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The Foghorn Echoes by Danny Ramadan review recovery among the ruins In weaving together the stories of two gay men, the award-winning Syrian-Canadian author constructs a vivid portrait of life under AssadDanny Ramadan, a Syrian-Canadian author, is a prominent advocate of LGBTQ+ and refugee rights. Like his debut, The Clot
The Guardian | 3 hours, 40 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Best of Friends by Kamila Shamsie review anatomy of a friendship Shamsies latest novel deftly follows a friendship forged in a Pakistan school over 30 years, but where is the tension?You dont have to read past the opening pages of Kamila Shamsies new novel to figure out the theme. Zahra, the daughter of a popular crick
The Guardian | 6 hours, 40 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
40 years after she took the stage, 'Angelina Ballerina' is still dancing Angelina is a determined little mouse in a pink tutu who dreams of becoming a ballerina. Katharine Holabird and Helen Craig revisit their beloved character, the star of more than 25 picture books.
NPR.org | 6 hours, 46 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
The History of the London Underground Map by Caroline Roope review the lines of beauty At the heart of this clear, thorough study of the London Underground maps evolution is the man whose brilliantly comprehensible design for an untidy city has never been surpassedThis books title might suggest a history of the London Underground map of 193
The Guardian | 8 hours, 40 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Shrines of Gaiety by Kate Atkinson review thrills, spills and gone girls The award-winning author of Life After Life dazzles with a supple tale rich in period detail about the shady goings-on at a Soho nightclubKate Atkinsons new novel is a heady brew of crime, romance and satire set amid the sordid glitz of London nightlife i
The Guardian | 10 hours, 40 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Terry Pratchett: A Life With Footnotes by Rob Wilkins review anecdotes, elephants and an embuggerance A new biography by the fantasy novelists longtime assistant provides a joyful and painful closeup of the irrepressible writer who made the absurd strangely convincingThe day Terry Pratchett died, in 2015, my nine-year-old made a model of a bearded man in
The Guardian | 12 hours, 40 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
William Boyd: The books world is much tougher now The author on his latest whole-life novel, the brutal realities of modern publishing and the inspirational influence of Catch-22William Boyd, 70, is the author of 26 books, including Any Human Heart (2002) adapted for television in 2010 with three actors
The Guardian | Sep 24, 2022 5:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Kelly Ripa's 'Live Wire,' Namwali Serpell's 'The Furrows': 5 new books you need to read Talk show host Kelly Ripa makes her literary debut with "Live Wire," and Namwali Serpellreturns with haunting novel "The Furrows."
USA Today | Sep 24, 2022 2:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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'Woman Without Shame' Sandra Cisneros talks sexual desires andfeeling 'empowered in my 60s' Sandra Cisneros discusses her new poetry collection "Woman Without Shame," owning her sexual desires at every age and why she feels her best at 67.
USA Today | Sep 24, 2022 12:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Kamila Shamsie's novel 'Best of Friends' asks if all friendships are meant to last NPR's Scott Simon talks with Kamila Shamsie about her novel, "Best of Friends," which follows the relationship between two women from their childhoods in Pakistan to adulthood in London.
NPR.org | Sep 24, 2022 11:56 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend