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Books to look forward to in 2021

Books to look forward to in 2021

By Leah Mensch, Contributing Editor January 21, 2021
Last year, the book gods told me that 2020 was going to be a good year for books. The book gods did not tell me that there was going to be a global pandemic, but that’s OK.
Stephen Chbosky, author of “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” speaks about his new book, “Imaginary Friend,” at Carnegie Library Lecture Hall on Monday evening.

Stephen Chbosky celebrates second novel at Carnegie Lecture Hall

By Sarah Connor, Contributing Editor October 7, 2019
Twenty years after the release of the New York Times Bestseller “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” author Stephen Chbosky is back with his second novel, “Imaginary Friend.” The novel is a stark contrast to Chbosky’s previous work, as he delves into the horror genre. In promotion of the new book, Chbosky stopped by the Carnegie Lecture Hall in Oakland on Monday evening to read an excerpt from “Imaginary Friend” and answer questions from fans.
Reading increases emotional intelligence and empathy.

Opinion | We should all find time to read

By Leah Mensch, Assistant Opinions Editor August 28, 2019
It’s a shame that we don’t read for pleasure as much during the school year, because with reading comes so many other benefits that improve the quality of everyday life.
Sherman Alexie, an author of 26 books, spoke at the Carnegie Library Lecture Hall Saturday afternoon to celebrate the 10th anniversary of his first young adult novel. (Photo by Sarah Cutshall | Staff Photographer)

Native American author talks race, poverty, reading

By Sid Lingala | For The Pitt News October 15, 2017

Sherman Alexie entertained an audience of fans Sunday as he talked about growing up with hydrocephalus, a condition where fluid builds up in the brain and swells the head. “My head is enormous and...

Pitt News Staff chose their favorite books and podcasts. (Photos via Flickr)

Podcasts and prose: TPN’s entertainment picks for the summer

By TPN Staff July 18, 2017

When we’re not busy writing, some of us at The Pitt News try to find time to read a book or listen to a podcast. Here are suggestions to kick back with and enjoy before classes resume in a few short...

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