Saturday, September 20, 2014
bookstalker:

LOVED these essay collections. New goal: awkwardly befriend Leslie Jamison and Roxane Gay at the #BKBF this weekend.

DO IT. Roxane will be at strandbooks' booth (#901) at 1 pm OR of course, her panel with Leslie at 2 pm at St. Francis College Auditorium.

bookstalker:

LOVED these essay collections. New goal: awkwardly befriend Leslie Jamison and Roxane Gay at the #BKBF this weekend.

DO IT. Roxane will be at strandbooks' booth (#901) at 1 pm OR of course, her panel with Leslie at 2 pm at St. Francis College Auditorium.

balletbookworm:

❤️ @caitlinmoran - why haven’t I read How to Be a Woman before now? #amreading #reading

Of course you are.

balletbookworm:

❤️ @caitlinmoran - why haven’t I read How to Be a Woman before now? #amreading #reading

Of course you are.

Great Nonfiction Books by Female Writers

readandbreathe:

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The 2014 Longlist for the National Book Award for Nonfiction was announced today, and it’s a very disappointing and stodgy list . Roz Chast is on there (yay!) but it says something about one of the most prestigious literary awards in America that the judges chose NINE books by men and one book by a woman. Also of note: the lack of diversity. Perhaps most disturbing is that the list comes across as very Dad-centric—books you’d buy for your father. It’s heavy on history, current events, and biography, and sadly lacking when it comes to literary journalism, essays, and memoirs. 

So what can we do? Complain. Continue to complain. Write think pieces. Or make our own lists. 

Here are some great nonfiction books by female writers. I put an asterisk next to the books that came out this year and were eligible for the award. This is by no means a complete list. I could go on and on. 

Check out Vela Magazine’s list for even more recommendations. 

Here are a couple of lists that are nice.

astoriabookshop:

Psst: limited edition $10 copies of two of my favorite novels of recent years. Look for them on the staff picks table.

I really really love that we made some of our more contemporary novels into Olives.

astoriabookshop:

Psst: limited edition $10 copies of two of my favorite novels of recent years. Look for them on the staff picks table.

I really really love that we made some of our more contemporary novels into Olives.

Friday, September 19, 2014

"I never could have imagined playing anywhere else."

The Yankee.

"I never could have imagined playing anywhere else."

The Yankee.

(Source: wintermonthnovelty)

penamerican:

"The tears continued streaming down as I thought about the tremendous promise that Louie once showed; I felt crushed that we both couldn’t have been scientists. After several minutes, I gathered myself and started the car. Johnny Cash was on the radio singing, ‘There will be peace in the valley for me, dear Lord I pray … ’ And I slowly drove away."

Read more from Carl Hart, recipient of the 2014 PEN/E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award.

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Carl’s memoir is definitely one you need to read, and you can start it right now.

The first edition of The Autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt, above, and our reissue coming out in about a month. We originally published Eleanor’s memoir in 1961 and are quite honored to be bringing it back into print.

Have you been watching The Roosevelts on pbstv

Friendly reminder that we’ll be at the Brooklyn Book Festival on Sunday, at booth #605. Swing by for some of our books on sale ($10 bucks a pop, 3 for $25 if you fancy), tote bags (get one free by finding this ad in the L Magazine and bringing it to the booth!), and a special appearance by Kimberly McCreight, who will be signing 50 copies of Reconstructing Amelia at 1 pm (free to whomever visits!).

Mary will be at the booth in the morning, and I will be there after 1 pm, with some Harper friends helping out throughout the day. Come say hi!

Thursday, September 18, 2014
prairielights:

Happy Anniversary Olive!

HEARTS-IN-MY-EYES EMOJI

prairielights:

Happy Anniversary Olive!

HEARTS-IN-MY-EYES EMOJI

If I had sirens I’d be whirling them right now. Well, classy sirens.
Plum Sykes’ The Debutante Divorcée is on sale for today only at Nook: $1.99! If you’ve read Plum’s blockbuster Bergdorf Blondes, you’ll want to grab this equally fabulous follow-up.

If I had sirens I’d be whirling them right now. Well, classy sirens.

Plum Sykes’ The Debutante Divorcée is on sale for today only at Nook: $1.99! If you’ve read Plum’s blockbuster Bergdorf Blondes, you’ll want to grab this equally fabulous follow-up.