N.Y. Times: The 10 Best Books of 2014

FICTION

  • ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE By Anthony Doerr
  • DEPT. OF SPECULATION By Jenny Offill
  • EUPHORIA By Lily King
  • FAMILY LIFE By Akhil Sharma
  • REDEPLOYMENT By Phil Klay

NONFICTION

  • CAN’T WE TALK ABOUT SOMETHING MORE PLEASANT? By Roz Chast
  • ON IMMUNITY: An Inoculation By Eula Biss
  • PENELOPE FITZGERALD: A Life By Hermione Lee
  • THE SIXTH EXTINCTION: An Unnatural History By Elizabeth Kolbert
  • THIRTEEN DAYS IN SEPTEMBER: Carter, Begin, and Sadat at Camp David By Lawrence Wright

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L.A. Times: 10 best books of 2014

  • “Can’t and Won’t: Stories” by Lydia Davis
  • “Citizen: An American Lyric” by Claudia Rankine
  • “Gabriel: A Poem” by Edward Hirsch
  • “The Interior Circuit: A Mexico City Chronicle” by Francisco Goldman
  • “The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan” by Rick Perlstein
  • “Lena Finkle’s Magic Barrel: A Graphic Novel” by Anya Ulinich
  • “Lila” by Marilynne Robinson
  • “The Next Tsunami: Living on a Restless Coast” by Bonnie Henderson
  • “On Immunity: An Inoculation” by Eula Biss
  • “Suspended Sentences: Three Novellas” by Patrick Modiano

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Five apps for writers who are short on self-discipline

Sometimes we need a little help to get the words going — to help us focus, to prod us. Here are five apps designed to help writers start writing and keep writing.

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https://www.freelancersunion.org/blog/2014/11/04/5-great-apps-banish-your-fear-blank-page/

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Will an App Change Your Writing Life?

 “Are there any writing apps out there that will actually make you more creative? Not more fiercely productive. Not more efficient. But more imaginative, fresh, inspired, and afire with what Wordsworth called the ‘auxiliary light’ of the mind? Does the app exist that will make your novel come out not simply faster and cleaner, but better?

Read the full article here: http://nyti.ms/1yJFAhL

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