My Father’s House by Joseph O’Connor Review – The Pastor Who Defied the Nazis | Excitement

jPrevious work by Joseph O’Connor has been instrumental in demonstrating that modern historical fiction can mean narratives of ideas and the state of the nation rather than works of populist nostalgia. Writing about espionage and resistance in World War II is brave in this vein — there are plenty of gold-lettered tales of gay espionage … Read more

Karen Goldberg, designer of book covers and creator of Madonna’s debut album, dies at 69

Karen Golberg, the graphic designer whose pioneering work included the cover art of Madonna’s debut album and thousands of books, has died, including a series of paperbacks by Kurt Vonnegut that revitalized the author’s sales and a reissue of James Joyce’s “Ulysses” that echoed a late-1920s theme. . January 19 at her home in Stanfordville, … Read more

School librarians have been denigrated as the “arm of the devil” in the book ban wars

A librarian puts books back on the shelves. (Sarah A. Miller/Idaho Statesman/TNS) While working as a school librarian in Texas, Carolyn Foote watched her profession profile deviate from the stereotype of “shrinking violets behind glasses” classifying headlines as “pedophiles and nuisances.” Mind pollution of the youth of the country. “The librarians came from a highly … Read more

3 Mysterious Storytelling Action Books Every Leader Should Read Right Now

These must-read books show how stories not only enable us to share information in a memorable way, … [+] But driving meaningful connections. GT For some time now, storytelling has been understood as a powerful leadership tool. When storytelling is promoted in a business setting, the main benefit attributed to it is its ability to … Read more

On the books: Publishing “Wild Muse” to commemorate Spitzer

“Wild Muse: Ozark Nature Poetry” (Cornerstone Press, $19.95 in paperback) is another project edited by Phillip Douglas Howerton, the seemingly indefatigable professor of English at Missouri State University, whose informative and startling anthology, “Literature of the Ozarks” published by the University of Arkansas Press in 2019. Howerton, who also edits two regional academic journals, is … Read more

Announcing the Finalists for the Minnesota Book Awards

The finalists for this year’s Minnesota Book Awards — 36 books in nine categories — were announced Saturday afternoon. Minneapolis-based writer Sun Young Shin is a finalist in two categories—poetry and children’s literature. The winners will be announced at the annual award ceremony 2 May at the Ordway Theater in St Paul. Here are the … Read more