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This week, Rebecca and Jeff talk about books and prisons in the UK, the future of libraries, a Gone with the Wind sequel, bookstores leaving Manhattan, and much more. This week’s episode is sponsored by Oyster and Swoonreads.
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Links discussed in the show:
Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards recognize books that “have made important contributions to our understanding of racism and our appreciation of the rich diversity of human cultures”
Prisoners in Britain denied access to books from outside
How US Libraries are becoming community problem solvers
Children’s author Meg Medina named as one of CNN’s Ten Visionary Women
Censored History of Women in YA Fiction
Surging rent forcing bookstores out of Manhattan
Alice Munro to grace limited-edition Canadian coin
Margaret Mitchell’s family authorizes a Gone With the Wind prequel from Mammy’s POV
New books discussed in the show:
by Karen Russell Sleep Donation
by Teju Cole Every Day Is for the Thief
by Eloisa James Three Weeks with Lady X
Paperback: The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer, The Returned by Jason Mott