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'Breath Of Earth' Is A Brisk, Relevant Alt-History Barnstormer Beth Cato's new book is set in an alternate version of San Francisco where geopolitical intrigue and homegrown unrest complicate a young earth magician's attempt to head off the great quake of 1906.
NPR.org | Aug 23, 2016 11:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Dave Hill: 'The London mayor election was a harsh, but ultimately cheering battle' The Guardians London commentator explains how reporting on the clash between Sadiq Khan and Zac Goldsmith led to an adventure in self-publishingI wrote my book, an instant account of the 2016 London mayor election campaign, for three reasons: one, Id have
The Guardian | Aug 23, 2016 10:43 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Non Pratt: 'Im obsessed with why people are so scared about sex' The author of YA teen pregancy novel Trouble explains to 15-year-old writer Joshua AP how anger motivates her and why we need to talk more about sexIm obsessed with why people are so scared about sex, Non Pratt muses. She has never been one to pull punche
The Guardian | Aug 23, 2016 10:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Six Memos for the Next Millennium review Italo Calvinos Harvard lectures Brief, paradoxical and deeply satisfying, these unusual pieces of literary criticism contain a universeIn 1984, Italo Calvino was invited to give the following years Charles Eliot Norton poetry lectures at Harvard University (a great honour; previous lect
The Guardian | Aug 23, 2016 08:29 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Books to give you hope: World's Fair by EL Doctorow Depicting 1939s New York expo of a utopian future alongside its heros faltering first steps towards independence, this is a heartening story of renewalWhy were writing about books to give you hope this summerEL Doctorows Worlds Fair is a story of the past
The Guardian | Aug 23, 2016 08:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Hiroshima by John Hersey: an enduring memory of reportage Seventy years ago people hadnt yet grasped that even the biggest stories are about everyday livesSubscribers to the 31 August 1946 edition of the New Yorker received their journal as usual, its cover adornedwith a picnic. Inside, though,it was
The Guardian | Aug 23, 2016 07:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Selection Day by Aravind Adiga review gazing at the boundary Aravind Adigas tale of poor Mumbai boys chasing cricketing stardom satirises a modern Indian obsessionA contemporary chronicler, writing in the 1850s, observed that Indians were rather apt to look on a cricket match as proof of the lunatic propensities of
The Guardian | Aug 23, 2016 06:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
'Do a Bradbury' and 'bogan' among 6,000 new entries in Australian National Dictionary Updated dictionarys second edition has more than 6,000 new words and phrases, including entries from more than 100 Indigenous languagesIt has been described as the essential document of words that define who we are. Now, with the addition of bogan, bush b
The Guardian | Aug 23, 2016 02:09 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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'Surrender' to the pleasures of Caleb Carr's novel 'Surrender, New York' features a psychologist named Trajan Jones.
USA Today | Aug 22, 2016 7:15 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
New bio 'Trump Revealed' offers troubling portrait The Washington Post has dug deep into the Republican candidate's background.
USA Today | Aug 22, 2016 7:15 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend