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  • Sara Danius, 57, Dies; First Woman to Head Nobel Literature Committee
    She led the deliberations to grant Bob Dylan the Nobel. When she was ousted after a sex scandal in which she was not involved, thousands rallied to her defense. …
    Source: The New York Times – BooksPublished on 2019-10-17
  • Ginny NiCarthy, 92, Author of Guide for Battered Women, Dies
    Her book became a standard reference for women suffering abuse in the home. “What did you do right today?” it asked, calling for a daily checklist. …
    Source: The New York Times – BooksPublished on 2019-10-17
  • Suffering From Scrappy War Hero Fatigue? Get Over It
    In “Return to the Reich,” Eric Lichtblau introduces readers to Freddy Mayer, who escaped the Nazis — and then went back to fight them. …
    Source: The New York Times – BooksPublished on 2019-10-17
  • 12 New Books We Recommend This Week
    Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times. …
    Source: The New York Times – BooksPublished on 2019-10-17
  • Booker T. Jones, Soul’s Ultimate Sideman, Takes the Lead at Last
    In a new memoir, “Time Is Tight: My Life, Note by Note,” the Stax studio wizard and acclaimed producer tells his own story and finds his voice. …
    Source: The New York Times – BooksPublished on 2019-10-17
  • Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for October 17th, 2019

    Sponsored by HMH Books and Media. These deals were active as of this writing, but may expire soon, so get them while they’re hot! Today’s Featured Deals Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi for $1.99. Get it here, or just click on the cover image below. The Once and Future King by …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-10-17By S. Zainab Williams
  • 5 Comics to Read if You Liked FAST COLOR

    Fast Color (2019, d. Julia Hart) flew under my radar. I think it flew under many people’s radars, at least in part because the production company “wasn’t sure how to market it.” It’s a phenomenal film about three generations of black women, played by Lorraine Toussaint (Bo), Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Ruth), …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-10-17By S.W. Sondheimer
  • 6 Fantasy Releases to Dig Into this Fall

    I spent the entire summer diving into my stack of books from BookExpo, diving into the pages and trying to figure out which fantasy releases were the most necessary to preorder for this Fall. Now I’m passing on my recommendations to you: here are six astounding fantasy releases that came …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-10-17By Leah Rachel von Essen
  • Junie B. Jones: Nightmare Child or Feminist Icon?

    Junie B. Jones is a chapter book series by Barbara Park about a kindergartener who is quick with a wisecrack, uses bad language, and has a propensity for trouble. The first book, Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus was published in 1992. I was six when it was …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-10-17By Sarah Ullery
  • 7 Authors Who Need to Be on First We Feast’s HOT ONES

    Like many people, I first heard of Hot Ones (“The show with hot questions and even hotter wings.”) after Terry Crews appeared on the popular YouTube interview show. After that, I was hooked. It became such a thing between my partner and I that, not only do we have a …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-10-17By Abby Hargreaves

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