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Past Lives Capture Centuries of China in a Novel

Susan Barker

Susan Barker’s new novel, The Incarnations, uses the device of reincarnation to capture snapshots of moments in China’s long history through a single man.

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July’s Top Reviews of Self-published Books from BlueInk Review

Green Novel

Our monthly selection of reviews from BlueInk Review, a service which reviews self-published books, stars a novel about friendship, golf and race in 1969, among others.

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May’s Top Reviews of Self-published Books from BlueInk Review

An Absent Mind

Our monthly selection of reviews from BlueInk Review, a service which reviews self-published books, stars an ‘uncommonly brave’ novel about Alzheimer’s Disease.

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Piketty’s “Capital”: A Monster Hit for Harvard U Press

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Harvard University Press has an unlikely bestseller with Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century, which has sold 80,000 copies in less than two months.

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April’s Top Reviews of Self-published Books from BlueInk Review

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Our monthly selection of starred reviews from BlueInk Review, a service which reviews self-published books.

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March’s Top Reviews of Self-published Books from BlueInk Review

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This month’s starred reviews of self-published books from BlueInk Review honor two works of fiction: a dystopian saga and a thriller set in Australia.

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Does Winning a Literary Award Lead to Negative Reviews?

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A new study reports that after a book wins an award its social media ratings tend to dip. The Guardian explains why.

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February’s Top Reviews of Self-Published Books from BlueInk Review

Being Frank about Vietnam

February’s notable reviews of self-published titles include stars for a ‘startling’ memoir about the Vietnam War and a ‘fascinating’ exploration of human rights.

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France’s Bernard Pivot: A Lifetime of Literature

Bernard Pivot (Photo: AFP Alain Jocard)

Bernard Pivot is the new president of the Académie Goncourt, a perfect role for ‘the best informed man on what is happening today in the world of books in France and even abroad.’

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Is 2014 the “Year of Reading Women?”

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Several campaigns have started this year to encourage readers to pickup and appreciate more books by women writers.

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