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Book Review: Big Sky Murder – Independent Book Review

Reviewed by Joelene Pynnonen An adventurous historical mystery set in Montana’s gold fields Life in Pony Gulch, Montana isn’t easy for any newcomer, but it’s an especially rocky road when you’re a bootlegging woman brewing moonshine in prohibition-era America. Delores Bailey is used to eking out a tough living in a man’s world. A disapproving community isn’t enough to run
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Welcome. I keep forgetting how I know things. With so much of life transpiring through screens — Zoom calls, group texts, long articles saved to
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Book News: Literati acquires Follett Book Fairs

Literati acquires Follett Book Fairs Jan 19 2022 Literati, the Austin, Tex., subscription book box and online book club company, has purchased Follett Book Fairs.

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David Olusoga: ‘Black people were told that they had no history’

Historian and broadcaster David Olusoga has been the face of a decolonial turn in British broadcasting that, in recent years, with series including the Bafta-winning Britain’s Forgotten Slave Owners, A House Through Time and Black and British: A Forgotten History, has inspired new conversations about injustice in the story of

Anthony Doerr: ‘Rather than write what I know, I write what I want to know’

Anthony Doerr, 47, is the author of six books, including All the Light We Cannot See, which won the Pulitzer prize for fiction in 2015. The story of a blind French girl and an orphaned German boy during the second world war, it is the biggest selling title in the

Powell’s Interview: Meng Jin, Author of ‘Little Gods’ by Rhianna Walton

It was only when I started describing Little Gods to people that I realized how seamlessly debut novelist Meng Jin integrates the huge, complicated themes of revolution, rebirth, time, and language into an intimate story, without sacrificing their grandeur or significance. At its heart, Little Gods is the story of

Powell’s Interview: Anne Enright, Author of ‘Actress’ by Jill Owens

Photo credit: Hugh Chaloner Anne Enright is an extraordinary, masterful writer whose prose brims with confidence, intelligence, and wit. She might be best known for her Man Booker Prize-winning novel The Gathering, or perhaps The Forgotten Waltz, which won the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction. Her last book,

Powell’s Interview: Gail Tsukiyama, author of ‘The Color of Air’ by Rhianna Walton

Acclaimed novelist Gail Tsukiyama’s latest novel, The Color of Air, transports the reader to the verdant rain forests and smoldering lava beds of Hawai‘i in the early 20th century. Centering on the Japanese American immigrant community of Hilo on the Big Island of Hawai‘i, The Color of Air takes an