The poetic spirituality of Pádraig Ó Tuama | The New Yorker

One evening this fall, the Irish poet Pádraig Ó Tuama, who lives in Belfast, walked into the Bloomsbury Bookshop a few blocks from one of Virginia Wolftheir former homes. Ó Thoma, forty-seven years old with a mop of naughty curls, wore red leather shoes and a belt with a buckle that read “Praise the Lord.” … Read more

Children of Ragnarok is a new novel by Cinda Williams Cheema

Norse mythology is the basis for The Children of Ragnarok, an overarching saga that first appeared in the Runestone Saga series for teens by Cinda Williams-Sheema. Shima created a world after Ragnarok, the end-of-days battle between gods, leaving only the Midlands where times are bad. The only productive farm is Sundgard, home to Eiric Halvorsen … Read more

The CoMoGives Peer Fundraising Program provides a benefit for the Unchained Book Festival

The first week of CoMoGives is coming to an end. The annual regional nonprofit fundraiser had just under $50,000 in donations as of about Friday afternoon. While people can give as little as $10 directly to the nonprofits of their choice Through the organization’s donation pageThere is also a variety of Peer-to-peer fundraisers ongoing this … Read more

A “Radical Update” for the “Betty Crocker Cookbook” | Books and authors

The Big Red cookbook was first published in 1950. For someone who only exists in our collective imagination, Betty Crocker has left a huge mark on American home cooking. Her eponymous book “Big Red,” first published in 1950 and revised 12 times in the years since changes in taste, demographics, and cooking methods, has taught … Read more

Few books don’t give him this Christmas

While I love giving books as gifts for the holidays, I have a new rule, Bill Maher might say, which is: I will never buy a book written by someone who served in the Trump administration and now I want to talk about how awful and devastating it was. $28.95 plus tax. Instead of slavishly … Read more

Stephen Chant, family man, book lover, artist, explorer

Stephen J. Chant, 68, of South Burlington, died suddenly on November 29, after receiving a second remission of Hodgkin’s lymphoma in May as he struggled so hard to live and love his wife and family. Besides being a loving husband, unconventional father, and enthusiastic grandfather, Steve was an artist, writer, avid reader, and lover of … Read more

John Fichtner – Detective Show – Bio Editions Book Edition – StreetArtNews

The latest release from the British publishing house Bio Editions is a photography book by John Fekner called “Detective Show”. Featuring a foreword by legendary art critic, Carlo McCormick, the title explores the formative steps of street art as an installation, taking readers back to the 1970s in Queens, New York, and highlighting an era … Read more