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Rick Perlstein: By the Book The author, most recently, of “The Invisible Bridge,” would like Chekhov to write his life story. “Sometimes I think he knows me better than I know myself, even when he's ostensibly writing about Russian ladies over a hundred years ago.”
New York Times | 11 hours, 11 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
The Brilliant World of Tom Gates by Liz Pichon - review 'If you enjoyed I Am Not A Loser you would probably enjoy this' Continue reading...
The Guardian | 11 hours, 11 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Lois Lane to star in young adult novel Fallout by Gwenda Bond, due next May, will put Superman's sidekick 'front and centre' as the story's hero Continue reading...
The Guardian | 11 hours, 59 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Sam and Dave Dig a Hole by Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen watch the trailer! The co-creators of Extra Yarn have a new book coming out in October, Sam and Dave Dig a Hole. It is all about two friends who decide to start digging for treasure and the adventure they embark on.To celebrate, Mac and Jon ventured out into the California
The Guardian | 12 hours, 6 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
The Novel: a Biography by Michael Schmidt review a compelling yet limited survey How has fiction changed down the ages? This ambitious study is fascinating on the great novelists but fails to capture the inner life of the form Continue reading...
The Guardian | 12 hours, 11 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Roald Dahl's children's rhymes really are revolting, but that is no bad thing Aldi's decision to withdraw his book from sale in Australia is unfair to children, who appreciate and need a taste of rude reality Continue reading...
The Guardian | 12 hours, 46 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Book News: Former Poet Laureate Robert Hass Wins $100,000 Poetry Prize Also: Leslie Jamison on a lonely whale; Ben Lerner on writing fiction.
NPR.org | 13 hours, 34 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Sheridan Le Fanu's spirit lives on Two centuries after his birth, the writer's sophisticated variations on vampire and ghost stories retain their eerie power Continue reading...
The Guardian | 13 hours, 39 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
'Kill My Mother' Is A Darkly Drawn Confection Veteran cartoonist Jules Feiffer has just written his first graphic novel, the noirish Kill My Mother. Reviewer Alan Cheuse is discovering graphic novels equally late, but still finds it a good read.
NPR.org | 14 hours, 8 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Telling Crimea's Story Through Children's Books Blending history, myth and geopolitics, Lily Hyde uses fairy tales to teach children and young adults about Eastern European history. To cover the current unrest, though, she's put fiction on hold.
NPR.org | 14 hours, 9 minutes ago | comment? | recommend