Monthly Archive: March, 2014

CCLaP Fridays: Cries of the Lost, by Chris Knopf

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This week Karl Wolff reviews Cries of the Lost, by Chris Knopf, a smart thriller that reads like equal parts Elmore Leonard and Roberto Bolano.

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CCLaP Fridays: Everyday Book Marketing, by Midge Raymond

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This week Karl Wolff reviews “Everyday Book Marketing,” by Midge Raymond, that offers practical advice for the working author with a busy schedule.

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CCLaP Fridays: Women’s Suffrage Memorabilia, by Kenneth Florey

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This week I review “Women’s Suffrage Memorabilia,” by Kenneth Florey, an illustrated historical survey that brings together the pop culture, political culture, and material culture associated with the suffrage movement and its opposition.

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The NSFW Files: “The Ages of Lulu,” by Almudena Grandes

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This week Karl Wolff continues his essay series, The NSFW Files, with “The Ages of Lulu,” by Almudena Grandes, a Spanish novel from 1989 exploring one woman’s erotic compulsions during the reign of dictator Francisco Franco.

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Menachem Begin: The Battle for Israel’s Soul, by Daniel Gordis @ NYJB

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Daniel Gordis has written a concise and exciting political biography of Menachem Begin. . . . Begin was a man who sought to save Israel’s metaphorical soul with daring acts, both on and off the battlefield. It earned him ire and derision at home and abroad, but it also preserved Israel during times of crisis.

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