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August 29, 2017

Eat Your Heart Out, Fyre 0

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Planning to attend this Saturday’s National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.? The Washington Post has provided five sample itineraries. And for an entirely different, vicarious trip, revisit Mythili G. Rao‘s account of visiting the Jaipur Literature Festival a few years back: “To voice their disapproval of the circumstances of Salman Rushdie’s absence, four writers read from The […]

August 29, 2017

Tuesday New Release Day: Messud; Wang; Tallent; Rothmann; Handler 0

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Out this week: The Burning Girl by Claire Messud; The Hidden Light of Northern Fires by Daren Wang; My Absolute Darling by Gabriel Tallent; To Die in Spring by Ralf Rothmann; and All the Dirty Parts by Daniel Handler. For more on these and other new titles, go read our most recent book preview.

August 28, 2017

If I Were a Boy 0

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“I like a lot of things about being a woman, but there are times and ways it’s a prison, and sometimes I daydream about being out of that prison.” The Guardian has a crack Rebecca Solnit essay about clothing, gender, and of course, mansplaining. Pair with our review of Solnit’s The Faraway Nearby.

August 28, 2017

Hurricane Harvey Relief 0

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The Texas Library Association has a disaster relief fund to support damaged libraries, and you can give to it here (via Book Riot).

August 28, 2017

Rolling Readers 0

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“They don’t want to get off the bus because they wanted to keep listening.” A Texas library system has outfitted a handful of public school buses with wi-fi access and digital audiobooks, reports The Digital Reader. Pair with this celebration of perambulatory reading.

August 28, 2017

The Pen Is Mightier Than the Keyboard 0

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“I am so grateful for this tool in my writer’s toolkit. It has liberated both me and my texts from an overbearing approach to ‘getting it right.’” Cara Benson for the Amazon Author Insights blog (full disclosure: Amazon helps us pay the bills over here!) on the benefits of writing and revising by hand. And she’s not […]

August 27, 2017

“Strong misgivings” 0

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Recommended Reading: Three poems at The Rumpus by Dean Rader.

August 26, 2017

Me and Myself 0

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What is the personal essay, and where could it go from here? In The Boston Review, Merve Emre traces two paths.

August 23, 2017

Dabbling with Purpose 0

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“That’s why I’m organizing this fundraiser for Planned Parenthood, because for me the right to say what happens to my body is the right to make art.” Year-in-Reading alum Claire Vaye Watkins has launched “Dabbler’s Ball,” an art auction featuring work by some other boldtype names you might know (Ramona Ausubel, Lauren Groff, Tom McGuane, Emma Straub). Bidding […]

August 22, 2017

Tuesday New Release Day: Adebayo; MacLaverty; Martin; Salter; Pamuk 0

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Out this week: Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo; Midwinter Break by Bernard MacLaverty; Caca Dolce by Chelsea Martin; The Surveyors by Mary Jo Salter; and The Red-Haired Woman by Orhan Pamuk. For more on these and other new titles, go read our most recent book preview.