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Life’s Hard Bargain by Donald G. Denihan

Life’s Hard Bargain by Donald G. Denihan
(NewsUSA) - I almost died shortly before Father’s Day in 2012, saved, ultimately, by my father. You might say I found him the night I almost lost my life.He had died nearly thirty years before, …
Thursday, June 13

BookTrib’s Bites: Thrillers to Travelogues, and Everything in Between

(NewsUSA) - The Bucharest Dossier by William Maz“The Bourne Identity” meets John le Carre’s “The Spy Who Came In from the Cold.”Bill Hefflin is a man apart—apart from life, apart from …
Tuesday, June 11

6 books that explain the history and meaning of Juneteenth

The Conversation presents a list of six books on the subject of Juneteenth to help people better understand its history and meaning.
Corey D. B. Walker for The Conversation
Monday, June 10

Forty-Six Years of Puppy Love – As Told Through Shiva Eyes

Forty-Six Years of Puppy Love – As Told Through Shiva Eyes
(NewsUSA) - Can an ordinary life be extraordinary? It depends on the lens through which one views it. In the case of Marc Gellman, that lens is Shiva Eyes and the life is the one he describes in his …
Tuesday, June 4
Making Family Life More Fun

Books Can Make For A Great Way To Bond

Katelyn Lonas has written and illustrated over 70 book­s and she’s only 17.
(NAPSI)—What do you do for an encore when you publish your first book at age 9? Well, if you’re Katelyn Lonas, you go on to write and illustrate over 70 more by the tender age of 17. Katelyn’s …
Wednesday, May 29

BookTrib's Bites: Four Fascinating Reads

(NewsUSA) - What We Buried by Robert Rotenberg Inspired by the true story of the Forty Martyrs in Gubbio, Italy, during World War II, this is an extraordinary crime novel about troubled legacies, …
Tuesday, May 21

Your favorite Disney princesses are being re-imagined in modern romances

(BPT) - Disney lovers: Ever pictured Ariel in modern-day Manhattan? How about Belle in California? What might your favorite heroines be up to in our world?The Meant to Be collection of romance novels …
Thursday, May 16

BookTrib’s Bites: Jump into Spring with These Four Reads

(NewsUSA) - Leaning on Air by Cheryl Grey BostromThey last spoke as teens . . . But a surprise encounter 12 years later reunites ornithologist Celia Burke with veterinary surgeon Burnaby Hayes, …
Wednesday, May 15

The Untold Story of GoDaddy Founder’s Traumatic Life and Explosive Success

The Untold Story of GoDaddy Founder’s Traumatic Life and Explosive Success
(NewsUSA) - If ever there was a story about a self-made man whose wealth can be measured more by the contents of his heart than by the contents of his bank account, this is it.Everybody has heard of …
Monday, May 13

5 books to help you better understand today’s campus protests

Every so often, a cause ignites a sustained fury on college campuses across the nation. In 2020, it was Black Lives Matter. In 2011, it was Occupy Wall Street. In the 1980s, it was apartheid in South Africa. Right now, it’s the Israeli military campaign in Gaza. …
Steve Friess, University of Michigan, The Conversation
Thursday, May 9

Banned books make up the sophomore English curriculum at this high school

Chalkbeat reports on a New York City high school class that is reading banned books to open their minds.
Julian Shen-Berro for Chalkbeat, Tanvir Kaur, The Bell
Wednesday, May 8

BookTrib's Bites: Four Captivating Spring Reads

(NewsUSA) - Writers of the Future Volume 40 by L. Ron HubbardSpine-tingling. Breathtaking. Mind-blowing.Experience these powerful new voices—vivid, visceral, and visionary—as they explore …
Monday, May 6
Book News And Notes

New Writers and Illustrators Win Decades-Old Science Fiction And Fantasy Contest

The next exciting volume of award-winning new fantasy and science fiction short stories on the theme of “Shaman Dreams” is now available.
(NAPSI)—Decades of helping writers and artists have resulted in the latest edition of L. Ron Hubbard presents Writers of the Future by the winners of the 40th annual Writers of the Future and the …
Monday, May 6
Children's Books

A Story To Sing About

Travel the world with a new book and album to discover why people sing—to have fun and share stories; to pass the time and remember times past; and to come together and celebrate.
(NAPSI)—The next time you listen to a lullaby, a love song, carols or karaoke, consider this: Why do people sing? A charming answer to that intriguing question comes from YouTube creators and …
Thursday, April 18

Young Author Translates 4,000-Year-Old Text to Reveal Fascinating Insights into Ancient Egypt

Young Author Translates 4,000-Year-Old Text to Reveal Fascinating Insights into Ancient Egypt
(NewsUSA) - Educators everywhere should scrap their current lesson plans and make the new book Be a Scribe! by 16-year-old Michael Hoffen and co-authors Dr. Christian Casey and Dr. Jen Thum part of …
Monday, April 15

BookTrib’s Bites: Four Reads to Kickoff Spring

(NewsUSA) - Coded to Kill by Marschall Runge, M.D.Is medicine’s greatest breakthrough also the world’s most efficient killing machine? After a decade of development, Drexel Hospital’s …
Monday, April 1
Books For Teens

Infinity Kings: Final Book In A Favorite Fantasy Series

The much-anticipated conclusion to the Infinity Cycle fantasy series is at last available.
(NAPSI)—In an epic conclusion to the New York Times best-selling Infinity Cycle, two brothers find themselves in a heartbreaking war against one another.   After the ultimate betrayal, Emil …
Wednesday, March 27

2102: PRETENSE, THE PLAY: New Literary Novel Overlays Tech Angst into a Stunning Future

2102: PRETENSE, THE PLAY: New Literary Novel Overlays Tech Angst into a Stunning Future
(NewsUSA) - As Artificial Intelligence advances across the globe with inexorable speed, untold predictions of promise and peril amass. All in all, it’s a perfect time for Amazon bestselling author …
Monday, March 25

BookTrib’s Bites: Four Captivating Reads

(NewsUSA) - I Am Pink by Gregory Copploe and Dani ForrestI Am Pink is a captivating odyssey of self-discovery and empowerment. This award-winning book unfolds a narrative of resilience, …
Monday, March 18
More about books
How ‘Dune’ became a beacon for the fledgling environmental movement − and a rallying cry for the new science of ecology
“Dune,” widely considered one of the best sci-fi novels of all time, continues to influence how writers, artists and inventors envision the future. Of course, there are Denis Villeneuve’s visually stunning films, “Dune: Part One” (2021) and “Dune: Part Two” (2024). …
Devin Griffiths, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, The Conversation
Friday, March 15
BookTrib’s Bites: Four Fascinating Reads
(NewsUSA) - The Challenge of Choice by Richard FastHave you ever made an important decision with total confidence, only to see it become a complete disaster? Why do we frequently make crucial …
Wednesday, March 13
ONCE UPON TOMORROW: Harnessing the New Opportunities the Metaverse Creates
ONCE UPON TOMORROW: Harnessing the New Opportunities the Metaverse Creates
(NewsUSA) - Thirty years ago, the advent of the internet changed the world. For the first time in human history, the collected knowledge of all mankind was freely available to every man, woman, and …
Monday, March 11
Margaret Morse Nice thought like a song sparrow and changed how scientists understand animal behavior
The Conversation looks back at a pioneering ethologist, bird-bander, and ornithologist Margaret Morse Nice, and how her work influenced scientific approaches to animal behavior for Women's History Month.
Kristoffer Whitney for The Conversation
Thursday, March 7
Pointers For Parents
At bedtime, when lights go out…sometimes thoughts stay on. A new children’s book can help.
Helping Alleviate Children’s Anxiety
(NAPSI)—If your children are like most, they get anxious from time to time—but you can help them get over it.   The Problem In fact, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), …
Wednesday, March 6
BookTrib’s Bites: From Science Fiction to Murder Mysteries
(NewsUSA) - Baby X by Kira Peikoff With a vivid imagining of the future, Gattaca meets Black Mirror in Kira Peikoff’s Baby X. In the near future, where advanced technology can create egg or …
Wednesday, March 6
Who is the 'Rural Voter'? A new book builds on old themes to create new understanding
The Daily Yonder looks at "The Rural Voter: The Politics of Place and the Disuniting of America," in which Colby College political scientists Nicholas F. Jacobs and Daniel M. Shea set out to describe what differentiates the politics of metropolitan and nonmetropolitan places.
Olivia Weeks, The Daily Yonder
Thursday, February 29
W.E.B. Du Bois’ study ‘The Philadelphia Negro’ at 125 still explains roots of the urban Black experience – sociologist Elijah Anderson tells why it should be on more reading lists
W.E.B. Du Bois is widely known for his civil rights activism, but many sociologists argue that he has yet to receive due recognition as the founding father of American sociology. His groundbreaking study, “The Philadelphia Negro: A Social Study,” …
Elijah Anderson, Yale University, The Conversation
Thursday, February 29
Betty Smith enchanted a generation of readers with ‘A Tree Grows in Brooklyn’ − even as she groused that she hoped Williamsburg would be flattened
Eighty years ago, in the winter and spring of 1944, Brooklyn-born author Betty Smith was entering a new chapter of life. A year earlier, she was an unknown writer, negotiating with her publisher about manuscript edits and the date of publication for her first book, “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn,” …
Rachel Gordan, University of Florida, The Conversation
Wednesday, February 28
BookTrib’s Bites: Four Reads to Ward off the Cold
(NewsUSA) - Plowman by Charles BruckerhoffAt twelve, Stella Young and Hana Sanada, enrolled in the Stanton Academy for Humanity, discover the wartime journals of their great-grandfathers, who served …
Tuesday, February 27
Book Review
A fascinating new novel about Nazis hiding in post-war South America is a great summer read.
Summer Reading
(NAPSI)—A daring new novel called SOLIMEOS by Rhoda Lerman, a critically-acclaimed author who passed away in 2015, imagines what life might have been like for Nazi officers and their families in …
Monday, June 12, 2023
Contest Corner
The winning art entitled “Wyvern Crucible” by Tom Wood graces the cover of L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 39.
Fantastic Ideas Can Win Fantastic Prizes
(NAPSI)—The newest and most exciting voices of science fiction and fantasy have been found by the L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers and Illustrators of the Future Contests, for nearly four decades. …
Friday, May 19, 2023
Book News & Notes
Seventy-five years ago, after a historic UN-vote, Israel was established as a modern nation-state and homeland for the Jewish people. A new series of novels explores the conflict still raging among the complex peoples who call Israel home.
Great Historical Fiction Can Illuminate Life Today
(NAPSI)—“If you want to know what happened, read history books. If you want to understand what happened, read historical fiction.”   In that spirit, to coincide with the 75th anniversary …
Wednesday, April 19, 2023
Books Worth Reading
Martin Sneider
An Intense New Novel About Family, Fashion, Business, and Books
(NAPSI)­­—A fourth-generation retailer, author Martin Sneider started as a shoe salesman and rose to president, co-CEO, and chief merchant of the St. Louis conglomerate Edison Brothers Stores, …
Tuesday, April 11, 2023
Florida News & Notes
Now teachers in Florida can excite students through hands-on and digital investigations that drive students to ask questions, make claims, and analyze evidence to explain real-world happenings.
Something New For Florida Science Classrooms
(NAPSI)—For students to learn best, their resources need to be tailored to them. That means by both learning standards—such as the Florida learning standards—and by content that’s put into a …
Tuesday, March 28, 2023

How We Have Fallen Short in Teaching Literacy -- And What To Do About It

(NewsUSA) - This may be difficult to read, but did you know:In the last 15 years, 15 million students graduated from high schools testing below the basic reading level.One in five college students …

Wednesday, February 15, 2023
Books Worth Reading

A Perspective On Race And Religion

A new book by Gene Heil offers a unique way of looking at—and dealing with—race relations in America today.

(NAPSI)—Do you contribute to racial unity or disunity? That’s the focus of a new book, which offers a surprising perspective on race relations in America today, and offers suggestions to improve …

Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Humorous, Poetic & Allegorical Tale Reminiscent of Dante’s Inferno

(NewsUSA) - Theatrical essence, we know, relies upon a shared experience of space and time. How else does one describe the crescendo between the stage and stalls during a curtain call?In Presence, …

Tuesday, February 7, 2023
Podcasts about Books, Authors & Reading
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Stories about short stories

Our greatest actors transport us through the magic of fiction, one short story at a time. Sometimes funny. Always moving. Selected Shorts connects you to the world with a rich …

Thursday, August 25, 2022
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Interviews with authors

The Penguin Podcast is a fortnightly interview series where we speak to authors about what drives them: from where, how and why they write, to their inspirations, aspirations, and …

Thursday, August 25, 2022
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Revisit older books

The literary podcast presented by John Mitchinson and Andy Miller. Brought to you by Unbound. Visit www.backlisted.fm

Thursday, August 25, 2022