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A Competition To Finish Louisa May Alcott's Story An unfinished story by Louisa May Alcott has recently been published, and now there's a competition to find a writer to finish the story.
NPR.org | 6 hours, 36 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Maryse Cond: 'An English author can reach the heart of a Caribbean child' The Guadeloupe-born novelist on discovering prejudice in France, making sense of the world when youre elderly, and the power of Wuthering HeightsMaryse Cond was born in Guadeloupe in 1937, earned her MA and PhD in comparative literature at Paris-Sorbonne
The Guardian | 10 hours, 41 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
5 books not to miss: Jim Carrey's wild debut novel, Charlie Kaufman's 'Antkind' Actor Jim Carrey and filmmaker Charlie Kaufman both release their novels this week, while royal watchers will get a kick of "The Heir Affair."
USA Today | 13 hours, 41 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Books to transport you: the best travellers' tales for troubled times From Antoine de Saint-Exuprys flights over deserts to Scotts last expedition to the Antarctic, Sophy Roberts picks her favouritesIn times like these, Im drawn towards short stories, novellas and pithy memoirs with a powerful sense of far-flung places: eni
The Guardian | 15 hours, 41 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
D. L. Hughley: 'Everybody Knows' Independence Day Didn't Free Us All In his new book, Surrender, White People!, Hughley suggests we consider whether our national holidays speak to the entire nation along with other bitingly funny ideas for addressing injustice.
NPR.org | 15 hours, 43 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Dr. Michele Harper Shares More Than A Decade Of ER Experience In New Memoir NPR's Scott Simon speaks to Dr. Michele Harper about her new memoir, The Beauty in Breaking.
NPR.org | 15 hours, 43 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
The UK once welcomed refugees - now we detain them indefinitely | Kamila Shamsie In a few decades, welcome centres for refugees have become detention centres built on violence and humiliation. The government must shut them down, writes Kamila ShamsieIn the last few months Ive found myself returning, again and again, to a phrase that I
The Guardian | 16 hours, 41 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Love beyond sex, money and property: a case for friendship Reading novels about groups of friends can be an emotional lifeline in times of isolation from pandemic lockdown to the aftermath of divorce From Donna Tartt to Irvine Welsh: 10 great novels about friendship What claims do friendships retain, as family li
The Guardian | 18 hours, 41 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Bread Winner by Emma Griffin review victims of the Victorian economy Britain had never been richer, so how did working families become trapped in a nightmare of dirt and want? An intimate history, from darning to dinners in the gutterAs a lad in 1880s Bermondsey Sid Causer appeased his hunger by filching fruit from market
The Guardian | 19 hours, 41 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
The Wild Laughter by Caoilinn Hughes review an Irish Cain and Abel Resentment seethes between two brothers as their father lies dying in the wake of boom and bustCaoilinn Hughess acclaimed debut novel, 2018s Orchid and the Wasp, explored the long fallout from the global economic crash of 2008 through the coming-of-age st
The Guardian | 21 hours, 11 minutes ago | comment? | recommend