Lynn Neary

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'Hausfrau' Strips Down Its Modern-Day Madame Bovary

Saturday, March 21, 2015

In her first novel, Hausfrau, poet Jill Alexander Essbaum has created a heroine who is not without precedent. Her name is Anna and she is, as we learn in the first sentence, "a good wife, mostly." That phrase, written with a poet's precision, contains a kernel of truth and a ...

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Straight To Audiobook: Authors Write Original Works Meant To Be Heard

Monday, March 09, 2015

Writer Philip Pullman says it's all part of the oral tradition: "Long before writing, people were telling each other stories," he says. Audiobook technology has come a long way since the early days.

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Albert Maysles, Pioneering Documentary Filmmaker, Dies

Friday, March 06, 2015

Albert Maysles, a documentary filmmaker behind the films "Gimme Shelter" and "Grey Gardens" died Thursday at the age of 88. He was one of the fathers of what was called "direct cinema."

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Harper Lee's Friend Says Author Is Hard Of Hearing, Sound Of Mind

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

News that a second novel by Harper Lee will be published next July has thrilled fans of her first novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, but it has also been met with some skepticism and concern. Lee has been involved in several legal skirmishes and controversies in recent years, raising ...

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55 Years After 'To Kill A Mockingbird', Harper Lee To Release New Novel

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

The publisher Harper is releasing a new book by Harper in July — Harper Lee that is. It's a follow-up to To Kill A Mockingbird, though it was actually written first.

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'Adventures Of Beekle' Wins Caldecott; Newbery Goes To 'The Crossover'

Monday, February 02, 2015

The American Library Association awarded its top medals to Dan Santat's tale of an imaginary friend on a mission and Kwame Alexander's story of basketball-playing twins.

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Remembering 'Thorn Birds' Author Colleen McCullough

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Australian writer Colleen McCullough died Thursday; she was 77 years old. McCullough was best known for her novel The Thorn Birds, a huge hugely popular romance which has sold 30 million copies around the world, and has never gone out of print.

By her own account, McCullough had a lousy ...

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Vocab Tech For Toddlers Encourages 'Anytime, Anywhere Learning'

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Sesame Workshop's games are designed to help kids learn words and have fun. One New York City educator says it's never too soon to teach tykes that technology can be more than just entertainment.

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Talk, Sing, Read, Write, Play: How Libraries Reach Kids Before They Can Read

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

This isn't your typical story time; public libraries are designing new programs to help parents and caregivers interact with toddlers in ways that will encourage future reading.

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Nonprofit Fights Illiteracy By Getting Books To Kids Who Need Them

Monday, December 29, 2014

For kids to be exposed to reading, families have to have books to read to them, which isn't a given — especially in low-income areas. First Book works to get quality literature into those communities.

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Tourtiere: A French-Canadian Twist On Christmas Pie

Thursday, December 18, 2014

A version of this story was originally published on Dec. 23, 2011.

If you happen to spend Christmas Eve in Canada — especially Quebec — you might be lucky enough to be invited to a festive dinner after midnight Mass. The feast is an old tradition from France called reveillon, ...

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Long-Lost Letter That Inspired 'On The Road' Style Has Been Found

Monday, November 24, 2014

Known as the "Joan Anderson Letter," the 18-page, single-spaced, stream of consciousness note from Neal Cassady to Jack Kerouac was found amid the dusty papers of a now-closed publishing house.

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Amazon, Hachette Reach Agreement Over E-Book Prices

Thursday, November 13, 2014

The agreement in the months-long dispute was announced today and the two former adversaries will resume normal business "immediately," according to a press release.

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Tom Magliozzi, Popular Co-Host Of NPR's 'Car Talk,' Dies At 77

Monday, November 03, 2014

Tom Magliozzi bantered weekly with his brother on the public radio show. They joked and sometimes even gave good advice to listeners with car troubles. Tom Magliozzi was 77 years old.

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Amazon Deal With Simon & Schuster Raises Questions For Other Publishers

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Amazon has received a fair amount of bad press lately over its long-running dispute with the Hachette publishing house. So Monday's announcement of a deal with Simon & Schuster took some industry watchers by surprise.

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French Novelist Wins Nobel Prize In Literature

Thursday, October 09, 2014

French novelist Patrick Modiano is this year's winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature.

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French Novelist Patrick Modiano Wins Literature Nobel

Thursday, October 09, 2014

The Swedish Academy lauded Modiano "for the art of memory with which he has evoked the most ungraspable human destinies and uncovered the life-world of the occupation."

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Nobel Literature Judge Disparages Western Writers - Again

Thursday, October 09, 2014

The Nobel Prize for literature is announced Thursday. This year, as the usual speculation about who might win heated up, a Nobel judge, known for his outspokenness, stirred up a little controversy.

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In 'Lila,' A Nomad Finds Solace And Love In The Arms Of A Preacher

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Marilynne Robinson's fourth novel is a prequel to 2004's Gilead: That book told the Rev. John Ames' family story and this book tells the story of his wife.

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For Her First Trilogy, Jane Smiley Returns To Iowa, 'Where The Roots Are'

Sunday, October 05, 2014

Author Jane Smiley has a fondness for dogs. She has a couple at her home in Carmel Valley, Calif., where she lives with her husband. One of those dogs, Fallon, has a special talent: He likes to sing. And Smiley likes to accompany him on a banjo she bought back ...

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