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Book Bites: News and Views for November 20

The end of the year “Best of” lists are pouring in, and this week we see picks from The Washington Post, which merged fiction and non-fiction to come up with ten must-reads from 2015: Between the World and Me — Ta-Nehisi Coates Black Flags: The World of ISIS — Joby Warrick The Book of Aron — Jim Shepard Destiny… Read More »

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Book Bites: News and Views for November 13

ANDRÉ ALEXIS’S FIFTEEN DOGS IS THE WINNER OF THE 2015 @GillerPrize pic.twitter.com/hn1YCJp2nj — Coach House Books (@coachhousebooks) November 11, 2015   Amazon opened a bricks-and-mortar bookstore in Seattle, prompting a little bit of head-shaking and more than a few speculative think-pieces on the strange, possibly irrelevant strategy by the online retail giant. It’s hard to… Read More »

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Book Bites: News and Views for November 6

11.22.63 will become the latest Stephen King novel adapted for the (small) screen when it becomes available exclusively on the streaming site Hulu. The miniseries will star James Franco, Chris Cooper and Josh Duhamel, and will be released—fittingly—on President’s Day, 2016. * The Bailey’s Prize marked twenty years of granting prizes to women in literature… Read More »

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NaNoWriMo Challenges Writers to Finish a Manuscript in 30 Days

What do Sara Gruen’s Water For Elephants, Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus, and Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl all have in common? Well, besides being bestsellers that continually stay top of their genre, all three books were products of the National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) challenge.     And what, exactly, is NaNoWriMo? Now in its seventeenth… Read More »

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