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Ron Charles
I write about books at The Washington Post. Ron.Charles@washpost.com
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Sarah Weinman 2h
Good morning, Miami, looking forward to my last (!) official stop on book tour at , where I'll be in conversation about THE REAL LOLITA with at 1 PM. Details here:
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Ron Charles 3h
Replying to @JuliaBell @TheTLS
Enjoyed this so much. Thank you for writing it, sharing it.
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Ron Charles 13h
Hangings? Voter suppression? “She was only joking!” The Trump Defense never gets any funnier.....
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Ron Charles 21h
Madeline Miller talking about her wonderful novel “Circe.”
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Ron Charles Nov 17
Replying to @mathitak
I started subscribing to the Saturday WSJ years ago; then they lured me into being a daily user. . . . “Wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat.”
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Ron Charles Nov 17
Alas, my forearms are too bulked up to get my sleeves over them
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Ron Charles Nov 17
Fortunately, that’s the very outfit I brought.
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Ron Charles Nov 17
Just realized that I forgot my razor for . (But still doing better than this summer at Southampton Writers Conference, when I forgot all my clothes. And my razor.).
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Greg Sargent Nov 16
"Paul Ryan leaves Washington as the architect of the GOP’s biggest loss of House seats in any election since Watergate." Good look at the price the GOP paid for the party's embrace of Trump:
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Ron Charles Nov 16
I never go anywhere without them.
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Ron Charles Nov 16
Off to the Miami Book Fair!
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Ron Charles Nov 16
Jeez. “The World According to Garp” is 40 years old! In a new anniversary edition released this week, Irving says when he began writing it in the early 1970s, he was worried that the subject of sexual hatred would be outdated before he could finish. Alas.
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Ron Charles Nov 16
BOOM! Michelle Obama's memoir "Becoming" sold 725,000 copies on its first day -- the largest single-day sales total for any book published in 2018 by Penguin Random House.
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Ron Charles Nov 16
George Saunders talks about the inspiration behind his old/new novel "Fox 8": "That’s what violence really is: a brutal action that is not camouflaged by any glamour in the presentation — the worst thing happening to the dearest person."
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Ron Charles Nov 16
This week's Book World newsletter is out -- with news on everything from Michelle Obama, Jonathan Franzen, George Saunders, John Irving and more. (More? Really? YES!)
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Ron Charles Nov 16
President Trump: "Very close to complete victory."
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Post Book World Nov 16
Tommy Orange on Thanksgiving: "The celebratory spirit feels wrong, because we still aren’t willing to acknowledge what actually happened" and yet "no one is against gratitude. It’s complicated."
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Ron Charles Nov 15
"Nobody ever wrote a more autobiographical story than 'The Metamorphosis.'" Except for, you know, almost anyone who's written an autobiography.
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Ron Charles Nov 15
Best. Response. Ever.
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Ron Charles Nov 15
In the book world, we get this. Only the little, insecure prizes describe themselves as “prestigious.”
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