Karla Cornejo Villavicencio discusses her first book, THE UNDOCUMENTED AMERICANS.
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Erin Hensley and Julia Callahan share a reading list to celebrate I REMEMBER EVERYTHING.
Tags: Amy Tan, Dangerous Angels, Dawson’s Creek, Dawson’s Critique, Erin Hensley, Francesca Lia Block, I Remember Everything, I Remember Everything: Life Lessons from Dawson’s Creek, Jeffrey Eugenides, Joy Nicholson, Julia Callahan, Kindred, Langston Hughes, little women, Lois Lowry, louisa may alcott, Octavia Butler, Stephen Chbosky, The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes, The Giver, The Joy Luck Club, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, The Tribes of Palos Verde, The Virgin Suicides, Weetzie Bat, What to Read When
[W]hat was going wrong? Why were our stories not being written or published? ...more
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Clare Beams discusses her debut novel, THE ILLNESS LESSON.
Tags: #ThanksForTyping, birds, Bread Loaf, Bronson Alcott, Bruce Holsinger, campus novel, Clare Beams, classroom, debut novel, Fruitlands, gender inequality, historical fiction, holly m. wendt, little women, louisa may alcott, mass hysteria, new england, research, romanticism, surreal, surrealism, The House of Mirth, The Illness Lesson, transcendentalism, Transcendentalists, Victorian, Victorian medicine, We Show What We Have Learned
Are you wealthy? If so, heyyy. ...more
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Terry H. Watkins shares a list of books to celebrate her novel, DARLING GIRL.
Tags: Alice Walker, Angie Thomas, anne of green gables, charlotte bronte, Circe, Darling Girl, Eleanor H. Porter, Harper Lee, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Jane Eyre, Joan Didion, L.M. Montgomery, Larry McMurtry, Lilith’s Brood, little women, louisa may alcott, Lynn Povich, Madeline Miller, Maya Angelou, Octavia Butler, play it as it lays, Pollyanna, Stieg Larsson, Suzanne Collins, Terms of Endearment, Terry H. Watkins, Terry Watkins, The Color Purple, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, The Good Girls Revolt, The Hate U Give, The Hunger Games, To Kill a Mockingbird, What to Read When
Kelly O’Connor McNees discusses her new novel,
Undiscovered Country, the timeliness of its story, and the genre of historical fiction. ...more
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Politics has become a bloated balloon on the horizon of our days, marked with the face of the Pr*sident, grinning under his orange corona like a demented sun-god, a raucous Ra. It burns.
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OR Books will soon publish Fifty Shades of Louisa May: A Memoir of Transcendental Sex, which gives Alcott, who “probably didn’t have much erotica in her life” “a second chance at sex.” “It just hijacks the modern erotica category, throws away the seriousness and the bondage, and lets legendary authors perform ridiculous and embarrassing sexual acts. As […]
Greetings, Rumpusers. You might have been relieved to see me go for a bit, but you had to know you couldn’t get rid of me forever. I’m back from a life-alteringly excellent trip to Los Angeles, where I finished school, and a less awesome though somewhat relaxing trip to Orange County, the result of which […]