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Anita Shreve, best-selling author of 'The Pilot’s Wife,' dies at 71

Mar 30 2018: Anita Shreve, author of 20 books including The Pilot's Wife and The Weight of Water, died of cancer Thursday at home in southern New Hampshire, she was 71. She had announced her illness almost a year ago,writing on Facebook: "This is a hard post to write. I have so been...

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Jacqueline Woodson wins $600,000 Astrid Lindgren prize

Mar 27 2018: Jacqueline Woodson, author of 30 books including the National Book Prize winner Brown Girl Dreaming (a memoir of her childhood written in verse) has won The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, the world's largest prize for children's writing. She will receive five million ...

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Tracy K. Smith Gets Second Term as U.S. Poet Laureate

Mar 26 2018: Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden has appointed Tracy K. Smith to serve a second term as the nation's 22nd poet laureate. During her second year, Smith plans to expand her outreach efforts to rural communities and unveil a new anthology to be published in the fall.

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Philip Kerr, author of the Bernie Gunther crime novels and many other works, dies aged 62

Mar 26 2018: Philip Kerr, 62, author of the Bernie Gunther crime novels and many other works of fiction for adults and children, died Friday of cancer. Putnam will publish his newest series novel, Greeks Bearing Gifts, on April 3, and Kerr had finished a draft of the next Gunther ...

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Lawyer representing Harper Lee's estate sues screenwriter tasked with adapting "To Kill a Mockingbird" for the stage.

Mar 25 2018: Harper Lee was a literary celebrity. Aaron Sorkin is a screenwriting superstar. And now the two - by proxy - are locked in a battle over who should shape the content in Mr. Sorkin’s stage adaptation of Ms. Lee's famous novel, To Kill a Mockingbird.

Ms. Lee, before ...

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John Oliver's children's book about Mike Pence's bunny sells out. Second printing due soon

Mar 20 2018: John Oliver's parody book about Vice President Mike Pence's family pet rabbit, "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Presents a Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo," has sold out. The book, which Oliver is using to troll Pence, coincides with the Pence family's release of ...

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Who should lead American Library Association?

Mar 19 2018: The American Library Association is facing significant financial challenges. The Trump administration wants to gut federal support for libraries. And librarians are fighting over whether its next executive director should be required to have a MLS degree...

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Joan Silber and Caroline Fraser among winners of 2017 National Book Critics Circle Awards #awards

Mar 15 2018: The National Book Critics Circle announced the winners of its 2017 awards tonight:

Poetry: Layli Long Soldier, Whereas (Graywolf)

Criticism: Carina Chocano, You Play The Girl: On Playboy Bunnies, Stepford Wives, Trainwrecks, & Other Mixed Messages (...

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Editor's Choice

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    We seek precision in our lives every day. We want to drive from home to work and work to home safely...
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    Beauty in the Broken Places
    by Allison Pataki
    Ernest Hemingway wrote that we are "strong at the broken places," and Allison Pataki found that to ...
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    Love and Other Consolation Prizes
    by Jamie Ford
    Love and Other Consolation Prizes was read and reviewed by 22 BookBrowse members for First ...
  • Book Jacket: The Judge Hunter
    The Judge Hunter
    by Christopher Buckley
    In London 1664, Balthasar de St. Michel or "Balty" has no discernable skills besides pestering his ...

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