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Riding on planes with books: Mindy Kaling, Jane Lynch and Tina Fey guarantee easy laughs

By Erica Lies

Jan 10th, 2012 at 1:45 PM

Every year, I spend a significant chunk of my holiday vacation in some sort of airport limbo. I could pretend I use this opportunity to finally read the New Yorker ...


COMING SOON TO BOOKPEOPLE

Mexican-American writer Luis Alberto Urrea’s latest novel puts a magical spin on his own family history

By Samantha Pitchel

Jan 5th, 2012 at 3:00 PM

Mexican-American writer Luis Alberto Urrea’s bestselling novel, The Hummingbird’s Daughter, is the story of a young girl whose mystical healing abilities propel her to sainthood in the midst ...


MORE THAN SNAIL MAIL

Literary site The Rumpus launches monthly "Letters in the Mail" subscription

By Samantha Pitchel

Jan 3rd, 2012 at 4:30 PM

TheRumpus.net is more than a literary blog; founded by writer Stephen Elliott in 2008, the site collects some of the best creative writing and cultural commentary on the web ...


CELEBRATE CREATIVITY

Minerva's Wreck: A love letter to Austin's diverse creative scene composed of fringe fiction and alluring art

By Samantha Pitchel

Dec 16th, 2011 at 3:30 PM

Saturday marks the release of the highly anticipated third volume of Minerva’s Wreck: 2011, an independently produced arts journal curated by local writer Wayne Alan Brenner. Join Domy Books ...


RARE BIRDS

A Holden Caulfield Christmas: Why The Catcher In The Rye is the best holiday book ever

By Chris Becker

Dec 12th, 2011 at 1:10 PM

I have never presumed that what I write has any influence on any single person whatsoever beyond a much-appreciated Facebook “likes” and Twitter “tweets.” But I hope that this week ...


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