Books

A Carnival of Snackery (17 hours) collects highlights from David Sedaris’ diaries from 2003–2020, read by the author and British-born actor Tracey Ullman. Sedaris’ diary entries reflect much of what we love most about his short stories and essays—observations about the unusual people he meets on his travels, anecdotes about awkward situations and tales about
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Today’s Featured Deals In Case You Missed Yesterday’s Most Popular Deals Previous Daily Deals Queen of the Conquered by Kacen Callender for $4.99 The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish for $1.99 The Black God’s Drums by P. Djèlí Clark for $3.99 The Inheritance of Orquídea Divina by Zoraida Córdova for $5.99 The Black Tides
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In her autobiography, All In (18 hours), Billie Jean King tells of her triumphs and struggles both on and off the tennis court, from her hardscrabble childhood in Long Beach, California, to her present-day life in New York City. Growing up in the 1960s, King’s inquisitive and rebellious spirit reflected the era, as she refused
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Jordan Manning is a crime reporter at the top of her game, but staying there is proving increasingly exhausting. When she moved to Chicago from her home state of Texas, she hit the ground running in four-inch stiletto heels—which didn’t deter her from being first on the scene of a steady stream of crimes in
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Today’s Featured Deals In Case You Missed Yesterday’s Most Popular Deals Previous Daily Deals The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson for $1.99 Boyfriend Material by Alexis Hall for $1.99 The Shadows by Alex North for $2.99 Graceling by Kristin Cashore for $3.99 The Third Rainbow Girl by Emma Copley Eisenberg for $2.99 I’m
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YA author Kate McGovern’s first novel for younger readers is the story of a girl who has been keeping a big secret: She can’t read very well. When her secret is discovered and she is held back a year, she struggles to conceal the reason from her friends and classmates. Secrets are an important theme
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In a powerful confluence of history, culture and color, poet and author Jackie Kay tells the story of the legendary American singer and songwriter Bessie Smith, known in her day as the Empress of the Blues. As an orphaned child, born in 1894 (or 1895; statistics about Black Americans were not considered important enough to
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Today’s Featured Deals In Case You Missed Yesterday’s Most Popular Deals Previous Daily Deals The Third Rainbow Girl by Emma Copley Eisenberg for $2.99 I’m Not Dying with You Tonight by Kimberly Jones, Gilly Segal for $1.99 These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong for $1.99 If We Were Villains by M.L. Rio for $2.99 Reincarnation
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Today’s Featured Deals In Case You Missed Yesterday’s Most Popular Deals Previous Daily Deals Reincarnation Blues by Michael Poore for $1.99 I Contain Multitudes by Ed Yong for $1.99 The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness for $1.99 Pitch Dark by Courtney Alameda for $2.99 The Unlikely Adventures of the Shergill Sisters by Balli Kaur
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Is keeping up with all of the attacks on intellectual freedom getting tiring? Of course it is. But to keep these conversations going and ignite change, we need to continue bringing up challenges and books being pulled in order to highlight exactly how wide spread and endemic this is. Each of these stories hit the
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Naturally, the older a poem is, the more famous it tends to be. Someone like Byron has had centuries for his work to sink into the public consciousness; a poet like Dylan Thomas only a few decades. This is why, when I was researching the most famous poems in order to write this article, they
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Most of us understand that our public libraries in the United States are funded by tax dollars and staffed by trained librarians, who take care of the day-to-day tasks of running a library and planning for the future. But who has a say in library policy, budgeting, and the direction of a public library? That
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