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One-room schools of Montana shine with family-like education

USAToday Books - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 19:48

"Chasing Time: Last of the One-Room Schools in Montana," a new book, profiles small schools in the state's remote areas.

        
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Here's where to get your horror fix this Halloween

USAToday Books - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 17:50

We've got your guide to freaky new films, TV, books and podcasts to get you through the scariest of holidays.

        
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George Saunders Wins the Man Booker Prize for 'Lincoln in the Bardo'

Bookbrowse News - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 16:37
George Saunders's first novel, Lincoln in the Bardo, has won the Man Booker Prize. Originally, the award was restricted to novels written by authors from Britain, Ireland and the Commonwealth nations, but in 2014, it was opened to any novel written in English and published in Britain. This is now the second year that the prize has been won by an American author - last year's winner was Paul Beatty for The Sellout.

George Saunders wins Man Booker Prize for 'Lincoln in the Bardo'

USAToday Books - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 16:36

George Saunders is the second American to win Britain's prestigious literary prize for his best seller about the death of Lincoln's young son.

        
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Book News: George Saunders Wins the Man Booker Prize for ‘Lincoln in the Bardo’

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 16:16
Mr. Saunders is the second consecutive American writer to win the Man Booker Prize.
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Books of The Times: A Graphic Novelist’s Passionate Anatomy of New York

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 13:00
Julia Wertz’s majestic portrait of the city is a collection of dramatic streetscapes and hidden histories.
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Gretchen Carlson takes on the 'shocking epidemic' of sexual harassment in new book

USAToday Books - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 12:35

Former Fox anchor has compiled thousands of messages she received after her sexual harassment case, along with her own experience, in her new book.

        
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'Endurance': Hitch a ride with Scott Kelly as he relives 'A Year in Space'

USAToday Books - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 10:48

'Endurance' is the new memoir by astronaut Scott Kelly about his year on the International Space Station. A 3-star book review.

        
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George Saunders is bookies’ favorite for Man Booker prize

USAToday Books - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 08:07

Saunders’ book 'Lincoln in the Bardo' is set in a Washington graveyard, where President Abraham Lincoln visits the body of his 11-year-old son.

        
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Nonfiction: ‘Riot Days’: A Memoir of Punk Protest and Prison Activism

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 04:00
Maria Alyokhina, a member of Pussy Riot, tells her story in her prison memoir.
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Match Book: Dear Match Book: Seeking Poems That Bridge Humankind’s Worlds

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 04:00
Collections of verse, from the prizewinning to the more obscure, that explore themes of nature, science and psychology.
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Further Reading: Condoleezza Rice on the 10 Days Still Shaking the World

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 04:00
On the centenary of the October Revolution, the former secretary of state writes about the books that best help us understand Russia.
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Bookstore sales down 11% in August compared to last year

Bookbrowse News - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 15:31
Bookstore sales in the USA fell 10.9%, to $1.4 billion, compared to August 2016, according to preliminary estimates from the Census Bureau. For the first eight months of the year, bookstore sales are down 2.6%. Total retail sales for the year to date have risen 3.8%.

Tom Hanks has a hit on his hands as author of the winning 'Uncommon Type'

USAToday Books - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 13:54

Actor Tom Hanks has written a collection of 17 short stories, 'Uncommon Type.' A 3.5-star book review.

        
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Books of The Times: The Life of Oriana Fallaci, Guerrilla Journalist

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 13:54
Fallaci, whose interviews got the better of famous figures from Henry Kissinger to Muammar el-Qaddafi, is the subject of a new biography.
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Book News: Is Trump Imitating Fiction? Or Is Fiction Imitating Trump?

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 12:01
A new thriller, “To Kill the President,” has readers calling the author Nostradamus.
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Harry Potter exhibition sells record 30,000 advance tickets

Bookbrowse News - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 11:58
The British Library has revealed that its Harry Potter exhibition has sold more than 30,000 tickets - the highest number of advance tickets it has ever sold for an exhibition.

Richard Wilbur, Poet Laureate and Pulitzer winner, dies at 96

Bookbrowse News - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 11:35
Richard Wilbur, whose meticulous, urbane poems earned him two Pulitzer Prizes and selection as the national poet laureate, died on Saturday in Belmont, Mass. He was 96.

Children’s Books: A Stunning Middle-Grade Debut Novel about Grief and Growing Up

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 11:22
The young protagonist of David Barclay Moore’s “The Stars Beneath Our Feet” harnesses the power of community — and Legos — to rebuild his ravaged world.
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Amy Tan mines painful 'Past' in moving new memoir

USAToday Books - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 11:04

The author of 'The Joy Luck Club' has a new memoir, 'Where the Past Begins.' A 3.5-star book review.

        
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