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The holiday season is here and so are the shows that celebrate the season. For fans of “The Nutcracker”, several choices are available to you in the coming weeks. Those with children can see Childsplay’s “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” or the Arizona Broadway Theater’s “Elf”. And for those who want to sit down for an …

The only chart of the best-selling independent books in New Zealand published and available is the list of top 10 sales recorded weekly at Unity Books stores in High St, Auckland and Willis St, Wellington. AUCKLAND 1 Shifting Grounds: Deep Stories of Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland by Lucy Mackintosh (Bridget Williams Books, $ 60) Shifting Grounds …

Many years ago I was fortunate enough to teach a college course on “American Catholic Novels.” While working on the initial program, I knew what my first selection would be: Final payments, the brilliant and heartbreaking 1978 novel by Mary Gordon. The story of Isabel Moore, a young Irish Catholic who found her way in …

Sales of previously occupied homes in the United States rose in October, marking their highest pace since January even as competition for relatively few properties in the market pushed prices up. Existing home sales rose 0.8% last month from September to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 6.34 million units, the National Association of Realtors …

Among the novelists of the 21st century, Ali Akbar is an important novelist of our time. He started his literary career as a poet. Besides poetry, he also produced short stories and novels. Her first novel, “Naolahki Kothi” was published in January 2020 and captured the attention of critics and readers. After a decade, her …

You will find “a display table promoting Sally Rooney’s third novel, Beautiful World, Where are you?”TWITTER / WATERSTONESWEST Walk into any Waterstones in the UK and you’ll be greeted by a huge blue and yellow poster and display table promoting Sally Rooney’s third novel Beautiful people, where are you? The book follows two best friends …

Climate change has clearly been on Amitav Ghosh’s mind for a long time. In his 2016 non-fiction controversy The great inconvenience, he asked why so few novelists (including himself) had focused on a subject that is arguably the most important of our time. In response to his own review, Ghosh’s latest novel, Gun island, does …

As people on the streets viewed sculptural paintings brought into the gallery for the exhibition Love is found in bleeding, they asked: “Is this the work of Leah Guadagnoli?” It may be apocryphal, but the 10 pieces on display prove that Guadagnoli created a sensitivity that she can call his own. Guadagnoli’s multi-part 3-D canvases …

PROVIDENCE, RI [Brown University] – In a discussion at Brown University, famous novelist Salman Rushdie urged an audience of hundreds to do everything possible to protect free speech, even at a time when countries around the world are struggling to preserve the fundamental principles of democracy. Speaking to students, faculty and staff at Brown and …

SCORPIO (23 Oct-21 Nov): To encourage young people to come to its shows, the English National Opera has offered a number of inexpensive tickets. Here’s another incentive: the actors sing in English, not Italian, French or German. Perhaps the most appealing to audiences is that they are encouraged to boo bad guys. The intention is …