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This short book shows Toni Morrison’s “black girl magic,” as Zadie Smith writes in the Prologue. It shows her beauty.

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“The gift Bair gives us in Parisian Lives is a direct and knowing contemplation of the works of two literary giants—and the circumstances of their lives as they wrote.

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James Baldwin described his country as a burning fire. “Living in fire” was to “relentlessly rage.” It wasn’t the people that angered him but what made them.

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“readers will appreciate the elegance of both writers here, and will, moreover, relish the couple’s unending devotion to each other.”

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“Seen against the complex backdrop of her family circumstances, the machinations of literary London, and changing social mores that made a ‘female Byron’ no longer socially acceptable, L.E.

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“grab your secret decoder ring and your blaster, strap yourself in for liftoff, and enjoy. . . . The pictures in this book are reason enough to buy it.”

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“A $450 million price tag. And what of that? Was it 500 years of history that warranted that exorbitant amount? Or was it the spiritual aura?”

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Who doesn’t know Dr. Seuss and his most famous children’s book titles, Green Eggs and Ham, and The Cat in the Hat?

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“For as Lynskey charts the admittedly astonishing reception of a narrative so adaptable as to be embraced by the Black Panthers and to be approved by the John Birch Society both, one wonder

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Colombian novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez died in 2014 at age 87, a Nobel Prize winner, admired as one of the finest novelists of the 20th century.

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“Had Harper Lee completed The Reverend, would it have become the unparalleled great American true crime book? We’ll never know.

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“Yuval Taylor’s love telling tale is intriguing, funny, and filled with much speculation. It’s a book that might be ready for the big screen.

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“This is a book about McGrady’s abiding devotion to her daughter, ‘the greatest love of my life,’ and, as such, is a joyous journey to experience with her.”

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“Real discussions about race are complex, and so is good art. Savage Conversations breaks apart the myth of the Lincolns as white saviors.

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“The night a stone-fisted neo-barbarian would beat her to gashes and aches everlasting.”

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Imagine waking up one day and finding you're someone entirely different, your very essence changed overnight.

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“Adina Hoffmann’s admirably condenses a lot of literary, theater, movie and socio-political history in an otherwise fascinating study of Hecht, the man, the writer, the cad, and the relucta

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"Bukowski tells us: 'Drinking is a form of suicide where you’re allowed to return to life and begin all over the next day.'”

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“a book that speaks loudly to black lesbians and to anyone who dares to love fiercely.”

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The Brits would call Bob Rosenthal an amanuensis.

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“the writing soars. Stoner redux is a dream come true for those who dream of immortality; the afterlife of the novel beggars its beginning.”

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“his poetic prose is a joy to read even when its vision is pessimistic.”

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“a conversation loaded with details, ideas, analyses, and a profound understanding of a moment in American literary history and the people who lived it.”

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Beyond the obvious reversal of a typical coming-of-age story found in the popular young adult (YA) genre, Madeleine May Kunin’s Coming of Age: My Journey to the Eighties is a memoir full o

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“This book of essays reaches out to Americans of varied ethnicity and backgrounds with the goal Powell’s mother set for him as a child: to overcome all obstacles to tell the unvarnished tru

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