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Jul 20, 2021
Another Tuesday, another pile of books we can’t wait to get our hands on. What’re you waiting for?! Drop everything, and head on over to your local indie. On your (book)mark, get set, read! * Katie Kitamura, Intimacies (Riverhead) “…cooly written and casts a spell … Few novelists write so astringently about how we misread […]
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Jul 16, 2021
Late to the party yet again, I recently saw Shawshank Redemption for the very first time. For those of you who have been living under an adjacent rock, it’s a movie based on Stephen King’s novella, starring Morgan Freeman and Tim Robbins, who play Red and Andy, two men serving lengthy sentences in a high-security […]
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Jul 13, 2021
You, dear reader of this site, most likely carry a book with you wherever you go. A lot of the time, it’s wishful thinking. How will you read five books on your three-day weekend upstate? Are you really going to sit awkwardly on the sidelines of this house party with your book, you lovable and […]
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Jul 09, 2021
If you watched Gilmore Girls for the first time when it was still on air and never stopped watching it, then this list is for you. Personally, I probably think about the Gilmore girls an unhealthy number of times per day, and my obsession is only aided by following my like-minded fanatics on the Internet like […]
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Jul 07, 2021
Remember when you were a kid and you went to the library during the summer for the free AC, and they would give you this chart where you could track your reading? I miss that. In adult life, no one gives you stickers or pencils or cheap branded drawstring backpacks for reading 25 books over […]
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Jun 29, 2021
Why, you might be asking yourself, do all these introductions begin with some reference to the season or to how hot it is? It’s because that’s all I can think about. The feels-like temperature in Brooklyn is 100 degrees, and even my dog does not want to go outside. Thankfully, there are new books to […]
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Jun 22, 2021
You, dear reader of this site, obviously know how important it is to support indie bookstores and shop locally. But apparently we’re currently in the Prime Day stretch, so for the skeptics, we’re just going to say: Hugh Grant will never love you if you buy your books on Amaz*n. (See: Notting Hill.) Ergo, please find […]
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Jun 18, 2021
The other day, I sat down to watch What a Girl Wants. In case you were living under a rock in the early 2000s, the film follows a young Amanda Bynes, the daughter of a hippie wedding singer, who dreads watching the ceremonious Father Daughter Dance because she does not know her father. Her father, Colin […]
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Jun 15, 2021
Need a book to take to the park? You’re in luck… It’s New Books Tuesday! * Jonathan Lee, The Great Mistake (Knopf) “[A] seriously entertaining fictional recreation of the life and violent death of a forgotten giant in the history of New York City, Andrew Haswell Green.” –The Times Yan Lianke, tr. Carlos Rojas, Hard Like […]
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May 18, 2021
You know that song that goes, “I don’t care if Monday’s blue, Tuesday’s gray and Wednesday too?” Well, apparently The Cure has never heard of a little thing we like to call New Books Tuesday (or NewBoosDay, if you will). Who can be gray when there are new books to hold?! * Josh Malerman, Goblin […]
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May 11, 2021
Living for the weekend? Living for Saturday afternoons spent at your local bookstore and Sunday mornings curled up in your favorite chair? Yeah, us too. This week brings us a spate of new books: from Stacey Abrams to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, from Billie Eilish to Seth Rogen. Yessiree, there’s something for everyone here. * Stacey […]
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Nov 25, 2020

Dear reader, maybe you’re home for the holidays (and, since your dad has just started asking what exactly it is you are doing with that BA in English, you are trying to remember why you made the drive). Maybe you’ve opted out of Thanksgiving this year and are staying inside your quarantine pod (thank you). […]

The post 5 unconventional fictional families that'll make you miss your own. (Maybe.) first appeared on Literary Hub.

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Nov 25, 2020

When I was a kid, I thought that by the time I had reached adulthood, I would be a seasoned cook. It seemed inevitable that I would someday have to whip up a delicious five-course meal using whatever I had on hand, that I would know what the tiny whisk is for, and that I […]

The post 8 fictional housewives who have snapped (in a fun way). first appeared on Literary Hub.

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Nov 24, 2020

Last week, Douglas Stuart’s Shuggie Bain was announced this year’s Booker Prize winner. It’s no small feat for any writer, but what makes this win so spectacular is the fact that Shuggie Bain is a debut novel. (It’s only the fifth debut novel to win in the Booker’s 51-year-old history.) During his brief speech at the […]

The post Talking to the Editor Behind Back-to-Back Booker Prizes first appeared on Literary Hub.

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Oct 30, 2020

On this very day, in 1938, Orson Wells broadcasted an adaptation of H. G. Wells’ The War of the Worlds. It aired over the Columbia Broadcasting System network as a special Halloween episode. It begins like this: “We know now that in the early years of the twentieth century, this world was being watched closely by […]

The post Remember the days when a literary radio broadcast could cause mass panic? first appeared on Literary Hub.

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Aug 21, 2020
Does anyone else remember the young adult series From the Files of Madison Finn? Surely I can’t be the only one who, as an awkward and bookish middle-schooler, devoured them. The series follows twelve-year-old Madison Finn. She lives in upstate New York. Her parents are divorced. Her favorite color is orange. She loves her pug. She […]
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Aug 14, 2020
Every year, Longwood University’s John Dos Passos Prize sets out to celebrate one vital but under-appreciated writer. Previous recipients include Colson Whitehead, Tom Wolfe, and Annie Proulx. (Obviously, they were awarded the Dos Passos Prize before they won, say, two Pulitzer Prizes.) This year’s finalists were announced today. “These finalists represent everything the Dos Passos Prize […]
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Jun 30, 2020
For over 50 years, the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses has been an amazing resource and megaphone for small presses and publications. CLMP has just announced the winners of their sixth annual Firecracker Awards, which celebrates the best independently published fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry of the past year. They have also announced the […]
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Jun 09, 2020
Another week, another brand-new batch of books to order from one of these black-owned independent bookstores! * Sam Lansky, Broken People (Hanover Square Press) “With humor, verve, and cut-to-the-bone revelations, Lansky takes readers on an enthralling adventure.” –Publishers Weekly Jennifer Worley, Neon Girls (Harper Perennial) “A vivid and erudite exploration of class struggle and gender identity.” –Kirkus […]
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