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  Overlooked No More: Elizabeth Keckly, Dressmaker and Confidante to Mary Todd Lincoln Keckly was born a slave but bought her freedom and began working for the first lady. Her memoir offered a rare look inside the Lincoln White House. … Source: The New York Times – BooksPublished on 2018-12-12 A Poet Takes Aim at the Literary and Political Patriarchy In Anne Waldman’s latest collection, “Trickster Feminism,” her verses argue on behalf of collective expression — and collective responsibility. … … Read More

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  Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for December 12th, 2018 Sponsored by Page Anchor Today’s Featured Deals The Idiot by Elif Batuman for $1.99. Get it here, or just click on the cover image below. Hocus Pocus and the All-New Sequel by A. W. Jantha for $1.99. Get it here, or just click on the cover image below. The Price Guide … Source: Book RiotPublished on 2018-12-12By Amanda Nelson Deck the Heroes: The Worst Ways Superheroes Have Spent the Holidays Like the song … Read More

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  A Debut Novel Unfolds Over 48 Tense Hours in London Guy Gunaratne’s “In Our Mad and Furious City,” longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, is told in alternating viewpoints after a murder roils the city. … Source: The New York Times – BooksPublished on 2018-12-11 Discussion Questions for ‘There Will Be No Miracles Here’ Casey Gerald’s memoir is our December pick for the PBS NewsHour-New York Times book club, “Now Read This.” … Source: The New York Times – … Read More

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  A Bestselling Writer on Big (Overrated) Romantic Gestures Yes, the men on her book covers are usually shirtless. Yes, her heroes are often wealthy. But bestselling author Lauren Blakely wants to make something clear: Size—of muscles, egos, bank accounts, etc.—isn’t everything, especially when it comes to romantic gestures. To mark the release of her new salacious read, … Source: GoodreadsPublished on 2018-12-11 Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for December 11th, 2018 Sponsored by Book Riot’s 10 Best Nonfiction … Read More

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  A Memoir That Might Inspire You to Break a Sweat Peter Sagal, the host of “Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me!” on NPR, writes about the rigors and rewards of his life as a runner in “The Incomplete Book of Running.” … Source: The New York Times – BooksPublished on 2018-12-10 The Best Poetry of 2018 The Book Review’s poetry columnist, David Orr, picks 10 collections worth your attention. … Source: The New York Times – BooksPublished on 2018-12-10 … Read More

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