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Book News for July 30, 2009

  • Slamming Poetry: Yesterday's Fresh Air with Terry Gross featured Kathleen Sheeder Bonanno and her new poetry collection, Slamming Open the Door, which "documents the aftermath of the murder of her daughter Leidy Bonanno."

    Leidy was found dead in her apartment in 2003, strangled with a telephone cord by an ex-boyfriend. She had recently graduated from nursing school.

    Two of the book's poems have been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and poet Sharon Olds calls the work "a gift of power, truth, rage, and beauty."

    Click here to listen to the whole segment. You won't soon forget it.

  • Virally Yours: Maybe I'm getting this to you before you see it all over Facebook or Twitter (but probably not). Anyway, here's "The Book vs. The Kindle, Round 1: The Buy Counter."

Book News Round-up:

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Brockman is the head writer for the daily Book News posts on the Powells.com blog. In his free time he's hard at work on his fictional memoir, which changes titles daily.

The views and commentary posted by Brockman are entirely his own, and are not representative of the whole of Powell's Books, its employees, or any sane human being.


Books mentioned in this post

  1. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: 100th... New Hardcover $27.99
  2. Slamming Open the Door
    New Trade Paper $15.25
  3. The Original of Laura
    Sale Hardcover $12.98



4 Responses to "Book News for July 30, 2009"

  1.  
    Brian July 30th, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    I love you guys, but that video was ridiculous. I can see the response now: "The Book vs. The Kindle: Round 2: Long Plane Trip."

  2.  
    Brockman (Post Author) July 30th, 2009 at 3:13 pm

    Actually, Brian, if it were up to me (and it's really not — I claim NO responsibility for the quality of that video) the second one would be "The Book vs. The Kindle, Round 2: Bloodbath Cage Match featuring Live Sharks" followed by countless exclamation points.

  3.  
    DeniseB July 30th, 2009 at 5:18 pm

    No zombies, Brockman?

  4.  
    Brockman (Post Author) July 30th, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    Sharks eat zombies. Don't believe those Italian horror movies, Denise!

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