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The Mystery of the Photo

January 16, 2022 News Editor 0

The above photo has been fueling the daydreams of Internet-based book lovers everywhere for the last several years. As recently as January 3, author and activist Don Winslow tweeted the photo, saying: “I hope you see the beauty I do.” To date, nearly 33,000 people have shown their agreement by liking the tweet, many of them adding comments and photos: of other dreamy libraries, of books, of book-related tattoos. Over 1000 comments in all, celebrating […]

Bet the Farm

Non-Fiction: Bet the Farm: The Dollars and Sense of Growing Food in America by Beth Hoffman

October 11, 2021 admin 0

In 2019, half of America’s two million farms made less than $300. For Beth Hoffman, a journalist who’d spent decades reporting on food and agriculture, the hard financial truths of farming became painfully clear after she and her husband packed up their life in San Francisco and moved to a 530-acre farm owned by his family in Iowa. Bet the Farm: The Dollars and Sense of Growing Food in America is a compelling and deeply […]

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Eleven Lost Novels by Journalist Nellie Bly

March 27, 2021 admin 0

Eleven novels by pioneering female investigative journalist Nellie Bly, believed lost for more than a century, have found new life. Bly rose to fame in the 1890s with her undercover reporting of horrific conditions in a New York insane asylum followed by many adventures chronicled in newspapers of the time, culminating in her 1890 race around the world. At the height of her fame, however, she quit reporting and for three years wrote serialized novels. […]

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World Happiness Week

March 3, 2021 admin 0

A six day summit called World Happiness Week and streamed around the world will focus our energy on recovery, accelerating the global movement for well-being via the most accessible event on the planet. World Happiness Foundation founder Luis Gallardo explains that the goal is “to explore suffering and flourishing at World Happiness Week. It is neither necessary nor desirable to eliminate human struggles and frailties to pursue a flourishing human life. Creating a proper attitude and […]

Blowout by Rachel Maddow

New in Paperback: Blowout by Rachel Maddow

February 3, 2021 News Editor 0

Rachel Maddow’s stunning and award-winning Blowout: Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia, and the Richest, Most Destructive Industry on Earth (Crown) is available in paperback this week. This is the book the New York Times described as “Big Oil and Gas Versus Democracy—Winner Take All” is a stunning accusation of the totally corrupt oil industry. The jacket material sums the book up nicely: Blowout is a call to contain the lion: to stop subsidizing the wealthiest […]

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The Best Dog Tales of the Year

January 25, 2021 admin 0

Do you ever feel like your writing career is going to the dogs? Would you like it to? A Maryland bookstore and book publisher is looking for new, original short stories devoted to the theme of communication between dogs and humans. The Greyhound indie bookstore on the Eastern Shore of Maryland are joining forces with Secant Publishing to select and publish the year’s best short stories devoted to the theme of communication between dogs and […]

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Cricket Media to Digitally Distribute Britannica Content for Kids

July 28, 2020 admin 0

  Britannica is a leader in the educational space, and they’ve created something extremely special with their Britannica Kids content.” — Bob Sanregret, VP Sales, Cricket Media Cricket Media, publisher of high-quality magazines for children, has announced a partnership with the Britannica Group that allows Cricket Media to distribute content from its Britannica Kids collection through Cricket’s Digital Asset Management (“DAM”) system . The addition of Britannica Kids to Cricket’s digital library will allow licensees, […]

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Susan Orlean Tweetstorm

July 20, 2020 News Editor 0

After four years of them, we are sick to death of Donald Trump’s Tweetstorms. They are often incomprehensible and/or nonsensical screeds that don’t move much of anything ahead. And then there is Susan Orlean, whose somehow charming (at least a little bit!) Friday night tweetstorm caught the Twitterverse by surprise. In the world of letters, Orlean — author of The Orchid Thief, The Library Book and others — is a big deal. If you have […]

Too Much and Never Enough

Trump Tell-All Gets Go Ahead

July 2, 2020 News Editor 0

One can almost see the tweeted protests now. A tell-all book written by Trump presidential niece Mary Trump has been given a green light by a New York court. From the New York Times: A New York appellate judge ruled on Wednesday that the publisher Simon & Schuster could go ahead with its plans to release a tell-all book by Mary L. Trump, the niece of President Trump, reversing a lower court’s decision from this […]

Phantom of the Opera Novel Provides Source for TV Series

June 25, 2020 News Editor 0

The original novel Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux, rather than Andrew Lloyd Webber’s popular musical play, will provide the source material for a six-part series, says Deadline Hollywood: Gaumont, the French production company behind Netflix shows Narcos and F Is For Family, is in the early stages of adapting Gaston Leroux’s iconic novel The Phantom Of The Opera into a six-part TV miniseries. The project is being led out of Gaumont’s UK unit, […]