Donations sought for the 24th Annual Books and Bears Program

By Edwin B. Smith University of Mississippi The University of Mississippi’s Books and Bears program is collecting donations for the children of facility management employees through December 14. The articles will be distributed on December 17 in the Student Union ballroom. Photo by Megan Wolfe / Ole Miss Digital Imaging …

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How this woman spearheaded Amazon’s Kindle Vella platform by providing new opportunities for independent authors

Kindle Vella, Amazon’s latest self-publishing platform, provides readers and writers with … [+] opportunities to engage with each other. getty Virginia Milner, Senior Product Manager for Kindle Direct Publishing and Head of Kindle Vella, has changed the creative landscape for writers. In an ever-changing technological world, there are many platforms …

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‘Silverview’ – the latest novel by John le Carré

read A captivating spy novel to immortalize Le Carré’s literary contributions Posted on 11.29.21, 08:06 AM Image Courtesy: Viking In John le Carré’s last completed novel, he again plunges the reader into the dark and deep world of spies. With his passing last December, fans were heartbroken for losing a …

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Rex Pickett dives into “The Archivist”

Rex Pickett doesn’t like to write about places he doesn’t know. The highly accomplished, two-time Oscar winner from San Diego is probably best known for writing the beloved novel “Sideways,” which was adapted into an even more successful film by Alexander Payne. The novel spawned two sequels and was even …

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Commentary: Both Sides of the Spotsylvania Books Issue Must Work Together | Columns

Participants at a Spotsylvania County School Board meeting raise their hands in support of speakers criticizing the board for suggesting that sexually explicit books be banned in county schools on Monday, November 11, 2021. The meeting was held in Chancellor High School auditorium to accommodate the overflowing crowd. PETER CIHELKA …

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Ed McClanahan, one of Kentucky’s most prominent writers, dies at 89

Ed mcclanahan Guy Mendes Ed McClanahan, a writer who turned a childhood in a small Kentucky town and his Californian adventures as a jolly prankster into a lasting and beloved literary career, died at home on Saturday, his family said. He was 89 years old. McClanahan, a short story master …

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Comedian John Wing says first novel has Sarnia connection

John Wing is best known for his acting career, which dates back decades, but he is also a poet and now a novelist. Wing joined CBC Radio Windsor morning to talk about her recently released first novel, A car to die for. The book is set in 1975. The main …

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Esther Enewerome Odafe: Writing a brilliant book takes a lot of research | The Guardian Nigeria News

A notable author once said: “There is no friend as faithful as a book. Reading is like a journey through time; the more you read, the more you will know. We cannot minimize the culture of reading and the authors who write and organize the content we digest. Award-winning Amazon …

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National Agriculture Library donates thousands of books to tribal colleges

Posted by Kelly A. Harmon, Digital Communications Manager, National Agricultural Library in Research and Science November 26, 2021 For nearly 25 years, the USDA National Agricultural Library (NAL) has donated thousands of books on Native American agriculture and culture to Tribal College libraries across the United States. Books are selected …

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Canada honors Handmaid’s Tale author Margaret Atwood and puts her on stamp

The award-winning writer has 50 works to her credit and has sold millions of books worldwide. Ottawa: Canada’s Postal Service on Thursday celebrated “The Handmaid’s Tale” author Margaret Atwood’s 60-year writing career by putting her image on a stamp. At a ceremony at a Toronto library, Ottawa-born Atwood reacted humorously …

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