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Utopian Alphabet For Sale
Sir Thomas More’s Utopia, first published in 1516, is a satire depicting a fictional island society that has never been out of print. Now a rare copy from 1518, which includes the fictional world’s invented language, will be up for sale at New York City’s International Antiquarian Book Fair. If you’re attending and have $81,000 to spare it could be yours.
Mighty Fine List
The Women’s Prize for Fiction announced the 2020 longlist and what an exceptional list it is! If you’re a crime reader Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line by Deepa Anappara is great, and the audiobook has fantastic narrators. If you’ve been meaning to read more Latinx novels Dominicana by Angie Cruz should be your next read. Jacqueline Woodson once again with another excellent novel: Red at the Bone. Seriously, this list is so good you can just randomly pick your next read from it and then go through the rest of the books.
Audie Award Winners Announced
Last night, the 2020 Audie Awards were handed out, so if you’re looking for your next earhole read you’re all set! Michelle Obama won for Becoming in the autobiography/memoir category. Elizabeth Acevedo won for narration by author for With the Fire On High–and any year she narrates her novel she should win is my hot take. Father and son Stephen King and Joe Hill won in separate categories, short stories thriller/suspense, for Full Throttle and The Institute. And one of my absolute favorite books of last year Nothing To See Here took the award for best female narrator. Check out all the winners!