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Comics Sketchbooks

from graphic novel guest blogger, Francisca Goldsmith: Artists’ sketchbooks are the analogs to writers’ notebooks: individuals maintain them for different reasons and to suit different personal needs. Steven Heller is eminently suited as editor, critic and art director to curate this compendium of out takes from the wide array of artists who were willing to [...]

The Facility

The Facility

Simon Lelic‘s latest thriller presents readers with a near future Britain in which the government has gained too much power in the name of national security. (I reviewed Lelic’s first book, A Thousand Cuts, back in 2010. Quite a powerful novel about bullying.) Read an extract from The Facility here. LELIC, Simon. The Facility. 341p. [...]

Even Tough Girls Wear Tutus

Even Tough Girls Wear Tutus

Many thanks to Amy Cheney for sending in the following about today’s reviewed book: Deborah Jiang Stein came to visit the teen girls in Alameda County Juvenile Justice Center on the last day of September. Born in prison to a heroin addicted mother, she spoke about secrets and shame. About prison, drugs, crime, rage, revenge [...]

Caliban’s War

Caliban's War

Caliban’s War is the second Expanse novel, following last year’s much-lauded Leviathan Wakes. In my post on Leviathan Wakes, I mentioned that James S.A. Corey is actually two people, a pseudonym for Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck. They also share a blog called Lizard Brain, which is where I learned that there is also an Expanse [...]

Global History as a Teacher

Canada at War

from graphic novel guest blogger, Francisca Goldsmith: World War II, rather like the Torah, is endlessly plumbable for lessons, insights and other instructions from the past that we can apply as we continue to move always toward the future. Keery and Wyatt‘s concise and visually enriched version of Canada’s role and military experiences in that [...]

Vandal Love

Vandal Love

This Canadian debut won Deni Y. Bechard the Commonwealth Writer’s Prize for best first novel when it was published there in 2007. This year it finally makes its way to the United States, thanks to Milkweed Editions. An extensive author interview is available online from The Adirondack Review, and you can give the novel a try [...]

NW

NW

”I wanted to write a black existentialist novel, told in separate parts, that replicated some feelings I have had about being alive.” (from an interview on The Root) Zadie Smith is best known for her debut, White Teeth; NW is set in the same London neighborhood. NW refers to the area’s postal code, where its main [...]