When Lynn Darling moved to Vermont about six years ago, she thought she’d stay there for the rest of her life. Her daughter had gone off to college, and as a widow, Ms. Darling found herself rudderless. Vermont was a new beginning, a fresh start.
But as she pointed out on Tuesday night at a book party on the Upper East Side celebrating the release of her new memoir, Out of the Woods, which recounts her several years of soul-searching among the evergreens, Ms. Darling found out that she wasn’t the “self-contained anchor” she had imagined herself to be. She missed New York, her friends, her roots—and she moved back last year.
In The Atlantic, Peter Osnos, the founder of PublicAffairs books, examines what happens when Amazon sells books for $1.49.
The Millions examines what keeps bookstores alive in Germany. Price controls, it turns out.
The shortlist for the German Book Prize has been announced (for those of you who speak German.)
A few weeks ago we noted that a lot of publishers have been quick to find a silver lining in the financial crisis, fluidly moving to either redirect their publicity strategies for banking/money-related titles they’ve already published, or to refashion ones that they’re still working on to better tap into recent developments.
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