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  • Genre Basics – Urban Fiction

    Urban fiction, also known as street lit, hip-hop lit, gansta lit, or ghetto lit, tells the story of life in the inner-city, generally with a gritty, dark tone. The plot...
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  • Ainsley Earhardt Talks About Through Your Eyes

    New York Times bestselling author Ainsley Earhardt talks about the inspiration for her second picture book, Through Your Eyes , a sweet new book that celebrates everyday...
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  • Jack Carr - From SEAL To Author Of The Terminal List

    Growing up, Jack Carr wanted to do two things with his life: 1) Become a SEAL 2) Write a book. He has succeeded. For more on this author and his debut novel, The Terminal...
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  • Genre Basics - Non-fiction - article

    The non-fiction genre is the large umbrella under which all of those books that are not fiction fall into, such as memoir, history, biography, sports books, politics...
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  • Genre Basics - Cozy Mystery - article

    The cozy mystery genre is sort of a sub-genre of the mystery genre because it involves many of the same aspects as a mystery novel – crime solving, sleuthing, and so...
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