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Robert Conquest, Historian Who Documented Soviet Horrors, Dies at 98 Mr. Conquest chronicled the Stalinist purges and the Ukrainian famine of the 1930s with original findings and gripping narratives.
New York Times | 4 hours, 27 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
At Some Stores, Readers Can Go Get A Refund For 'Watchman' Harper Lee's Go Set a Watchman has sold millions of copies, but some feel it has not lived up to the hype. A bookstore owner in Traverse City, Mich., is giving readers a refund and an apology.
NPR.org | 5 hours, 53 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
The Bonds Of Friendship Stay Strong In 'Stranger' Newbery Medal-winning author Rebecca Stead says her latest, Goodbye Stranger, is about love and how it helps a trio of seventh-grade girls stay friends through the challenges of middle school.
NPR.org | 5 hours, 53 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Harper Lee readers demanding refunds were expecting far too much from Go Set a Watchman The book was always doomed to be a disappointment both for those caught up in the hype and for fans of To Kill a MockingbirdIts been a little under a year since I first dove into the ocean that is reporting on Nelle Harper Lees current situation and frank
The Guardian | 6 hours, 43 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Exploring The 'Wild And Haunting World Of Dolphins' In her new book, Voices in the Ocean, Susan Casey describes the life of dolphins and details some new threats the animals face, such as organized dolphin kills and man-made sounds in the ocean.
NPR.org | 7 hours, 15 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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The Marie Kondo Effect: A Closet's Loss, a Consignor's Gain A blockbuster book about removing clutter causes a legion of followers to do the same in hopes of a fuller, more productive life.
New York Times | 10 hours, 2 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Frank McGuinness: 'One thing Ill say about my home town, we could keep our secrets' In my novel Arimathea, an Italian painter arrives in 50s Donegal to paint the Stations of the Cross to the locals, he could have come from MercuryIn the Donegal of my distant childhood its fair to say we were not overrun with strangers. Yes, through July
The Guardian | 10 hours, 22 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
How much do you know about Little Women? quiz With the news that a 'hyper-stylised, gritty' TV adaptation is being made, in which 'disparate half-sisters Jo, Meg, Beth, and Amy band together in order to survive the dystopic streets of Philadelphia', we take a look at Louisa May Alcott's original, to
The Guardian | 11 hours, 35 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
'Fifth Season' Embraces The Scale And Complexity Of Fantasy Yes, N.K. Jemison's newest epic is the kind of fantasy that has not one but two glossaries at the end but reviewer Jason Heller says that just underscores her sumptuous detail and dimensionality.
NPR.org | 12 hours, 15 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Fire Colour One by Jenny Valentine - review The end was absolutely phenomenal, and alarmingly clever I could not have guessed the ending in the wildest of my dreams!A book hasnt made me cry for quite a long time but I knew as soon as I received this one I would have an emotional attachment to it. T
The Guardian | 12 hours, 19 minutes ago | comment? | recommend