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Which Of The Following Is The Correct Definition Of A Biography

A biography is an account of a person’s life written by someone else. It usually focuses on the person’s accomplishments and major events in their life and may include information about their background and upbringing. Biographies can be written about almost anyone, from famous politicians to celebrities, artists, or scientists. There are a few different […]

Characteristics Of Mystery Genre Literature

One of the most distinguishing characteristics of mystery genre literature is the element of suspense. This is often created through the use of cliffhangers, red herrings, and other devices that keep readers guessing about what will happen next. Another common characteristic is the use of deductive reasoning to solve the mystery. This often requires readers […]

An Important Element Of An Autobiography Is Self-Evaluation Or Introspection

Self-evaluation or introspection is an important element of autobiography. It helps the writer to reflect on his or her experiences and analyze how they have shaped their views and beliefs, as well as their personalities. It is also important for writers to be honest and introspective in assessing themselves. This can help them identify any […]

The author of Station Eleven wrote a new pandemic novel

In 2014, Emily St. John Mandel published Station Eleven, her bestselling novel about a pandemic. Which meant that in 2020, she acquired a peculiar sort of status as one of the ones who saw it coming, somehow; what Vox’s Alissa Wilkinson called one of the plague prophets. Station Eleven wasn’t really about its pandemic, though; that was just […]

Local author sees first novel published in fantasy genre

A southern Alberta author has released the first novel of a series meant to help readers disconnect from reality, to explore far away worlds with new species and intergalactic romance. Author of Far Away Home: The Knowing, Jantina Herrick, also known as J.T Conners, says her book is an easy read so people can sit […]


I am a lifelong lover and obsessive consumer of all kinds of genre fiction in many mediums, from the original Star Trek series to yakuza and samurai films, from JG Ballard’s sci-fi nightmares to PG Wodehouse’s sparkling farces. But if there is one genre form that attains a kind of Platonic perfection, the genre of […]

“Robert B. Parker’s Bye Bye Baby: A Spenser Novel” By: Ace Atkins

“Robert B. Parker’s Bye Bye Baby: A Spenser Novel” Author: Ace Atkins Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Pages: 304 Price: $28.00 (Hardcover)   Adventures in the Life of a Highly Literate P.I. “Bye Bye Baby,” set in Boston, is the fiftieth Spenser novel, and the tenth by Alabama author Ace Atkins, who, all the while, is […]

In The Candy House, Jennifer Egan delivers an inventive novel for a digital age

In her typically inventive fashion, Jennifer Egan calls The Candy House, the follow-up to her Pulitzer Prize winner A Visit from the Goon Squad (2011), a “sibling novel”. Is this new book smarter, better-looking, more charismatic than its older sister or brother? I don’t think it is a question worth posing: it’s easy to love these two fascinating […]

From fiction bans to wartime books: The history of libraries and how they’ve shaped us

(Credit: Unsplash) This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kate Whiting, Senior Writer, Formative Content 23 April is World Book and Copyright Day. In The Library: A Fragile History, two academics explore the mixed fortunes of book collections, from the ancient scrolls of Alexandria to […]

Review: A novel with recipes pokes fun at church politics

“Search,” by Michelle Huneven (Penguin Press) Whoever said that university politics are vicious because the stakes are so low probably never served on a ministerial search committee. Michelle Huneven’s delightful new novel “Search” reveals the inner workings of just such a committee. It takes the form of a comic memoir-with-recipes by a restaurant critic and […]