Bookstr’s Three to Read This Week 01/17/20

Bookstr’s Three to Read This Week 01/17/20

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We hear it’s about to get really cold! So, our plans for the weekend include snuggling with a warm cup of coffee, chocolate, and a good book! Tempted? Well…   Check out Bookstr’s Three to Read, the three books we’ve picked for you to read this week! HOT PICK Come Tumbling down by Seanan McGuire   Synopsis: The fifth installment in New York Times bestselling author Seanan McGuire’s award-winning Wayward Children series, Come Tumbling Down picks up the threads left dangling by Every Heart a Doorway and Down Among the Sticks and Bones When Jack left Eleanor West’s School for …

Marie Ponsot, Famous Poet, Passes Away at 98

Marie Ponsot, Famous Poet, Passes Away at 98

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Sad news for the literary community. According to The New York Times Marie Pronsot, a prolific poet, has passed away at aged ninety-eight. During her lifetime, the poet embarked on a long and extraordinary writing career. By the time of her death, Pronsot had translated dozens of books, published seven volumes of poetry, and served as the chancellor at the Academy of American Poets from 2010 to 2014. She passed away with her husband in New York City. She began her carer in the 1950s, where she was first published by Lawrence Ferlinghetti, a native of Yonkers who championed the …

Meet Joy Harjo, One of the First Native American Poet Laureates!

Meet Joy Harjo, One of the First Native American Poet Laureates!

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According to The Guardian there is exciting news for the poetry world. Poet, musician, and author Joy Harjo has been appointed as the Poet Laureate, the first Native American to take the position in years. Harjo has been in the running for a role for a long time, having acted as an advocate and voice for Native Americans in the literary world. Harjo term will last one year, and she will succeed Tracy K. Smith, who served two terms in the position.         Harjo is known for poetry collections like The Woman Who Fell From the Sky and In Mad …

Gloria Vanderbilt, Author and Fashion Icon, Passes Away at 95

Gloria Vanderbilt, Author and Fashion Icon, Passes Away at 95

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An icon has passed away. Gloria Vanderbilt, according to CNN, has died at the age of ninety-five after a long battle with stomach cancer. The news was reported by her son, famous anchorman Anderson Cooper. Vanderbilt died at home, surrounded by friends and family. She had been in slowly declining health for the past few months. She was a famous socialite, fashion designer, and author, producing numerous well-known and celebrated fashion magazines. She licensed her name for numerous brands, including those that made scarves and designer jeans. Her lines were hugely successful, garnering her international fame, which was difficult for Vanderbilt …