MLK Day: A Langston Hughes Poem

The poet Langston Hughes was a great inspiration to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Examples of their connection are expansive. In 1956, King recited Hughes’ poem “Mother to Son” from the pulpit to honor his wife Coretta, who was celebrating her first Mother’s Day. That...

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In Memory of Mary Oliver

Poet Mary Oliver died today, at the age of 83. Here is one of her poems in memory of her life.   My Work is Loving the World --by Mary Oliver (Aug 15, 2016)   My work is loving the world. Here the sunflowers, there the hummingbird - equal seekers of...

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Book Recommendation: If We Were Villains, by M.L. Rio

The wonderful fantasy writer V.S. Schwab recently asked for recommendations on books from her readers. I was surprised to see a new book I'd never heard of mentioned by many -- If We Were Villains, by M.L. Rio. I promptly purchased the book and it's been my happiest...

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A New Foreword – Commemorative Edition of The Eagle Tree

I'm excited to announce that Steve Silberman, friend of Oliver Sacks, winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction, and author of the New York Times bestselling history of autism Neurotribes, has written a lovely heartfelt foreword for the new hardcover...

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New Tana French Book Review

Tana French is one of the most talented writers I've ever read in the mystery and detective genre. In this most recent book, she really surpasses the genre entirely, and breaks new ground with a lyrical, heartbreaking and soul-bending literary novel that focuses on...

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