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12 Novels That Celebrate the Joys and Challenges of Motherhood
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For Mother's Day, we've collected these beautiful and moving stories of mothers--their delights and their struggles. With memorable and colorful characters, they explore the unique journeys of female characters through life as parents and professionals, lovers and leaders.
CULTURE & ARTS
Just Too Pat
Arts & Culture Journalist & Professor Emerita of Journalism
Saying the word
to educated Americans of a certain age evokes images of neighborhood bistros in Paris with lace curtains and smoky, book-lined literary salons where Gertrude Stein presided over soirees.
We're Talking Jaipur: Friendliest Literary Festival in the World
Author & Activist
Between the blur of moderating and speaking on several panels, Dalrymple paused to discuss the thinking behind the creation of what is now the largest entirely free literary festival in the world.
12 Reasons Why Writer Jamaica Kincaid Is A Total Badass
She can always get down with a good ol' literary classic. Kincaid said Herman Melville's Moby-Dick is the last book she read
Happy Graduation! Ten Books That Could Change Your Graduating Senior (and Their World)
Author & Activist
This is the book you place on top of those other nine-ish books you just bought or ordered. It is the book that communicates that you are a savvy aunt/uncle/grandparent/neighbor/parent.
The Year I Stopped Reading Men
Feminist Finance Writer
It was like when you turn on a TV set after spending a significant period of time streaming television online. Suddenly, you're covering your ears and asking why those Kia hamsters can't play a different song. You never used to notice the commercials, but now they're all you can hear.
Jamaica Kincaid Says People Only Say She's Angry Because She's Black
After recently opting to read part of Paradise Lost instead of her own (relatively) brand-new novel, See Now Then, at PEN’s
Historical Fiction, Then and Now
Author and Blogger
I love historical fiction. A writer takes what is known about a place in time or a character from the past, and then transports the reader further and deeper into what are the blood and guts of the past.
Literary Divas You Can't Help But Love
There are divas and there are their lesser-known male counterparts, divos; the thing that unites them is their willingness
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