LitStack Review: Longbourn by Jo Baker

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Longbourn Jo Baker Alfred A. Knopf Publication Date:  October 8, 2013 ISBN 978-0-385-35123-2 The promotional tagline for Jo Baker’s new historical fiction novel is “Pride and Prejudice is only half the story.”  I would put forward that Pride and Prejudice is merely the polished flooring that this marvelously realized story dances upon. As many Janeites* [….]

LitStaff Pick: Our Favorite Fictional Mothers

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Generally, I think, many of us will say that our mothers are the best ever. We’re all biased, of course, and what we learned from the mothers in our lives impacts us in ways that we won’t fully comprehend until we’re older. For most of my life, I honestly believed I was nothing like my [….]

LitStaff Pick: Open Thread

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We’ve got a lot of things on our minds this week. From the election of a new Pope to memories of our favorite children’s novels and the power of fan-funded artistic projects, our picks this week run the gamut of thoughts we’d like to share with you, LitStackers. Check out what’s on our minds and [….]

LitStaff Picks: Our Favorite Fictional Families

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You must remember, family is often born of blood, but it doesn’t depend on blood. Nor is it exclusive of friendship. Family members can be your best friends, you know. And best friends, whether or not they are related to you, can be your family.” -Trenton Lee Stewart Here are a few of our favorite [….]

Link: Literary Classics for Babies

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From The Huffington Post: Today, Cozy Classics (by Simply Read Books) will launch with Pride and Prejudice and Moby-Dick. What is Cozy Classics, you might ask? Well, they are a series of board books that adapt classic literature for babies. And boy, are they cute. The books tell the stories of classics using just one [….]