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‘Somebody had to tell these stories’: An Iraqi woman’s ordeal as an ISIS sex slave

LONDON — Islamic State militants have lost the last of their strongholds, but for Yazidi survivor Nadia Murad, a new battle is just beginning.<p>Three years after escaping militants in northern Iraq, Murad is unveiling a harrowing memoir, "The Last Girl," about her ordeal as a sex slave.<p>Murad's …

Human Rights

Books You Should Read Before the Movies Come Out

Coming soon to theaters (and bookshelves) near you.<p>You’ve heard it. We’ve all heard it: “The book was so much better than the movie. You have to read …

Country Lifestyle

The Books You Should Read in July

The best sci-fi, thrillers, nonfiction, and more out this month.<p><i>Dark Matter,</i> by Blake Crouch<p>In physics, “dark matter” is a hypothetical form of matter, which we are pretty sure exists even though we can’t prove it. This works as a good metaphor for a thriller based on paranoia and conspiracies. Or …

Books

June 2016 BookScan--Top 20 Adult Graphic Novels

Exciting new graphic novels are driving sales in the book channel, the publisher dynamics are changing, and TV brought a long-running series back …

Graphic Novels

Geek book of the week: Why time travel and booze don't mix

Time travel is having a moment.<p>Not since H.G. Wells first picked up his pen to write <i>The Time Machine</i> in 1895 has the genre inspired so many makers of …

The Well by Catherine Chanter: review

Amanda Craig applauds a debut novel of environmental and social collapse<p>The dream of escaping to a better life in the country is as old as Virgil, but its literature has acquired vigorous new life of late. Catherine Chanter’s debut novel, which won the Lucy Cavendish prize for an unpublished first …

Books

New faces of fiction 2015

Last year we tipped fiction debuts from writers such as Emma Healey and Jessie Burton who went on to win major prizes. Will we get it right in 2015? The Observer’s literary editor Lisa O’Kelly introduces the new year’s crop and we meet the most promising new authors<p>The start of a new year in the …

Books

2014 Nerdy Awards for Young Adult Fiction Announced by Donalyn Miller and Nerdy Nation (Part One)

Posted by donalynm on January 2, 2015 in 2014 Nerdies | 5 Comments<p>It seems like every second a new best books of 2014 list pops up online. Readers …