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You’ll Want To Read This Scorching Satire Of 'American Values'

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 01.24.2017 | Arts

SUVs, red meat, Jesus. If a dissenter’s view of Middle America were turned into a Bingo card, Kate Zambreno’s debut novel O Fallen Angel ― recen...

John Lewis’ Book Will Be Donated To Schools In Need

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 01.18.2017 | Arts

Last week, Donald Trump tweeted spurious claims about Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), writing that the activist, who’s been repeatedly arrested for protest...

A New Year, A New Chapter, A New You

Linda Gray Sexton | Posted 01.16.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Linda Gray Sexton

The start of the New Year has me thinking about endings, beginnings, and the paths we take to lead us from one chapter to the next. How did you choose...

Obama Reveals How The Power Of Fiction Was Important To His Presidency

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.16.2017 | Politics

Reading fiction played a valuable role in his presidency, President Barack Obama said, both as a mental exercise and an escape to “someplace else....

Obama, Possible Aspiring-Novelist-In-Chief, Once Wrote Short Fiction

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 01.16.2017 | Arts

President Barack Obama’s bookishness is the worst-kept, most endearing non-secret in Washington, D.C. As we, and many other outlets, have previously...

9 Suspenseful Novels You Won't Soon Forget

Kirkus | Posted 01.12.2017 | Home
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For Eight Glorious Years, Our President Was A Bookworm

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 01.11.2017 | Arts

The presidency of Barack Obama has meant many profound things to many Americans. When he quoted Harper Lee’s classic novel To Kill a Mockingbird dur...

The Next Big Fantasy Series Is Inspired By 'LOTR' And African Epics

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 01.10.2017 | Arts

Fantasy and sci-fi stories take place in faraway lands or alternate universes, but they still suffer from the same failures of representation as many ...

Chilling Book About Parental Love Is A Ghost Story For The Modern Age

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 01.12.2017 | Arts

Imagine: You’re on vacation. A retreat to a small town. You’re hoping to lounge around, and maybe go swimming with your daughter, an energetic you...

50 Years After 'The Outsiders,' Author Is Sure The Characters Aren't Gay

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 01.09.2017 | Arts

The classic young adult novel The Outsiders, a gritty saga about teenage gang rivalry, came out 50 years ago as of 2017, and it’s remained popular e...

The Most Anticipated Books of 2017 Thus Far

Kirkus | Posted 01.04.2017 | Home
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From 'Arrival' To 'Zootopia,' A Look At American Politics In 2016's Movies

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 12.29.2016 | Entertainment

You can be highbrow. You can be lowbrow. But can you ever just be brow? Welcome to Middlebrow, a weekly examination of pop culture. We tend to love pl...

Best Teen Fantasy of 2016

Kirkus | Posted 12.29.2016 | Home
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12 Criminally Overlooked Books from 2016

Kirkus | Posted 12.29.2016 | Home
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The Invaluable Lessons Of 'Watership Down,' A Dark Classic Every Kid Should Read

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 12.28.2016 | Arts

“I do not believe in talking down to children,” Richard Adams explained in an interview with The Guardian last year. This, coming from an author w...

'Watership Down' Author Richard Adams Dies

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 12.28.2016 | Arts

LONDON, Dec 27 (Reuters) - British novelist Richard Adams, the author of “Watership Down,” which sold millions of copies and captivated a generati...

You Should Remember Carrie Fisher As A Brilliant Author

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 12.27.2016 | Arts

Immortalized as a fierce and lovely space princess in the classic film saga “Star Wars,” Carrie Fisher could easily have gone the way of many one-...

Classic Sci-Fi Story About Race And Gender In The South Gets An Update

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 12.27.2016 | Arts

Way before the Hugo Awards were hijacked by the so-called Sad Puppies ― a group of mostly white men aiming to return to what they think of as the go...

35 Over 35 Honors Authors Who Found Success Later In Life

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 01.30.2017 | Arts

The celebration of youth is everywhere, not just in beauty magazines. Literary organizations also champion the hip and emerging, by recognizing the pr...

J.K. Rowling Reveals She's Working On New Books (Yay!)

The Huffington Post | Jenna Amatulli | Posted 12.21.2016 | Arts

J.K. Rowling took to Twitter to fill her fans in on what magic she’s been making lately. The Harry Potter author hasn’t published a novel since 20...

The 33 New Books You'll Want To Add To Your Shelf Next Year

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 12.29.2016 | Arts

2017, ahoy! These are the books ― among others! ― that we can’t wait to read. January The Man Who Shot My Eye Out Is Dead by Chanelle Benz A d...

16 Book-To-Film Adaptations To Look Forward To In 2017

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 12.19.2016 | Arts

Novelists and short story writers are to thank for several of the more inventive movies that’ve come out in 2016. “Elle,” a haunting story about...

Fact or Fiction?

Ellie Newman | Posted 12.16.2016 | Women
Ellie Newman

Fact or fiction; truth or tale? Are you focused on the facts or the story you've constructed around the facts? Are you looking for what's true, or are...

Best Historical Fiction of 2016

Kirkus | Posted 11.28.2016 | Home
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13 Picture Books to Help Kids Embrace Empathy

Kirkus | Posted 11.18.2016 | Home
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