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Robert Penn Warren Was Born on This Date

Penn Warren is the only person to have won Pulitzer Prizes for both fiction and poetry.

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LitHub piece on historical fiction featuring WILL POOLE'S ISLAND

Take a look at Crystal King’s recent article at Literary Hub regarding the relevance of historical fiction to contemporary society. Crystal, the author of Feast of Sorrow… 92 more words

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Book Review - Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff

Another of the fantastic novels recommended to me by friends, Lauren Groff’s Fates and Furies is an examination of a marriage that breaks from the traditions of so many marriage-centered novels. 529 more words

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A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry

This is one of those books that is making the rounds through my family. My sister’s boyfriend first read it, passed it onto my mum who gave it as a Christmas present to my boyfriend, who then passed it on to me. 435 more words

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Teaching Novels for the Whole Class

Yesterday I got a chance to present to our local comprehensible input group. This group is the fruit of last summer’s IFLT conference, and it has been so helpful to have like-minded professionals from all different kinds of schools and languages meet regularly to share ideas and ask questions. 26 more words

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Burroughs Becomes "King" of the Retail Jungle

On this date in 1907, Edgar Rice Burroughs was promoted to manager of the Stenographic Department of Sears, Roebuck, and Co. in Chicago. Five years later, he would create Tarzan.

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