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Book and Wine Combos Perfect for Summer Reading

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Picture your perfect evening in: What do you see? A nice big book? A glass of wine? Yeah, us too. Miriam Parker, author of The Shortest Way Home, is very much on the same page. In Parker’s novel, a woman named Hannah gives up her glamorous life in Manhattan to go work at a winery in Sonoma. Here, Parker shares the wines she’d pair with some of her own favorite novels. Read on for some excellent pairings. The only thing better than reading a book in a comfy chair or by a pool is having some wine to pair with it. My novel is set in a fictional California winery and is about finding the path you’re meant to follow. The path you are…

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Joanna Cantor on Her Debut Novel, Yoga, and Writing About Grief

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This year, we’ve had some pretty standout books that have been published across the genres, but debut author Joanna Cantor’s novel Alternative Remedies For Loss has become one of the most talked about and beloved books, even though it was released just a few weeks ago. Though this is her debut, Cantor’s novel actually tackles some of the hardest things to write about clearly: the contradiction of life in your early 20s, where everything seems to be standing still yet happening too fast and all at once; grief and the feeling of permanent loss; and recovery, acceptance of our lives the way they are. And she manages to do all this effortlessly. Alternative Remedies For Loss focuses on 22-year-old Olivia, who, when…

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Superhero movies reach Olympian heights with Hercules

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In this new era of superhero movies, has telling one champion from another become a Herculean task? If so, here are a few tips to help you remember the name of the latest hero to smash his way onto the big screen: he’s big, he’s brawny, he’s got a bad attitude, and he very well may have been the first superhero to ever capture the imagination of the public at large, having made his debut, oh, about 2,300 years ago. If that isn’t enough to help you remember his name, may we refer you to the trailer of his new movie, in which you may have heard him bellow, “I—AM—HERCULES!” That’s right, after a parade of movie super-characters that’s included…

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