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  • Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for December 7th, 2019

    Sponsored by Read Harder Journal, a reading log brought to you by Book Riot. These deals were active as of this writing, but may expire soon, so get them while they’re hot! Today’s Featured Deals Vita Nostra by Marina and Sergey Dyachenko, translated by Julia Meitov Hersey for $1.99. Get
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-07By Community
  • Four Contemporary Collections to Make You a Believer in the Short Story

    Many talk a lot of smack about the art form of the short story. We claim that the only reason they are not dead is because of the MFA program. We think they are too snooty, too artistic, and too old fashioned.  We assume that they are usually for old …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-07By Gretchen Lida
  • Giveaway: EYE FOR EYE by J.K. Franko

    This giveaway is sponsored by Talion Publishing LLC, publishers of the thrilling Talion Series by J.K. Franko. As a successful reporter, Susie Cruise was used to reporting the news not becoming it, but when a careless driver mows down her little girl that is exactly what happened. Grief-stricken, Susie and …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-07By Vanessa Diaz
  • The Life of Mike Nichols
    Ash Carter and Sam Kashner discuss their new oral history of the director, and Alexandra Jacobs talks about her biography of Elaine Stritch. …
    Source: The New York Times – BooksPublished on 2019-12-06
  • ‘I’m a Business, Man’
    Michael Eric Dyson’s book, “Jay-Z: Made in America” is new on the nonfiction list this week. …
    Source: The New York Times – BooksPublished on 2019-12-06
  • Stevie Ray Vaughan Remembered by Those Who Knew Him Best
    For “Texas Flood,” their oral history of the legendary blues guitarist, Alan Paul and Andy Aledort talked to his family, bandmates and crew. …
    Source: The New York Times – BooksPublished on 2019-12-06
  • Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for December 6th, 2019

    Sponsored by Read Harder Journal, a reading log brought to you by Book Riot. These deals were active as of this writing, but may expire soon, so get them while they’re hot! Today’s Featured Deals Signal to Noise by Silvia Moreno-Garcia for $0.99. Get it here, or just click on the …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-06By Community
  • Why We’re Seeing More Adaptations Between the Graphic and Prose Mediums

    Even though I came to comics late in life, I was immediately skeptical when Dean and Shannon Hale first released their middle grade novels based upon the Unbeatable Squirrel Girl arc. Would they be able to match Ryan North’s fantastic sense of humor? Would the story be as engaging without …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-06By Steph Auteri
  • 30 Tiny Lessons From 30 Memoirs, 2019 Edition

    This is my second annual 30 tiny lessons from 30 memoirs. This year, the books had all had this strange harmony of family, healing and finding your voice. From the jewel toned beauty of Corfu to the bustle of Nigeria to the small beauty of a garden in Bloomington Indiana, …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-06By Gretchen Lida
  • 10 of the Best Genre Blending Young Adult Novels of the Year

    Listen, as you’ve probably noticed on the ol’ Hey YA podcast (are you listening and subscribing?), I tend to ramble a lot about how much I love young adult novels that do a bit of genre blending. In fact, that’s what I probably like the most about YA books as …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-06By Eric Smith

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