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2014 Midwest Book Fest Call for Entries

Pub Date: Apr 15, 2014

The 2014 Great Midwest Book Festival has issued a call for entries to its annual competition honoring the best books of the winter. The event will held in November, exact date TBD. The Great Midwest Book Festival will consider published and unpublished works in fiction, non-fiction, biography/autobiography, how-to, compilations/anthologies, photography/art, children’s, cookbooks, poetry, spiritual, young Read more »

RTDNF Extends Scholarship, Fellowship Application Deadline – 2014

Pub Date: Apr 15, 2014

The Radio Television Digital News Foundation (RTDNF) has extended the application deadline for its scholarships and fellowships to May 31, 2014. College undergraduates and graduate students as well as young professional journalists are urged to apply now,  to ensure consideration for the coming year. Several prestigious scholarships are offered for students pursuing careers in digital Read more »

Children’s Book Council Offers Little Reader Contest – 2014

Pub Date: Apr 15, 2014

The Children’s Book Council and Pubslush have launched the “Little Reader Snapshot” contest in honor of the 95th annual celebration of Children’s Book Week (May 12-18). From April 14th — May 18th, 2014, you are invited to submit a snapshot of your child or children reading their favorite book (group and classroom photos are welcome) Read more »

Authors Guild Appeals Google Infringement Case – 2014

Pub Date: Apr 14, 2014

Late Friday afternoon (April 11), the Authors Guild filed an appellate court appeal in its copyright infringement lawsuit against Google, Publishers Weekly (PW) reported. The appeal seeks to reverse a lower court’s ruling that granted summary judgment to Google, while denying the Guild’s request for partial summary judgment. The suit stems from Google’s scanning of Read more »

2014 San Francisco Book Festival Sets Date

Pub Date: Apr 9, 2014

The 2014 San Francisco Book Festival regular registration deadline arrives April 25 for its annual competition honoring the best books of the spring. The awards will be held on Saturday, May 17 at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel here. The 2014 San Francisco Book Festival will consider non-fiction, fiction, biography/autobiography, children's books, compilations/anthologies, young adult, Read more »

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The Bosnia List by Kenan Trebinčvić

The Bosnia List by Kenan Trebinčvić & Susan Shapiro

Pub Date: Apr 5, 2014

The Bosnia List Kenan Trebinčvić & Susan Shapiro Penguin Paperbacks February 25, 2014 ISBN: 978-0-14-312457-3 Buy This Book www.amazon.com         ". . .a troubling but hopeful glimpse into the dark side of humans." I’ve been to the Balkans multiple times from 1991 through 2013, yet I remain perplexed to explain the centuries-old Read more »

Dear Abigail by Diane Jacobs

Dear Abigail by Diane Jacobs

Pub Date: Mar 26, 2014

Dear Abigail The Intimate Lives and Revolutionary Ideas of Abigail Adams and Her Two Remarkable Sisters Diane Jacobs Ballantine Books Buy This Book www.amazon.com     ". . . an excellent read for lovers of history, biography and feminism." “One of Sister Cranch’s letters is worth half a dozen others,” stated President John Adams upon Read more »

The Lost Sisterhood by Anne Fortier

The Lost Sisterhood by Anne Fortier

Pub Date: Mar 26, 2014

The Lost Sisterhood Anne Fortier Ballantine Books Buy This Book www.amazon.com     ". . . adventures of a modern academic . . ." In The Lost Sisterhood, Anne Fortier spins a marvelous story in which the adventures of a modern academic parallels those of a woman who lived thousands of years before her. Oxford Read more »

Bernard Malamud

Malamud: Novels and Stories of the 1940s & 50s

Pub Date: Mar 19, 2014

Malamud: Novels and Stories of the 1940s & 50s The Library of America’s two volumes ISBN: 978-1-59853-292-0 Buy This Book www.amazon.com       ". . .a significant portrayal of human nature and historical events. . ." The Library of America’s retrospective two-volume release by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Bernard Malamud rekindles and keeps in print Read more »

Flyover Lives by Diane Johnson

Flyover Lives by Diane Johnson

Pub Date: Mar 16, 2014

Flyover Lives Diane Johnson ISBN: 978-0-670-01640-2 Buy This Book www.amazon.com     ". . . a model for writers who seek to produce . . . their family’s history." Flyover Lives is the result of Diane Johnson’s challenge by her French friend who made the accusation that Americans have little knowledge of their heritage. Johnson Read more »