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EW Book Critic’s Five Final Summer Selections

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This summer we have been introduced to a bunch of new and exciting literary voices and with the dog days finally winding down there’s a handful you won’t want to miss! We are delighted to welcome David Canfield, Book Critic and Reporter at Entertainment Weekly to share some of his favorite debuts, brought to us by the Just the Right Book poadcast. Chances are at least one of them will wind up being a author you choose to follow for many years to come. Follow David on Twitter! Books in the episode: There There: A Novel by Tommy Orange The Incendiaries: A Novel by R.O. Kwan From the Corner of the Oval: A Memoir by Beck Dorey-Stein Cherry: A Novel by Nico Walker Fruit of the…

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Breaking News: Emmy-Nominated Actress Kathryn Hahn to Release Picture Book, ‘My Wish for You’

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Entertainment Weekly just revealed that Emmy-nominated actress Kathryn Hahn is releasing a new book, My Wish for You.  The news of the book, which is illustrated by Brigette Barrager, is so new that only EW has a picture of the cover. Published by Scholastic, EW says, “The book is fashioned as an honest, heartfelt reminder to girls at every age and every stage of the beauty and strength that resides inside each of them. It’s a poignant, encouraging reminder to mothers, daughters, and friends of the importance of simply being yourself.”   Inspired by her own child, Hahn wanted to produce something that built on the bold displays of womanhood and femininity that can be found in her acting work. Hahn is known…

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Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey Bring Stephen King’s Magnum Opus to Life

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After years in film development purgatory, Stephen King’s epic 8-book series, The Dark Tower, will make its way to the silver screen. The book series, which revolves around a mysterious Clint Eastwood-like gunslinger from a medieval fantasy dimension, has been linked to Ron Howard and Javier Bardem in the past. More recent rumors have revolved around Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey. Those casting rumors were confirmed yesterday by King on Twitter:   It’s official: The man in black fled across the desert and the gunslinger followed. #DarkTowerMovie @McConaughey @IdrisElba — Stephen King (@StephenKing) March 1, 2016   Elba and McConaughey have both been officially cast as two of the biggest characters in the fantasy-scifi-western series: the gun-slinging hero Roland Deschain, and…

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