You haven’t seen her in over a year, not since that Labor Day weekend you took her up to your family’s lake house and she got so pissed at you for shooting up right away. “Danny, I was serious,” she said, like you were supposed to know that. But how the hell could you tell she was serious this time when she’d never been serious before . . . ?
October 2013 News & Features
Bernice McFadden’s novel Gathering of Waters was named a finalist for the 2013 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award!
Simon’s Cat in Good Company: Melville, Battlefields & Beyond Military History Book Shoppe (Pennsylvania)
To celebrate the release of Simon’s Cat vs. the World, Akashic is featuring some of our favorite bookstore and library cats. Today, meet Melville, Arm & Hammer’s October Pet of the Month and local celebricat from the Battlefields & Beyond Military History Book Shoppe in Gettysburg, PA!
Johnny Temple interviews Brenda Greene, Executive Director of the Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York
Johnny Temple interviews Dr. Brenda M. Greene, professor of English and Executive Director of the Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York.
—Why’d you come? she said.
—The boys were busy, I guess.
I looked around. Her Nana’s house was just how I remembered: another old villa that desperately needed a coat of paint. I tried not to look at her. I could remember how good Tala looked, dressed and undressed . . .
To celebrate the release of Simon’s Cat vs. the World, Akashic is featuring some of our favorite bookstore and library cats. Today, meet Andrew Carnegie Jr., former reference librarian at the Jackson District Library in Michigan!
Simon Tofield has done it again with “Scary Legs,” a Halloween-themed Simon’s Cat video!
Mrs. O’Connor liked Burger King because it was cheap. When I arrived the next day, she was putting on makeup and drinking Coca-Cola from a large glass. “I’m almost ready,” she said. “That’s good,” I answered, “because I hate going into Mass late.” “I always love to go places late,” she said. “I hate to be on time . . .”
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