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Posts Tagged: baby boomer

R.I.P.: Fantastic Casket

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As far as the market right now, this is the moment to own it on caskets because we have the baby boomer generation coming up, and they’re doubling the number of deaths that are happening.

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This Week in Indie Bookstores

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Bookstores in Mumbai, India are losing customers from institutional sales as large buyers turn directly to suppliers, and though 700 existing retailers exist in the city, the last few years have no seen new stores open. A Syrian couple has opened an Arabic-language bookstore in Istanbul hoping to change cultural perceptions. The Occidental Weekly offers […]

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Our Parents Get Their Own Genre

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Baby Boomer-centric literature is the next big thing, declares The Telegraph. Just as YA literature deals with one of life’s major milestones, so does boomer literature as older adults come to terms with aging, retirement, and the final chapter of their lives. Nevertheless, like any good trend, not everyone agrees as to what Boomer Lit actually […]

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This Week in Short Fiction

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Think of the most complicated and intriguing people you have ever met. Think of the way it feels to return to those people again and again, each time finding some new facet of truth, beauty, insight, originality. Michael Cunningham’s “White Angel” is a story like one of those people.  First published in the New Yorker […]

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