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Retracing an Immigration Story, in Poems

When the Salvadoran-born poet Javier Zamora was nine years old, he travelled alone to the United States, crossing the border on foot to reunite with his family. Now twenty-seven, he has lived in the U.S. ever since. Over time, the details of his journey have blurred in his memory. A few years ago, …

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5 Witchy AF Books to Read this Fall

This is a guest post from Susie Dumond. Susie learned to love books as a nerdy kid in Little Rock, Arkansas. She’s now a full-grown adult nerd …

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Author Celeste Ng draws inspiration from her high-school years for 'Little Fires Everywhere'

Celeste Ng was quite certain nobody would read her debut novel, 2014's "Everything I Never Told You." The book, which she began writing while working …

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MashReads Podcast: Alan Cumming turned his pet separation anxiety into a charming children's book

Everybody deals with separation anxiety from their pets in their own way. Some pet owners give their furry friends treats. Others give their pets more cuddles when they return.<p>But Alan Cumming? He deals with his pet separation anxiety by writing about it.<p>In his new children's book <i>The Adventures of</i> …

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A Wild and Exacting Food Writer Gets Her Due

<b>FASTING AND FEASTING</b> <b><br>The Life of Visionary Food Writer Patience Gray</b><br>By Adam Federman<br>Illustrated. 371 pp. Chelsea Green Publishing. $25.<p>One of my favorite passages in Adam Federman’s absorbing biography of Patience Gray, the legendary food writer and forager, is about the day the tinned peaches …

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This Is Not a Novel: Reality and Realism in Nicole Krauss’s “Forest Dark” - Los Angeles Review of Books

EARLY IN <i>Forest Dark</i>, Nicole Krauss’s fourth and most inward-looking novel, one of its narrators — a successful Brooklyn novelist also named Nicole — …

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Why Jann Wenner is fuming over upcoming biography

Jann Wenner is furious about the soon-to-be-released biography “Sticky Fingers,” which chronicles his 50 years at the helm of Rolling Stone.<p>Wenner …

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Business Book of the Year 2017 — the shortlist

The genesis of the iPhone, the Libor interest rate scandal, and gender controversy in Silicon Valley are among topics tackled by finalists in this …

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10 Books Like 'Good Omens' To Read While You Wait The Upcoming Miniseries

It might feel like a sign of the apocalypse, but <i>Good Omens</i> is finally coming to television. Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett's hilarious, irreverent …

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Bad things happen to 'Good People' in Hannah Kent's eerie novel

Hannah Kent explores the intersection of faith and folklore in 19th century Ireland in her fascinating historical novel, <i>The Good People</i> (Little, Brown, 400 pp., ***½ out of four stars).<p>Nothing has been quite right since young Micheál arrived at his grandmother Nóra’s house in rural Crohane, …

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Interview: Brad Abraham is One of the Magicians Impossible

What happens when you mix <i>Mission Impossible</i> with <i>The Magicians</i>?<p>You get a thriller with magic, espionage, and an action-packed story that travels the …

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The New York Times Got Their Israel Reading List All Wrong. Here's a Better One.

Yesterday, as the Jewish year 5777 moved ever closer to its end, <i>The New York Times</i> published a piece in its travel section titled “What to Read …

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The King's English Bookshop - BLARB

By Molly Green<p>On the corner of East Emerson and East 1500th in Salt Lake City sits what looks like a little house with awnings, a front garden, and …

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Children's Book Review: Earth! My First 4.54 Billion Years by Stacy McAnulty, illus. by David Litchfield. Holt, $17.99 (40p) ISBN 978-1-250-10808-1

Earth! My First 4.54 Billion Years<p>Stacy McAnulty, illus. by David Litchfield. Holt, $17.99 (40p) ISBN 978-1-250-10808-1<p>More By and About This …

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Bestselling books the week of 9/21/17, according to IndieBound

What's selling best in independent bookstores across America.<p>1. A Legacy of Spies, by John le Carré, Viking<br>2. A Column of Fire, by Ken Follett, …

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Tim Rogers on his painfully honest memoir: ‘I needed to cut the sympathy right out’

The You Am I frontman reveals the ‘maddening’ task of penning his inner monologue, a compelling voyage through decades of exes, drink and rock’n’roll<p>2017 is shaping up to be the year Australia’s most well-known musicians take stock and look back at their mad early years. Tex Perkins has just …

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Jane Weaves a Personal Story That’s One of the Best of the Year

<i>“Growing up in an unhappy family in a small New England town, Jane dreamed of escaping to New York City to study art and live a life of independent</i> …

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Wooooo! 'Second Nature' Is A Winningly Unadorned Memoir Of The Wrestling Life

Last month, professional wrestling fans were shocked to hear that Ric Flair, the WWE legend who many consider the greatest professional wrestler of all time, was in a medically induced coma. The outlook wasn't great, the media reported, and stunned fans took to Twitter and Facebook to post memories …

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Stephen King at 70: You author Caroline Kepnes on discovering yourself in King's stories

<b>Stephen King celebrates his 70th birthday on Sept. 21. In honor of the author’s milestone, EW is presenting tributes to the man whose Constant Readers think of as “Uncle Steve.”</b><p><b>Part II: Caroline Kepnes, author of the novels You and Hidden Bodies, which tell the story of a book-loving, charismatic</b> …

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'The Handmaid's Tale' was Amazon's most-read fiction book of the summer — here are the others

Hulu's hit series "The Handmaid's Tale," based off Margaret Atwood's acclaimed novel under the same title, won four Emmys Sunday night.<p>And it seems the widespread success of the series has sparked some new interest in its original source material.<p>According to Amazon, "The Handmaid's Tale" was the …

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Why We Read: The Case for Books as a Means to Many Ends - Signature

If hell exists, I know that for me, it’s a place without books. Even when I am just out running errands, I always carry a book in my bag with me. You never know when you might have to wait for something, and for me, those stretches of time – brief as they may be – are another opportunity to immerse …

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Celebrate 150 Years of the Illustrator Who Brought Children's Books to Life

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Reese Witherspoon, John Green, and more want Celeste Ng's Little Fires Everywhere to be your next book club obsession

Critics have already gone head-over-heels for Celeste Ng’s new novel <i>Little Fires Everywhere</i>. Now, celebrities and high-profile authors are getting in on the recommending action, affirming the book as one of the must-reads of the year.<p>Most notably, newly-minted Emmy winner Reese Witherspoon named</i> …

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The top 10 audiobooks on Audible.com

Audible.com best-sellers for week ending September 15:<p>Fiction<p>1. It by Stephen King, narrated by Steven Weber (Simon & Schuster Audio)<p>2. A Column of Fire by Ken Follett, narrated by John Lee (Penguin Audio)<p>3. The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye: A Lisbeth Salander Novel, Continuing Stieg Larsson's …

8 Legit Self-Help Books You’ll Actually Want to Be Seen Reading

Bookstores stock countless tomes devoted to every facet of personal improvement possible: relationships and family, mental and physical health, …

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This Thrilling YA Novel About Love and Loss Will Cure Your Book Boredom

When you’re crushing on someone hard, starting a new job, or watching Serena Williams’ video about her daughter’s birth, it can feel like your brain is in FEELINGS OVERLOAD. In Emily Ziff Griffin’s newest novel, <i>Light Years,</i> all of those feelings come with some major synesthesia-like side effects …

The Best Book Recommendation For You, Based On Your Zodiac Sign

Feel overwhelmed by the vast number of books you could possibly read at this very moment? Chill out, and let's have some fun. I've got the best book …

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What Short Books Should Everyone Read?

Some really great books can be read within a day.

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$50,000 Kirkus Prize Fiction Finalists Announced: Critical Linking, September 20

Sponsored by Random House, publisher of <i>A Poison Dark And Drowning</i> by Jessica Cluess.<p>Jesmyn Ward’s ghostly “Sing, Unburied, Sing” and Mohsin Hamid’s …

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