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Atticus Finch and the Emanuel Nine

I haven't even cracked open my brand-new copy of Go Set a Watchman. But already I've got opinions. For months now, I've been looking forward to taking a look at the long-lost book that was the original version of Harper Lee's famous, much-loved, much-read best-seller, To Kill a Mockingbird I wasn't planning to rush out to buy it. Show More Summary

Gretchen Carlson Gets Real

Q: Why did you decide to write a book now? A: When people watch me on TV they see part of my life. I wanted to let them know the real me behind the scenes. The child who was a concert violinist from the age of six. The young woman who took on the challenge to compete in the Miss America pageant. Show More Summary

8 Series So Good You'll Hope They Never End

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6 Questions With Author Shari Arnold

Breakout Young Adult (YA) author Shari Arnold is back with her second novel NEVERLAND -- a modern reimagining of Peter Pan. It's been four months since 17-year-old Livy Cloud lost her younger sister, but she isn't quite ready to move on with her life, not even close. Show More Summary

The Deep State Strikes Back

From Deep State to Islamic State - The Arab Counter-Revolution and its Jihadi Legacy Jean-Pierre Filiu (Hurst, London, 2015) The French historian Jean-Pierre Filiu has attempted to connect the past to the present in this highly topical...Show More Summary

Invoking Camus to Live

"Out, out, brief candle! Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage and then is heard no more. It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing." William Shakespeare,...Show More Summary

Word Origin Comics: Kids, You Can't Live With Them and...

Kelly Corrigan reminded us that "If John Lennon was right that life is what happens when you're making other plans, parenthood is what happens when everything is flipped over and spilling everywhere and you can't find a towel or a sponge or your "inside" voice." Perhaps it's time you just began throwing your weight around. Show More Summary

How to Start Writing a Book

It's rare to meet a person who hasn't thought at some stage in their life, "I want to write a book." Whether its memoir, fiction, a children's picture book, creative non-fiction, historical or erotica, most of us believe we have a story inside us that is literally aching to be told. Show More Summary

A Look in the Mirror

Modern Albania: From Dictatorship to Democracy (New York University Press, 2015) In Modern Albania, Fred Abrahams has managed to put Albania's past, current, and future leaders under one roof and monitored their deeds for 25 years. In first-person narrative, Abrahams turns the tables from Big Brother watching you to us watching the Big Brothers. Show More Summary

Sanford & Sins

Review of The Speechwriter: A Brief Education in Politics. By Barton Swaim. Simon & Schuster. 204 pp. $25. On June 24, 2009, at a hastily arranged press conference in the rotunda of the State House, Mark Sanford, the governor of South...Show More Summary

Review of The Path to Wealth: Seven Spiritual Steps for Financial Abundance

I write this filled with gratitude after re-reading The Path To Wealth by May Mccarthy for the 3rd or 4th time. It's gratitude I can't even put into words. Before reading this blessed book, I have read every book you could think of --...Show More Summary

America Deserves A Racist Atticus Finch

I was skeptical when news first broke that Go Set a Watchman, Harper Lee's long-shelved novel, would be published. Lee has famously refused to let her manuscript, written before To Kill a Mockingbird, ever see the light of day. Why did...Show More Summary

Capturing the Untold Personal Stories from Four Decades of Fighting for Marriage

It's almost too incredible to believe: it took under 50 years for us to go from the Stonewall Riots, the foundation of the modern LGBT equality movement, to national marriage equality. How did that happen -- and who's responsible? That's...Show More Summary

Innocence and Experience: Nelle Harper Lee, To Kill A Mockingbird, and Go Set A Watchman

Mary Badham (Scout) and Harper Lee, on the set of To Kill A Mockingbird, Monroeville, Alabama, 1961. Via and © Leo Fuchs "I shall probably write a book some day. They all do." -- Nelle Harper Lee, 1947 This is not a review of Go Set A Watchman. Show More Summary

Who is Emily Dickinson?

What do you see in your mind's eye when you hear the name Emily Dickinson? A purse-lipped teenager with severe hair and a velvet ribbon pinned to her throat? Or maybe a slight figure in a white dress peering shyly from an upstairs window?...Show More Summary

'The Fraud,' A Conversation with Brad Parks

Photo: Minotaur Books Brad Parks is the only author to have won crime fiction's Shamus, Nero, and Lefty Awards. As in his five previous novels, his protagonist, Carter Ross, is an investigative reporter for Newark's Eagle-Examiner. In The Fraud, a rash of carjackings is terrorizing Newark. Show More Summary

John H. Conway: Genius at Play

Genius at Play: the Curious Mind of John Horton Conway (Bloomsbury) by Canadian writer Siobhan Roberts is the new 450-page biography of a remarkable and undeniably eccentric English mathematician who's long been a main attraction at Princeton University. Show More Summary

My Conversation With Andrew Cohen on Whether JFK Gets Too Much Credit on Civil Rights

Tonight I'm joined by award-winning journalist and Carleton University professor Andrew Cohen. The man who the New York Times has called one of "Canada's most distinguished authors" has written a new book that focuses on two momentous speeches that President John F. Show More Summary

Tim Tomlinson Talks About Oral History in Poetry

Tim Tomlinson is a co-founder of New York Writers Workshop, and co-author of its popular text, The Portable MFA in Creative Writing. Yolanda: An Oral History in Verse, is in pre-sale with Finishing Line Press until August 21. It will appear in October, 2015. Show More Summary

Harper Lee's Fiction Is Ta-Nehisi Coates' Fact

It's a spectacular irony that Go Set a Watchman and Between the World and Me are published on the same day. One upends half a century of admiration for Atticus Finch by suggesting that Southern whites who seemed heroic in the early years of the Civil Rights struggle were tainted by racism. Show More Summary

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