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Dog-Eared and Dispatched: December 13, 2015

It’s the end of the year, and you know what that means: an avalanche of best-books-of-the-year lists. Some are critically selected, some are voted on, and some are just lists of the bestsellers from a particular retailer. If you’re looking to try a somewhat different style of reading in 2016, creative e-reading may finally have

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December 13, 2015

Dog-Eared and Dispatched: May 17, 2015

Dog-Eared & Dispatched: May 17

Social media and e-libraries dominate this week’s book news. We all know a story can be told in six words, but what about chunks of stories in 140 characters from your favorite authors? If that doesn’t tickle your fancy, maybe a curated subscription service for children will, particularly when it’s carrying on the tradition of

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May 17, 2015

“The levels of the story seem to levitate.” In conversation with Lee Upton

It’s funny how I remember things. The tiny delicate-looking man in the bar in Malaysia—when we were always traveling somewhere after the baby died and before Gladys came along. That man approached us with such friendliness and courtesy. He was wandering around in the bar wearing a brown suit. “How good to see fellow countrymen,”

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September 22, 2014

Dog-Eared and Dispatched: September 7, 2014

Dog-Eared and Dispatched: September 7, 2014

We’ve got a very women-centered column this week, as we take a look at the Margaret Atwood story you will probably never read, Eleanor Catton’s generosity, Janet Fitch’s forward thinking, and more literary prizes than you can shake a stick at. We round it all off with footnotes, because there’s always time for a little

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September 7, 2014

Dog-Eared and Dispatched: November 10, 2013

Dog-Eared and Dispatched

It’s been a week of triumphs and ongoing trials in the wild world of book culture, literary citizens. We begin with a recap of James Patterson Day, Washington, D.C.’s newest holiday. Next, we report on Mackenzie Bezos’s one-star review of  The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon . Meanwhile, independent bookstores continue their

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November 10, 2013

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