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Read, White, and Blue: Books About America

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BookTrib is partnering with Bookish to bring you more great content. It’s the 4th of July, and this time of year, we’re reminded that so many authors have put pen to paper to write about life in the United States. Some have penned memoirs, others have written novels, and still others have produced nonfiction or even poetry. These books range widely in subject matter, tone, and content, but they’re all united by a common focus on life in America. If you feel like reading about the U.S.A., there’s a book for you on this list no matter what your reading preferences may be.   In this forthcoming book of essays, writers like Roxane Gay and Lin-Manuel Miranda share their stories about being Americans whose experiences and cultural identities aren’t…

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Your July 4th Fix: Books and Shows to Heat Up Your Independence Day

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It’s the Fourth of July! Have a hot dog and a hamburger—but have a side of history while you’re at it. While Independence Day is one of the country’s biggest holidays for barbecues, family pool parties, gatherings at the beach (and let’s not forget the fireworks!) I always like to use the Fourth as an opportunity to take a look back at our illustrious (and sometimes infamous) national history. Fortunately, there’s a wealth of books, movies and TV shows that will help you stay true to the red, white and blue—they’ll not only keep you entertained, but they’ll give you a pretty good history lesson as well. So here’s a TV show, a movie, and three books that will make…

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Breathlessly awaiting Sleepy Hollow Season 2–here’s your perfect reading list

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No television show left its characters in more peril at the end of Season 1 than Sleepy Hollow. Crane buried alive! Abbie trapped in an otherworldly doll house! Katrina at the mercy of the Headless Horseman! Frank in prison for murder! Jenny trapped in a crushed car! And the Cranes’ long-lost son revealed to be none other than War, a Horseman of the Apocalypse. My fingernails are getting worn to nubs from hanging onto the edge of that cliff. Sleepy Hollow is a heady mixture of American history, the Book of Revelations, horror, unexpected family drama and yes, humor. It asks a wacky question: What if the American Revolution was really a battle against the forces of evil to prevent…

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