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July 19, 2017

Alias Atwood 0

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Following on the success of Hulu’s adaptation of The Handmaid’s Tale, Netflix teases a first trailer for its take on Alias Grace. Read our review of the former here.

July 19, 2017

Wake up and Smell the Covfefe 0

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“Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me – you can’t get fooled again.” Following President Trump’s misstatement of a line from The Great Gatsby, The Guardian has a quiz of literary misquotations for your mid-week amusement.

July 19, 2017

A Bookseller’s Elegy 201

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What can you do when a customer wants a book that you not only find objectionable but also believe actually dangerous in the lessons it portends amidst such a politically precarious time?

July 18, 2017

Writers Remembering Mom and Dad 0

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Two sons who became writers remember their parents with a fondness that will melt your heart.

July 18, 2017

Scrivening a New Scrivener 1

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“The last thing your creative brain needs is a klaxon shouting WRONG while you’re in the middle of a creative thought. Eventually, as you use Neo, you’ll stop thinking about spelling and typos. This will push your creativity to the next level. You can always step through a spell check any time you like. But […]

July 18, 2017

She Has Haunted Me in Spectacular Ways 0

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“Lillian haunted me when she was alive. And she has haunted me since her death in July 2015. And she has haunted me in spectacular ways since I published my memoir a month ago.” Sherman Alexie has cancelled the rest of a book tour to promote his new memoir about his relationship with his mother, reports The Guardian. […]

July 18, 2017

Scared of the Dead 0

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“Scared of the living, scared of the dead, and even more scared of the dead who are immortal.” Chinese censors have cracked down on social media sites following the death and hushed burial-at-sea of writer and Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo last week, reports The New York Times.

July 18, 2017

Tuesday New Release Day: Hunt; Gerrard; Molina; Osborne; Jacobson; Greer 0

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Out this week: The Dark Dark by Samantha Hunt; The Epiphany Machine by David Burr Gerrard; Like A Fading Shadow by Antonio Muñoz Molina; Beautiful Animals by Lawrence Osborne; The Dog’s Last Walk by Howard Jacobson; and Less by Andrew Sean Greer. For more on these and other new titles, go read our just-published book preview.

July 18, 2017

Girls in the Band: My Summer of Rock Memoirs 2

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The aim of each of these women, perhaps of every artist, is a longing to be understood, to make some seemingly unknowable part of the self known.

July 17, 2017

Do Not Shout 0

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“Always practice basic online etiquette, or ‘netiquette.’ Consider including emoticons to help add personality to your message and set the right tone. Also, be sure to stay on topic in a conversation and avoid writing in all caps, which is the online equivalent to shouting.” The Amazon Author Insights blog (full disclosure: Amazon helps us […]