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The Night Garden

There are everyone’s favourite orphans: Harry Potter, Anne Shirley. Oliver Twist. Peter Parker and Clark Kent. Magic, or love, saves them all. It never seems to get old, insofar as fiction is concerned. 495 more words

2017 Vancouver Writers Fest

Sing, Unburied, Sing: An "About Halfway" Review

Jesmyn Ward is a stunning writer. I learned this several months ago when I finally read her first National Award Winning novel, Salvage the Bones… 370 more words

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Review: 2017 National Book Award Winner

Sing, Unburied, Sing By Jesmyn Ward

National Book Award for Fiction and recent MacArthur Genius Award winner Jesmyn Ward explores family bonds and racial prejudice and oppression in Sing, Unburied, Sing. 728 more words

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2017 National Book Award Winner for Fiction

The winner of the 2017 National Book Award for fiction is Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward.

“Jojo and his toddler sister, Kayla, live with their grandparents, Mam and Pop, and the occasional presence of their drug-addicted mother, Leonie, on a farm on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi. 167 more words

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Colson Whitehead Honored by Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Foundation for his Acclaimed Novel "The Underground Railroad"

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Colson Whitehead recently won the 2017 Hurston/Wright Award for fiction presented by the Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Foundation. Whitehead was honored for his novel… 141 more words

"A Baroque Wall-Fountain in the Villa Sciarra"

Something about the title of this poem just makes me think of The English Patient, as a troubled yet humane Hana helps carry the man known as the EP up from the train and towards the bomb-damaged Villa San Girolamo. 505 more words

Inside Out & Back Again, by Thanhha Lai

Inside Out & Back Again is an award-winning, wonderfully written YA novel in verse following the experiences of young Hà starting in wartime Saigon, Vietnam. Hà and her family of three brothers and their mother flee Vietnam in search of safety via a navy ship. 103 more words

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