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Pain Extinguishes Itself

“Not infrequently I unravelled what I had done, continuously tormented by scruples that were taking tighter hold and steadily paralysing me. These scruples concerned not only the subject of my narrative, which I felt I could not do justice...Show More Summary

I Have Devoted My Life to the Clitoris by Elizabeth Hall

Allie Rowbottom reviews I Have Devoted My Life to the Clitoris by Elizabeth Hall today in Rumpus Books.

Forget the Numbers Game, There’s An Art to Managing Your Money

The author of "The Art of Money" explains how managing your financial life can be spiritual and ultra-personal.

HaBO: Duchess Sends Maid to Impersonate Her

This HaBO is from Megan, who is looking for a historical romance: I have a HaBO request for a historical romance I read a long time ago, maybe ten years? Google is not accepting what I remember as an adequate finding aid, and is instead directing me to all kinds of duchess erotica. Show More Summary

Deceitful Above All Things

Are you familiar with JT LeRoy (or rather, Savannah Knoop … or wait, Laura Albert), perpetrator of one of the greatest literary hoaxes in recent memory? Author: The JT LeRoy Story is a new documentary by Jeff Feuerzeig that asks questions...Show More Summary

Just replace that pet dog you love

The Old Dog Zolotow” 1995 Submitter: If it were up to me, I would put a match to every specimen of this genre.  But I’m only a volunteer, so all I can do is shudder quietly. Genre: Picture books about the death of an aging pet. Distinguishing feature: On the last page, the child gets […]

Inside the Attica Uprising: A Doctor in D Yard

Read an excerpt from Heather Ann Thompson's new book 'Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy'

Talking with Amy Gentry about Her Thriller "Good As Gone" and the Culture of Victim-Blaming

We picked Good as Gone as one of the best books of the month due to Gentry's twisty, turny, and emotionally gut-punching story of a daughter who returns to her family eight years after her abduction. Here, Gentry answers our questions about her debut novel, the likelihood of child kidnapping, and the quiet culture of victim-blaming.

Tuesday New Release Day: Mbue; Davis; Kohler; Avit; Thompson

New this week: Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue; The Dollhouse by Fiona Davis; The Outside Lands by Hannah Kohler; I’m Still Here by Clelie Avit; and Blood in the Water by Heather Ann Thompson.  For more on these and other new titles,...Show More Summary

What Percival Everett’s ‘Erasure’ Can Tell Us about Authenticity

If we can’t depend on the morals of the writer or the objectivity of the editors and publishers, how do we navigate the shoals of the authenticity debate? The post What Percival Everett’s ‘Erasure’ Can Tell Us about Authenticity appeared first on The Millions.

Comics Panel: Fresh Romance continues to invigorate the budding romance genre in comics

Romance comics are due for a resurgence. Appearing only occasionally since their heyday in the 1950s, romance is a genre that has flitted around the margins of American comics for the better half of a century, but Rosy Press, in a collaboration with Oni Press, is committed to revitalizing the form. Show More Summary

How One Author Uses Fiction to Make the Real World a Better Place

Jennifer Vaughn, author of the newly released thriller Throw Away Girls, is no stranger to the terrible things that happen in the world. In her 18 years as a news anchor for WMUR-TV in Manchester, New Hampshire, she's seen horrific events...Show More Summary

Joyce Carol Thomas, Who Wrote of African-American Life, Dies at 78

The award-winning children’s writer portrayed complexities seldom seen in books created for young readers.

On Narcissism and Politics

Kristin Dombek has just published a small, provocative book on how we have come to use the label of narcissism to attack our enemies or to distance ourselves from those who just don't want to be close to us. By labeling these people as narcissists, she argues, we give ourselves a false sense of superiority. Show More Summary

One Angry Man: Amy Schumer's Kurt Metzger Problem

Amy Schumer Sady Doyle Photo via 92YTribeca (CC) Since her show premiered in 2013, Amy Schumer has built a reputation as the savior of feminist comedy. This is crucial to her branding: She’s positioned herself as an advocate for body diversity, against ageism, against rape culture, and more. Show More Summary

Fall Reading is in the Air

Now is the perfect time to plan your perfect fall read.

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