Gabriel Garcia Marquez
In The Distance by Hernan Diaz "Not for the faint of heart, perhaps, but an ambitious and thoroughly realized work of revisionist
A few of us have been at this "'notable person on the spectrum writes book'-thing" for some time. And whether it's me, Temple Grandin, Liane Holliday Willey, Jerry Newport, John Elder Robison, or Donna Williams...etc. I'm going to guess that we all, as oldsters, see a tremendous number of young, next-gen spectrumites who are writing, or who are seeking to write books about what life is like on the autism spectrum.
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Newly arrived in Manhattan with his wife and infant son, 33-year-old Gabriel García Márquez plunked down $200 for a month’s
If the eyes are the windows to the soul, then the first line is the window to the book. A first line can drag you in, shock you, confuse you, or touch you. A first line is what makes you read on. Here are some of our favorite first lines that set the tone for some incredible books.
Basically, there are only so many tales of brave and adventurous white people that Hispanic kids can read. At some point, they disconnect.
Dennis Lehane is known to millions of readers. His novels Mystic River, Gone, Baby, Gone, and Shutter Island became blockbuster movies, with the most recent film being The Drop, which is based on his short story, Animal Rescue.
After you've become familiar with your own racial biases, first and foremost, accept yourself for them. Wherever you come from, whatever your background, you have been taught that those racial biases are true. The true test of your character will be how you practice unlearning them.
Because of terrorism and violence brought upon Colombians by drug wars, my family and I have never experienced peace in our country. That is why there is a sense of extreme frustration that overwhelms us. Colombians are not associated with drugs just because we were born in Colombia.
The Colombian writer, the genius of magical realism, whose writings have forever marked universal literary history, died in Mexico City on April 17, 2014 at the age of 87.