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Book Review: brown girl dreaming

December 16, 2014Colleen Tsironis 0

I discovered brown girl dreaming right before the National Book Award was announced. Narrated by the author, brown girl dreaming is written in verse and the poems all fit together to tell Jacqueline’s story—what it was like growing up in South Carolina and New York City during the civil rights movement, and how crucial words and stories were to her as a girl.

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Narrator Interview: Robert Fass

December 9, 2014Erin Cosyn 0

I was fortunate enough to spend some time with Robert Fass when I was in New York in May and I’m delighted that he agreed to an interview. In addition to being a multiple Audie-winning narrator, Fass is also a photographer and writer, with professional roles and affiliations varied enough to truly merit his LinkedIn title “Creative & Corporate Renaissance Man.” Read on for a taste of just some of what this modern Renaissance Man has going on these days.

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January To-Read Pile

December 2, 2014Erin Cosyn 0

You may be just finishing up your Thanksgiving leftovers, but the New Year is just around the corner. Don’t miss these top picks for January!

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Gone Girl: Book, Movie, and Audiobook

November 11, 2014Colleen Tsironis 0

Yesterday I finished listening to Gone Girl. The unabridged, 19 hour and 19 minute audiobook was fantastic! For me, this was the very best way to experience this particular story. Even after reading the novel and seeing the movie, there were new details to discover as I listened.

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December To-Read Pile

November 4, 2014Erin Cosyn 0

Things slow down a lot in the book world in December, after the glut of fall has passed, but there are still some great titles to look forward to as the solstice hits and we settle in for a long winter. Turn to these great titles to make it through the cold, dark days.

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Book Review: Kill the Messenger

October 29, 2014Kevin Daney 0

The release of the new movie Kill the Messenger, a biopic based on the book of the same name by Nick Schou and detailing the life of journalist Gary Webb, has renewed interest in his life and the shocking piece Webb wrote in 1996 claiming that the CIA was involved in drug running. There are many things about Webb and his big scoop that are unclear and tenuous but if there is a thrilling and explosive story to make into a movie it is Webb’s.

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Favorites for Fall

October 17, 2014Marika Gofman 0

Fall is the holiest of book publishing seasons—it’s what book lovers look forward to all year long. Whether you love fiction or non-fiction, YA or kids, are looking for the latest in your favorite series or are searching for a brand-new voice, there is something for every listener (or reader)!

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Author Interview, Mary Downing Hahn, Part 3

October 8, 2014Erin Cosyn 0

In Part 3 of my interview with Mary Downing Hahn, the acclaimed children’s author shares her thoughts on the process of writing and how publishing has changed in the more than three decades she’s been writing. If you missed them, get caught up with Part 1 and Part 2. On the Process of Writing and […]

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Author Interview: Mary Downing Hahn, Part 2

October 7, 2014Erin Cosyn 0

Enjoy Part 2 of my interview with acclaimed children’s author Mary Downing Hahn, in which I finally learned how my favorite childhood book, Wait Till Helen Comes, came to be. If you missed Part 1, On Childhood and Libraries, you can read it here.

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