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New from BWLB: “Detour” a novel by Michael Brodsky

“Detour,” a novel by Michael Brodsky (BWLB, ebook $ 5.99, print $23.99) Detour charts the struggle of a film-crazed young man to shape his identity; it is also about his resistance to doing so at every turn. Owning an identity can mean being straitjacketed, condemned to a living death; language becomes both an escape from […]

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New from BWLB: “Three Goat Songs,” by Michael Brodsky

We are continuing to reissue Michael Brodsky‘s entire catalogue. This is installment #3. “Three Goat Songs” is a series of variations on a theme. It is divided into three novellas, each about a man who sits on a rocky coast by the seashore, contemplating. Herbs of goats come there to graze. The man is a […]

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Need Your Book Translated

Do you need your book to be translated either into English or any other language? The first question that always comes to mind is why should you need to have your book translated? The answer is as simple as the question. There is nothing like visibility in foreign markets to gain a wider audience. Our […]

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New from BWLB: “Circuits” by Michael Brodsky

“Circuits,” by Michael Brodsky (BWLB, $ 5.99) This startling novel (originally published in 1991) is the concentrated peak of Brodsky’s dynamic and unique vision. With a shifting group of characters—Mazel Tov Jones, Neddie and Eddie, Vladimir and Mr. and Mrs. Stein, Brodsky explores the thought process of a protagonist who is accused of a murder […]

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New from BWLB: “Stanley Kubrick: The Odysseys,” by Fabrice Jaumont

“Stanley Kubrick: The Odysseys,” by Fabrice Jaumont ($ 9.99, 140 pages) April 2, 2018 was the 50th anniversary of a 1968 premiere screening in Washington, D.C. of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. The film remains the most fascinating cinematographic adventure given to experience. As a tribute to the masterpiece, and to the maestro himself, […]

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New release from BWLB: “Relative Man” by Ionel Petroi and Ivanka Stoïanova

“Relative Man: the Music of Ionel Petroi,” by Ionel Petroi and Ivanka Stoïanova. Born in Yugoslavia into an ethnic Romanian family, raised in Serbia, groomed in the Paris music circle before relocating to New York, if anything, provide a strong metaphor for Ionel Petroi’s “Musique Relative.” What came first the relative identity or the music? […]

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Author du Jour: Douglas Rushkoff

If you do not know who Douglas Rushkoff is, it is not too late to catch up. You will not regret it. He is the Naomi Klein male version. While I am not sure, he would appreciate I say this, this is, if I am right, his fifteenth plus books on culture, the digital economy […]

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Podcasts: Books du Jour

Dear readers, remember if you have no time to sit in front of your computer and watch our episodes of Books du jour, you can also download and play them in the comfort of your car, the subway or why not by the pool. to download our PODCASTS click on the link.

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Author du Jour: Meredith Maran

“The New Old Me” by Meredith Maran (Blue Rider Press, pp 302, $27.00) A great undiscovered jewel, and from what I infer, a book that deserves to get into every single book club in the nation, and beyond. My enthusiasm is perhaps excessive. There comes a time when a book appears and has valuable lessons […]

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Author du Jour: Beatriz Williams

“The Wicked City,” by Beatriz Williams (William Morrow, pp 368, $26.99) In “Wicked City,” one can smell the whiffs of Fitzgerald’s Nick Carraway as he journeys back and forth between New York and East Egg. You can touch Princeton, the Prohibition, the allure of speakeasies with Fitzgerald pouring himself a scotch, and nudging the fabulously […]

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