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'What Doesn't Kill You' Navigates The Challenges Of Existing While Black Damon Young's new memoir is full of pointed, thoughtful, barbed and funny essays about the ways race has affected his life, and the lives of his family and about his hopes for the next generation.
NPR.org | 5 hours, 25 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Lawrence Ferlinghetti's Wit Is Afire In 'Little Boy' As he approaches his 100th birthday, the legendary Beat poet and publisher has a new book. Billed as his "literary last will and testament," Little Boy is part memoir, part rambling free-association.
NPR.org | 6 hours, 40 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Chris Power on Farnborough: I probably grew up surrounded by arms dealers The author recalls living in a sleepy commuter town, unaware that his neighbours were developing missile guidance systemsGrowing up, I always thought my hometown was anonymous, but I didnt suspect until much later that its anonymity might be a ploy. When
The Guardian | 6 hours, 40 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
London Made Us by Robert Elms a love letter to the capital The broadcaster and writer isnt afraid of nostalgia in this part memoir, part cultural history. Is he pining for his youth?A few years ago, Robert Elms was asked by a family friend if he could show two 15-year-old girls from Manchester around London. It w
The Guardian | 7 hours, 40 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Colin Grant: Were still living with slavery From prize-winners Esi Edugyan and Marlon James to debut novelists such as Sara Collins, a new generation of novelists is exploring a painful pastTwo hundred years ago, slave narratives seemed one of the few routes to publication for black writers on both
The Guardian | 7 hours, 40 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Last Ones Left Alive by Sarah Davis-Goff review post-apocalyptic road trip Zombies hunt for living flesh in an Ireland destroyed by the Emergency but does this debut bring anything new to the dystopian genre?The number of post-apocalyptic novels on bookshop shelves right now suggests that the reading public is hungry for the end
The Guardian | 8 hours, 40 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Ali Smith: This young generation is showing us that we need to change and we can change In 2015, Ali Smith hatched a project to write four political novels in real time. As Spring appears, she explains why theres more to them than BrexitAfter a will-it-wont-it panic followed by a sudden burst of giddy life, Ali Smiths Seasonal Quartet is blo
The Guardian | 9 hours, 40 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
The Friends of Harry Perkins by Chris Mullin review predicting Brexit Britain The follow-up to the 1982 political thriller A Very British Coup is so topical it will need instant updatesAdmirers of A Very British Coup, Chris Mullins 1982 Westminster thriller which has twice been dramatised by Channel 4, have long agitated for a sequ
The Guardian | 10 hours, 11 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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FURTHER READING: What to Read While You're Waiting for the Mueller Report What to Read While You're Waiting To Read the Mueller Report
New York Times | 19 hours, 52 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Nonfiction: Preet Bharara Remembers His Busy Tenure as a U.S. Attorney “Doing Justice,” Bharara's new book, is not only a memoir but also a manual on how the justice system is a guide to life.
New York Times | 20 hours, 1 minute ago | comment? | recommend