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Jodi Picoult’s YA book with daughter to open as off-Broadway musical

There’s mother-daughter bonding, and then there’s your mom moving into a college dorm with you. One of the earliest workshops for the musical “Between The Lines” saw international bestselling author Jodi Picoult temporarily live in senior housing at Vassar College, where her daughter Samantha van Leer was a student. Picoult and van Leer co-wrote the …

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The Bookseller - News - Fraudster impersonates HarperCollins editorial director and offers book contracts

The Bookseller – News – Fraudster impersonates HarperCollins editorial director and offers book contracts

A fraudster has been impersonating a HarperCollins editorial director and sending out messages offering book contracts. Phoebe Morgan, Editorial Director at HarperFiction, revealed on Twitter that someone has been using a fake HarperCollins account and claiming to be her. She said the impersonator has been using her photo and background information of her, but could …

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Student Wesley Hiester addresses the West Chester school board on March 28 in support of keeping the book Gender Queer in high school libraries. The board voted to retain the book, but other districts have reached different decisions on book challenges.

Central York School District made Pa. rank second in the nation for book bans

Amid a wave of challenges nationally to books in school libraries, Pennsylvania experienced more book-banning activity from the second half of last year through this spring than almost any other state, according to a group supporting free expression in literature. A report released last month by PEN America ranked Pennsylvania second only to Texas in …

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Candice Millard Has Given Up on Organizing Her Book Collection

Candice Millard Has Given Up on Organizing Her Book Collection

What books would you recommend to someone who wants to learn more about Egypt and exploration? Fortunately, nearly all 19th-century explorers wrote books about their travels. Richard Burton alone wrote more than a dozen. For secondary sources, Alan Moorehead’s two-volume classic — “The White Nile” and “The Blue Nile” — is as fascinating today as …

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Why Revelations in Political Books Don't Become Public Sooner

Why Revelations in Political Books Don’t Become Public Sooner

Bombshell books — or their accompanying recordings — often get public backlash over their timing. There are a few reasons why major revelations appear in books and not the daily news. For books to sell, “if they’re good, they have new information,” a top publishing agent told Insider. loading Something is loading. At a time …

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