite with students at Point Loma Nazarene University. For all the book lovers on campus, if you haven’t heard of La Playa yet, you need to take the …

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Diatribe: The House of Dream Books

The garden presented as visibly more neglected than during my previous visits. Here and there, a few wild flowers broke the hegemony of green within the lawn, a presumption that would not have been tolerated if the master of the house had been in possession of all his powers. As …

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The Sunday Read: ‘Sex books every family should read’

How do you teach your child about sex? It’s a perennial question that has spawned hundreds of picture books aimed at demystifying sex. But for Canadian author Cory Silverberg, something was missing. Silverberg, who uses the pronouns they/them, felt that sex books aimed at children often omitted mention of intimacy …

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Why inappropriate books are the best to read

The house where I grew up had an open shelf rule. This meant that my brother and I had the right to read anything, however inappropriate or beyond our years. We never had to ask. I spent hours of my childhood browsing through the volumes in my father’s libraries at …

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Children are curious, not fragile. Books teach them to think.

OPINION AND COMMENT Editorials and other opinion content provide insights into issues important to our community and are independent of the work of our newsroom reporters. A growing number of state legislatures are banning books from school libraries and classrooms. Associated Press My family had an “open shelf” rule. This …

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Hong Kong book fair kicks off with fewer political books

HONG KONG– The annual Hong Kong Book Fair kicked off on Wednesday, with several publishers of political books barred from attending the fair and others saying they should be careful about what they exhibit. The fair’s main organizer, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, said it had not reviewed the …

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Top 10 21st Century Fantasy Novels | fantasy books

AAt the heart of every fantasy is something unreal, impossible, or at the very least, so extraordinary that it takes us outside the universe we think we live in. The construction of a fantasy world surrounds these unreal things with recognizable furnishings and plausible emotion, Coleridge’s “voluntary suspension of disbelief” …

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Tales from the Crypt: John Connolly’s “Scary” Inspiration | Books | Entertainment

Connolly admits he often borrows friends’ names for his books (Photo: Robert Solsona/Europa Press/Getty) I stand in an ancient crypt beneath a venerable church in central Dublin before the mummified remains of several of its former parishioners. There is a strong scent of limestone, but the air under the stone …

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Super Mario Brothers Karamazov: literature is starting to take the game seriously | Books

EAt the start of Demain, et Demain, et Demain by Gabrielle Zevin, one of the three main characters gives a fictional interview to a very real video game publication. Samson Mazur, troubled but passionate, tells the interviewer: “There is no more intimate act than play, even sex.” It’s a bombshell …

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Roseburg Library patrons name their favorite books | Life

Country the United States of AmericaUS Virgin IslandsU.S. Minor Outlying IslandsCanadaMexico, United Mexican StatesBahamas, Commonwealth ofCuba, Republic ofDominican RepublicHaiti, Republic ofJamaicaAfghanistanAlbania, People’s Socialist Republic ofAlgeria, People’s Democratic Republic ofAmerican SamoaAndorra, Principality ofAngola, Republic ofAnguillaAntarctica (the territory south of 60 degrees S)Antigua and BarbudaArgentina, Argentine RepublicArmeniaArubaAustralia, Commonwealth ofAustria, Republic ofAzerbaijan, Republic …

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Filipinos are buying books to preserve the truth about the Marcos regime

The rush to buy books documenting Marcos’ destructive 21-year reign comes as his son, Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., takes office after a landslide election victory in May. Marcos Jr. has never publicly acknowledged or apologized for the human rights abuses, corruption and theft that historians say took place under his …

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Summer books to add to your pile

Comment this story Comment Modern and historical fiction, a horror-tinged thriller, ingenious satires and several gripping memoirs offer multiple selections to read under an umbrella or atop a hammock. ‘Joan’ by Katherine J. Chen (Random House) Joan of Arc has long fascinated novelists, who portrayed her as a virginal warrior …

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Andy Ward obituary | Sports and leisure books

My friend Andy Ward, who died of lymphoma at the age of 72, was an atypical author who published nearly 30 sports books as well as books on higher education, including What’s the point of a degree? (2002). He then became a Fellow of the Royal Literary Fund. Andy was …

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Porter Square Books Offers Potential Nirvana for Select Community Members: Writer-in-Residence Role

Porter Square Books attracts Thursday workers as well as browsers. (Photo: Marc Levy) Porter Square Books will reinstate its writer-in-residence program in February, the store announced on Twitter last week. The bookstore will select two writers – one youth and one adult – from a pool of applicants to write …

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The Ultimate James Patterson Story: How He Sold £400 Million

James Patterson is one of the world’s best-selling living authors, having sold over 425 million books. But her career didn’t start in an English class, but rather as a summer assistant in a mental institution. X He worked the night shift of the hospital. And he often worked in the …

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Review: ‘Any Other Family’ reveals the heart of adoption | Books and Literature

ROB MERRILL Associated Press What does it mean to be a family? This is the central question explored in Eleanor Brown’s new novel, “Any Other Family.” Featuring three pairs of parents who between them adopted four biological siblings from the same mother, the story takes place during a two-week vacation …

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10 best “impossible to put down” books to get out of a reading crisis

While the frequent lockdowns of the coronavirus pandemic have helped broaden the reading audience, they’ve also contributed significantly to people giving up reading “Dalgona Coffee” recipes, let alone a novel. It’s understandable. It seems a lot easier to start an endless Netflix binge than to jump into the great unknown …

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Kwame Alexander to host new reality show America’s Next Great Author | Books

Reality TV producers have exhausted singers, dancers, drag performers, potters, tailors and beautiful young people hoping to find love. Now, it seems, the spotlight has fallen on the writers. This week, a call appeared on social media for contestants to apply to take part in the pilot of a new …

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How to get limited edition signed books and contribute to abortion funds! ‹ Literary Center

By Katie Yee July 11, 2022, 1:25 p.m. Our reproductive rights are being stripped away, but maybe this good news will help: there are kind-hearted writers doing what they can to improve the situation. Authors for Abortion Access are hosting an auction (starting tomorrow and ending July 26), with proceeds …

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First-half US book sales down 6.6%

July 11, 2022 @booksandpublishing In the United States, book sales fell 6.6% year-on-year in the first half of 2022, but remain about 15% higher than in the same period in 2019, the last pre-pandemic year, reports Weekly editors. Print unit sales for the period totaled 362.6 million, down from 386.6 …

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