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What to Read in Light of Trump: Syllabus Edition

One of the perks of working at Book Culture is having the opportunity to peruse the reading lists for classes at Columbia, Barnard, and beyond. As we struggle to understand and move forward in the wake of Trump's inauguration, we wondered: what do the faculty members in our community think we ought to be reading? Here, then, are the reading lists for a few relevant classes this semester.

This is the third in a series of posts responding to Trump's election. Don't miss the first two posts, Understanding What Happened and Fighting Back.

On Crack For Intellectuals

Tonight, Book Culture is pleased to celebrate the release of Eloisa James' new book, Seven Minutes in Heaven. In anticipation, we're sharing this guest post from the author herself.

A few years ago, a CNN producer asked me: “Don’t you just write porn for women?” Her comment wasn’t personal; romance as a genre is often labeled “foolish, offensive, and indecent,” to borrow from George Bernard Shaw’s reaction to a romance. He was talking about Shakespeare’s Cymbeline, but my fellow authors are used to that sort of insult.

What to Read in Light of Trump: Fighting Back

As inauguration day approaches, we here at Book Culture are thinking about the work that lies ahead of us. How can we fight back against a Trump administration? Here are some books to get us started.

This post is the second in a series of posts responding to Trump's election. Read the first post, "Understanding What Happened," here.

In Celebration of Book Culture's Foray into Romance

Book Culture on Columbus is getting a brand new romance section! Eloisa James, author of My American Duchess, Four Nights With the Duke, and the forthcoming Seven Minutes in Heaven, just to name a few, has graciously agreed to help curate the section. Today we're welcoming her to the blog to talk about a few of her favorites!

Holiday Gift Suggestions: Books for Kids

Wondering what to get the children in your life this holiday season? We have you covered! Our resident children's book expert, Anna, has these suggestions:

These are my favorite hand-sells for the holiday season, from board books to chapter books. They're new releases from this fall, so it's pretty safe that the person who you're giving them to doesn't already have them. They are all good stories to share with your loved ones during the holiday, or a great way to make good use out of a quiet moment. --Anna

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