Thanksgiving means more than just turkey, stuffing, and pumpkin pie. Our favorite part of the holiday is spending it with our families. In the spirit of Thanksgiving, here are 12 literary families that will make you love your own family even more.
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Either way, I was letting what someone else thought of what I'd written determine how I should feel about what I'd written, and this is an untenable position for a writer.
Ahmed and the misguided uproar over his clock immediately reminded me of a novel that I love, Amy Waldman's The Submission. Typically, I turn to fiction to escape my day-to-day life, but sometimes we need to read stories that force us to reflect on and question the strangeness that is our reality, and this emotionally gripping and thought-provoking novel has stayed with me for that very reason.
Fashion designer and feminist, Coco Chanel, said, "A girl should be two things. Who and what she wants." I don't believe that all princesses have to wear glittery pink dresses and dazzling tiaras. And I definitely don't think that every fairy tale needs a prince.
By Erin Flaaen | Off the Shelf In 1925 Fanny Goldstein, a librarian in Boston, set up an exhibit of Judaic books and began what she called Jewish Boo...
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I am surprised not to see more about Edward Carey's Iremonger Trilogy, the last of which --- Lungdon -- has just been published.
The sentiments in this book are lovely, the advice sound. But I couldn't help but think that it was somewhat like one really long inspirational Pinterest post. Gilbert's personal success is what makes this book credible, and what is getting people to pay attention to it.
Bender follows in the magical realism tradition of Gabriel García Márquez, Bruno Schulz and Italo Calvino. Her writing is light, amused, airy -- but dead serious underneath.
If our last two brilliant and fantastic audiobook lists haven't convinced you that listening to a great audiobook is a fully satisfying experience, the eleven on this list -- which are hilarious, thrilling, informative, and inspirational -- will surely do the trick.
I'm still a bit gushy over Daniel Priestley's book Entrepreneur Revolution. And I finished reading it weeks ago.
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Philbrick is a brilliant storyteller. He breathes life into history as he recounts the experiences of these men who left their homes and families for up to two years at a time to hunt, kill and fill barrel after barrel with whale oil.
Bestselling author, renowned digital analyst and futurist, Brian Solis has released his 7th book, X: Where Business Meets Design. Over three years in the making, X explains the importance of creating memorable moments for customers in every encounter they have with a brand, and how this is the defining element of future success.
This beautifully crafted work from literary luminary Zadie Smith explores the story of an interracial family whose misadventures in the culture wars on both sides of the Atlantic skewer everything from family life to political correctness to the combustive collision between the personal and the political.
The Story of My Teeth, on every level, is obsessed with artifice and the slipperiness of identity. Now translated by Christina MacSweeney, in collaboration with Luiselli, the book mimics her own play with authorial identity. In the book, Gustavo Sánchez Sánchez, also known as Highway, claims to be writing a “dental autobiography,” though the question of whose words we’re actually reading later becomes complicated.