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Seeing the past in all its dimensions in ‘When the Angels Left the Old Country’

David Wilson for the Boston Globe In Sacha Lamb’s “When the Angels Left the Old Country,” the past is reimagined in all its complexity. The young adult novel follows four protagonists — humans Rose and Essie, as well as an angel named Uriel and Little Ash, a demon — who emigrate from Eastern Europe in …

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American Girl Doubles Down On Kid Book About Gender Transition, Amid Backlash

The American Girl doll brand is standing its ground after getting a ton of backlash for a book that encourages young girls to explore their identity, and offers info about transitioning. The company tells TMZ, “We value the views and feedback of our customers and acknowledge the perspectives on this issue. The content in this …

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8 Retirement Books Financial Advisors Recommend

“Your Complete Guide to a Successful and Secure Retirement” by Larry Swedroe “Larry has a knack for explaining complex things to a financial outsider without losing the nuances,” writes Jan Pevzner, financial planner and principal, Gotham Block. “The book has all the relevant components — investments, financial planning and the underlying theory. It talks about …

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Throwback Thursday: Christmas ‘Wish Books’ filled children’s’ imaginations | News

Memories of eagerly awaiting the arrival of Christmas toy catalogs flood back to many Ripon-area residents as the air gets cooler and the holidays approach. Ripon College Student and Ripon Historical Society Intern Dawsyn Friedauer presents holiday displays he created at the Ripon Historical Society. Friedauer’s display and signage includes a vintage Sears’ Wish Book. …

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10 Movies Quentin Tarantino Recommends In His Book ‘Cinema Speculation’

Quentin Tarantino‘s Cinema Speculation is one of the best film books in years. Released in early November, it’s a collection of essays in which the director writes about his life, career, and movies in general. Each chapter revolves around one film, with Tarantino providing information about the people who made it, as well as his …

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