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In Praise of Libraries

Holly Robinson | Posted 10.20.2016 | Books
Holly Robinson

I recently had the honor of speaking at the 2016 New England Library Association Conference. As I walked up the steps to the podium, I kept my eyes fo...

11 Memoirs That Are Impossible to Put Down

Kirkus | Posted 10.20.2016 | Books

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The Writing Life: In Daily Journalism, A Last Innings?

Pranay Gupte | Posted 09.21.2016 | Media
Pranay Gupte

In 2004, when I was writing a regular column for The Straits Times based in Singapore, I penned the following essay. I think what I said then is still...

The 10 Most Buzzed-About Books Right Now

Kirkus | Posted 08.24.2016 | Books

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7 Favorite Memoirs from a Longtime Industry Insider

Off The Shelf | Posted 08.11.2016 | Books
Off The Shelf

By Wendy Sheanin | Off the Shelf Last year I shared a list of some of my favorite novels that I've read during my fifteen years in the book busine...

11 Teen Titles You Don't Want to Miss This Summer

Kirkus | Posted 07.20.2016 | Books

"This memoir's unique eyewitness view of epochal events makes it essential reading for an understanding of those times--and these. (Graphic memoir. 11 & up)" A living icon of the civil rights movement brings his frank and stirring account of the movement's most tumultuous years (so far) to a climax.

11 Excellent Summer Reads for Your Book Club

Kirkus | Posted 06.22.2016 | Books

Breezy with substance; an absorbing summer read." Adams' sensitive debut follows a tightknit quartet of college friends as they navigate their shifting relationships--and evolving identities--over the course of two decades.

The Heart Of A Surgeon

SreyRam Kuy, MD | Posted 06.21.2016 | GPS for the Soul
SreyRam Kuy, MD

The Heart of a Surgeon Dr. SreyRam Kuy was recently interview by Sally Croom, Louisiana State University Health Shreveport. This interview was or...

How To Prime Your Memory Pump

Patti M Hall | Posted 06.17.2016 | Arts
Patti M Hall

We all feel our memories are fading. But that simply isn't how memory works.

Gone Away Forever, But Still Here In My Heart

Pranay Gupte | Posted 06.17.2016 | Parents
Pranay Gupte

I often refer to my late mother, Prof. Dr. Charusheela Gupte, as the most important influence in my life.

June's Best Bets

Kirkus | Posted 06.14.2016 | Books

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10 Summer Reads Everyone Is Talking About

Kirkus | Posted 06.07.2016 | Books

Leary (The Good House, 2013, etc.) writes about nutty, pedigreed New Englanders in this noirish comedy in which financial wrangling and emotional secrets are kept under wraps within a well-born Connecticut family until the arrival of an interloper from west of the Rockies.

Memorial Mass for Mama Jean: A Gay Son's Tribute to His Mother

Jamie Brickhouse | Posted 05.24.2016 | Queer Voices
Jamie Brickhouse

When I booked a memorial Mass for my mother, Mama Jean, at St. Patrick's Cathedral, it wasn't to pray for the repose of her soul. I was seeking a formal ritual to grieve, but I was also making up for the time I couldn't get her into St. Patrick's.

What I Learned From My Romantic Vacation Alone

Laurel Moll | Posted 05.24.2016 | Travel
Laurel Moll

Don't get me wrong, I love to travel with friends, family, or with a lover, but I am so happy I experienced a solo trip, and I'll definitely do it again (though next time I'll probably pick a spot that's less packed with honeymooners).

What Every Memoir Writer Must Eventually Decide

Patti M Hall | Posted 05.11.2016 | Books
Patti M Hall

The world is waiting to hear your story and the most confident way to get it out there is to make writing a team sport. Find your team. Pick your writing tribe. Ask readers to comment. Hire a coach like me, or find an editor with a keen sensitivity to your concern. But decide that whatever makes it into the story is your right to tell.

Remembering My Dad On the Anniversary of His Death

Sue Frederick | Posted 05.06.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Sue Frederick

Excerpted from my newest book - Water Oak: The Happiness of Longing - A Memoir August 1969 - Long Beach, Mississippi My dad is sitting on an old wi...

Holocaust Survivors' Son Finds Peace Writing About Germany

Lev Raphael | Posted 05.17.2016 | Religion
Lev Raphael

Fans often ask me at readings which of my many books is my favorite. The answer doesn't pop up immediately, because I've published in many genres: mem...

Profile: Linda Langton, Super-Agent

Paola K Amaras | Posted 04.20.2016 | Books
Paola K Amaras

She is always dancing, so we were lucky enough to get her to slow down for a bit to talk about her remarkable life. Linda Langton runs Langtons Inte...

When You Can't Write Your Memoir Yourself

Patti M Hall | Posted 04.07.2016 | Books
Patti M Hall

I'm here to tell you that it's brutally difficult to keep writing and let's just say it openly here -- most of us don't know how to write that memoir ourselves, even after taking the classes and doing the self-guided courses, and plugging away with a notebook during our free time.

A New Life, A New Memoir: Toni Tennille Speaks About Life After The Captain

Jed Ryan | Posted 04.04.2016 | Books
Jed Ryan

Love Will Keep Us Together. Muskrat Love. Do That To Me One More Time. These are the irresistible songs that cemented their place in pop culture fo...

11 Memoirs And Autobiographies Written By Latinas Every Woman Should Read

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 03.21.2016 | Latino Voices

When one person's life story is immortalized within the crisp white pages of a book, the results can be powerful. That's because memoirs and autobiogr...

10 Ways to Keep Writing Memoir

Patti M Hall | Posted 03.03.2016 | Books
Patti M Hall

Here are some of tricks I use myself and recommend wholeheartedly to my students and clients when they feel stymied. These are tools to work around the mental excuses and overcome the real obstacles that stand in the way of your writing.

Confessions of a Ghost Writer: Pay No Attention To That Woman Behind the Curtain

Holly Robinson | Posted 02.24.2016 | Books
Holly Robinson

Recently, I appeared on a radio show to promote a literary event. We were talking about my latest novel, but inevitably the host asked, "So you're a g...

5 Hot Books: The Koch Brothers' Dangerous Influence, Investigating a Georgia Lynching, and More

The National Book Review | Posted 01.26.2016 | Books
The National Book Review

This article first appeared in The National Book Review: Five books people are talking about this week -- or should be: 1. Dark Money: The Hidden ...

It's Just Us Television Interview...

Craig Stewart | Posted 01.22.2016 | Books
Craig Stewart