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The 100 best nonfiction books: No 56 Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain This memoir of Samuel Clemenss time as a steamboat pilot provides insight into his most well-known characters, as well as the writer he would becomeWhen I was a boy, there was but one permanent ambition among my comrades in our village on the west bank of
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Iris Murdochs philosopher was losing his words back in 1983 | Letters You report (21 February) on research suggesting that Iris Murdochs use of language in later works such as Jacksons Dilemma (1995) might be an indication of the early stages of Alzheimers disease. But I wonder whether Murdoch suspected a problem far earlie
The Guardian | Feb 26, 2017 7:56 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
New Book Focuses On The 'Humanity Of Syria' Lost In The War Writer Alia Malek's new book is The Home That Was Our Country: A Memoir of Syria. She talks about why she chose to tell the story of Syria through her grandmother's apartment in Damascus.
NPR.org | Feb 26, 2017 1:12 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
'The Hate U Give' Explores Racism And Police Violence In Angie Thomas' novel, Starr Carter lives in a gang-ravaged area and goes to a school where she's one of only a few black students. She talks with Lulu Garcia-Navarro about her book The Hate U Give.
NPR.org | Feb 26, 2017 1:12 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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From murder to espionage, four tales of foul play Our critic recommends four titles mystery lovers won't want to miss.
USA Today | Feb 26, 2017 1:02 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Lenin the Dictator by Victor Sebestyen review the godfather of post-truth This welcome if overlong biography spotlights Lenins personal life and evokes parallels with certain modern-day despotsIn the introduction to his new biography of Lenin, Victor Sebestyen describes the Russian leader as the godfather of what commentators a
The Guardian | Feb 26, 2017 1:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Who I Am by Charlotte Rampling with Christophe Bataille digested read John Crace delves deep into the actors life story to condense it to a heartfelt 850 wordsToday, Charlotte, you seem worried and you say with a laugh: I dont know what this book is any more Ive lost track. What if I actually like the book we make together?
The Guardian | Feb 26, 2017 12:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Nobody Told Me by Hollie McNish review one mothers story Poetry adds an extra dimension to this warm, conversational memoir about having a first childThis differs from most motherhood memoirs in that its also part diary, part poetry collection, charting McNishs relationship with her child from the moment she re
The Guardian | Feb 26, 2017 12:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
40 years of 2000AD: looking back on the future of comic books The publisher of Judge Dredd and Halo Jones has had its own adventures over four decades, as founder Pat Mills and fans Jonathan Ross and Graham Linehan recallForty years ago on 26 February, something extraordinary happened to British comics. Newsagents s
The Guardian | Feb 26, 2017 11:30 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Books: New and noteworthy Look for new books by Chris Colfer and Faye Kellerman.
USA Today | Feb 26, 2017 11:02 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend