2017 Writers Guild Awards Winners Announced

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Many folks know about the SAG Awards, the Screen Actors Guild Awards. There’s lots of hoopla surrounding it, lots of stars dressed up in designer clothes, a red carpet and fawning correspondents. Some of you might even watch the ceremony. But did you know there are also major industry awards […]

LitStack Review: Signal to Noise by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

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Signal to Noise Silvia Moreno-Garcia Solaris Release Date:  February 10, 2015 ISBN 978-1-78108-299-7 Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s debut novel, Signal to Noise, had been on many “best of the year” fantasy/YA lists for 2015, but it took me a while before getting around to reading it.  I’m glad that I persevered, though; […]

LitStack Review: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

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All the Light We Cannot See Anthony Doerr Scribner Release Date:  May 6, 2014 ISBN 978-1-4767-4658-6 In 1934, six-year -old Marie-Laure’s eyesight fails due to congenital cataracts and she becomes completely blind.  At the time she is living in Paris with her father, who is the principal locksmith for the […]

Beautiful Music for Ugly Children by Kirstin Cronn-Mills

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Beautiful Music for Ugly Children Kirstin Cronn-Mills Flux/Llewellyn Worldwide Ltd First Edition:  October  1, 2012 ISBN 978-0-7387-3251-0 Elizabeth Williams is your typical introverted high school nerd girl, looking forward to the freedom that graduation should bring.  Paige, her Gwen Stefani-esque BFF since kindergarten, makes sure that Elizabeth is not a […]

NPR to Provide a Daily Dose for Book Lovers

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On more than one occasion I’ve been stuck in highway gridlock and wished, among other things, for a book station on the FM dial—you know, 24/7 reviews, news, gossip, maybe even some audio excerpts. That day is still far off—radio is more profit-driven than ever it seems—but happily, NPR is […]