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All You Need Is Love: 20 New Book Releases Just In Time for Valentine’s Day!

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Valentine’s Day is tomorrow and we’re making it easy to celebrate love, with your love of books! Our list of new releases for this week are all love stories – and because love comes in all shapes, sizes and forms, we have a pretty diverse group of books for you. Some focus on romantic and erotic love, others on the love of family and friends. We’re celebrating LGBTQ love, forbidden love, love of self, and lost-love-found-again; Wallis In Love, one of the favorite new releases looks at how the love-life of the Duchess of Windsor actually changed the entire monarchy. Because some love stories don’t end happily, we have some books of those, too. Take a look below at our list of…

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Review: ‘Song of a Captive Bird’ is a Stunning Account of Famed Iranian Poet Forugh Farrokhzad’s Life

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Not quite historical fiction and not quite biography, there’s a genre that exists halfway in between and Jasmin Darznik’s Song of a Captive Bird: A Novel fits perfectly. While the book is fiction, it documents the real life and times of Forugh Farrokhzad, the Iranian poet. Forugh led a fairly controversial life for her time – fiercely independent, she wrote from a strong feminist perspective; her poetry was considered to be so controversial that it remained banned for about ten years after the Iranian Revolution. Now, she is thought of as one of Iran’s most famous and influential poets and an early advocate for feminism, women’s rights and independence. Jasmin Darznik’s novel tells the story of Forugh’s childhood and life in Tehran.…

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