Tia Williams’s 'Seven Days in June' Headed To TV | Book Pulse

Tia Williams’s Seven Days in June is getting adapted for television while films and TV shows based on comics fill this weekend and beyond. Interviews are out with Frank Abe and Tamiko Nimura of We Hereby Refuse: Japanese American Resistance to Wartime Incarceration, Lisa Taddeo of Animal, Julianna Margulies of Sunshine Girl: An Unexpected Life, Tia Williams of Seven Days in June, and Kellye Garrett of Like a Sister. Huma Abedin, most well-known for being an aide to Hillary Clinton and formally being married to Anthony Weiner, is writing Both/And: A Life in Many Words with Simon & Schuster.

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June 11:

Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway, based on the stories of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter. Sony. Reviews | Trailer

12 Mighty Orphans, based on the book Twelve Mighty Orphans: The Inspiring True Story of the Mighty Mites Who Ruled Texas Football by Jim Dent. Sony. No reviews | Trailer

Trese, based on the komik by Budjette Tan and Kajo Baldisimo. Netflix. No reviews | Trailer

June 13:

Aurora Teagarden Mysteries: Cold Feet and a Cold Case (Til Death Do Us Part), based on the book series by Charlaine Harris. HMM. No reviews | No trailer

Secrets of a Gold Digger Killer, based on the book by Suzy Spencer. Lifetime. No reviews | Trailer

June 17:

The Gift (Atiye), based on the book Dünyanın Uyanışı by Şengül Boybaş. Netflix. Reviews | Trailer

Record of Ragnarok (Shūmatsu no Walküre), based on the manga series by Shinya Umemura and Takumi Fukui. Netflix. No reviews | Trailer


NPR reviews Night Came With Many Stars by Simon Van Booy (Ingram): “It is a heartbreaking book, a gorgeous book. A story told in the native tongue and tempos of paint factory employees and domestics and diner waitresses, of the guys working 20 years on the line at the Ford plant and those walking dazedly out into the light after 10 spent in prison.”

The Washington Post reviews B-Side Books: Essays on Forgotten Favorites edited by John Plotz (Columbia University Press): “Whether identifying “the perfect anti-Western,” an Iranian comic novel from the 1970s or the cheerful account of a Japanese grandmother’s fitful Buddhist practice, these wide-ranging essays are a prod to pursue the world’s sometimes hard-to-find novels, novellas and memoirs.” Also, Should We Stay or Should We Go by Lionel Shriver (HarperCollins): “We are reading a novel of issues, a thesis novel concerning euthanasia and medical rationing.” Plus, Right Here, Right Now: Life Stories from America's Death Row edited by Lynden Harris (Duke University Press): "It’s an emotionally difficult read, but it’s more than worth the investment of time and heart. The storytellers in this book are among the 3,000 incarcerated adults facing execution in this country." Many more reviews posted this morning.

The Atlantic reviews Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism by Amanda Montell (Harper Wave: HarperCollins): “Cultish thoroughly examines the ways that words can be manipulated to build a sense of community, enforce collective values, shut down debate, or even coerce damaging behavior in the name of ideology.”

Vox reviews The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris (Atria; LJ starred review): “This book is confronting genuine issues about the problems Black women face as they navigate all-white spaces, and about how even liberal institutions like book publishing have made themselves all-white — but it does so with a joyous verve that will have readers galloping through every page. It’s a genuine blast of a read, and it will change the way you think about cocoa butter forever.”

Book Marks has "The Best Reviewed Books of the Week."

Briefly Noted

The Seattle Times features Frank Abe and Tamiko Nimura, authors of We Hereby Refuse: Japanese American Resistance to Wartime Incarceration (Chin Music Press: Consortium), a new graphic novel about the internment of Japanese Americans in the U.S. during World War II

Lisa Taddeo has a conversation with Shondaland about her book Animal (Avid Reader: S. & S) and how powerful women’s anger can be. Also, Julianna Margulies, Sunshine Girl: An Unexpected Life (Ballantine), speaks about her childhood and family.

Ebony interviews Tia Williams, Seven Days in June (Grand Central), about the importance of Black love and romance representation.

Kellye Garrett speaks with CrimeReads about how upcoming book Like a Sister and a new meaning for "strong, black woman" characters.

Huma Abedin, most well-known for being an aide to Hillary Clinton and formally being married to Anthony Weiner, is writing Both/And: A Life in Many Words with Simon & Schuster. The Los Angeles Times reports.

A cover reveal and excerpt of Noah Hawley’s latest book, Anthem is on Entertainment Weekly.

Tor.com has an excerpt from The Freedom Race by Lucinda Roy (Tor Books: Macmillan).

Authors and former CIA officers Christina and Ryan Hillsberg, License to Parent: How My Career as a Spy Helped Me Raise Resourceful, Self-Sufficient Kids (Putnam), share tips from their book on how to make children more safe. Parade has the story.

People features When Dogs Heal: Powerful Stories of People Living with HIV and the Dogs That Saved Them by Jesse Freidin, Robert Garofalo, et al (Zest: Lerner) with more details on the project that helped bring about the book.

Kristen Arnett, Mostly Dead Things (Tin House: W. W. Norton), takes Elle’s literary survey on Shelf Life.

Book Riot has “A Guide to Discovering New Authors,” “Assigned Reading That Changed Our Lives,” and “Recommendations for Books Based Totally on Vibes.” 

Hiplatina provides “13 Influential & Notable Latinx Caribbean-Americans Throughout History” including Julia Alvarez and Elizabeth Acevedo.

The Millions lists “Ten Essential Noir Novels.”

CrimeReads gives "5 Psychological Thrillers You Should Read This June."

NYT provides a list on new novels that involve murder and also, "New in Paperback: 'Summer' and the 'The Dragons, the Giant, the Women'.

Tor.com has “All the New Genre-Bending Books Arriving in June!

AARP provides “5 Action-Packed New Nonfiction Books for Summer.”

Parade has “15 New LGBTQ+ Books to Pick Up This Summer to Celebrate Pride Month” and “Heat Up Your Bookshelves! 25 New Beach Reads We Can’t Wait to Take on Vacation.”

Datebook features “Bay Area writers share inspiring LGBTQ books to read this Pride Month.”

CBC provides “48 books by Indigenous writers to read to understand residential schools.”

Electric Lit lists “9 Books by Trans Authors Changing Literature Today.”

Lit Hub gives “The Ultimate Summer 2021 Reading List," "When You Just Need a Good Cry: A Reading List," "On the Evolution of Female-Driven Gothic Narratives: A Reading List," and "5 Great Books You May Have Missed in May...Perfrct for Vacation Immersion."

Popsuper has “15 Books to Read If The Soulmate Equation is Your Favorite Book of 2021."

NYT provides “12 New Books We Recommend This Week.”

Authors on Air

Tia Williams’s Seven Days in June (Grand Central) is getting adapted by Will Packer Media and Kinetic Content for television. The Hollywood Reporter has more details. Also, Jameela Jamil will play a villain in Marvel’s ‘She-Hulk’.

Twilight of the Gods, an anime adaptation based on Norse mythology for Netflix, includes cast members from Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones, and more. Tor.com has the story.

Wunmi Mosaku, who stars in Loki, speaks with Shadow and Act about becoming a Marvel fan and her roles in many adaptations.

The Root Presents: It’s Lit! features Hanif Abdurraqib, author of A Little Devil in America: Notes in Praise of Black Performance (Random House) in a discussion about Black American performance.

Lord of the Rings will be adapted into an anime feature with Line Cinema and Warner Bros. Animation. Variety reports.

Stephen M. Fleming, author of Know Thyself: The Science of Self-Awareness (Basic Books: Hachette), speaks to the Keen On podcast about how his work reflects on the process writers take to creating novels.

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