Fiction Book – I Racconti http://i-racconti.com/ Fri, 14 Jan 2022 14:39:01 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://i-racconti.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/favicon-150x150.png Fiction Book – I Racconti http://i-racconti.com/ 32 32 Dolly Parton Announces New Album “Run, Rose, Run” To Accompany Upcoming Novel https://i-racconti.com/dolly-parton-announces-new-album-run-rose-run-to-accompany-upcoming-novel/ Fri, 14 Jan 2022 14:33:01 +0000 https://i-racconti.com/dolly-parton-announces-new-album-run-rose-run-to-accompany-upcoming-novel/ Country music icon Dolly Parton has announced the upcoming release of her latest album, Run, Rose, Run, which will be released on March 4. The album, released on Butterfly Records in partnership with Ingrooves/UMG, is the companion project to an original novel, Run, Rose, Run, co-written by James Patterson and Parton which will be released […]]]>

Country music icon Dolly Parton has announced the upcoming release of her latest album, Run, Rose, Run, which will be released on March 4.

The album, released on Butterfly Records in partnership with Ingrooves/UMG, is the companion project to an original novel, Run, Rose, Run, co-written by James Patterson and Parton which will be released March 7. The album will be available on all digital streaming platforms and as a digital download, as well as CD, standard vinyl and some special vinyl color variants.

Pre-order the new album here.

It was through the writing process of Run, Rose, Run with Patterson that Parton was inspired to write, record and produce the story’s companion album. Co-produced by Richard Dennison and Tom Rutledge, the album Run, Rose, Run reflects the story of a young woman who leaves home for Nashville, TN to pursue her dreams of creating music and the dark secret of her past that threatens all. Set to the Country/Americana/Bluegrass sounds that are inherently woven into Parton, this album delivers an even deeper, more relatable sense of romance – providing audiences with an all-encompassing experience on and off the page.

Along with announcing her upcoming album, Parton released Run, Rose, Run’s first track and lyric video, “Big Dreams and Faded Jeans.”

“So many people come to Nashville with their bunch of songs,” says Parton. “Whether they’re running from anything or not, they’re running towards a future. That’s what ‘Big Dreams and Faded Jeans’ is about. I’m so happy to finally share the first song from this exciting new album with all of you!”

In partnership with the release of the album Run, Rose, Run, Parton has once again teamed up with Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams for a second run of her wildly popular ice cream, “Dolly’s Strawberry Pretzel Pie.” An allotted portion of proceeds from sales of the flavor will go to Parton’s beloved literacy program, The Imagination Library. Jeni’s will also be giving Dolly customers and fans a special, exclusive edition of the digital album which will include an exclusive bonus track, “Rose Of My Heart”, for a limited time only on jenis.com.

Dolly Parton is the most honored and revered country singer-songwriter of all time. Achieving 25 RIAA-certified gold, platinum, and multi-platinum awards, she had 26 songs reach No. 1 on the Billboard country charts, a record for a female artist. Recently, Parton hit No. 1 on the Billboard Christian Airplay Chart for the first time for his duet with Grammy Award-winning Zach Williams of “There Was Jesus,” for which they won a Grammy this year, which making it her 11th Grammy win.

She received her first Dove Award for a short video for her collaboration with King & Country on the song “God Only Knows”. Parton is the first artist to top Billboard’s Adult Contemporary, Christian AC Songs, Hot Country Songs, Christian Airplay, Country Airplay and Dance/Mix Show Airplay radio charts. Parton recently became the first country artist honored as a Grammy MusiCares Person of the Year awarded by NARAS. She has 44 career Top 10 country albums, a record for any artist, and 110 career singles over the past 50 years.

In 2014, the RIAA recognized his impact on recorded music with a plaque commemorating over 100 million units sold worldwide. His 2016 No. 1 album, “Pure & Simple”, which topped the Billboard Top Country Albums and Americana/Folk Albums charts and debuted at No. 1 in the US, Canada, UK and in Australia, added to that massive tally. She has won eleven Grammy Awards and 50 nominations, including the Lifetime Achievement Award and a 2020 win with KING & COUNTRY for their collaboration on “God Only Knows”; 10 Country Music Association awards, including Artist of the Year; five Academy of Country Music Awards, including a nod to Entertainer of the Year; four audience awards; and three American Music Awards. In 1999, Parton was inducted into the coveted Country Music Hall of Fame.

Last year, she released the Christmas album ‘Holly Dolly Christmas’ which went to No. 1 on the Billboard Country and Holiday charts, as well as the best-selling ‘Songteller: My Life in Lyrics’. This year, she won an Emmy Award for best TV movie for the film “Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square”. To date, Parton has donated more than 173 million books to children around the world with its Imagination library.

Her children’s book, Coat of Many Colors, was dedicated to the Library of Congress to honor the Library of the Imagination’s 100 millionth book donation. In March 2022, Parton will release the book Run Rose Run which she co-wrote with James Patterson, alongside a companion album of the same name with original songs inspired by the book. Parton also launched her own line of fragrances titled “Dolly: Scent From Above” this year. From her “many-colored coat” while working “9 to 5,” no dream is too big and no mountain is too high for the country girl who has made the world her stage.

Track list

In front of:

1. Run
2. Big dreams and faded jeans
3. Demons (with Ben Haggard)
4. Conduit
5. Snakes in the Grass
6. Blue Cup Breaker

B-side:

1. Woman stand up and take it like a man
2. Firecracker
3. secrets
4. Lost and Found (with Joe Nichols)
5. Dark night, bright future
6. Love or Lust (with Richard Dennison)

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Book review the school of good mothers https://i-racconti.com/book-review-the-school-of-good-mothers/ Wed, 12 Jan 2022 16:12:07 +0000 https://i-racconti.com/book-review-the-school-of-good-mothers/ Everyone likes to judge how mothers take care of their children. Jessamine Chan takes that idea and uses it, launching a debut novel that contains elements of The Handmaid’s Tale and Orange is the New Black but is entirely new and terrifying. The school of good mothers is not the one you want to attend. […]]]>

Everyone likes to judge how mothers take care of their children.

Jessamine Chan takes that idea and uses it, launching a debut novel that contains elements of The Handmaid’s Tale and Orange is the New Black but is entirely new and terrifying. The school of good mothers is not the one you want to attend.

Frida Liu fights as the mother of little Harriet. Her ex, Gust, settled in with the nimble Susanna, younger and full of Instagrammable parenting advice. Frida’s boss is brooding, the demands of solo parenting are relentless. This is on top of what she calls her “very bad day”.

She parks Harriet in the exersaucer so that she can rush to the office to retrieve a file. Unfortunately, she loses track of time and the police telephones her. The neighbors heard Harriet cry. His daughter is at the station. Can she come in?

It’s a believable setup and the first of Chan’s many clever plotting decisions. Its ability to take the story from a relatable nervousness to a police procedure through an emotionally charged legal fight prompts the reader to expect a more conventional narrative.

Instead, here is dystopia. A judge sends Frida to spend a year at the novel’s title school. It’s a new residential program, explains her lawyer, and she will have weekly video calls with Harriet, who will live with Gust and Susanna while Frida learns how to be a better mother.

Quickly, despair rises. The childless women who run the near jail unveil a set of skills every mother must master, a Squid Game-like hierarchy of talents. Failure at any level results in an additional “talking circle” or the removal of phone privileges. Constant penance includes the refrain, “I am a bad mother, but I am learning to be good.”

What makes this all the more heartbreaking is that the government-run school’s curriculum reflects real cultural pressures. Good mothers sacrifice themselves and are also perfect. They anticipate their children’s needs and calm distraught toddlers in minutes. They never scream.

Writer Jessamine Chan (USA), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, September 17, 2020. Photography © Beowulf Sheehan

The school for good mothers is also the school for helicopter mothers. They rarely have to let their young loads out of sight. The group trains to fend off kidnappers and pedophiles and save a child from a burning building. (A parallel school for fathers that appears later in the book has much lower standards.)

“It doesn’t matter if you fight one person or twelve,” insists the instructor. “A parent should be able to lift a car. Lift a fallen tree. Repel a bear. … You have to find this strength within yourself.

Frida’s childhood as a US-born daughter of Chinese immigrants leaves her at times ill-equipped to analyze the expectations of those in power. Her own parents share society’s disappointment at her mistakes. One of Frida’s many fears during her isolation is that Harriet will lose touch with her Chinese heritage because her ex-husband and new boyfriend are white.

There are many light-hearted novels that use harassed mothers for sad laughs. The hurdles Frida faces in The School for Good Mothers, on the other hand, are heartbreaking. Chan’s gift for reflection makes his novel a mirror of a fairground, grounded in reality but just tilted enough to make us pay attention.

(Simon & Schuster, January 4, 2022)

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Gender Queer Returns to Wake County Public Libraries as Revisions Made to Book Removal Process https://i-racconti.com/gender-queer-returns-to-wake-county-public-libraries-as-revisions-made-to-book-removal-process/ Mon, 10 Jan 2022 21:45:21 +0000 https://i-racconti.com/gender-queer-returns-to-wake-county-public-libraries-as-revisions-made-to-book-removal-process/ RALEIGH, NC (WNCN) – Wake County Public Libraries are working to overhaul their process for permanently removing books from their collection. It comes after WCPL deleted the novel “Gender Queer” in mid-December. The book, which explores gender identity, was written by Maia Kobabe and was released in 2019. “The library system created this process in […]]]>

RALEIGH, NC (WNCN) – Wake County Public Libraries are working to overhaul their process for permanently removing books from their collection.

It comes after WCPL deleted the novel “Gender Queer” in mid-December. The book, which explores gender identity, was written by Maia Kobabe and was released in 2019.

“The library system created this process in 2005, and since then national best practices have changed,” said Mike Wasilick, director of Wake County Public Libraries. “We recognized that it was time to modernize our procedures and ensure that they are inclusive, open and supportive of a public library that welcomes everyone. “

In a working session Monday, WCPL and the Wake County Council of Commissioners discussed the removal process.

A group described by WCPL as “a cross-section of library staff” examines how library systems in San Diego, Seattle, Austin, and Boston handle the deletion process.

The group is also reviewing the latest recommendations from the American Library Association.

“Once the review is complete, it must be approved by the library administration, the community services department, and the Wake County director’s office. The Wake County Library Commission and the Wake County Board of Commissioners will also be considering it, ”a press release from the county said.

The graphic novel “Lawn Boy” will remain on the shelves at WCPL. The graphic novel was reviewed at the same time as “Gender Queer” but its status has not changed.

Both will be reassessed once a new referral system is in place.

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Dune has changed science fiction in every way except one https://i-racconti.com/dune-has-changed-science-fiction-in-every-way-except-one/ Sat, 08 Jan 2022 23:00:00 +0000 https://i-racconti.com/dune-has-changed-science-fiction-in-every-way-except-one/ Despite the incredible source material and spectacle of the movies, Dune doesn’t seem to have the right kind of media. When Frank Herbert published Dune in 1965, science fiction was changed forever. While it drew on tropes and themes established in other science fiction works of the time, its unique inclusion of esoteric language and […]]]>

Despite the incredible source material and spectacle of the movies, Dune doesn’t seem to have the right kind of media.

When Frank Herbert published Dune in 1965, science fiction was changed forever. While it drew on tropes and themes established in other science fiction works of the time, its unique inclusion of esoteric language and spirituality created a saga that the authors have attempted to replicate ever since. decades. Unfortunately, his intention seventh book in the series was never completed during his lifetime.

When he died, the rights to the series passed to his son, Brian Herbert. Despite using the notes left by his father, Brian extended Dune the novels are widely regarded as having reduced the quality of the series to children’s literature. The recent Dune graphic novel (by Brian Herbert, Kevin J Anderson, Raul Allen and Patricia Martin) and its derivative comics could have been excellent opportunities to give the series another literary avenue. Unfortunately, they suffered from the same issues as the extended novels, as well as a few unique issues.


Related: Dune: The Spice Wars Video Game Drops A Tactical, Tense Trailer


Herbert’s novels used Shakespearean dialogue to bring the reader into its frame, but most of that frame comes from the characters’ immensely provocative inner monologues. Since computers are prohibited under Dune, humans have grappled with superior thought mechanisms to solve logic problems. The prose reflects this, and the written thoughts and feelings of the cast of Dune will make readers feel like omnipotent geniuses, even if they aren’t. In Brian Herbert’s books, however, almost all of the information is conveyed through dialogue.


Somehow, this problem has spread throughout the comics. Comics have the limitless potential to display thoughts, poems, and countless additional forms of text simultaneously in the present moment. Despite this, in the prequel comic Dune: Atréides House (by Brian Herbert, Kevin J Anderson, Dev Pramanik and Alex Guimareas), an adaptation of Brian Herbert’s book of the same name, the characters simply to say each other all. Nothing is show to the reader as in the original books; instead, everything is force-fed by dialogue bubbles, on display.

One of the things that makes the original Dune unique novel is its extensive annexes. Rather than just reading the book from start to finish, readers will find themselves going back to the spine of the book in order to have the same depth of knowledge as the characters. By the end of the story, they learned not only from the material intrigue, but also from the trials and stories that flesh out the galaxy into a living environment. Even Denis Villeneuve’s latest film has found a way to translate this sentiment, often returning to Paul as he studies movie books covering a wide range of subjects. The adaptation of the graphic novel, however, has none of that. The scenes take place in featureless backgrounds, no additional insight is given, and facial expressions are almost nonexistent.


Related: Why David Lynch’s Dune Wiped Out Paul Atreides’ Other Son


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Some might suggest that books won’t translate into comics without feeling uninspired. Dune, in particular, is seen as a very difficult story to adapt. That doesn’t mean, however, that a comedic version of the story can’t be both faithful and effective. The problem with the Dune comics, it seems, can be a problem with adapters. Brian Herbert is a novelist; so is Kevin J. Anderson. Without proper research, one skill does not necessarily translate into another, however talented practitioners may be in a medium.

The absurd and groundbreaking science fiction novel by Kurt Vonnegut Slaughterhouse Five received a excellent adaptation of Boom Studios (by Bryan North and Albert Monteys). It would have been easy to just literally display what’s going on and rely on the dialogue from the book. Instead, its creators used an innovative and impressive variety of visual tools to convey the book’s motifs in a whole new way. If Herbert had received the same love and respect that Vonnegut had in the comics, there might be a Dune graphic novel that would transcend in the same way that his books did. While the odds seem slim that Dune will ever get a second chance in the comics, we have no fear. Fear is the mind killer.


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After “A Little Life”, Hanya Yanagihara’s great new novel rewrites history https://i-racconti.com/after-a-little-life-hanya-yanagiharas-great-new-novel-rewrites-history/ Fri, 07 Jan 2022 10:00:03 +0000 https://i-racconti.com/after-a-little-life-hanya-yanagiharas-great-new-novel-rewrites-history/ IN PARADISEBy Hanya Yanagihara Can an Asian American Woman Write a Great American Novel? Should a great American novel go from New York to Hawaii, skipping the Midwest? Can he go from realism to dystopia? And – most important of all, perhaps – can he focus on gay men? It is to Hanya Yanagihara’s credit […]]]>

IN PARADISE
By Hanya Yanagihara

Can an Asian American Woman Write a Great American Novel? Should a great American novel go from New York to Hawaii, skipping the Midwest? Can he go from realism to dystopia? And – most important of all, perhaps – can he focus on gay men?

It is to Hanya Yanagihara’s credit that her new novel raises these questions. At over 700 pages, with a duration of 200 years, “To Paradise” begins in New York in 1893. We are given a patriarch, wealth, children; there is an arranged marriage, an inheritance, true love, a class divide, and a significant twist. Skilfully paced and judiciously detailed, the tale is authentic with the conventions of the nineteenth century novel. But that’s not all. With breathtaking audacity, Yanagihara rewrites America, the Civil War having produced, in this narrative, not a united country but a conglomerate of territories, including one called the Free States. In this nation within the nation, same-sex marriage is allowed – although, to qualify the picture, arranged marriages are also allowed.

Yanagihara continues to rewrite history in other centuries as well, even as she moves the action from New York to Hawaii and back again, negotiates three major and nine minor time lags, and, most strikingly, brings her characters out of focus. the stage to bring them back, to other times and in other forms, again and again. To give just one of many examples, David Bingham, the heir to a mansion in Part I, returns a century later as a legal assistant, passionately in love with a certain Charles Griffith. (We’ve met Charles before, as an older, unruffled suitor who was rejected by the Part I David Bingham. Now he’s an even older but dashing and worldly partner in David’s cabinet; David, in addition, once fair complexion, is now mixed.)

There are dozens of other reincarnations of this type, and they are both dazzling and disconcerting. If, in a Russian novel, it is difficult to know who is linked to whom, here we have difficulty in knowing who has become who, especially since Yanagihara also masterfully reuses themes, situations and motifs. It is not just arranged marriages and class differences that recur. Pandemics, mansions, triangles, diseases, abandonments, deaths, letters and heirlooms also reappear kaleidoscopically, as do grandfathers, lovers, invalids, guardians, utopians and more. .


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Pulp non-fiction: the worst business books of 2022 https://i-racconti.com/pulp-non-fiction-the-worst-business-books-of-2022/ Mon, 03 Jan 2022 05:00:49 +0000 https://i-racconti.com/pulp-non-fiction-the-worst-business-books-of-2022/ Some 10,000 business books are published each year in the United States, the world’s largest market. Almost all of them are unbeatable, of course, but inevitably only a few big chunks pass through the rigorous filters of the editors. Here are some (entirely imaginary) examples of securities to avoid in 2022. Make yourself comfortable with […]]]>

Some 10,000 business books are published each year in the United States, the world’s largest market. Almost all of them are unbeatable, of course, but inevitably only a few big chunks pass through the rigorous filters of the editors. Here are some (entirely imaginary) examples of securities to avoid in 2022.

Make yourself comfortable with your colleague! An academic and a coach with no hands-on management experience offer just under 300 pages of wishful thinking on how a combination of purpose, empathy, diversity, inclusion and hugs! – will put a smile on the face of your exhausted subordinates and allow you to delay their long-awaited pay rise for a few months.

The ME as a team. The recently retired CEO of a company you’ve never heard of spent a tiny fraction of his multi-million dollar salary to hire a ghostwriter. The result is this muted account of his heroic military service and smooth rise to the top, ignoring embarrassment, lawsuits, profit warnings and repeated rounds of layoffs. History written by the winner.

Square pegs: shape your strategy. Seven partners from a well-known management consulting firm are turning their PowerPoint slides and the confidential information you provided as a client into what ostensibly looks like a whole new way of doing strategy. The good news: Now you know where your costs went. The bad news: You’re about to receive a box of free copies for you and your management team, the heaviest and least welcome business card in the world.

Who stole my fable? A whimsical tale of creatures of the woods, who find a way to end their long-standing feud and embark on a co-creation miracle that increases the forest’s return on investment while battling climate change. Told in words of one or two syllables, interspersed with blank pages and bad cartoons. Aesop, no. $ 30 in hardcover at an airport bookstore near you. Will sell millions.

Kill Them: Leadership Lessons From Tyrants. There is a lot to be said for autocrats and dictators, but in the past this has mostly come in the form of unconvincing praise from hunched-over minions. Now, finally, a slim textbook that enumerates the real business benefits of an iron-fisted, putting the bullets in the head style of management, from Attila the Hun to Stalin.

Rich, richer, richer. Who knew that reaching the hyper-rich was so easy? Incredibly Good-Looking Co-Authors with a Highly Followed Instagram Account Explain Secrets of Crypto and Memes Trading, and Urge You to Stake Your Hard-Earned Retirement Savings on Their Twitter-Led Investment Strategy and Become the Next Warren Buffett or Elon Musk. Hurry, before they go up the ladder and the whole Ponzi scheme collapses.

The bumper book of branding. The text is so 2021. Enjoy this massive picture book, complete with hand-drawn graphics and bespoke glossy photographs, all in an insanely large format that can only be displayed on the coffee tables in the atrium of the marketing agency that funded it. Combined with an online course in reputation management and a global motivational tour (tickets on sale now, if Omicron allows).

The Deepest Dive: The Scandal That Briefly Shook Global Capitalism. Three American newspaper reporters who never really got along at the start were persuaded to turn their award-winning, unreadable series of investigative reports into a very, very long book. Each chapter begins with a limousine that stops in front of a luxury hotel. After that, the writers will quit journalism for public relations and never speak to each other again. Close family members only.

Nudge me when I fall asleep. Well-known social science experiments have been recounted for the thousandth time in the kind of optimistic tone that suggests they contain the secret of life itself. You will learn to be constantly excited about trivial advances! You will understand for the first time how a trainer relaunched an obscure American sports franchise! You will wonder why the authors make more money than the associate professors who did the research in the first place! You’ll never buy another behavioral science book again.

Hi Ho, Hi Ho: The unthinkable future of work. Did you know we spend more time working than sleeping? You did it? Never mind: this book will allow you to spend the time you don’t spend working reading about work and, maybe, if you are lucky, dreaming about it. Concert workers: hide from the idea of ​​a utopia where you have a real job again. Full-time workers: Tremble at the idea of ​​a dystopia where gig workers take your job. Bosses: Remember that reading business books during working hours is a licensed offense.

Andrew Hill helped filter the books for the FT Business Book of the Year Award since 2005, and thankfully has never been short of potential winners.


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Fright, Lust, and the Russians – The New York Times https://i-racconti.com/fright-lust-and-the-russians-the-new-york-times/ Sat, 01 Jan 2022 13:00:03 +0000 https://i-racconti.com/fright-lust-and-the-russians-the-new-york-times/ In the previous issue of this newsletter, I asked readers what their preferred lighting configuration for book consumption was – and I was amply rewarded. Emails poured in. Hundreds of emails! I liked to imagine each correspondent in the setting they described: reading with a headlamp in a tent surrounded by nature, nibbling on caramel […]]]>

In the previous issue of this newsletter, I asked readers what their preferred lighting configuration for book consumption was – and I was amply rewarded. Emails poured in. Hundreds of emails! I liked to imagine each correspondent in the setting they described: reading with a headlamp in a tent surrounded by nature, nibbling on caramel candies while beaming a neck lamp to their chosen text, or travel with a solar lamp that looks like a shiny gemstone. Thanks to everyone who wrote to provide a free feature to consumers!

Wishing you a bright new year,

Molly


Has winter depressed you? Break out this heartbreaking novel, which centers on a criminal trial closely resembling that of the Menendez brothers, who were convicted in 1996 of the murder of their parents. Seth is a magazine writer who has flown from New York to California to profile an empty celebrity while simultaneously working his fixation on what Indiana calls the “Martinez brothers.” Jack is Seth’s former lover, JD is a popular radio host, and the three spend their nights in a lounge called Black Light among meth-drunk Hells Angels, drag queens and drunken actresses who are in the third acts (perhaps even the epilogues) of their career. It’s Los Angeles around 1994: a painting by Bosch in neon colors; a place where you can get strangled by a puppeteer in a basement dungeon or smile at Matthew Modine in the elevator at Chateau Marmont or eat a piece of fatty tuna while someone tells you you have “a really negative and pessimistic aura”.

Indiana has the kind of ruthless comedic intelligence that I cherish in my friends and fear in my enemies. There is no better descriptor of people (a guy is “a slice of pathos”; a woman’s hair is “messy like the high note of a show tune”) or conjurer of terror and lust . Reading “Ressentment” is one of the few times that the phrase “Great American Novel” has come into my mind.

To read if you like: Kathy Acker, obsessed with Patricia Lockwood, “The Bonfire of Vanities” by Tom Wolfe

Available from: MIT Press


non-fictional works, 2010

This book has the distinction of being among the least converted recommendations I have ever provided (people’s eyes are frozen when they learn about it) but the highest positive feedback rate among those who persist in reading it. . I don’t know if passing this data on to you counts as reverse psychology or normal psychology, but it does.

“The Possessed” is correctly captioned “Adventures with Russian books and the people who read them”. We start our journey in Palo Alto, where Elif Batuman is a Stanford student, then we follow her around the world and into the heart of Slavic sensibility, answering questions such as “Was Tolstoy murdered?” And “What does it feel like when an Uzbek woman paints a unibrow on your face?”

In St. Petersburg, Batuman visits the reconstruction of an ice palace where a Russian empress once forced a couple of jesters to marry. In Turkey, she goes to a town called Tokat, which means “a slap in the face”. In Tashkent, she watches a monkey eat a boiled potato. You will collect many interesting facts during your journey with Batuman; for example, that Uzbekistan is one of only two dual-landlocked countries in the world and the other is Liechtenstein. Loving Russian literature is not a prerequisite for appreciating “The Possessed”, which is worth reading just to find out how such a claim might be true.

To read if you like: Sherlock Holmes, dressed in a large shapeless coat, reflecting on your fate, the comedy by Tim Robinson

Available from: Random penguin house


  • Break your heart to pieces with a worthy Douglas Sirk melodrama / mystery about PARTHENOGENESIS (you heard me!) set in the English suburbs of the 1950s?

  • Watch with GROWING CONCERN as a charming Princeton-educated boy goes into finance, watches 9/11 on television, and becomes radicalized? (Where is it ?)

  • Dive intoCassandra at the wedding”If you believe, like the narrator of this novel, that BRANDY is a drink superior to SCOTCH because it’s more “twisted”?

  • Sinks to the ground in despair after you finish this mystery then resurrect dramatically at the MICHAEL MYERS IN “HALLOWEEN when you realize the book is even better at second reading?

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Page Turners of 2021: Fiction https://i-racconti.com/page-turners-of-2021-fiction/ Thu, 30 Dec 2021 20:37:54 +0000 https://i-racconti.com/page-turners-of-2021-fiction/ The Telegraph lists the fictional titles that have marked us the most this year The telegraph | Posted on 12.31.21, 02:07 AM Klara and the sun [picture attached, 31editbookf1]Kazuo IshiguroFaber “Klara and the Sun” – Kazuo Ishiguro’s first novel since winning the Nobel Prize for Literature – is an investigation into the uniqueness of the […]]]>

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Kazuo Ishiguro
Faber

Representative image.

“Klara and the Sun” – Kazuo Ishiguro’s first novel since winning the Nobel Prize for Literature – is an investigation into the uniqueness of the human heart. Is it beyond the reach of technology, heralding the destruction of humanity? Ishiguro’s response is as disturbing as it is intense.

The promise
By Damon Galgut,
Europe

A broken promise turns into a curse in this political allegory, which won the 2021 Booker Prize. The book examines race, rights and identity while tracing three decades of South African socio-political history back- plan.

red pill
By Hari Kunzru,
Scribe

A German writer is unwittingly drawn into the world of alternative right-wing ideologues in this dark but compelling story about the psychosexual roots of the toxic man cult that is currently destroying the world.

The softness of the water
By Nathan Harris,
Big title

This lyrical novel interweaves the personal and the political, presenting a perspective largely overlooked by traditional interpretations of the Civil War and breathing new life into a period whose stories have become obsolete.

Parisian library [picture attached, 31editbookf4]
By Janet Skeslien Charles,
Two routes

An American soldier in Paris just after the armistice of the First World War.  The American Library in Paris was founded with books sent to American infantrymen serving in the war.

The book is a love letter to Paris and an ode to the power of books and the beauty of intergenerational friendship, with the American Library in Paris and the French Resistance at its heart.

Small eyes
By Samanta Schweblin,
One world

Samanta Schweblin examines the banality of the digital presence in our lives and the casual acceptance of anonymous, yet personalized, surveillance in this unredeemed world.

Before she sleeps
By Bina Shah,
Macmillan

A gripping, feminist, post-apocalyptic, dystopian novel about an underground community of renegade women who survive in a secret sanctuary and challenge patriarchal control, finding strength and unity in their mutual camaraderie.

Nobody talks about it
By Patricia Lockwood,
River head

A literary attempt to account for the damage done to a creative mind by years of excessive exposure to the internet that examines efforts to expose the endless absurdity of life online.

Where is: a novel
By Jhumpa Lahiri,
Hamish hamilton

Taking place over about a year and moving in time, it is a work that defies easy categorization. On the one hand, it can be read as a series of reflections on impermanence and mortality and, on the other hand, as a return to the questions of space, time and identity that haunted the work of Jhumpa Lahiri.

The lost apothecary
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Legend

A gripping tale of mystery, murder, trust and betrayal, the immersive plot skillfully flows from the past to the present, revealing the sorrows and lost dreams of the three female protagonists.

The death of Vivek Oji
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Even though the protagonist’s death is the central plot, the melancholy that permeates the novel does not weigh it down; rather, it is a viscous and animated matrix in which the characters and their lives are suspended like luminous particles.

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A painting depicting the Trojan War.

While remaining true to the original saga, the narrative style of this tale is distinctly easygoing, erudite and urban. Stephen Fry imbues Homer’s version of elements from Virgil’s Aeneid, Ovid’s Metamorphoses, and several other Greek tragedies with his tongue-in-cheek humor.

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The fourth and final installment of Ali Smith’s seasonal quartet emphasizes that the season of joy and exuberance is long gone and that we live in a hell of disease, carnage and chaos marked by crisis. climate.

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By Sophie Ward,
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In the tradition of philosophers such as Voltaire, Sartre or Gaarder, Sophie Ward sets out to explore fundamental philosophical questions through a novel that brings us a new perspective on life, life and death.

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The novel explores the militarization of shame in India to force people, especially women, to join the social order. The Good Girls is most poignant when it deals with the unlived and cut short lives of women.

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Invisible ink: a novel
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Steven R. Jones’ New Book “The Coded Note” Brings Mystery Novel About Murder Case Soon To Shake Life Of Pastor https://i-racconti.com/steven-r-jones-new-book-the-coded-note-brings-mystery-novel-about-murder-case-soon-to-shake-life-of-pastor/ Wed, 29 Dec 2021 05:00:00 +0000 https://i-racconti.com/steven-r-jones-new-book-the-coded-note-brings-mystery-novel-about-murder-case-soon-to-shake-life-of-pastor/ HOLLAND, Mich., December 29, 2021 / PRNewswire-PRWeb / – Steven r jones, writer and production engineer, has completed her new book “The Coded Note”: A Heartbreaking Story that follows Pastor Sarah as she and a detective attempt to unravel clues about her friend’s homicide by decoding a note left behind by the dead. Jones shares: […]]]>

HOLLAND, Mich., December 29, 2021 / PRNewswire-PRWeb / – Steven r jones, writer and production engineer, has completed her new book “The Coded Note”: A Heartbreaking Story that follows Pastor Sarah as she and a detective attempt to unravel clues about her friend’s homicide by decoding a note left behind by the dead.

Jones shares: “Sarah didn’t expect that when she was called to preach it would totally ruin her social life. In her first pastorate she struggled with loneliness but would not give up what she believed. be her life’s work, and she quit to live on her own.

One tragic day, she found the body of the closest friend she had. Next to the deceased was a note beginning with “Dear Pasteur Sarah”. It was clearly written around the hour of death. There were several entries in the diary for her to think about. It was definitely written for her; so she took it, not knowing that it contained a code on the identity of the killer. When she took the note, she had no idea it would make a young detective angry. But as he works on the case, he realizes that in order to solve this crime he has to have Sarah’s expertise. “

Published by Page Publishing, Steven R. Jones’ Captivating fiction is a gripping experience where events do not unfold as you expect. Join Pastor Sarah as she works her expertise on a mystery that may unblock other questions that already exist.

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Study demonstrates novel approach to target activator-dependent cancers https://i-racconti.com/study-demonstrates-novel-approach-to-target-activator-dependent-cancers/ Mon, 27 Dec 2021 10:00:00 +0000 https://i-racconti.com/study-demonstrates-novel-approach-to-target-activator-dependent-cancers/ As researchers have identified several genes responsible for prostate cancer, a new study published in Nature reveals the puppeteer controlling the strings. The chains: carcinogenic or oncogenic genes, such as the androgen receptor, FOXA1, ERG and MYC. The Puppet Master: A chromatin remodeling complex called SWI / SNF, which controls how DNA is arranged and […]]]>

As researchers have identified several genes responsible for prostate cancer, a new study published in Nature reveals the puppeteer controlling the strings.

The chains: carcinogenic or oncogenic genes, such as the androgen receptor, FOXA1, ERG and MYC.

The Puppet Master: A chromatin remodeling complex called SWI / SNF, which controls how DNA is arranged and compacted to fit into a cell’s nucleus. A key subunit of this complex provides energy to unwrap DNA to provide access to enhancer elements that stimulate the expression of carcinogenic genes.

In the present study, researchers at the University of Michigan Health Rogel Cancer Center demonstrated that the SWI / SNF complex facilitates access to activators to which oncogenes can bind and drive downstream gene expression in cancer. Degrading a subunit of this complex blocks oncogenes, like cutting the strings of the puppeteer.

This discovery reveals a new approach to the treatment of prostate cancer fueled by different genetic factors, which together account for more than 90% of all prostate cancers.

In human cells, DNA is wrapped tightly around histone proteins, collectively called chromatin. These form a physical barrier to all DNA-based processes. Specialized protein machines have evolved that consume energy and modulate the physical state of DNA for its functional activation. These complexes work in close collaboration with DNA binding regulatory factors called transcription factors to confer distinct cellular identity and function.

“This is the first demonstration in the field of cancer that blocking access to chromatin can be continued as a route to treat cancer. By compacting the chromatin around these enhancer elements, transcription factors are prevented from binding to enhancer elements that lead to cancer, ”said the study author. Arul M. Chinnaiyan, MD, Ph.D., director of the Michigan Center for Translational Pathology and SP Hicks, professor of pathology and urology at Michigan Medicine.

Researchers looked at several models of prostate cancer that expressed different oncogenes. They found that blocking the SWI / SNF complex slows the growth of cancer cells and induces cell death, especially in tumors induced by FOXA1 or the androgen receptor. There was no effect on benign prostate cells.

In normal development, the SWI / SNF complex is essential. “Normal cells can survive with default levels of gene transcription, but cancer cells are particularly dependent on these enhancer regions. They need access to these activators to increase the expression of oncogenic targets, ”Chinnaiyan said.

Components of the SWI / SNF complex are mutated in a number of cancers, but rarely in prostate cancer. Prostate cancers induced by the androgen receptor or FOXA1 were more sensitive to a SWI / SNF degrader than even cancers in which the subunits were mutated.

“Without having mutations, and with only oncogenic transcription factors involved, prostate cancer cells were extremely sensitive to this degradant, even more so than lung cancer where a component of the pathway was mutated,” Chinnaiyan said. . “By disabling this SWI / SNF complex, we found preferential activity against certain cancers and no toxicity in normal cells or normal tissues. This bodes well for clinical studies using compounds that target this pathway. “

He also suggests the possibility of using this approach for other types of cancer that are dependent on oncogenic transcription factors, including certain multiple myelomas and other blood cancers.

The researchers used a SWI / SNF degrader under development by the Indian company Aurigene Discovery Technologies. These compounds are under development for future clinical trials.

The Rogel team will continue to study the biology of this complex, help develop compounds that target this complex, and assess what other types of cancer might respond to this approach. For prostate cancer, they are exploring in the laboratory a combination therapy using the SWI / SNF degrader with anti-androgen therapy. This approach is not yet in clinical trials.

Additional authors: Lanbo Xiao, Abhijit Parolia, Yuanyuan Qiao, Pushpinder Bawa, Sanjana Eyunni, Rahul Mannan, Sandra E. Carson, Yu Chang, Xiaoju Wang, Yuping Zhang, Josh N. Vo, Steven Kregel, Stephanie A. Simko, Andrew D Delekta, Mustapha Jaber, Heng Zheng, Ingrid J. Apel, Lisa McMurry, Fengyun Su, Rui Wang, Sylvia Zelenka-Wang, Sanjita Sasmal, Leena Khare, Subhendu Mukherjee, Chandrasekhar Abbineni, Kiran Aithal, Mital S. Bhakta, Jay Ghurye, Xuhong Cao, Nora M. Navone, Alexey I. Nesvizhskii, Rohit Mehra, Ulka Vaishampayan, Marco Blanchette, Yuzhuo Wang, Susanta Samajdar, Murali Ramachandra

Funding: Prostate Cancer Foundation Challenge Award, National Cancer Institute Grants P50-CA186786, R35-CA231996, U01-CA214170, P30-CA046592, Department of Defense Prostate Cancer Research Program W81XWH-21-1-0500 . Chinnaiyan is a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Fellow, A. Alfred Taubman Fellow, and Professor at the American Cancer Society.

Disclosure: S. Sasmal., LK, SM, CA, S. Samajdar, KA and MR are affiliated with Aurigene Discovery Technologies. JG, MSB and MB are affiliated with Dovetail Genomics. AMC is a co-founder and sits on the scientific advisory boards of LynxDx, Oncopia and Esanik. AMC sits on the Scientific Advisory Board of Tempus and Ascentage.

Cited article: “Targeting SWI / SNF ATPases in activator-dependent prostate cancer”, Nature. DOI: 10.1038 / s41586-021-04246-z


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