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See a First Look at The People We Hate at the Wedding

Here’s a first look at the film The People We Hate at the Wedding, based on the 2016 Grant Ginder novel of the same name. “Grant Ginder created such a fun and relatable family — with very unique, comedic ways of avoiding adult responsibility,” says Claire Scanlon, who directed the upcoming movie. “The vulnerability of his characters, so flawed yet desperately looking for human connection, very much spoke to me.” The film, co-written by Wendy and Lizzie Molyneux, follows adult siblings Paul (Ben Platt) and Alice (Kristen Bell) who reluctantly agree to join their mother Donna (Allison Janney) in England for the wedding of their half-sister Eloise (Cynthia Addai-Robinson). The People We Hate at the Wedding hits Prime Video on November 18th.

Most Expensive Jane Austen Novel Sells for £375,000

A unique first edition of Jane Austen’s Emma has become the most expensive of the author’s works ever sold after being bought for £375,000. The three-volume edition of the novel includes handwritten messages from the author. Peter Harrington, the London rare book dealers, say it is the only presentation copy of an Austen novel with a written inscription known to exist. The American buyer insisted the book remain in the UK, and so it’s now located at Chawton House, Hampshire, the former home of the author’s brother Edward.

Books for Pakistan Auction Raising Money for Those Affected by Flooding

The Books for Pakistan Auction is raising money to help those affected by the flooding in Pakistan. All of the lots — including signed books, exclusive artwork, restaurant meals, and manuscript feedback sessions — were donated by members of the publishing industry. Money raised from this auction will go to the DEC’s fundraising appeal for Pakistan.

Book Banners Insist They Don’t Ban Books

When asked to define the difference between book removal and book banning, censors simply can’t do it.