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Stuart Woods, author of Stone Barrington novels, dies at 84

Hartford, Conn. — Stuart Woods, an author of more than 90 novels, many featuring the character of lawyer-investigator Stone Barrington, has died. He was 84. Woods passed away in his sleep on July 22 at his home in Litchfield County, Connecticut, his publicist, Katie Grinch, said Wednesday. Woods, a graduate of the University of Georgia …

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New book selections in All Pikes Peak Reads program have reinvention theme | thetribune

All Pikes Peak Reads is a book club for the whole region. There might not be wine, snacks and gossip, but there are esteemed literature, bestselling author visits and other activities. Each of the three books selected for this year’s Pikes Peak Library District’s program revolves around the theme of reinvention: “Who hasn’t been reinventing …

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Barack Obama’s 2022 Reading List: See All 14 Books

In what has become an annual tradition, Barack Obama released a summer reading list and playlist on July 26. On the music front, it appears Obama has been jamming out to Rosalia, Prince, Maggie Rogers, Harry Styles and “Break My Soul,” the first single off Beyoncé’s anticipated seventh album, “Renaissance.” Michelle Obama shared her thoughts …

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Solace in nature: Thoughtful book encourages making space for a break | July 27-Aug. 2, 2022

BOOK REVIEW: ‘Six Walks: In the Footsteps of Henry David Thoreau’ By Ben Shattuck | 2022 | Hardcover, $23 | Nonfiction, memoir | Available at the Seattle Public Library “Six Walks: In the Footsteps of Henry David Thoreau” is a memoir about relationships, history and nature. Author Ben Shattuck begins his story on a beach …

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The Guardian view on book prizes: don’t forget the children | Editorial

The announcement of the Booker prize longlist this week marks the start of the new cycle of literary prizes in the UK. The so-called “Booker dozen” of 13 novels not only offers a handy summer reading list, but represents the moment when readers start to find a shape in the deluge of titles that are …

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Filmmakers win Ford Foundation award for disabled community

The Ford Foundation and the Mellon Foundation have announced the 2022 Disability Futures Fellows, two of whom are based in Los Angeles. The multidisciplinary initiative, Administered by United States Artists, awards $50,000 each to 20 disabled US artists and creatives whose work “advances the cultural landscape.” The unrestricted funds — $1 million in all — …

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Peacock Orders Gladiatorial Epic ‘Those About to Die’ to Series With Roland Emmerich Directing

Gladiators are coming to Peacock. The streaming service has ordered Those About to Die, a gladiatorial epic drama inspired by the nonfiction classic of the same name from acclaimed author Daniel Mannix, to series. The “large-scale drama” is “set within the spectacular, complex, and corrupt world of gladiatorial sports in Ancient Rome,” according to Peacock. …

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The Mayborn is back! In person and online

A Storyboard standard was tracking and reporting on as many of the top annual journal conferences we could, from association events — like the Society of Environmental Journalists, Investigative Reporters and Editors, the Association of Health Care Journalists and more — to the big-draw narrative nonfiction gatherings: Power of Narrative at Boston University, Power of …

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