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In True Tale 'The Third Rainbow Girl,' Townspeople Accuse One Another Of Murder Emma Copley Eisenberg's book offers a deep-dive into rural Appalachia and digs into questions of how misogyny and bias can take root inside a community as she tracks a double murder.
NPR.org | 17 hours, 57 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Oprah's latest book club pick is "American Dirt" by Jeanine Cummins Oprah Winfrey's book club is back. We have gathered all of her official book club selections in one handy place.
USA Today | 19 hours, 52 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Ballet Shoes gets 21st-century update from Carrie Hope Fletcher Noel Streatfeilds childrens classic about orphaned sisters preparing for a life on the stage is being reimagined by the writer, actor and internet starBallet Shoes, Noel Streatfeilds classic tale of three adopted girls hoping for or dreading a life on the
The Guardian | 20 hours, 27 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Jeanine Cummins' migrant book 'American Dirt' is problematic; author's note makes it worse Jeanine Cummins' "American Dirt" is a harrowing migrant's tale set at the U.S.-Mexico border. It's also a hugely problematic one.
USA Today | 20 hours, 31 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
In 'Agency,' William Gibson Builds A Bomb That Doesn't Boom Gibson's new novel is a sequel to 2014's The Peripheral, jumping back and forth in time as investigators, military contractors and killers chase down a rogue AI, and tensions flare in the Middle East.
NPR.org | 23 hours, 9 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Half of a Yellow Sun ends abruptly - but at the right time Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie ends her novel soon after the end of the Biafran war, though the trauma is far from over for her characters. With spoilersIts a historical fact that the Biafran war lasted from 1967 until 1970. But like all apparently objective hi
The Guardian | 23 hours, 22 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
My greatest honor: I wrote a book that touched people living in poverty My own story of leading an invisible life in poverty helped others feel seen. If only politicians could read it, tooThree weeks after my first book was published, I sat on a ragged couch in a greenroom at a studio in San Francisco, working furiously on tw
The Guardian | 23 hours, 54 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Dedicated followers: collectors of book inscriptions share their notes The words left in books by their previous owners can tell intriguing stories but do they enrich or sour the next readers experience?The book tells you a story before youve read a word of it. On the cover is Charlie Brown, carrying a baseball bat and dejec
The Guardian | Jan 21, 2020 10:13 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Poetry book of the month: Arias by Sharon Olds review Sharon Oldss brilliant new collection, an exploration of intimacy and estrangement, is her most moving yetThe American Sharon Olds goes where many poets would fear to tread and others not dream of treading. Like a curious child, she wanders past No Entry
The Guardian | Jan 21, 2020 09:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Dear Life by Rachel Clarke review somewhere towards the end A palliative care specialist offers a tender meditation on how people confront their final daysDying is what we do. Rich and poor, quickly or slowly, in pain or in peace, young and old and somewhere in between, we all come to our own sure extinction. But
The Guardian | Jan 21, 2020 07:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend