Lynn Neary http://www.kplu.org en 'Sous Chef' Reveals The High-Adrenaline Dance Behind Your Dinner http://www.kplu.org/post/sous-chef-reveals-high-adrenaline-dance-behind-your-dinner A restaurant kitchen at the peak of the dinner rush can be a crazy place — hot, crowded and filled with a kind of intense energy that some people, like Michael Gibney, thrive on. Gibney's been working in restaurants since he was young. In his new book, <em>Sous Chef,</em> Gibney tries to capture the rhythm of the kitchen by taking his readers through one day in the life of a fast-paced New York restaurant.<p>Writing is a new affair for Gibney, but cooking is his first love. He got his start in the restaurant business as a kid, washing dishes. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 01:50:51 +0000 Lynn Neary 15312 at http://www.kplu.org 'Sous Chef' Reveals The High-Adrenaline Dance Behind Your Dinner Pew Study: Many Technophiles Also Love Libraries http://www.kplu.org/post/pew-study-many-technophiles-also-love-libraries You might think that in a world of Google and Wikipedia, people who love technology wouldn't care much about the musty old local public library. But, according to <a href="http://www.pewinternet.org/2014/03/13/library-engagement-typology/">a new report by the Pew Research Internet Project</a>, you'd be wrong.<p>Pew has been studying the changing role of libraries in America in the digital age. Thu, 13 Mar 2014 22:07:51 +0000 Lynn Neary 14819 at http://www.kplu.org Pew Study: Many Technophiles Also Love Libraries From Uganda To The Midwest, 'All Our Names' Draws Portraits Of Love http://www.kplu.org/post/uganda-midwest-all-our-names-draws-portraits-love In his latest book, Ethiopian-American writer Dinaw Mengestu explores the nature of loneliness, violence and love. Mengestu is known for his novels about the immigrant experience in this country, but this book, <em>All Our Names</em>, is something of a departure. Much of the story unfolds in Africa and there are two narrators: One is a young man who flees violence and revolution to seek refuge in America, the other is a white woman who has never left the Midwest.<p>In the past, Mengestu says, his novels have dealt with the rupture and sense of loss that accompanies migration. Sat, 08 Mar 2014 18:56:41 +0000 Lynn Neary 14582 at http://www.kplu.org From Uganda To The Midwest, 'All Our Names' Draws Portraits Of Love When It Comes To Women's Writing, How Do Publications Stack Up? http://www.kplu.org/post/when-it-comes-womens-writing-how-do-publications-stack If it seems like male authors get more attention, there are hard numbers to back that up: <a href="http://www.vidaweb.org/category/the-count/">The VIDA count.</a><p>VIDA is a women's literary organization, and the "count" is the result of eight months spent tracking gender disparity in leading publications. VIDA tallies the gender of authors whose books are being reviewed as well as the gender of those doing the reviewing.<p>The VIDA numbers have changed very little over the last four years. Wed, 26 Feb 2014 17:56:19 +0000 Lynn Neary 14128 at http://www.kplu.org When It Comes To Women's Writing, How Do Publications Stack Up? Swoon Reads: The Next Romance Bestseller, Selected By You http://www.kplu.org/post/swoon-reads-next-romance-bestseller-selected-you The rise of self-publishing has already catapulted a few lucky writers to the top of bestseller lists. And major publishing houses often try to woo these stars into their fold. Swoon Reads, a new young adult romance publisher, is taking this dance a step further. Fri, 14 Feb 2014 23:07:10 +0000 Lynn Neary 13667 at http://www.kplu.org Swoon Reads: The Next Romance Bestseller, Selected By You In An Age Of Slavery, Two Women Fight For Their 'Wings' http://www.kplu.org/post/age-slavery-two-women-fight-their-wings Sue Monk Kidd's new novel is a story told by two women whose lives are wrapped together — beginning, against their wills, when they're young girls. One is a slave; the other, her reluctant owner. Thu, 09 Jan 2014 00:58:17 +0000 Lynn Neary 12404 at http://www.kplu.org In An Age Of Slavery, Two Women Fight For Their 'Wings' Publishers and booksellers see a 'predatory' Amazon http://www.kplu.org/post/publishers-and-booksellers-see-predatory-amazon Booksellers and publishers are worried that Amazon is going to devour their industry. The giant online retailer seems to have its hands in all aspects of the business, from publishing books to selling them — and that has some in the book world wondering if there is any end to Amazon's influence.<p>Publishers have a problem when it comes to discussing Amazon: They may fear its power, but they are also dependent on it, because like it or not, Amazon sells a lot of books. Mon, 23 Jan 2012 17:09:40 +0000 Lynn Neary 3874 at http://www.kplu.org Publishers and booksellers see a 'predatory' Amazon