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Sybil’s List: Publishers Weekly Book Reviewer Sybil Steinberg’s List of Reads

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We love a good booklist to peek our interest and inspire us to read more. Westport Connecticut resident Sybil Steinberg, contributing editor and former book review section editor for Publishers Weekly puts together a list of her favorites several times a year and recently she presented her July 2017 picks to a standing room only crowd at the Westport Library. I had a chance to catch up with Sybil and ask her a few questions… BookTrib: Your list of recommendations is so long, what is your favorite genre and how much do you read? Steinberg: Books are my passion. I read three or four books a week. I try to keep a balance between fiction and nonfiction. I’m an avid…

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Sitting US Congressman Leaves To Write Satire. What Would Trump Say?

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Comedians often thank Congress for providing them with satirical material to mine for comedy. Now a sitting member of Congress has decided to do the same—US Rep. Steve Israel (D-Huntington) has announced that he will not seek re-election in order to follow his heart and build his career as a satirical novelist. This news came as a blow to Democrats who counted on the popular congressman and Nancy Pelosi ally to hold his seat. Whatever the wider ranging political reasons, we’re delighted to keep an eye out for the congressman’s sophomore book. Booklist praised his freshman effort. “As political satires go, it’s really good; as debut novels go, it’s even better.” For more on what may have shaped Israel’s decision, check…

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Carrie Brownstein Tells One Grand Books Her Top 10 Book List

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Portlandia star and Sleater-Kinney guitarist/vocalist Carrie Brownstein shared her Top 10 book list with One Grand Books and there’s a number of classics that she included along with a couple we just had to add to our To Be Read list! Check it out. The Devil Finds Work by James Baldwin (Vintage International, 2011) Collected Poems by Philip Larkin (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2004) Birds of America by Lorrie Moore (Vintage, 2010) The Waves by Virginia Woolf (Benediction Classics, 2010) The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester (HarperCollins, 1998) Slouching Towards Bethlehem by Joan Didion (Modern Library, 2000) We the Animals by Justin Torres (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011) Ballad of the Sad Café by Carson McCullers (Houghton, Mifflin and Co., 1951) Other Voices, Other Rooms by Truman Capote (Vintage Books, 1994) The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson (Graywolf Press,…

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