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In the Days of Rain by Rebecca Stott escaping a fundamentalist Christian sect An account of the writers own life and her fathers in the Exclusive Brethren, and the chaos and freedom that followed the decision to walk outRebecca Stotts account of life in a fundamentalist sect in the UK known as the Exclusive Brethren opens with the
The Guardian | 10 hours, 51 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Sugar by James Walvin review from slavery to obesity A history of the commodity dwells on body horror and morality, but fails to grasp how capitalism and racism reinforce one anotherIn 1792, a popular pamphlet urged Britons to boycott sugar and rum manufactured by enslaved labourers in Britains Caribbean co
The Guardian | 12 hours, 19 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Man Booker prize 2017 longlist in pictures Find out more about the 13 novels in contention this year for the most prestigious prize in the British books world Continue reading...
The Guardian | 13 hours, 48 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Man Booker prize 2017 longlist led by Arundhati Roy's return to fiction Twenty years after her first novel took the same award, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness leads a field of 13, ranging from established stars to newcomersTwenty years after Arundhati Roy won the Man Booker prize for her debut novel The God of Small Things,
The Guardian | 19 hours, 48 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Books of The Times: 'Dying: A Memoir' Is a Bracing Illumination of Terminal Illness This lucid, graceful book by Cory Taylor addresses her struggles with cancer after a diagnosis of melanoma. She died in July 2016 at 61.
New York Times | 21 hours, 17 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Looking Back At The Most Powerful Earthquake Ever To Strike North America Science writer Henry Fountain says the deadly quake that shook Alaska in 1964 was so loud some thought it was the beginning of World War III. His new book is The Great Quake.
NPR.org | Jul 26, 2017 5:45 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
New Chester Himes Biography Reveals A Life As Wild As Any Detective Story Lawrence P. Jackson's biography tracks the writer's course from prison to published novelist. Critic Maureen Corrigan says Himes' life story is well worth reading.
NPR.org | Jul 26, 2017 5:45 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Fiction: A Fictional Patricia Highsmith as Strange as the Real One Jill Dawson's novel “The Crime Writer” uses the life of Patricia Highsmith to explore the territory between reality and fantasy.
New York Times | Jul 26, 2017 4:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Looking To Libraries Rumors of the death of libraries have been greatly exaggerated.
NPR.org | Jul 26, 2017 3:20 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Michael Connelly hits No. 1 with 'The Late Show' 'The Late Show,' Michael Connelly's new thriller featuring a female detective, lands in the top spot on USA TODAY's Best-Selling Books list.
USA Today | Jul 26, 2017 3:16 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend