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In 'Serious Face', acclaimed magazine writer Jon Mooallem explores the world and looks inside too

In ‘Serious Face’, acclaimed magazine writer Jon Mooallem explores the world and looks inside too

Author Jon Mooallem Photo: Julie Caine What is it like to be a journalist on a remote island 3,000 miles from the center of the industry in Manhattan? “If I had a therapist, I’d probably unpack it with him,” says Jon Mooallem, the New York Times magazine writer who spent 12 years in the Bay …

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'Bridgerton' Season 3 Will Deviate From the Books for Penelope and Colin

‘Bridgerton’ Season 3 Will Deviate From the Books for Penelope and Colin

Step aside from Bridgertons, it’s Miss Featherington’s time to shine. Season 3 of “Bridgerton” will focus on Penelope Featherington’s love story with her crush Colin Bridgerton, deviating from the order of Julia Quinn’s book series. Nicola Coughlan, who plays Penelope and Lady Whistledown, for those unfamiliar with “The Ton,” revealed that her character will be …

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Baseball Book Reviews: What Should Fans Do When Their Team Is Bad (On Several Levels)?

Baseball Book Reviews: What Should Fans Do When Their Team Is Bad (On Several Levels)?

Rethinking fandom: how to beat the sports-industrial complex at its own game By Craig Calcaterra Belt Post 232 pages I got off to a bad start with Rethinking fandom: how to beat the sports-industrial complex at its own game. Here’s the passage that killed me, which is on the second page of the “Introduction”: “The …

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What they're reading at South Main Book Company ‹Literary Center

What they’re reading at South Main Book Company ‹Literary Center

shelf talkers is a new series on Lit Hub where independent bookstore booksellers across the country share their favorite reads of the moment. The titles below are available from Salisbury’s independent bookstore, South Main Book Company, located at 110 S. Main St. in Salisbury, North Carolina. Alissa Redmond, owner of the store, shares her picks …

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JCPL Book Review: “Big Fish” by Daniel Wallace |  Appalachian Highlands

JCPL Book Review: “Big Fish” by Daniel Wallace | Appalachian Highlands

Looking for a light read to kick off your summer? If so, Daniel Wallace’s novel “Big Fish” is the book for you! “Big Fish” follows narrator William Bloom, who comes to terms with the impending death of his ailing father Edward. Edward has always been a storyteller, but even on his deathbed he portrays himself …

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In 'The Immortal King Rao', an ambitious inventor leaves behind a disturbing legacy

In ‘The Immortal King Rao’, an ambitious inventor leaves behind a disturbing legacy

Book Review King Rao in Vauhini Vara’s exciting debut novel, “The Immortal King Rao,” isn’t exactly royalty. But on a coconut plantation in his Indian village of Kothapalli, his prosperous Dalit family raises the auspicious firstborn son of a firstborn son to believe in his inherent greatness. In 1974, as a computer science graduate student, …

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More people question certain books in Texas school district

More people question certain books in Texas school district

AUSTIN (KXAN) – More people in the Eanes Independent School District are challenging the books that are in schools across the district. Pulling books from shelves that some deem inappropriate has become a hot topic, not just in Texas, but across the country. He even caused a central Texas librarian to lose her job. Residents …

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Mid-Missouri poet Justin Hamm’s new book toasts Midwestern life

In a way befitting his Midwestern upbringing, Justin Hamm’s latest collection features many sides and scenes of the poet as a humble public servant. Hamm often takes up the pen and the plow like a poet-farmer. He pauses to note the changing weather; he stays in physical contact with the terrain that many consign in …

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