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Some say the ideal novel for the burgeoning young-adult readership segment would be a coming-of-age tale with paranormal overtones, set in a dystopian society and featuring lead characters of diverse ethnicity and sexuality who escape danger and
In Bully Pulpit, Doris Kearns Goodwin examines Theodore Roosevelt's friendship-turned-rivalry with William Howard Taft and his way of harnessing the press to challenge monopolies and advance his vision. Polica, a Minneapolis band that emerged
Scheer in Santa Monica, Friday, October 18th at the Chain Reaction sculpture speaking on political art, nuclear war and the erradication of bohemian culture...Robert Scheer on the government un-shutdown, Chris Hedges on American collapse, a Florida
A way to keep up with Seattle theaters, concert halls, galleries, museums and other fine-arts events. It's another Wednesday in literary Seattle, when, not one, but two National Book Award winners are reading on the same evening...This phenomenal
ments Men We Reaped Jesmyn Ward's powerful, wrenching memoir tells the story of her upbringing, and chronicles the deaths of five young black men that she loved, including her brother Joshua. By Yvonne Zipp , Monitor fiction critic / October 2, 2013
Each one bows the back a little farther; each one strips a little more from the soul...It meant five young men friends, cousins, boyfriends, brothers cut down by drugs, violence, depression and just plain bad luck in the space of four years. It meant
a Memoir" (Bloomsbury USA), by Jesmyn Ward The last chapter of Jesmyn Ward's memoir, "Men We Reaped," begins with a litany of statistics "about what it means to be Black and poor in the south." The numbers mount like burdens on an already-bent back:
Ward, sending her to the hospital with severe puncture wounds and gashes and an earlobe nearly ripped off. My father said that if I had not fought, I would have died, she writes in Men We Reaped, her jagged and emotionally flattening new memoir...
Jesmyn Ward, a native of DeLisle, Miss., chronicles our American story in language that is raw, beautiful and dangerous. Her National Book Award-winning novel, Salvage the Bones, claimed the Gulf Coast as her literary territory, but with Men We
Here's a look at what's buzzing in the book world today: Reaching the top: Hard-boiled thriller writer Lee Child is on a roll. He had a cameo role last year in the movie Jack Reacher , starring Tom Cruise, based on Child's 2005 novel, One Shot ...