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Early Bird Books Reading Recommendations

Here at Early Bird Books, we love all things that have to do with books, reading, and literary news and movies. Browse below for some highlights from our blog!

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Remembering Louie Anderson, 1953-2022

Read an excerpt from a book by the beloved stand-up comedian.

Remembering bell hooks and How She Impacted Feminism

"Understanding her was crucial to reigniting my feminist identity; finding her at all was a miracle."

Remembering Noah Gordon, Historical Fiction Novelist, 1926-2021

Gordon's captivating novels intertwine medical knowledge and historical fiction.

Remembering Author & Activist Russ Kick, 1969-2021

“He showed that anybody in this country could get public records out of the government, even when the government didn’t want to give them out.”

Remembering Cloris Leachman, 1926-2021

Read an excerpt from Cloris Leachman's 2009 autobiography.

Remembering Barry Lopez, National Book Award Winner, 1945-2020

“Everything is held together with stories. That is all that is holding us together, stories and compassion.”―Barry Lopez

Remembering Alison Lurie, Writer and Scholar, 1926-2020

“With a pencil and paper I could revise the world.”—Alison Lurie

I Am Spartacus! Remembering Kirk Douglas, 1916-2020

Read an excerpt from Kirk Douglas's 2012 memoir.

In Memory of Mystery Author Howard Engel, 1931-2019

The celebrated Canadian writer behind the Benny Cooperman mystery series has passed away at the age of 88.

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Russell Baker Dies at 93

The journalist will be forever remembered through his award-winning biography, Growing Up. 

Death Wish Author Brian Garfield Has Passed Away

We remember the prolific and versatile Edgar Award winner, who died on December 29, 2018.

Remembering Amos Oz, 1939-2018

The acclaimed novelist has passed away, leaving behind a rich body of work on Israeli identity and politics.

In Memory of William Goldman, 1931-2018

The legendary writer behind Marathon Man, The Princess Bride, and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid has passed away at the age of 87.

Remembering Nature Writer Sue Hubbell, 1935-2018

The acclaimed author of A Country Year and A Book of Bees has passed away at 83.

The Tamarind Seed Author Evelyn Anthony Passes Away at 92

Remembering a prolific writer who brought history vividly to life. 

"Wakefulness": Remembering Poet John Ashbery

Celebrating the genius of the late American poet (1927-2017).

Remembering David Storey, Author of This Sporting Life

The beloved British author died Sunday March 26th at the age of 83