Shannon Bolithoe : A Writing Life

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New & Noteworthy

KAFKAESQUE By Peter Kuper and Franz Kafka. (Norton, $19.95.) Kuper has been adapting Kafka’s stories in graphic novel form since 1988.


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In Wayétu Moore’s Ambitious Debut Novel, Liberia Is Reborn

When Wayétu Moore was 5 years old, she and her family fled Monrovia, the capital of Liberia. It was 1989 and the country was caught in a violent civil war. Ms. Moore, her father and two sisters took refuge in her maternal grandmother’s home village near Liberia’s border with Sierra Leone.

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Would You Like Some Sausage With Your Novel?

BAD SOODEN-ALLENDORF, Germany — At five minutes after seven on a Saturday morning, the bookstore in this idyllic town was not yet officially open — that happens at 7:30 a.m. — but Susanne Frühauf had already rung up the first three customers of the day.

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New Novels From Three of Today’s Most Beloved Children’s Authors

Middle-grade readers live in a wonderful-awful, in-between time that holds both the last moments when toys seem magical and the first breathless discoveries of what deodorant and mascara wands are meant to do.

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The Writing Dead

The mystery novelist Reed Farrel Coleman was watching TV in May 2013 when his agent called and asked him, “How would you like to be Robert B. Parker?” These days, when a popular author dies, financially savvy heirs often commission someone to keep writing his or her books.