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Spain in Our Hearts tells the American story of the Spanish civil war
Spain in Our Hearts tells the American story of the Spanish civil war

쏶pain in Our Hearts: Americans in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939 By Adam Hochschild Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (464 pages, $30) The Spanish civil war, …

What셲 on the 쁬anuscript wishlist of literary agents?

The other day, a friend sent me a link to something called 쐌anuscript wishlist — a Twitter thread (#MSWL) from literary agents who are looking for …

American children셲 author wins Astrid Lindgren prize
American children셲 author wins Astrid Lindgren prize

STOCKHOLM (AFP) — American children셲 author Meg Rosoff on Tuesday won the 2016 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award for young people셲 literature, the …

Tina Fey talks 쁁ossypants and other books, zings Talese
Tina Fey talks 쁁ossypants and other books, zings Talese

NEW YORK (AP) — Even for someone as loved as Tina Fey, a reported $6 million advance seemed like a lot of money for a book of essays. But five years …

Intimate memoir of life in a southern coal town
Intimate memoir of life in a southern coal town

쏡imestore: A Writer셲 Life By Lee Smith Algonquin Books (202 pages, $24.95) Lee Smith셲 parents raised her to leave the Appalachian town of Grundy, …

Dive into ordinary but well-crafted lives in 쁇igh Dive
Dive into ordinary but well-crafted lives in 쁇igh Dive

쏦igh Dive By Jonathan Lee Knopf (336 pages, $25.95) Jonathan Lee셲 new novel 쏦igh Dive reimagines the weeks leading up to the Grand Hotel bombing …

쁔he Caped Crusade details the cultural history of Batman
쁔he Caped Crusade details the cultural history of Batman

쏷he Caped Crusade by Glen Weldon Simon & Schuster (325 pages, $26) Batman has been a lot of things during the past 77 years: a gun-toting vigilante, …

Global competition shows technology aids weight loss

MIAMI (AFP) – A friendly international competition to encourage exercise using pedometers and online tools was successful in helping people lose weight …

From limos to junk, quirky museums tell Beijing’s history
From limos to junk, quirky museums tell Beijing’s history

BEIJING (AP) — Stuffed into a tiny room off an alleyway are items that Wang Jinming readily admits were put out with the garbage: Paper string, a needle …

Russia’s Hermitage Museum offers help to restore Palmyra
Russia’s Hermitage Museum offers help to restore Palmyra

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AFP) — The director of Russia셲 renowned Hermitage Museum, which has an important collection of sculptures from Palmyra, has …

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