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Remembering Laika the Soviet Space Dog, a Reading List for Children and Fans
This November it will have been 60 years since the little stray dog Laika was propelled into orbit in the Soviet spacecraft Sputnik 2. She died tragically, only several hours later. Here, in four books for children and one for all ages, Laika's story is told in fiction and non-fiction.
Reading List: Kazuo Ishiguro Amidst Fogginess and Obscurity
The British author Kazuo Ishiguro was awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature. Here are his novels to discover, which are often, as he says, about what people tell themselves happened, rather than what actually happened.
Remembering Sam Shepard: A Reading List
In 2017 America said goodbye to Sam Shepard, one of the country's greatest contemporary playwrights. Avant-garde, non-conformist, musical and a resolute outsider, he was also a screenwriter, songwriter and actor.
Literary Quotes to Help You Weather the Trump Era
Six months after Donald Trump was elected president many feel they are still living in an absurdist dream--when it isn't a frightening reality. Here are a few quotes to help weather a very bizarre era.