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  1. a Friday Night Lightsa author to publish anniversary a revisionaRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 21 | New York Post

    When "Friday Night Lights, A Town, A Team and A Dream" first hit store shelves in 1990, the Texas town featured in the 432-page book was so incensed over the portrayal of itself and its football team that death threats came to author H.G. "Buzz" Bissinger and a planned book tour was scrapped. So next month, a 25th anniversary revision of the book is being published -and Bissinger will follow that up in September with a long-postponed book tour to Texas.

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  2. Great American Baseball Card Book is Back on KindleRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 6 | Sports Collectors Daily

    If not for a chance encounter in 1972, The Great American Baseball Card Flipping, Trading And Bubblegum Book might never have been born and the hobby might never grown into the bustling industry that we know today. Indeed, when a curious collector walked into a Boston bookstore that summer looking for a book about baseball cards, he couldn't have known that he was about to set off a creative firestorm that would help launch an avalanche of nostalgia that carried the hobby through boom and bust, and which continues to burn with collectors today.

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  3. Book notesRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 4 | 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.

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

    Jun 26, 2015 | 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.

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

    Jun 23, 2015 | 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.

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

    Jun 16, 2015 | Patch.com

    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.

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

    Jun 12, 2015 | Examiner.com

    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 .

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

    Jun 11, 2015 | 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.

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  9. Book Review: Inherited GriefRead the original story

    Jun 8, 2015 | 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.

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

    Jun 6, 2015 | 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.

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

    Jun 6, 2015 | 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.

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  12. 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]."

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  13. 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.

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  14. 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.

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

    Jun 2, 2015 | ABC 33/40

    Told from the point of view of billionaire Christian Grey, w... A college friend of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was sentenced Tuesday to six years in prison after he apologized to the victims and their families for not calling police when he recognized photos of... A college friend of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was sentenced Tuesday to six years in prison after he apologized to the victims and their families for not calling police when he recognized photos of Tsarnaev... Vice President Joe Biden and his family are planning a Saturday funeral mass for former Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden in his hometown of Wilmington. President Barack Obama is planning to deliver a eulogy.

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

    Jun 2, 2015 | NewsOn6 Tulsa

    Told from the point of view of billionaire Christian Grey, w... The ACLU and Public Justice Center are asking a federal judge to reopen a lawsuit against the state of Maryland, saying there are squalid conditions at a troubled Baltimore jail. Moldy showers and cells are infested with mice and cockroaches, toilets are broken for days and medical care is poor or nonexistent at a notoriously troubled Baltimore city jail, the ACLU and Public Justice Center said in... President Barack Obama is posthumously bestowing America's highest military honor on two World War I Army veterans who may have been denied the honor because of discrimination.

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  17. 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.

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  18. "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.

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

    May 28, 2015 | Patch.com

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

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  20. 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.

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