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NPR's Book Concierge: Excellent book recommendations for those in pursuit of an intriguing summer read

As an avid reader, I have perused the Pulitzers, plowed my way through National Book Award winners, and eagerly devoured book suggestions from friends and family–but the most joyful and consistently intriguing reads I’ve encountered were recommended by none other than the NPR Book Concierge. 125 more words

The One Inside

It is helpful to read Patti Smith’s foreword to Sam Shepard’s “The One Inside”. There are autobiographical elements to the novel. The characters, other than the author, are presumably Mr. 125 more words

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Cup of Rage

Naduan Nassar’s 45 page novella “Cup of Rage” is a Brazilian classic from 1978 that was recently translated into English and was in 2016 Long-listed for the Man Booker International Prize. 325 more words

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Survival is fierce and so is vengeance. The “Mischling” is a fierce novel, because at its core the subject is pure evil.

It was painful for me to read this book. 560 more words

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This plotless debut quasi-novel received favorable notice from critics. The testimonials of Colum McCann, Molly Antopol and others on the jacket drew me to this book. 243 more words

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New Binding Template

I’ve got a selection of articles and texts from anarchist writers I’m going to be printing out, some illustrated, some posters. Just binding blanks for now out of paper from the recycling bin :D… 194 more words


Guilty Pleasure Reads

You only need to look at mainstream media/bookstores in order to figure out what a guilty pleasure read is. At a glance, literary magazines and websites can tell you all the things you… 673 more words