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Finding Your Story

“Memoirism is perfect if you’re new to autobiographical writing and want an easy and enjoyable way to tell your story without necessarily having to live it. The software allows you to create memories that appear up to 99% accurate, so you can focus on your home, school, or work.” On a revolutionary new writing tool.

The Secret Lives of Bilingual Books

Many Americans are familiar with well-known mainstream children's books such as the Dr. Seuss series, Goodnight Moon and Where the Wild Things Are. But what about Americans who come from another culture, speak another language or are...Show More Summary

Dear Indie Author: I'm Listening

Dear Indie Author, I have a request that might rub you the wrong way, but I'm going to go for it. Would you please release an audiobook version of your latest novel? Maybe you don't see an audience out there for your novel in audiobook form. Show More Summary

HaBO: Paranormal Empath Makes the Dudes Cry

This Help a Bitch Out request is from Hailee, who is searching for a paranormal suspense novel with some crying involved: I am trying to find a book. Here are the parts I remember (hopefully it is the same book). Contemporary. A group of guys working together in a military/SEAL/security company/mercenary type way. Show More Summary

Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist Returning in September

Stieg Larsson's Millennium series, which started with The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and went on to sell a reported 80 million copies worldwide (as well as spurring at least two movie franchises), is getting another book in the ser...

Belarus Free Theater Returns to New York With ‘Trash Cuisine’

Banned from its homeland for its politically charged works, the troupe will bring its work to La MaMa.

Newswire: Aidan Gillen to teach The Art Of War in new audiobook

Sun Tzu’s The Art Of War is perhaps the most widely read and revered text on military strategy in existence. And now the ancient manuscript has made its way into a new audiobook, narrated by the velvety Irish voice of actor Aidan Gillen. Show More Summary

Getting Meta about Mules: Faulkner and the Fine Art of Slowing Down

The Reivers is a thematic wolf in sheep’s clothing, and remains one of the weightiest road-trip novels ever written.

No More McNuggets

Back in 2011, our founder C. Max Magee pointed to the fan art of Chris Ayers, who was inspired by DFW’s Infinite Jest. Now, Ayers has a new series, drawn from Margaret Atwood’s MaddAdam trilogy, that illustrates the corporate horrors of the trilogy’s fictional dystopia. Pair with Vanessa Blakeslee on Atwood’s In Other Worlds.

Poetry Coast to Coast: American Poets Paul Fericano and George Wallace

...the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow...Show More Summary

Those Happy Golden Years

It’s always fun to catch historical figures making hilariously bad predictions, and here’s a doozy. When Laura Ingalls Wilder was writing her Little House series of children’s books in the 1930s, her daughter, Rose Wilder Lane, asked her if they could substitute Uncle George for Uncle Tom in one scene. Show More Summary

Mary Norris Muses on a Lifetime of Literary Vigilance in ‘Between You & Me’

A copy editor at The New Yorker looks back at her unusual career in a new book that reflects on the subtle mysteries of hyphens, commas, spelling, and many other topics, even profanity in print.

After the Tall Timber by Renata Adler

Lee Matalone reviews After the Tall Timber by Renata Adler today in Rumpus Books.

Comics Panel: Suffrajitsu kicks ass, Fantasy Sports captivates, and Superman returns to form

During the battle for women’s voting rights in early 20th century England, suffragette leader Sylvia Pankhurst advised her followers to learn jiujitsu and start coming to meetings armed with sticks. “It is no use pretending,” she told The New York Times. Show More Summary

After the Dawn

In 1958, the Indian writer Yashpal published the first installment of This Is Not that Dawn, an eleven-hundred-page novel and feminist epic written in Hindi. The book presages many of the biggest controversies affecting India today. At Page-Turner, Karan Mahajan reads the novel, explaining why she believes it to be “the greatest long novel about […]

2015 Tournament of Books Winner Announced

After five rounds, sixteen books and more hard choices than we can count, The Morning News has chosen this year’s champion of the Tournament of Books. Who won, you ask? (Here’s a hint: we’re pretty happy about it.)

6 Fairy Tales That Need A Shakeup

I have to fess up before I start, that much as I liked reading fairy tales as a kid, I never related to them. I was not the girl who wanted to be a princess when she grew up (a diva maybe, but never a princess). I always found the witches and wicked stepmothers far more interesting than the "heroines" -- at least they actually did something. Show More Summary

Bookends: When It Comes to Reading, Is Pleasure Suspect?

Anna Holmes and Benjamin Moser debate whether pleasure in reading is trivial or vital.

After the Party

The fourth volume of Karl Ove Knausgaard’s six-part series, “My Struggle,” will be published by Archipelago Books on April 28th. The book covers the year that Knausgaard, at eighteen, spent working as a teacher in northern Norway, and...Show More Summary

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