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Lit Hits: What We're Reading in August

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Here at Grub HQ, we're always talking about the novels keeping us up at night, the poems that call to us over our morning coffees, and those un-put-down-able memoirs you'll find us reading while walking through four lanes of traffic [Ed.'s note: all walk-reading is performed by Grub's trained extreme readers; do not try this at home]. Every month, we'll share our staff's latest literary obsessions to add to your own never-ending reading list.

August 18, 2017 | Info

Books & Reading The Writing Life

Lit Hits: What We're Reading in June

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Here at Grub HQ, we're always talking about the books that keep us up at night, the novels we can't put down, the memoirs that call to us over our morning coffees. Every month, we'll share our staff's latest literary obsessions to add to your own never-ending reading list.

 

Lauren, Grub's Office Manager, is making her way through Arundhati Roy's The God of Small Things, which is magical and immersive

June 26, 2017 | Info

Books & Reading The Writing Life

Sound Quality: Henriette Lazaridis on Pat Barker's Noonday

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We've all had that moment as readers when we stumble across a sentence in a novel or essay that sings to us from the page. There are sentences we want to wrap our tongues around, that we speak aloud just to revel in their aural qualities. For each installment of this series, Henriette Lazaridis chooses a single sentence from a work of literature and shows us why it is music to our ears.

This month's installment focuses on Pat Barker's use of verb tenses in her novel Noonday--in one sentence in particular that moves nimbly between ...

April 26, 2017 | Henriette Lazaridis

Books & Reading Craft Advice

When Stumbling on a Book Can Change Your LIfe

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By Katrin Schumann

Do you ever really struggle to find just the right book to fit your mood? When I’m deeply embroiled in my own writing, I get particularly fussy about my reading material. I want to be inspired and energized—I really don’t want to think: How the hell did THIS get published?

So when I find a book that grabs me and won’t let go, I’m filled with pure delight and gratitude

April 5, 2017 | Katrin Schumann

Books & Reading Craft Advice The Writing Life

Why I Donate Vol. 3: Courage, Empathy, and Meaning

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In the lead up to our fall appeal, we asked members of the community why they give to GrubStreet. In this edition, donor and novelist Mameve Medwed tells us why she donates.

 

I support Grub Street because it’s a wonderfully diverse group of people united by a love of good writing. If you need financial assistance, it’s there. If you need encouragement—and who doesn’t—it’s there

November 14, 2016 | Info

Books & Reading The Writing Life