In his book he gave uncensored details about what it means to be living in a world you do not fit. In his case being obese in a world where airplanes, public restrooms, restaurants and booths are not prioritize for people with his body type.
In "Shamed", Castillo proved how she has mastered depth in her writing and has a lot to show readers about the Amish community.
Elsewhere, a fanatically territorial Carolina wren, beloved for its gorgeous waterfall-like song, pierces the eggs of other birds in nearby nests to kill their young.
In this novel, Liza Wieland distills Bishop’s formative years into an artful blend of biography and imagination. Her challenge is to echo Bishop’s poetic voice without losing her own, and she manages beautifully.
Raphael Bob-Waksberg debut novel, "Someone Who Will Love You in All Your Damaged Glory," is a collection of short stories, with different themes.
A 12-year-old child prodigy from Uttar Pradesh, India, has written 135 books on subjects like religion and biographies of well known personalities including Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
Often, they’re satisfying neither as novels nor as story collections, but Julia Phillips’ debut, “Disappearing Earth,” is an exception.
Without the audience and the stage, the 47 brief stories pulse with energy and vulnerability. There are some well-known names along with new voices, sharing stories of bravery from all over the world.
When the novel was initially published in 1957, it was rejected by a Japanese American community. It was in the 1970s that a group of Asian American writers including Professor Wong rediscovered the book.
Anthony Griffith, started playing comedy clubs after his love of magic faded. Doing the local comedy circuit with his traditional, mainstream humor (read: no profanity) would eventually lead him to Hollywood, a spot on “Star Search.”