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The Word of the Year goes goblin mode

Dec 04 2022: A year ago, the lexicographic grandees at Oxford Languages dutifully stuck out their arms and chose “vax” as the 2021 Word of the Year.

But this year, the venerable publisher behind the Oxford English Dictionary has — like the rest of us, apparently — gone full ...

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Donate to help Ukrainian fathers at war record bedtime stories for their refugee children

Dec 01 2022: Recognizing the power of stories to engender a love of reading and strengthen family bonds, Ukraine-born, Amsterdam-based tech entrepreneur Andriy Shmyhelskyy created Better Time Stories, an app that allows Ukrainian fathers to record stories for their kids.

Aimed ...

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Donate to provide books to Ukrainian refugee children

Dec 01 2022: Thousands of Ukrainian refugee children are about to spend their first Christmas away from home. With its holiday campaign #SuperPowerofBooks, Warsaw-based Fundacja Powszechnego Czytania (Universal Reading Foundation) is making an end-of-year push to ensure that refugee...

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Merriam-Webster’s word of the year is ‘gaslighting’

Nov 29 2022: Merriam-Webster’s word of the year – and this you can believe – is “gaslighting.”

The online dictionary chose “gaslighting,” which it defines as “the act or practice of grossly misleading someone especially for one’s own advantage,” as its top word of 2022 because it...

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How Ukraine’s artists are taking on Putin’s Russia

Nov 26 2022: In a piece in The Guardian, Charlotte Higgins interviews Ukrainian artists weaponizing their work to mount a powerful act of resistance:

...If art seemed a feeble and useless weapon in the first confused days of the invasion, for many I speak to in Ukraine, that ...

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Greg Bear, 1951-2022

Nov 21 2022: Greg Bear, a Seattle science-fiction author who played a leading role in defining how global audiences saw future final frontiers, died Saturday of complications following heart surgery.

Born in San Diego, Greg Bear had his first short story published in 1967 and ...

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Book sales continued to struggle in August

Nov 17 2022: U.S. book sales fell 9% in August compared to a year ago at the 1,367 publishers who report data to AAP’s StatShot program. All segments had declines in the month.

The largest drops came in the university press category, where sales fell 22.3%, and at religious ...

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HarperCollins union workers bring strike to the National Book Awards

Nov 17 2022: As the 73rd National Book Awards kicked off at the swanky Cipriani Wall Street in New York City, unionized HarperCollins employees took their strike to the sidewalks surrounding the venue. As guests lined up to grace the NBA's red carpet, they were greeted by HC union ...

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    Love in the Big City
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    Set in Seoul, South Korea, Love in the Big City is a warm, playful, emotionally rich novel that ...
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    by Richard Powers
    In 2019, Richard Powers won the Pulitzer Prize for The Overstory, a sprawling novel whose characters...
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    by Courtney Summers
    YA author Courtney Summers doesn't believe in shielding her teenage readers from the world's darkest...
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    "Tender but never sentimental, wearing its intelligence in a low-slung style, Dinosaurs is a garden of earthly delights."—Vogue

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Honor
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Set in India, a tender and evocative novel about love across a cultural divide, familial devotion and betrayal.
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