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Another Memoir Turns Out to Be Fiction

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Online Only, posted 3.04.08

Less than a week after Belgian author Misha Defonseca admitted to fabricating her best-selling Holocaust memoir, Margaret B. Jones revealed yesterday that her memoir, Love and Consequences, published last week by Riverhead Books, is a fake. The publisher is recalling the book—approximately nineteen thousand copies were printed—and has canceled the author's publicity tour, which was scheduled to start next Monday.

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Belgian Author Admits Holocaust Memoir Is Fiction

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Online Only, posted 3.03.08

Belgian author Misha Defonseca admitted last Thursday to fabricating her Holocaust memoir, which became a best-seller in Europe. Misha: A Memoire of the Holocaust Years (Mount Ivy Press, 1997), tells the story of a young girl who travels nineteen hundred miles across war-torn Europe looking for her parents after they were taken away by the Nazis, lives with a pack of protective wolves, kills a Nazi soldier, and is detained in the Warsaw ghetto. The book was translated into eighteen languages and made into a film in France.

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Pinsky's Choice: Former Poet Laureate Bids Farewell to Poet's Choice

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Online Only, posted 2.28.08

In last Sunday's edition of the Washington Post Book World, Robert Pinsky signed off as writer of the nationally syndicated Poet's Choice column after a three-year run. According to Book World editor Marie Arana, poet and memoirist Mary Karr, whose most recent poetry collection is Sinners Welcome (HarperCollins, 2006), will take over the column this Sunday.

 

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Bock's Best-seller Offered for Free Online

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Online Only, posted 2.27.08

Charles Bock's debut novel Beautiful Children hit number fourteen on the New York Times best-seller list this week, but for three days, Random House, which published the book in January, is offering a download of the book for free. Through midnight on Friday, readers can download a PDF version of the full-length novel from Bock's Web site, as well as from the online stores of Barnes & Noble and Amazon.

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Reed Calls It Quits for Quills

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Online Only, posted 2.26.08

Reed Business Information announced yesterday that it plans to suspend the Quills, the awards program it sponsored along with NBC Universal. The Quills, which were created in 2005, carried no cash value, relying instead on high-profile coverage and celebrities such as former New York Giants running back Tiki Barber, weatherman Al Roker, and actress Brooke Shields to honor the best in book publishing and promote literacy. The annual black-tie awards ceremony, held at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, was televised on NBC.

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Wharton's Landmark Estate Faces Foreclosure

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Online Only, posted 2.25.08

Edith Wharton Restoration, owners of the Mount, the author's landmark estate in Lenox, Massachusetts, announced recently that the property is facing imminent foreclosure. The organization owes over four million dollars to Berkshire Bank, from whom it has borrowed since 2002 in order to restore and maintain three acres of gardens and the thirty-five room house, designed and built by Wharton in 1902. The bank sent warning of potential foreclosure after the Mount missed a scheduled loan payment earlier this month.

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