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Women sweep inaugural Kirkus Book Prizes; Lily King wins fiction award for EUPHORIA

Lily King was named the winner of the first Kirkus Prize for fiction for her fourth novel, Euphoria, based on an incident in the life of groundbreaking anthropologist Margaret Mead. 250 more words

Book News

National Book Award Nominees Announced

The National Book Award shortlists were announced this past week, and a number of great books available at the Greenville Public Library were among the nominees. 262 more words

Emily St John Mandel

not difficult (Sengcan quote, Roz Chast cartoon)

“The Great Way is not difficult for those who have no preferences.” –Sengcan


Organ Music?

I’ve been officially 57 for not even a week now and so far it’s not been altogether exciting. In fact, it’s just a bit depressing. I’m really not trying to be a chronic complainer here.  1,042 more words


Stephin Merritt's 101 Two-Letter Words

by Mo

What garish, ghoulish, droolish, schoolgirlish little words of love sputter forth from the mouth of a longtime fan of Stephin Merritt? I could tell you about my first encounter with his music, circa 1996, and how Mr. 423 more words

Reads and Recs (and the Daily Photo)

A full write-up of my favorite reads from the last week ain’t gonna happen tonight, but I do hope you’ll consider sampling one of these books or articles. 117 more words