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  1. Book notesRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | El Paso Times

    National Book Award winner Sherman Alexie - already a poet, novelist and short story writer - moves into a new realm with his first picture book set to be released in May. Illustrated by Caldecott Medal winner Yuyi Morales, "Thunder Boy Jr.," published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, is about a boy who wants his own name instead of sharing his father's. The American Indian author is known for his works looking at the struggles of being American Indian and living on reservations in the U.S. Alexie's young-adult novel "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian" sold 1.5 million copies and won a National Book Award in 2007.


  2. Outing History: Anthology by UCSB Scholar Named One of the Best LGBT Books of the YearRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 26 | Noozhawk

    In 2011, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill into law requiring public schools to include instruction about the contributions of LGBT Americans, among other groups. In addition to creating controversy, the policy created a significant need: more resources for teachers who might have limited knowledge of LGBT history or how to teach it.


  3. Yale's Rare Books Library Is Saving Old Chipotle CupsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 23 | The Atlantic

    Remember those little stories on the side of the Chipotle cups? Do you happen to have one lying in the backseat of your car? Yale's rare book library has acquired a complete set of the Chipotle "Cultivating Thought" series - the series of short, "two-minute" essays and stories printed on the side of the company's disposable paper goods. George Saunders, Jeffrey Eugenides, Toni Morrison, and Amy Tan all contributed to the series; Jonathan Safran Foer came up with the idea in the first place.


  4. Writer's Roundtable Event in Hoboken to Feature Four Women AuthorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 16 |

    Little City Books in Hoboken will host a Writer's Roundtable with four local authors, featuring readings and conversation about writing, books and life. Jen Grow's stories have appeared in The Writer's Chronicle, Other Voices, The Sun Magazine, Indiana Review and many others.


  5. Personal History: Charles Kaiser on 'The Cost of Courage'Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 12 |

    Charles Kaiser will launch his new book, The Cost of Courage , with a presentation, Q&A, and signing at Bank Square Books in Mystic next Tuesday evening, June 16th, at 7:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. More information can be found here .


  6. YouTube Star PewDiePie Announces BookRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 11 | Hollywood Reporter

    The book written by PewDiePie will be an illustrated volume of "indispensible advice and inspirational quotes" and is set to be released on Oct. 20. "This book is a great chance for me to reach my audience in a new way," said Kjellberg in a statement. "The original idea actually came from my fans via Twitter, so I really think they're going to love it.


  7. Book Review: Inherited GriefRead the original story

    Monday Jun 8 | Groong

    INHERITED GRIEF The New York Times June 7, 2015 Sunday By ANDERSON TEPPER. Anderson Tepper, a member of the editorial staff of Vanity Fair, is a co-chairman of the international committee of the Brooklyn Book Festival.


  8. `Orhan's Inheritance,' by Aline OhanesianRead the original story

    Saturday Jun 6 | Groong

    New York Times June 5 2015 `Orhan's Inheritance,' by Aline Ohanesian By ANDERSON TEPPER JUNE 5, 2015 Orhan Turkoglu, the protagonist of Aline Ohanesian's first novel, stands to gain a lot when his 93-year-old grandfather, Kemal, dies in 1990. But although the old man's will grants him the family's thriving rug business, their home in Anatolia is, to everyone's surprise, left to a stranger, a woman named Seda Melkonian, now 90 and living in a nursing home in Los Angeles.


  9. Transgender Children's Books Fill a Void and Break a TabooRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 6 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    Sam Martin was browsing in a Boston record store 23 years ago when an unusual photography book caught his eye .Mr. Martin flipped through its pages, which featured portraits and interviews with women who had become men, and started to cry. "I thought, 'Oh, my God, I'm not the only one,'" said Mr. Martin, 43, who started transitioning to male from female after he bought the book.


  10. Caitlyn Jenner: How big a payday for a memoir deal?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 3, 2015 | Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch

    The publishing industry is already bracing itself for a Caitlyn Jenner memoir-but just how big a deal could the book be? "It's going to be one of the biggest publishing events ever," says Emi Battaglia, director of marketing and publicity at Regan Arts. "Everybody in town who is able to pay a pretty significant price-because I don't think it's going to come cheaply-is going to want to be in [on the book auction]."


  11. Publishers Are Already Getting Ready To Strike A Deal With Caitlyn...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 3, 2015 | Perez Hilton

    Everybody in town who is able to pay a pretty significant price-because I don't think it's going to come cheaply-is going to want to be in [on the book auction]." "High seven figures for sure.


  12. New 'Fifty Shades' book quickly tops best-seller listsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 2, 2015 | WZVN-TV Fort Myers

    Told from the point of view of billionaire Christian Grey, w... Authorities say a man under surveillance by terrorism investigators has lunged at officials with a military-style knife and has been fatally shot in Boston. A man under surveillance by terrorism investigators was shot and killed outside a pharmacy Tuesday after he lunged with a knife at a city police officer and an FBI agent, police Commissioner William Evans said.


  13. Bruce Jenner debuts as a woman in the July issue of Vanity FairRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 1, 2015 | Chambersburg Public Opinion

    The July 2015 issue of Vanity Fair features the debut of Caitlyn Jenner, formerly known as Bruce Jenner. A portrait of Caitlyn Jenner taken by Annie Leibovitz is on the cover of the magazine.


  14. "Twilight" helmer to direct "Love Letters to the Dead"Read the original story w/Photo

    May 29, 2015 | PanArmenian Network

    PanARMENIAN.Net - Seven years after directing the first film in the billion-dollar-grossing "Twilight" franchise, Catherine Hardwicke is in talks to direct another YA phenomenon, Ava Dellaira's "Love Letters to the Dead" for Fox 2000 and Temple Hill Entertainment, TheWrap said citing an individual with knowledge of the deal. Dellaira adapted her own debut novel, which was published in April 2014 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux Books for Young Readers.


  15. Renowned Manhattan Medium Coming to the Wilmette TheatreRead the original story w/Photo

    May 28, 2015 |

    Thomas John will conduct live audience readings after his discussion with Chicago Tribune Reporter, Jenniffer Weigel. June 18th at 7pm.


  16. Books: Satisfaction in meaty charactersRead the original story w/Photo

    May 23, 2015 | The New Zealand Herald

    All the squalor and grit of late 19th-century New York is evoked in this highly original story about strangers whose lives become entangled. Sisters Odile and Belle Church are performers at a Coney Island sideshow but, when it burns down, Belle disappears into the city.


  17. Meet The Creator Of The New Magazine By Women, For Everyone, That's Going To Change EverythingRead the original story w/Photo

    May 21, 2015 | MTV

    Jillian Goodman saw a problem, and she set out to fix it. The 28-year-old, an editor at Fast Company, has been paying attention to the VIDA Count , a study that looks at how many women contributed to various publications versus how many men contributed.


  18. Why didna t Vanity Fair tell readers it hadna t seen bin Laden burial photos?Read the original story w/Photo

    May 11, 2015 | The Washington Post

    Investigative reporter Seymour Hersh has shaken Washington with a massive piece, titled " The Killing of Osama bin Laden ," in the London Review of Books. It takes issue with the talking points pushed out by President Obama and his aides following the May 2011 killing of Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan.


  19. Seymour Hersh: The press was misled about bin Laden raidRead the original story

    May 11, 2015 | Poynter Online

    Article alleges 'blatant' lies A new report from heavyweight investigative reporter Seymour Hersh published in the London Review of Books outlines a dramatic revision to the prevailing narrative of the killing of former al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden . The report, which runs more than 10,000 words, alleges that the press was misled on several key details of the mission, including how bin Laden was tracked, how many times he was shot and whether he was buried at sea.


  20. Dinesh Da Souzaa s year of magical thinkingRead the original story w/Photo

    May 7, 2015 | Religion News Service

    Vanity Fair recently reported that conservative activist Dinesh D'Souza requested a "summer break" from his court-ordered confinement. D'Souza, the author of The End of Racism and What's So Great About Christianity , plead guilty last year to campaign finance violations.