Friday Reads: Biographies

Friday Reads: Biographies

Our #FridayReads are a couple of fascinating biographies: JACK AND NORMAN: A State-Raised Convict and the Legacy of Norman Mailer’s “The Executioner’s Song” by Jerome Loving The tragic behind-the-scenes story of Norman Mailer’s Pulitzer Prize-winning classic, THE EXECUTIONER’S SONG, one of the most sensational literary events of the 20th century. “Loving’s gripping book offers a […]

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Booklist’s Best Biographies of 2017

Booklist’s Best Biographies of 2017

Booklist recently shared their Top 10 Biography reading lists of 2017*, including these five Macmillan titles: Top 10 Biographies (full list) BLACK ELK: The Life of an American Visionary by Joe Jackson Jackson meticulously chronicles the struggle of the Sioux visionary and medicine man Black Elk to help his embattled people preserve their culture and traditions. […]

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Friday Reads: Writers

Friday Reads: Writers

TGIF, lovely librarians! Today’s #FridayReads are new and forthcoming books about writers: EVELYN WAUGH: A Life Revisited by Philip Eade On the fiftieth anniversary of Evelyn Waugh’s death, here is a completely fresh view of one of the most gifted—and fascinating—writers of our time. “A biography both thoughtful and intimate… Drawing on previously unavailable letters, […]

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SMP Winter 2017 E-Samplers

SMP Winter 2017 E-Samplers

Happy Labor Day weekend! We hope you’ve got a three day weekend ahead of you with plenty of reading time. May we suggest downloading two excellent free Winter 2017 chapter samplers from our friends at St. Martin’s Press? Discover debut talent in the St. Martin’s First e-sampler and pay tribute to history’s greatest writers with […]

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Friday Reads: Starred Nonfiction

Friday Reads: Starred Nonfiction

Kick off the weekend with these multi-starred nonfiction books! CONSEQUENCE by Eric Fair A B&N Winter 2016 Discover Great New Writers pick! “In this harrowing memoir, Fair, an interrogator at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, expands on his 2007 Washington Post editorial, in which he countered the claim that detainee abuse was a rare, […]

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Friday Reads: BY THE BOOK giveaway

Friday Reads: BY THE BOOK giveaway

Every Sunday, readers of The New York Times Book Review turn with anticipation to the last page to see who will be the subject of the popular By the Book feature. Edited by Pamela Paul, BY THE BOOK: Writers on Literature and the Literary Life from The New York Times Book Review contains full uncut […]

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