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11 Unforgettable Female Friendships in Literature

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Celebrate the unsung heroine of books: friendship. Though Valentine’s Day typically evokes the idea of celebrating romantic relationships, it is slowly but surely evolving to include friendship as well, with the cheesy, yet appropriate, identifier: Galentine’s Day. Regardless of if you’ll be spending this year with a significant other, these literary female friendships will inspire you to be thankful for those devoted, trustworthy friends who always have your back. In literature, shared experiences—be it living under the same harsh conditions or experiencing love for the first time—form the foundation for female friendship. Whether the story takes place 200 years in the past or here in the 21st century, between mothers and daughters or college girlfriends, one thing remains true in…

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Kazuo Ishiguro and 6 More Works by Asian Writers

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There is a growing demand for talented writers in the workplace. The BookTrib Writer-In-Residence Program is an exciting paid opportunity for new writers to hone their skills and prepare for a career in journalism, publishing, marketing, public relations or any other profession that values good writing. Jessica (Jo) Chang is one our two 2017 Writers-in-Residence. Read this exciting piece on the works of contemporary Asian authors by Ms. Chang.   Kazuo Ishiguro, recent recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature, is hailed for his grasp on prose that addresses the ideas of past and present, reality and fantasy, and what it means to be on the side of each dichotomy. Though his more well-known works include Never Let Me Go and The Remains…

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SUMMER READS 2014: Evanovich, Hilderbrand and Sparks return with captivating tales

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Long plane rides. Hours baking on the sand. Days in places where the weather should be perfect. Yes, it’s almost summer, so I thought I should give you a rundown of the best new novels for relaxing by the pool, or keeping you sane during your six hour layover in Newark. Top Secret Twenty-One by Janet Evanovich (Bantam, June 17) Any book from Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum series can get me through a long day at the beach. I have been known to burst out laughing so loudly that people have come from forty paces away to check on me. We’re in luck this summer, Top Secret Twenty-One hits the shelves and it promises to be as much fun as…

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