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The Book of Love by Rebecca

Geek alert! Two of my favorite things have come together: Dictionaries and David Levithan ! David Levithan is an author, editorial director at Scholastic, and founder of PUSH, an imprint that seeks and promotes new and original voices in teen literature. Levithan is most well known for his affirming, heartfelt, and quirky young adult novels like Boy Meets Boy .

Conspiracy Fiction by Nick

If you think Oliver Stone has the conspiracy bug, take a moment and introduce yourself to some of the more creative and paranoid works major, award winning authors have written. Sure, most everyone is aware of The Da Vinci Code and Dan Brown’s unique brand of conspiratorial suspense, but he by no means is the only paranoid fiction writer. Below are some of the better novels that incorporate age old conspiracy theories.

A Common Language by Rebecca

Have you ever experienced this as a reader? Every book you’re reading over a short period of time seems to be exploring the same issues, themes, or cultural touchstones. Maybe it’s not all that uncommon. Perhaps, certain readers tend to be drawn to books that explore specific themes. Still, the serendipitous experience feels like you’ve enrolled in a college seminar, with readings selected to help you understand and reflect upon social and cultural issues.

Stories of Summer, Stories of America by Nick

It’s true that baseball is no longer the most popular sport in America, that football has annexed that position; a sport where impossibly large men line up infinitesimally in the three point stance in the pantheon of America’s sports loving heart. But baseball embodies something more than a fading memory of the 1950’s and 60’s. The folklore of the Brooklyn Dodgers, the Shot Heard around the World, Babe Ruth, Jackie Robinson, and Hank Aaron has yet to be eclipsed by any other sport.

The Language of Loss by Rebecca

The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion and Epilogue by Anne Roiphe were published just three years apart and address the devastating loss of the authors’ husbands. Didion expresses her purpose for writing about this period of her life:

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