June 15 2013 Literary Fiction Newsletter
Here are the two latest articles from the Literary Fiction site at BellaOnline.com.
Book Review - Leave of Absence
Tanya J. Peterson's Leave of Absence is a story about two people who suffer immensely from mental issues, but through each other's friendship they are able to face their fears and slowly accept the hope of a new beginning. Check out the full review of this new read!
The Theme of Love in Literature
Love is one of the biggest themes in literature and has been since the on-start of literature up until this present day. In this article, we explore how some literary works perceive and interpret love and how it affects the characters involved.
QUOTE FOR THE WEEK
"What really knocks me out is a book that, when you're all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn't happen much, though."
--- J.D. Salinger
AUTHOR BIRTHDAYS June 1-21
June 2 - Karl Gjellerup
June 2 - Carol Shields
June 2 - Thomas Hardy
June 3 - Larry McMurtry
June 6 - Thomas Mann
June 10 - Saul Bellow
June 11 - William Styron
June 12 - Anne Frank
June 13 - William Butler Yeats
June 13 - Mark Van Doren
June 14 - Harriet Beecher Stowe
June 14 - John Edgar Wideman
June 16 - Joyce Carol Oates
June 18 - Jerzy Kosinski
June 19 - Tobias Wolff
June 21 - Ian McEwan
June 21 - Jean-Paul Sartre
June 21 - Jane Urquhart
It's that time when I get to recommend what book I should read this time! My recommended book for me this month is 'Americanah' by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the Nigerian novelist and author of 'Purple Hibiscus' and 'Half of a Yellow Sun'. I have read so many reviews about her new book - mostly positive ones - and I'm hoping to get my hands on it this week via Amazon. I will certainly be writing a review on it when I'm done, although it might be a little while coming given the amount of reviews I'm yet to write up. Nevertheless I'm excited about purchasing it, and I trust that it will blow my mind like Adichie's other works have!
Read it with me if you'd like, get it here - http://www.amazon.com/Americanah-Chimamanda-Ngozi-Adichie/dp/0307271080. Enjoy!
EDITOR-RECOMMENDED RANDOM FUN ACTIVITY
Visit a street fair this weekend. Find out what's going on in your neighborhood: street event, fair, festival, or parade, and make a decision to attend one. The food is cheap, there are always all sorts of craft and art displays, and variety of entertainment for everyone. It's currently the onset of summer for some of us where we're located, which means there are tons of outdoor activities always going on throughout this season up until the end of Fall. It's the season of sunshine, fun times and great memories with family and friends, so let's commit to take a loved one, spouse, friends, or whoever we wish to take, out this weekend to a street event. Do it. This weekend. And enjoy it!
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Have a fantastic weekend!
Ije Kanu, Literary Fiction Editor
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