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April 28, 2017

Brontë Essentials: Six Modern Books Inspired by ‘Jane Eyre’ 0

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Evidence of Charlotte Brontë’s enduring popularity is everywhere, not least in the large number of adaptations and re-tellings her books have inspired. Check out these six books — wildly different in tone and style — that all share the same inspiration.

April 27, 2017

You Are There 0

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In writing her novel The Last Neanderthal, which published this week, Millions staffer Claire Cameron relied on Jane Smiley’s motto for writing historical fiction: “you are there.” Bonus: Don’t miss our interview with Cameron, in which she describes her many “life-long obsessions.”

April 27, 2017

Surviving Trump: Marc Lamont Hill Wants You to Resist 18

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We have to resist on the streets. We have to fight at every turn. We have to resist through our classroom teaching. We have to resist through the books we write. We have to resist at all times.

April 26, 2017

Fiction’s No Stranger: On Doree Shafrir’s ‘Startup’ 0

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Art imitates life in tech, but novels give us one precious advantage over reality: the time to reflect on what we’re consuming.

April 26, 2017

Granta’s Best of Young American Novelists 1

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Once a decade, Granta publishes a special “Best of Young American Novelists” issue featuring work from American fiction writers under the age of forty. The latest list includes Millions staffer and City on Fire author Garth Risk Hallberg, as well as Lauren Groff, Yaa Gyasi, Ottessa Moshfegh, and Claire Vaye Watkins, to name just a […]

April 26, 2017

Fire It Up 0

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Michael B. Jordan was tapped to play Montag in HBO’s adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451. The project, which will also star Michael Shannon as Beatty, is currently under development. (Bonus: Tanjil Rashid on “Bradbury’s Middle East Connection“)

April 26, 2017

That Glorious Syllable: On ‘On’ 1

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A preposition wrapped in an adverb wrapped in an enigma, on is a tiny word, yet it contains multitudes.

April 25, 2017

Tiny Shudders: On Elizabeth Strout’s ‘Anything Is Possible’ 0

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Strout’s genius is her ability to wring deeply moving stories from ungenerous sources; to reveal, through hurried gestures and single syllables, the welter of feeling the Lydias and Olives of the world are trying to conceal.

April 25, 2017

“In the end, everything turns out / right” 0

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Recommended Reading: “An Old Man, Full of Days” by Matthew Minicucci.

April 25, 2017

Tuesday New Release Day: Shafrir; VanderMeer; Tanizaki; Cameron; Strout 0

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Out this week: Startup by Doree Shafrir; Borne by Jeff VanderMeer; The Maids by Junichiro Tanizaki; The Last Neanderthal by our own Claire Cameron; and Anything Is Possible by Elizabeth Strout. For more on these and other new titles, go read our most recent book preview.