Lit Hub Daily: August 11, 2023


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  • Jess deCourcy Hinds hopefully predicts a new trend in book publishing: the librarian memoir. | Lit Hub Libraries

  • “It’s like someone hitting you on the side of the head. It’s marvelous.” Former Velvet Underground frontman Lou Reed talks to Allan Jones about making an unlistenable album. | Lit Hub Music

  • Lauryn Chamberlain considers the exponential difficulty of juggling many narrative voices. | Lit Hub Craft

  • James McBride’s The Heaven and Earth Grocery Store, Sin Blaché & Helen Macdonald’s Prophet, and John Glatt’s Tangled Vines all feature among the Best Reviewed Books of the Week. | Book Marks

  • “I know that during the Olympic Games we will do strictly nothing other than what we’ve been doing for ninety years.” Paris booksellers tell Jacqueline Feldman how they’re preparing for the 2024 Olympics. | The Paris Review

  • Madeline Miller details her nightmarish experience with long covid. | The Washington Post

  • “Like Old Testament Eve, I’d ignored the portents until they caught up with me here at the foot of Mount Sinai.” Rita Dove writes about her lifelong aversion to apples. | Bon Appetit

  • Amor Towles considers the state of the cadaver, “that unsung hero of murder mysteries.” | The New York Times Book Review

  • “Her stories of people who cannot be happy together are about the uncomfortable friction between grand plans for the future and the relentless dailiness of living—a lesson learned by thwarted revolutionaries and unhappy spouses alike.” Meghan Racklin on Maeve Brennan’s work. | The New Republic

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    Nicole Lambert
    Nicole Lamber is a news writer for LinkDaddy News. She writes about arts, entertainment, lifestyle, and home news. Nicole has been a journalist for years and loves to write about what's going on in the world.

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