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Harper Lee (picture by Chip Somodevilla/Getty images)

New Harper Lee novel to be published this summer!

Not two hours after publishing yesterday’s Bookbits, this bombshell hit the literary world: Harper Lee to publish new novel, 55 years after To Kill a Mockingbird There was much rejoicing.  MUCH rejoicing. To recap: The book coming out is called …

The Diary of a Young Girl - Anne Frank

Bookbits for January 27th, 2015

To commemorate the freeing of Auschwitz 70 years ago today, the Guardian highlights 10 beautiful quotes from Anne Frank’s The Diary of a Young Girl.  Be sure to read Ellyn Cook’s piece on the other Anne Frank house (the one …

H is for Hawk - Helen Macdonald

Bookbits for January 15th, 2015

Back from my holiday, and all charged up!  I hope you love this blog’s new look as much as I do.    One of my Resolutions is to bring the Bookbits back more frequently, so let’s get the first one …

Richard Flanagan wins the 2014 Man Booker Prize!

Congratulations to Richard Flanagan for winning the 2014 Man Booker Prize with The Narrow Road to the Deep North (ebook available here)! This year marked the first time that any writer could win it, regardless of nationality, so long as …

Patrick Modiano wins the Nobel Prize for Literature 2014

Congratulations to French author Patrick Modiano for winning this year’s Nobel Prize in Literature! “For the art of memory with which he has evoked the most ungraspable human destinies and uncovered the life-world of the occupation.” – the Nobel Prize …