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  • In Gory, Majestic Fiction, a Hard Look at the Holocaust’s Stubborn Silences
    The novels of Dasa Drndic, a Croatian writer who died in 2018 at 71, are contraptions that produce panic, pity and exhilaration in her readers. …
    Source: The New York Times – BooksPublished on 2019-12-24
  • ‘Just Mercy’ Review: Echoes of Jim Crow on Alabama’s Death Row
    Jamie Foxx and Michael B. Jordan star in an adaptation of a memoir by the civil rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson. …
    Source: The New York Times – BooksPublished on 2019-12-24
  • Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for December 24th, 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 Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain for $1.99. Get it here, or just click on the cover …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-24By Community
  • Here’s 40 of the Best/Worst Superhero Puns, and I’m Not Sorry At All

    Superheroes are great for a lot of things, but no matter how much they brood, they can’t seem to stay too serious for too long, which is why superhero puns are so so great. With their strange mythologies and quirky, complicated story lines, you just can’t be too serious about …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-24By Emily Wenstrom
  • 6 Books By Women’s College Alumnae

    I am a huge supporter of women’s colleges, though if you had told me this ten years ago (#10YearChallenge), I would’ve laughed. When I was applying to colleges, I tried to pick ones that I thought had solid creative writing programs. It wasn’t until I received my acceptance letter, which …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-24By Abby Hargreaves
  • United States of a Mystery: Essential Louisiana Crime Fiction

    Our (possibly never-ending) tour of the mysteries of America takes us from the Georgia South to the Louisiana South. So, you know, less pecan pie and more beignets. But still plenty of murder. And some of the most essential Louisiana crime fiction (and some nonfiction). Helping me out this time …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-24By Matt Coleman
  • 8 Author Biopics We Want (and Deserve) to See

    Who else loves author biopics? It’s fun to get to learn more about your favorite author and what inspired them to write via a film about their life. But there are some authors who have never been given the biopic treatment, and others whose biopics leave, well, a little something …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-24By Kathleen Keenan
  • What Happy Endings Do We Want to See in Romance in 2020 and Beyond?

    I’m always on the quest to read the most satisfying romance novels. Ones that give me a bone-deep sense of hope that true love is possible. Books that show love is the way to everything that’s good. There are levels of success when it comes to happy endings in romance. …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-24By Isabelle Popp
  • Our “Controversial” LITTLE WOMEN Opinions

    With the new adaptation of Little Women so close to arriving, it got us thinking about the first, second, or 40th time we read this classic. For me, every time I read this book, I find new things to love and hate and have enjoyed the journey every single time …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-24By Cassie Gutman
  • 7 Timely Nonfiction Books to Add to Your TBR List in 2020

    With so many exciting new releases to look forward to in 2020, it can be hard to keep track. But one thing’s for sure: You won’t want to skimp on the nonfiction next year. Whether you generally prefer true stories or simply want to try delving outside the fiction pool …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-24By Michelle Regalado

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