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February 20 Bookmarks | Books

New Dominion Bookstore will present a reading and dedication with Maud Casey at 4 p.m. Saturday. She will read excerpts from her new book, “City of Incurable Women”, which is published by Bellevue Literary Press. Casey, winner of the Italian Calvino Prize, the St. Francis College Literary Prize and the …

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10 Classic Movie Adaptations That Are Much Better Than Their Books

Yes, you’re right; books are superior to movies in most cases. Books don’t have to worry about time constraints or focus groups, which means novels are usually the purest form of a story. RELATED: 10 Most Exciting Upcoming Stephen King Adaptations That being said, there are exceptions to this rule. …

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As Wentzville students sue district over banned books, local bookstores help showcase diverse literature

By GABRIELA VIDAL Click here for updates on this story WENTZVILLE, Mo. (KMOV) – Wentzville students are now suing their school district for banning certain literary works from school libraries. “Books about gay kids, you look at books about mental health, height, and strong female characters,” said Grace Hagen, director …

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Memory, mystery, poetry, children, aftermath

There’s a wide range of choices for different tastes and ages in this new winter batch of newly released books. One remembers a childhood decades ago, another now has growing-up lessons for children. Two new series are represented, one with a tale set around the food industry and a supermarket …

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Patricia Hruby Powell | A story of love, devastation, hardship, heartache | Books

In a small town in Appalachia, Cash lost his mother to the opioid crisis. His best friend, Delaney, has a mother who seems to be losing the opioid battle. She doesn’t care about her daughter. But the two teenagers met at a Narateen reunion and became immediate friends in Jeff …

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Shop at a 2-story Sundial Books bookstore in Virginia

Posted in Virginia Attractions February 12, 2022 by Rebecca Any reader will tell you there’s something about bookstores: the quiet atmosphere, the smell of books, the sight of hundreds of tomes in one place, all waiting to be read. In a way, a bookstore is …

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Local news: one for the record books (09/02/22)

As the Le Mars Community men’s basketball team won its game 74-65 against Sioux City West on Friday, longtime head coach Dave Irwin reached 299 wins as Bulldogs coach. The victory propelled him ahead of Eugene Carey for most wins in program history. As the team’s coach since the start …

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What Bernard Cornwell’s books tell us about The Last Kingdom season 5

With the fifth and final season of Netflix The Last Kingdom almost here, fans are wondering exactly what we can expect from the (almost) final chapter in the story of Uhtred son of Uhtred. Season 4 was more than eventful, with war, plague and murder in the kingdoms of Wessex …

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Wake County School Librarians Defend Contested LGBTQ Books

Some Wake County school librarians are advocating for several LGBTQ-themed books that some parents want removed from school libraries. Parents in Wake County and across the country are challenging books, often with LGBTQ content, that they label as pornographic because of graphic language or sex-related imagery. But a group of …

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