Litstack Recs: An Unnecessary Woman & Lethal White

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An Unnecessary Woman, by Rabih Alameddine   “I like outsiders,” Aaliya Sohbi tells us, “phantoms wandering the cobwebbed halls of the doomed castle where life must be lived.” The narrator of Rabih Alameddine’s An Unnecessary Woman, is herself an outsider, a reclusive, seventy-two year old bibliophile who lives alone in the Beirut apartment she’s inhabited [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – A Baker’s Dozen of My Favorite Books of 2014

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If tasked with assembling a single shelf of books from 2014 that I most wanted to keep close by, these would be the books that made the cut. They aren’t necessarily the “best” books of 2014 – they aren’t all award winning or critically acclaimed or best sellers.  What they are, though, are the books [….]

Details on Book Two of Rowling’s ‘Galbraith’ Series Emerges

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The Bookseller is reporting that details on the second mystery novel penned by Robert Galbraith (pseudonym for J.K. Rowling) have been released. The second installment in the Cormoran Strike crime series will concern the murder of a novelist and is titled The Silkworm. The Silkworm follows private investigator Cormoran Strike as he is called in [….]

Stephen King on Rowling’s Pseudonym

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The USA Today asked literary legend, Stephen King (who has always been a big fan of the Harry Potter writer) his opinion on the news that JK Rowling penned a crime novel, The Cuckoo’s Calling under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. When J.K. Rowling tried it, publishing The Cuckoo’s Calling as Robert Galbraith, she didn’t ask [….]

Rowling Published Debut Crime Novel Under Pseudonym

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From The Huffington Post: J.K. Rowling has written a crime novel called The Cuckoo’s Calling under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith, according to the Daily Telegraph. Rowling is reported as saying to the Sunday Times of London, “I had hoped to keep this secret a little longer because being Robert Galbraith has been such a liberating [….]