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Excellence Runs in the Family. Her Novel’s Heroine Wants Something Else.

Excellence Runs in the Family. Her Novel’s Heroine Wants Something Else.

Excellence Runs in the Family. Her Novel’s Heroine Wants Something Else. Excellence Runs in the Family. Her Novel’s Heroine Wants Something Else. Kaitlyn Greenidge and her sisters achieved success in their fields. In her historical novel, “Libertie,” she focuses on a Black woman who doesn’t yearn to be the first or only one of anything. Source link

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Four Crime Novels, Brimming With Venom and Dread

Four Crime Novels, Brimming With Venom and Dread

Four Crime Novels, Brimming With Venom and Dread Four Crime Novels, Brimming With Venom and Dread Both strands will be resolved not in the bustling, Before-Time Los Angeles where all four reside but in a hideaway nestled in the desert, where the living mingle with the afterlife, and where fractured threads will knit themselves anew in unexpected ways. Disabato is …

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Sharon Kay Penman, Whose Novels Plumbed Britain’s Past, Dies at 75

Sharon Kay Penman, Whose Novels Plumbed Britain’s Past, Dies at 75

Sharon Kay Penman, Whose Novels Plumbed Britain’s Past, Dies at 75 Sharon Kay Penman, Whose Novels Plumbed Britain’s Past, Dies at 75 Her father wrote novels in his spare time, though despite decades of labor, he never managed to have one published. His daughter followed his lead, writing short stories in high school and later as a history major at …

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Figuring It Out: Two Novels About Ice Skating and Adolescence

Figuring It Out: Two Novels About Ice Skating and Adolescence

Figuring It Out: Two Novels About Ice Skating and Adolescence Figuring It Out: Two Novels About Ice Skating and Adolescence Meanwhile, she starts to realize how much her single mother has sacrificed to make her dreams a possibility. But Ana isn’t sure what her dreams are anymore. Even with her success on the ice, she has never felt at home …

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John le Carré, a Master of Spy Novels Where the Real Action Was Internal

John le Carré, a Master of Spy Novels Where the Real Action Was Internal

John le Carré, a Master of Spy Novels Where the Real Action Was Internal John le Carré, a Master of Spy Novels Where the Real Action Was Internal Mr. le Carré’s best-known spy, Smiley, is among the great literary characters of the 20th century. Alec Guinness played him in two BBC TV series, “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” and “Smiley’s People,” …

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3 Illustrated Novels With Animal Magnetism

3 Illustrated Novels With Animal Magnetism

3 Illustrated Novels With Animal Magnetism 3 Illustrated Novels With Animal Magnetism Like most children learning to read, I leaned heavily on illustrations to help me understand and enjoy stories. Images provided a bridge to comprehension when words were little more than mysterious hieroglyphs. But as I became more comfortable with the words and moved on to chapter books and …

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Stephen King says he’s sorry people feel stuck in one of his horror novels

Stephen King says he’s sorry people feel stuck in one of his horror novels

Stephen King knows some people feel stuck in one of his horror novels during the coronavirus pandemic – and he’s sorry about that. The author, whose post-apocalyptic pandemic novel The Stand came out in 1978, was asked during a recent interview with NPR if this is the closest he’s come to stepping inside his own narrative. “I keep having people say, ‘Gee, it’s like …

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Stashed in the Marsh, Left in the Road: Victims Pile Up in Four New Crime Novels

Stashed in the Marsh, Left in the Road: Victims Pile Up in Four New Crime Novels

The pity of it is that, by refusing to link the cases, the city heartlessly deprives the victims of the only comfort and dignity left to them — their kinship as women. “Having lain there, sisterly, so close, for so long, the women bristle at the absurdity.” ♦ It’s such a cheat to throw suspicion on the clearly blameless protagonist …

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