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Of the many books that will get adapted to film in 2017,
Here are our most anticipated ones.

(In order, leading up to the most anticipated.)

*** Be sure to read (or re-read) the book before you see the movie!

#10
Everything, Everything
by Nicola Yoon
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What if you couldn’t touch anything in the outside world? Never breathe in the fresh air, feel the sun warm your face . . . or kiss the boy next door? In Everything, Everything, Maddy is a girl who’s literally allergic to the outside world, and Olly is the boy who moves in next door . . . and becomes the greatest risk she’s ever taken. 

 

 
 

Film Adaptation:

Releases: May 19. Director:  Stella Meghie
Stars: Amandla Stenberg, Nick Robinson, Anika Noni Rose

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April is National Poetry Month! 

Although poetry is not easy read in our age of lightning-fast communications and instant gratification, it is an important way of learning to slow down and pay attention to the beauty and the brokenness of the world around us.
 
We all would do well to infuse our lives with more poetry!
 

Here are 10 new poetry books that will be released in 2017 and that we are super-excited about!

(Including collections by Christian Wiman, Mary Oliver, Tania Runyan, and MORE)
 
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Watch the book trailer video for one of 
this week’s best new book releases:

The Tech-Wise Family:
Everyday Steps for Putting Technology in Its Proper Place

Andy Crouch

Hardback: Baker Books, 2017
Buy Now:  [ Amazon ]  [ Kindle ]

 

A great conversation introducing the book…
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On Monday, the Pulitzer Prize Winners were announced.

The Pulitzer Prizes and Fellowships, established in Columbia University by the will of the first Joseph Pulitzer, are awarded by the university on the recommendation of The Pulitzer Prize Board.

Here are the winners in the Letters & Drama category…
(Some of which have been featured here over the last year)

Looking for a book to read?
These books are well worth your time…

[ Fiction ]  [ General NonFiction ] [ Poetry ]
[ History ]  [ Drama ]  [ Biography ]

 

FICTION

Winner:
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For over nine years now, we have sent out our weekly email digest every Friday to friends around the globe… 

 
 
Starting the week of April 10, we will be making some significant changes to the timing and format of our email list:

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Here are a few new book releases from this week that are worth checking out:

(Where possible, we have also tried to include a review/interview related to the book…)

   

Love Let Go: Radical Generosity for the Real World

Laura Truax /
Amalya Campbell

Read an excerpt from this book

NEXT BOOK >>>>>

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The new Lent 2017 ERB print issue has been mailed recently…

 
Featuring interviews with Dorothy Day’s granddaughter Kate Hennessy and author Tish Harrison Warren, reviews and articles by Andy Whitman, C. Christopher Smith, David Wright, and Elizabeth Dark, two new poems by Marci Rae Johnson, reviews of new books by Makoto Fujimura, George Saunders, Roxane Gay, and MORE.
 
 
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[ DOWNLOAD A FREE SAMPLER FROM THIS ISSUE ]

 

I’ve had several people go out of their way to say that they appreciated my editorial for this issue, so I thought I’d reprint it here…

 

I write this editorial mere days before the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States. I’m less than excited about the prospect of a president so impetuous and unprepared to take the helm of our nation. Who knows what will happen? Will the Trump presidency rapidly implode from one of the many scandals that seem to follow in his wake? Will he finish off the American nation that is already deeply fragmented and on the verge of collapse? And, of course, there are many other, less dramatic, ways in which this presidency might play out.

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The new Lent 2017 ERB print issue has been mailed recently…

 
Featuring interviews with Dorothy Day’s granddaughter Kate Hennessy and author Tish Harrison Warren, reviews and articles by Andy Whitman, C. Christopher Smith, David Wright, and Elizabeth Dark, two new poems by Marci Rae Johnson, reviews of new books by Makoto Fujimura, George Saunders, Roxane Gay, and MORE.
 
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We are pleased to offer a FREE sampler of this issue,
featuring the first 13 pages:

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CLICK HERE to buy a digital copy of the full issue

$4.95

(May take up to 48 hours for the issue to arrive in your inbox)

 

*** Even Better, SUBSCRIBE NOW in print or digital format!


Print edition:
$18.95 for 1 Year (4 issues) / $35 for 2 Years (8 issues)
Digital edition:
$12.95 for 1 Year (4 issues)

Below you will find the ERB Table of Contents for this issue:
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We are super-excited about our Lent 2017 print magazine, which just came back from the printer this afternoon.

The issue features interviews with Kate Hennessy (the granddaughter of Dorothy Day) and Tish Harrison Warren, as well as reviews of new books by Bruce Springteen, George Saunders, Roxane Gay, Makoto Fujimura, and MORE!!!
 
 

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to ensure that you receive this issue. 

Print and digital copies will be sent to subscribers next week.
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TODAY marks the anniversary of the 1970 death of philosopher Bertrand Russell…

Russell, a committed atheist, was the author of Why I Am Not a Christian. This excerpt, however, is strikingly pertinent in our day of “alternative facts,” in which truth has little relevance. It is worth taking the time to read!

 

Free Thought and Official Propaganda
Bertrand Russell
(Excerpt)

Conway Memorial Lecture
Delivered March 24, 1922

 
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