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Coven Reads Discussion: White is for Witching

White is for Witching, by Helen Oyeyemi  is CBC’s first book in our “Coven Reads” series. The book was a 2009 Shirley Jackson Award finalist and in 2010 won the… 3,212 more words

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Finding the Beauty in Zadie Smith's On Beauty

When you examine the cover of the Zadie Smith’s On Beauty, it becomes clear that this is an important book – one that will be canonized along with works by contemporary writers like Toni Morrison and Salman Rushdie, and taught in college English classes for years to come. 1,002 more words

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Seeking new book/author recommendations: special edition*

*By which I mean, rather than my typical fare of predominantly white dudes, I’d like to add more women to my reading list. (Or people of color, or both). 407 more words

March Contributor Boost

Many of the ladies who contribute to CBC write in other places. Here are this month’s featured contributors:


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74 Essential Books for Your Personal Library: A List Curated by Female Creatives

Click here to read at OpenCulture.com.

Not all white! And genre lit included!

Octavia Butler

Louise Erdrich

Author Louise Erdrich signs a book for a fan at the reception following the 2012 Barbara Ballinger Lecture. 6 more words


Family Secrets: We Have Always Lived in the Castle

I taught We Have Always Lived in the Castle, by Shirley Jackson to college freshmen for a few semesters. It’s a great book to talk to young people about, because Mary Katherine (Merricat) Blackwood is 18 and entirely relatable in her strangeness. 699 more words

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