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Literary fiction is a term that has come into common usage in the early 1960s. The term is principally used to distinguish "serious fiction" which is a work that claims to hold literary merit, in comparison from genre fiction and popular fiction. The name literature is sometimes used for this genre, although it can also refer to a broader category of writing. ...more
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It’s rare that a debut novel gets the kind of love and attention that Yaa Gyasi’s Homegoing, which spanned centuries and continents, received. Her...
“ If you fall into water, you may still be saved. But if you fall down in literary matters, there is no life left for you. ”
"Interested in history - then you have found the right group". The History Book Club i…more
[close] "Interested in history - then you have found the right group". The History Book Club is the largest history and nonfiction group on Goodreads and these are some of our Focus Areas. We have welcomed worldwide members from over 171 countries; we are a large international group which spans the globe. Discussions: Bentley leads The Splendid and the Vile (Buddy Read); Hell and Other Destinations: A 21st-Century Memoir by Madeleine K. Albright (BOTM), The Great Influenza by John M. Barry and Noah Feldman's book - The Three Lives of James Madison: Genius, Partisan, President, White Fragility, Salt and The Federalist Papers - a long term offering continues. The Ghost on the Throne by James Romm - led by Vicki continues. Free Book Offer soon to History Book Club members - stay tuned for details - North America offering - "for HBC members only" Become a Free Reader (only at the HBC) - we will tell you how and we are currently Free Reading Salt and The Threat- next Hoover. Also White Fragility and Stamped. and the classic Faces at the Bottom of the Well and The Room where it Happened. Find Challenges for the Two Koreas, Ireland, Japan here - You can scroll through them and join the challenge that interests you.
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Welcome to the Busy Bee's Literature Club! This is a group set up by two very close, busy and …more
[close] Welcome to the Busy Bee's Literature Club! This is a group set up by two very close, busy and bookish friends. Diana is a secondary English teacher and Emma is studying part-time for her MRes in English. We have decided to set up an online reading group with a difference: The Busy Bee's Literature Club is an online reading group aimed towards people who are unable to access the spare time required to join their local book clubs, which often rotate their books on a monthly basis. We want to encourage readers of any background to take time for themselves, to enjoy and devour books without the pressures of time constraints. We will shortly devise a reading list for the remainder of 2019. Books will be changing on a 2-3 month basis!
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Valancourt Books is an independent small press specializing in the rediscovery of rare, neglecte…more
[close] Valancourt Books is an independent small press specializing in the rediscovery of rare, neglected, and out-of-print fiction. Horror & Supernatural, Weird Fiction, Literary Classics, Gothic & Victorian, LGBT Interest Website | Facebook | Twitter We publish works by: Michael McDowell, Christopher Priest, Richard Matheson, Robert Aickman, Iain Sinclair, Stephen Gregory, Bernard Taylor, J.B. Priestley, and many others.
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[close] This group is intended as a place to find reviewers (Advanced Review Copies), beta-readers and possibly critique partners for anyone writing or interested in contemporary fiction. I will endeavor to comment on everyone's posts but obviously I can't promise to give in-depth readings and critique for all works. Please participate actively and recommend this group to others!
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