Erin French’s memoir became a best seller — and what’s going to happen next for author and book

Below you get insight about the author of a memoir AND the story of how her book (and many others) are adapted for other media, including films and short series. http://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/22/books/review/finding-freedom-erin-french.html? Erin French Dishes About Writing, Survival and Takeout Of the instant bestsellerdom of her memoir, “Finding Freedom,” Erin French said, “I’m still trying to … Continue reading Erin French’s memoir became a best seller — and what’s going to happen next for author and book

Looking for a book to read? Here’s the long list for National Book Awards fiction

https://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/the-2021-national-book-awards-longlist-fiction? The 2021 National Book Awards Longlist: Fiction By The New Yorker September 17, 2021 Illustration by Eve Liu This week, The New Yorker announced the longlists for the 2021 National Book Awards. Earlier, we presented the lists for Young People’s Literature, Translated Literature, Poetry, and Nonfiction. This year’s longlist for the National Book Award for Fiction includes three début … Continue reading Looking for a book to read? Here’s the long list for National Book Awards fiction

How about reading nonfiction? Long list for National Book Awards nonfiction

https://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/the-2021-national-book-awards-longlist-fiction? The 2021 National Book Awards Longlist: Nonfiction By The New Yorker September 16, 2021 This week, The New Yorker announced the longlists for the 2021 National Book Awards. Earlier, we presented the lists for Young People’s Literature, Translated Literature, Poetry, and Nonfiction. This year’s longlist for the National Book Award for Fiction includes three début novels: Jakob Guanzon’s “Abundance,” … Continue reading How about reading nonfiction? Long list for National Book Awards nonfiction

How can scientists and the informed get thru to those who are clueless about the climate crisis?

https://www.newyorker.com/books/under-review/can-we-find-a-new-way-to-tell-the-story-of-climate-change? Can We Find a New Way to Tell the Story of Climate Change? An emerging genre of climate memoirs searches for narratives that will not only convince readers of the crisis at hand but galvanize them to do something about it. By David S. WallaceSeptember 15, 2021 Many of us readily accept the fact that … Continue reading How can scientists and the informed get thru to those who are clueless about the climate crisis?

Sally Rooney publishes another novel worth reading

https://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/sally-rooney-gets-outside-of-peoples-heads? Sally Rooney Gets Outside of People’s Heads In her third novel, “Beautiful World, Where Are You,” the Irish author observes her unhappy young protagonists from a notable distance. By Lauren Michele Jackson September 10, 2021 Yes, there is a novelist. Her name contains five letters and two syllables: Alice. She is one of four main … Continue reading Sally Rooney publishes another novel worth reading

Women’s prize for fiction goes to a mindbender

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2021/sep/08/womens-prize-for-fiction-goes-to-susanna-clarkes-mind-bending-piranesi Women’s prize for fiction goes to Susanna Clarke’s ‘mind-bending’ Piranesi Clarke’s follow-up to Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell was praised by judges as ‘a truly original, unexpected flight of fancy’ Comment: Piranesi is a triumphantly unusual winner Susanna Clarke wins the Women’s Prize for Fiction award 2021 for her book Piranesi at Bedford Square … Continue reading Women’s prize for fiction goes to a mindbender

Jacqueline Winspear produces another wonderful Maisie Dobbs

https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/books/jacqueline-winspears-latest-novel-reminds-us-why-we-love-maisie-dobbs/2021/03/24/221489c4-6d5d-11eb-9ead-673168d5b874_story.html? Jacqueline Winspear’s latest novel reminds us why we love Maisie Dobbs By Carol Memmott March 25, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. EDT An act of unspeakable violence plays out on the cover of “The Consequences of Fear,” the 16th installment in Jacqueline Winspear’s exceptional series featuring the indomitable P.I. Maisie Dobbs. Seen in silhouette against the … Continue reading Jacqueline Winspear produces another wonderful Maisie Dobbs

JP Morgan’s influential personal librarian was a black woman

J.P. Morgan's Personal Librarian Was A Black Woman. This Is Her Story. July 4, 2021 5:00 AM ET KAREN GRIGSBY BATES I have a confession: I am not a fan of the passing trope. From Nella Larsen's 1929 classic, Passing, to the original Imitation of Life (the 1934 movie starred the incomparable Fredi Washington as Peola, the little … Continue reading JP Morgan’s influential personal librarian was a black woman

Summer reads ideas from Stephen Fry

Stephen Fry’s 2021 summer reads Seira Wilson | August 23, 2021 Stephen Fry is a well-known actor, comedian, and writer who lent his witty voice to the gods in a three-volume series of books called Stephen Fry’s Greek Myths, in which he retells stories of ancient mythology with a fresh perspective and entertaining style.The first two … Continue reading Summer reads ideas from Stephen Fry

Summer books picked by celebrity book clubs

https://www.bookbub.com/blog/summer-book-clubs? Here Are All the Summer Picks from Celebrity Book Clubs By Hannah Reynolds•August 20, 2021 Whether you have your own book club or just like to know what’s getting all the buzz, you’ll want to see these titles recommended by some of our favorite book club hosts! There’s Reese’s Book Club with Reese Witherspoon,  Read With Jenna with Jenna … Continue reading Summer books picked by celebrity book clubs

Kim Stanley Robinson and his climate change novels

https://slate.com/technology/2021/08/ministry-for-the-future-first-chapter-kim-stanley-robinson-interview.html I Can’t Stop Thinking About the First Chapter of This Climate Change Novel A conversation with Kim Stanley Robinson about The Ministry for the Future and this summer’s extreme heat. BY REBECCA ONIONAUG 16, 20215:47 AM On Tuesday, Aug. 31, at noon Eastern, Future Tense will host an online event to discuss stories about human thriving in … Continue reading Kim Stanley Robinson and his climate change novels

For those new to Frank Herbert’s “Dune”

A little old but still an interesting viewpoint from a first-time reader of this fascinating book. https://theportalist.com/dune-frank-herbert? 5 Things I Loved About Reading Dune (and 5 Things I Didn’t) He who controls the spice controls the universe.By Michael J. Seidlinger | Published Oct 20, 2020 Photo Credit: Interior book jacket of the 2019 'Dune' hardcover release. There are few novels … Continue reading For those new to Frank Herbert’s “Dune”