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What African Americans Thought of Barack Obama

THE BLACK PRESIDENTHope and Fury in the Age of ObamaBy Claude A. Clegg IIIThe election of the 44th president of the United States was not only a nationally historic event but, for Black Americans, a transformative moment. It marked the transition to a wholly new conception of themselves as citizens of America, one that shattered the centuries of ingrained pessimism concerning what was ultimately possible in the country to which
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Indies Enter Holidays Confident

From supply chain concerns to a potential inflation-fueled slide in consumer spending, the months leading up to Indies First/Small Business Saturday delivered one dire prediction after another for indie booksellers. Instead, many of the more than three dozen indies contacted by PW posted strong sales increases over the Thanksgiving weekend compared with 2019 and 2020, and even booksellers whose stores saw declines said they were cautiously optimistic about the weeks
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Investment Group Led by David Steinberger Buys Open Road

A newly formed investor group led by David Steinberger has acquired Open Road Integrated Media (OR/M) for what the Wall Street Journal reported was a purchase price between $60 million and $80 million. Founded in fall 2009 by former HarperCollins CEO Jane Friedman, Open Road began life as an e-book publisher and marketing company that in recent years has focused on using its proprietary platform to promote e-books for about
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Magritte, Surrealism and the Pipe That Is Not a Pipe

In September 1927, Magritte moved to Paris to acquaint himself with the French Surrealist group. Under their influence, he turned out his most original work, including his so-called “word paintings,” such as the pipe that is not a pipe. (Amazing what a breath of Paris air used to do.) Yet Magritte remained an awkward interloper among the Surrealists. André Breton, the imperious poet who served as the movement’s leader, purchased
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The Top 20 Books of 2021

For more than two decades, BookBrowse has published an annual list highlighting the best of year titles according to our subscribers, and what excellent taste they have! Take a look below to see which books made our Top 20 list for 2021 (books are displayed in publication order), and make sure to come back next week (Dec 8) to see which four books won the awards for Best
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Book News: Alice Sebold apologizes to exonerated man who spent years in prison for her rape

Alice Sebold apologizes to exonerated man who spent years in prison for her rape Dec 01 2021 Author Alice Sebold apologized to a man who last week was exonerated of her rape, a crime she wrote about in her memoir "Lucky," but the writer also appeared to place as much blame on a "flawed legal system" as she did on the role she played in his conviction... In Lucky, Sebold
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Alice Sebold’s book pulled by publisher after man’s rape conviction overturned

Alice Sebold’s publisher Scribner is pulling her 1999 memoir Lucky from shelves after the man she accused of rape, and wrote about in the book, was exonerated last week.The company issued a statement on 1st December announcing that Lucky would be withdrawn while Sebold looked at revising it. “Following the recent exoneration of Anthony Broadwater, and in consultation with the author, Scribner and Simon & Schuster will cease distribution …
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Alice Sebold Apologizes to Man Wrongly Convicted of Raping Her

Alice Sebold, the best-selling author of the memoir “Lucky” and the novel “The Lovely Bones,” apologized publicly on Tuesday to a man who was wrongly convicted of raping her in 1982 after she had identified him in court as her attacker.The apology came eight days after the conviction of the man, Anthony J. Broadwater, was vacated by a state court judge in Syracuse, N.Y., who concluded, in consultation with the