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Lies My Mother Never Told Me included in top 15 best for Mothers Day

http://offtheshelf.com/2016/05/15-powerful-memoirs-by-and-about-mothers/

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Kaylie Jones Publishes First Novel in Ten Years

Akashic Books published Kaylie Jones’ fifth novel Speak Now in 2003. Later that year they reissued A Soldier’s Daughter Never Cries, her third novel originally published in 1990 by Bantam Books, which was adapted as a Merchant Ivory film in 1998. She is the editor of … Continue reading

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From Here to Eternity the Musical

From Here to Eternity, the musical will be coming soon to London. Sir Tim Rice (lyrics), Stuart Brayson (score), Bill Oakes (book), Tamara Harvey (director), yours truly and others, discussing the novel, the musical, and all things in between in this … Continue reading

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ARCS for the Flagship Publication of Kaylie Jones Books are Here!

  A very exciting time for us as Laurie Loewenstein’s novel UNMENTIONABLES, the first of our imprint series, goes into print.

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It’s a New Dawn

Yesterday I drove to Sag Harbor. As I turned onto the sun-drenched blue stretch of Long Beach, I could see a corner of my friend Janine Veto’s old street and I started thinking about the days when I used to … Continue reading

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Uncensored GAME OF THRONES Battle Royale

After having a great intellectual and stimulating time at the Akashic party for LONG ISLAND NOIR at Mysterious Book Shop, Kevin and I came home and watched the Season 2 finale of GAME OF THRONES on HBO. Here is my … Continue reading

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Mothers on the Writing Life

ARE YOU MY MOTHER? Mothers on the Writing Life Thursday, May 10 7:00 – 9:00pm THE STRAND BOOKSTORE 828 Broadway, New York City Join us for an evening of readings, discussion, book signings … and a champagne toast for Mothers … Continue reading

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POE ON POETRY By Eyrna Heisler

[I am thrilled with Eyrna’s 9th grade English teacher at Stuyvesant. He allows her to think outside the box and use her creative abilities in her papers. It is so hard for students to appreciate classic literature, with all the … Continue reading

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WHY IS IT EASIER TO CONFORM THAN TO STAND ALONE? by Eyrna Heisler

Just because a group of people decides something is right does not mean it is. Entire societies have blindly conformed to murderous governments, like Hitler’s or Stalin’s, out of fear for their own lives or out of blind obedience. Some … Continue reading

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Eyrna’s English Essay on Orwell’s “1984”

Letter from Joseph Stalin to George Orwell September 1949 Dear Comrade Orwell, First, I would like to congratulate you on the impressive success of your novel, 1984. I obtained a copy of the book from one of my secret agents, … Continue reading

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