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  • Literary Agents Seeking Fresh Voices
    The newest best seller is waiting to be discovered. …
    Source: The New York Times – BooksPublished on 2019-04-20
  • Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for April 20th, 2019

    Sponsored by our $100 Amazon gift card giveaway! Enter here. These deals were active as of this writing, but may expire soon, so get them while they’re hot! Today’s Featured Deals Everybody’s Son by Thrity Umrigar for $2.99. Get it here, or just click on the cover image below. Kushiel’s
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-04-20By S. Zainab Williams
  • Two Upcoming May Releases for YA Foodies

    On Instagram, I mainly follow two types of accounts: authors and foodies. I love devouring both well crafted words and well presented plates and—luckily for me—sometimes these two passions combine. Next month, Somewhere Only We Know by Maurene Goo and With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo will join the
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-04-20By Abigail Clarkin
  • An Earth Day Reading List for Grown-Ups

    As the resident Plant Lady among my family and friends, the fact that I’m usually reading about nature and the environment is no big surprise. But, during the spring when it finally stops (mostly) snowing in Chicago, I get extra excited to read about the world around me. But on Earth Day, …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-04-20By Cassie Gutman
  • ‘When Brooklyn Was Queer’ Evokes the Borough’s Hidden History
    Hugh Ryan’s new account delves into colorful characters who frequented the area around the Brooklyn Navy Yard — a flourishing center of 19th-century queer life. …
    Source: The New York Times – BooksPublished on 2019-04-20
  • A Young Poet, a Mysterious Stranger and an El Salvador on the Brink of War
    Carolyn Forché’s “What You Have Heard Is True” recalls her 1970s journey in the company of a revolutionary who wants her to bear witness to his country’s terror and bloodshed. …
    Source: The New York Times – BooksPublished on 2019-04-20
  • Why Did We Fight the Iraq War?
    Michael J. Mazarr’s “Leap of Faith” argues that the tragedy was the result of a missionary impulse and wishful thinking. …
    Source: The New York Times – BooksPublished on 2019-04-19
  • Warren Adler, ‘The War of the Roses’ Author, Is Dead at 91
    A late-blooming novelist, he had his greatest success with a comedy about a couple in a domestic free-for-all. It became a hit movie. …
    Source: The New York Times – BooksPublished on 2019-04-19
  • Gene Wolfe, Acclaimed Science Fiction Writer, Dies at 87
    His four-book series “The Book of the New Sun” is considered one of the major works of the genre. …
    Source: The New York Times – BooksPublished on 2019-04-19
  • Robert Caro on How He Does It
    The acclaimed biographer of Lyndon Johnson and Robert Moses talks about his new book, “Working: Researching, Interviewing, Writing.” …
    Source: The New York Times – BooksPublished on 2019-04-19

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