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By Gloria Ann Wesley

The story of the Underground Railroad is a natural source of inspiration for children’s writers. It has the shape of a journey, plausible possibilities for autonomous child participation, plenty of suspense, and...

September 14, 2011 | Filed under: Children and YA Non-fiction

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Now that Lawrence Hill’s 2007 novel The Book of Negroes has become a certified blockbuster, HarperCollins Canada is hoping to capitalize on its success further with a new illustrated edition and with a major re-...

June 4, 2009 | Filed under: Book links

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BookNet Canada, the agency that, among other things, tracks books sales across Canada (the data that Q&Q uses to assemble its bestseller lists), has started a blog. In the latest entry, BookNet president Michael T...

April 16, 2007 | Filed under: Book news

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The nominations for the U.S. National Book Critics Circle award were announced last weekend, and, as always, a few big names were snubbed in the fiction category, most notably Thomas Pynchon. The fiction list was…

January 24, 2007 | Filed under: Authors, Awards

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The 83-year-old Norman Mailer has a new book coming out next week – his first in over a decade – and The New York Observer’s Philip Weiss has just weighed in with an early review.…

January 17, 2007 | Filed under: Authors

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A hot topic of conversation in the online literary community is the commercial success of The Traveler, an ambiguously fictional first novel written by the strangely pseudonymed John Twelve Hawks. Climbing the New Yor...

September 12, 2005 | Filed under: Book news