weekend reading

In The Rabbit Slaughter, Vincent Crapanzano details numerous first hand accounts of "sacred sacrifices." What separates the sacred from the profane? What circumstances or characteristics create an authentically sacred space? Where is the line that divides sacrifice from slaughter? No human sacrifices are discussed in this essay, but many animals meet their sacred/profane end. This essay is an excerpt … Continue reading weekend reading

News from the Book Multiverse

Hello Friends and Fellow Readers who dwell in and ramble happily through the seemingly eternal fathoms of the grand and wondrous book multiverse! As ever, we here at the BookPeople blog strive to bring you the latest in newsworthy items from the ever expanding reaches of the literary cosmos: Pulitzer Prize Winner and former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita … Continue reading News from the Book Multiverse

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Tonight we're hosting one of our most highly anticipated events of 2015: Kim Gordon, founding member of Sonic Youth, will appear here at BookPeople in conversation with Austin City Limits Producer Tony Lickona about her much-talked about new memoir, Girl in a Band. You can't turn around this week without bumping into a review, interview or other … Continue reading Kim Gordon Kim Gordon Kim Gordon Kim Gordon

Bethenny Frankel Comes to BookPeople!

Just booked: Bethenny Frankel, bestselling author, reality TV star, natural foods chef, and creator of the incredibly successful Skinny Girl line of food and lifestyle products, is bringing her new book of relationship advice to BookPeople! Frankel will speak about and sign I Suck at Relationships So You Don't Have To at BookPeople on Sunday, April 12 at … Continue reading Bethenny Frankel Comes to BookPeople!