Considering Coverage, June 25, 2019 | Book Pulse

Critics consider coverage of author E. Jean Carroll’s accusations against Donald Trump. The Most Fun We Ever Had by Claire Lombardo wins the day in reviews. BuzzFeed writes about YA Twitter. George Clooney, Constance Wu, and  Jane Austen make adaptation news.

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Considering Coverage

In the face of reader outcry, the NYT revisits how they handled author E. Jean Carroll’s accusations against Donald Trump.

The executive editor says they were “overly cautious."

Both Vox and The Atlantic write about the muted news coverage, covering outlets beyond the paper.

In another story, the NYT reports on the newest denials by the president.

Carroll's book, What Do We Need Men For?: A Modest Proposal (St. Martin’s: Macmillan), publishes in July.


USA Today reviews The Most Fun We Ever Had by Claire Lombardo (Doubleday: Random House), giving it 3 stars and writing that it “explores parenthood and resentment, sisterhood and deception, revealing the grace and grit and hard work that go into making a happy family happy.”

NPR also reivews The Most Fun We Ever Had by Claire Lombardo (Doubleday: Random House): “a wonderfully immersive read that packs more heart and heft than most first novels.”

Entertainment Weekly reviews The Gone Dead by Chanelle Benz (Ecco: Harper; LJ starred review), giving it a B+ and writing that it “tackles big topics intimately.”

The Washington Post reviews How to Skimm Your Life by The Skimm (Ballantine: Random House): “the book left me stumped and mildly irritated: What millennial woman is inept enough to need this? Hand to heart, this is not snark. It’s a serious query.”

The NYT reviews My Parents: An Introduction / This Does Not Belong to You: An Introduction by Aleksandar Hemon (MCD: Macmillan): “you’ll either be going from a concrete account to disarray, or watching the threads of memory come together into a single story.”

Briefly Noted

USA Today features Lock Every Door by Riley Sager (Dutton: Penguin), calling it "scary suspense mixed with social disparity.”

Stan Lee’s A Trick of Light (HMH) is getting published as a book, on top of the already announced Audible project. Entertainment Weekly has the details.

The L.A.Times reports on the Mueller Report, forthcoming as a comic, with a short excerpt. Also, in forthcoming book news, Paste excerpts Heart of Flames by Nicki Pau Preto (Simon Pulse: S. & S.).

CrimeReads picks "June’s Best International Crime Fiction.”

O: The Oprah Magazine interviews Emily Nussbaum, I Like to Watch: Arguing My Way Through the TV Revolution (Random House).

DateBook interviews Catherine Chung, Tenth Muse (Ecco: Harper).

BuzzFeed writes a piece on YA Twitter.

Cory Doctorow writes an “Op-Ed From The Future” for the NYT.

The Washington Post runs its SF column and its poetry column.

Book Riot offers a reading guide to Brené Brown.

The NYT has a feature on Nazi doublespeak and the early work of historians to create an archive.

Salon looks at literary feuds.

The Atlantic considers Norman Mailer’s writing about the Apollo 11 mission.

The NYPL is ending is subscription to Kanopy as of July 1, writing in a statement that “the cost of Kanopy makes it unsustainable.” Library patrons have taken to Twitter to complain, many about Kanopy’s pricing structure. The NYT reports.

On a related note, The Authors Guild summaries the recent news in ebook licensing and has an opinion.

Authors on Air

Netflix is adapting Lily Brooks-Dalton’s Good Morning, Midnight with George Clooney attached to direct and star. Flash Gordon is headed back to the big screen, this time as an animated film. Deadline Hollywood reports.

Variety has news that Goodbye, Vitamin by Rachel Khong is headed to the movies, with Constance Wu to star.

Town & Country publishes images and details of the forthcoming PBS Masterpiece adaptation of Jane Austen’s Sanditon.

Marvel is creating one-act plays designed for school theater productions. Entertainment Weekly reports as does the NYT.

NPR interviews Amber Scorah, Leaving the Witness: Exiting a Religion and Finding a Life (Viking). Also, an interview with Kim Wehle, How to Read the Constitution—and Why (Harper).

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