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'Crooked River': A Talk with Valerie Geary

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 11.18.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Crooked River, Valerie Geary's debut novel, is a coming-of-age-story, a ghost story, and a literary tale of psychological suspense told in the alternating voices of 15-year-old Sam and her 10-year-old sister Ollie.

Banning Books Doesn't Work

Carl Fillichio | Posted 11.26.2014 | Books
Carl Fillichio

Although attempts to ban books are very disappointing, the reasons behind why people have tried to do so are worth exploring and create an excellent starting point for discussion and debate among readers.

An Appreciation of Margaret Atwood

Dave Astor | Posted 08.02.2011 | Books
Dave Astor

Atwood is socially conscious without being preachy. This is certainly the case in three dystopian novels that say a lot about things like women's rights and the despoiling of the environment but do that via the books' interesting characters and plots.

10 Novels That Will Disturb Even The Coldest Of Hearts

flavorwire.com | Posted 07.18.2011 | Books

Jezebel-writer Anna North’s debut novel, America Pacifica, is out today. The story centers around an impoverished teenage girl who is struggling to ...

Books I've Loved and Lost

Allison Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Allison Hill

Will printed books cease to exist? I honestly don't know the answer. But I know that I miss the books I've lost along the way, the physical books with their notes, underlinings and associations.

Bill Moyers on Faith and Reason (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

In Bill Moyers on Faith & Reason, a PBS documentary series released Nov. 9 on DVD, journalist Bill Moyers asks, "In a world where religion is poison to some and salvation to others, how do we live together?"

Which Literary Dystopia Is Right For You?

Flavorwire | Chelsea Bauch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Call it society's weirdest guilty pleasure, but lately it seems like there are more apocalyptic fantasies than those of the fairytale variety. From zo...

Margaret Atwood On Her Twitter Followers: 'Like Having 33,000 Precocious Grandchildren!'

The New York Review Of Books | Margaret Atwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Margaret Atwood has a guest blog post on the New York Review of Books website this week, and we love her description of her foray into the Twittersphe...

Margaret Atwood, Amitav Ghosh Win $1 Million Dan David Prize

CBC News | the Canadian Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Canadian author Margaret Atwood and lndian-Bengali novelist Amitav Ghosh have been awarded the Dan David Prize and will share the $1 million US award....

For Some, a "Little" Female Genital Mutilation Is Okay

Joanne Bamberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joanne Bamberger

Some American doctors are recommending that maybe just a little clitoral cutting in pediatricians' offices across America should be acceptable as a way to keep more extreme forms of FMG from happening.

Margaret Atwood Is An Optimist, Despite Writing Disaster

CNN | Todd Leopold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

"Anybody who writes a book is an optimist," the much-honored writer says, with a dry impishness, in a phone interview. "First of all, they think they'...

The Forgettable And The Overlooked In Lit Prizes

The Huffington Post | Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

This year is a good one for female writers; most of the major literature prizes have gone to women, though whether this is a fluke, a new trend of hei...