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Brandi Megan Granett

Lying Is for the Birds: An Interview With Kris Radish

Brandi Megan Granett | September 3, 2015 | Books
Kris Radish's tenth novel, The Year of Necessary Lies, follows an eventful year in the life of budding ornithologist and activist, Julia Britton, who learns through the beauty and power of birds the skills to change her own life.
Kathleen Rogers

Horton Hears a Who (Again)

Kathleen Rogers | September 3, 2015 | Green
One of my favorite Dr. Seuss books is a story about an elephant named Horton who hears a speck of dust calling to him, a speck that turns out to be a tiny imperiled planet with a town called Whoville.
Dora Levy Mossanen

A Story of Love and Disappointment, and the Life of Artist Camille Pissaro

Dora Levy Mossanen | September 3, 2015 | Books
Alice Hoffman's sentences possess a musical cadence that demand to be read aloud like poetry, which I often did with great pleasure as I read "The Marriage of Opposites."
Jackie K. Cooper

Where the Souls Go Is a Multi-Generational Saga About Strong Women

Jackie K. Cooper | September 3, 2015 | Books
Hite's story spans the years from 1925 thru 1993. The moments of these women's lives flit back and forth rather than being laid out in a linear manner. This can be confusing for the reader but it does allow for certain mysteries to remain unsolved until the end of the book.

The 9 Most Talked-About Books of 2015 (So Far)

Kirkus | September 3, 2015 | Books
From "The Girl in the Spider's Web" by David Lagercrantz to "Between the World and Me" by Ta-Nehisi Coates, here are the must-read books for 2015.
Renato Barucco

Promoting a Book and the Social Network Inquisition

Renato Barucco | September 3, 2015 | Books
Promoting a book on social networks is not as seamless as it sounds, particularly if the book (and relative promotion messages) focuses on sexuality.
Kimberly Dark

Feminist Masterpiece on Teen Survival

Kimberly Dark | September 3, 2015 | Books
It's not that you want to save Taylor; you know you can't. By the end of page two, Debra Busman has established a child character as complex and compelling as any adult.
Jesse Bogner

Jewish American Literature: A Story of Impossible Assimilation

Jesse Bogner | September 3, 2015 | Religion
One culture that is often left out of curriculums on multiculturalism is Jewish culture. While most curriculums do something that recognizes the Holocaust, a particularly relevant culture to students, especially New Yorkers, is Jewish American life.
Francis Levy


Francis Levy | September 3, 2015 | Books
Oliver Sacks the prominent neurologist who recently died, wrote about his own prosopagnosia which is the inability to recognize faces. But it was curious that he had an extraordinary ability to recognize and empathize with the conditions of his patients.
Holly Cara Price

Shooting for the Stars, Belsky's Newest Page Turning Thriller

Holly Cara Price | September 3, 2015 | Books
The Kennedy Connection was a cleverly written, suspenseful page turner in the best sense and Shooting for the Stars is its' worthy successor. In this saga, Malloy is thrown into the sleazy, headline-grabbing world of a prime-time TV newsmagazine when he joins forces with a beautiful reporter who has uncovered answers long buried that lead to the solving of a cold case from decades before.
Steve Mariotti

Calling for a Revolution -- the Entrepreneurial Kind

Steve Mariotti | September 3, 2015 | Books
The purpose of this article is to start a revolution. A non-violent one, based on voluntary change in civil society.
James Stoddah

How a Dream Inspired a Career Change

James Stoddah | September 3, 2015 | Books
My mother encouraged me to follow my dreams as a child, which is why she allowed me to leave college and focus on my passion for music. Little did I know that 20 years later, I'd literally be following my dreams.
Poetry Foundation

Forever Writing From Ireland

Poetry Foundation | September 3, 2015 | Books
What defines Irish poetry today? A survey of recently published Irish titles suggests the striking variety of voices, aesthetics, and anxieties emerging from the Emerald Isle.
Poetry Foundation

Poetry and the Memory of Fame: On Accidental Anonymity

Poetry Foundation | September 3, 2015 | Books
I once felt quite famous as a poet. Indeed, now that I think of it, I have felt famous twice.
Phil Simon

Why We Work by Barry Schwartz

Phil Simon | September 2, 2015 | Books
People looking for "the five ways to get started" will find themselves disappointed. This is a big-idea book, not a not a how-to or tactical text. I only wish that it was longer, but TED books are deliberately short.
Pamela Feinsilber

Who Needs "Likable" Characters? Not Jonathan Franzen, or Me

Pamela Feinsilber | September 2, 2015 | Books
I really perked up when the conversation turned to the notion of likability. Who says we have to like a character? Yet Franzen claims that "the safest thing" in writing fiction is not caring what the reader wants, in the sense of realizing, "Not everyone will like this guy."
Pam Stucky

The Reckoning, the Rumble, the Revolution: Brené Brown's Rising Strong

Pam Stucky | September 2, 2015 | Books
When I read Brené Brown's books, watch her videos, and witness how the people around me react to what Brené has to say, in some ways it feels like Brené has done the equivalent of introducing our modern society to the color blue.
Peter Clothier

'Waking Up', by SAM HARRIS: A Book Review

Peter Clothier | September 2, 2015 | Books
It surprised me to find this book by Sam Harris so helpful in my own search for a deeper meaning in life; and I was more surprised still to discover, halfway through, that Harris's path had led him to the study and practice of Dzogchen Buddhism -- into which, thanks in good part to McLeod's book, I have been delving in my meditation practice.
Paola K Amaras

Night Visions and Day Dreaming

Paola K Amaras | September 2, 2015 | Books
All my stories, my books -- even my first novel, Exiles of Dal Ryeas -- all stem from my dreams. It's been comforting to have this ability, these night visions, especially in light of the reality of my daydreams. These aren't quite as rewarding as those night visions.
Michael Rosenblum

A Jewish Baker's Pastry Secrets by George Greenstein

Michael Rosenblum | September 2, 2015 | Books
If you've ever lived near a Jewish bakery, or had a family member who baked in the Jewish and Eastern European traditions, you'll find much to love about this book.
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