Shanna Wilson

Shanna Wilson has worked in book and magazine publishing for over a decade from New York to Seattle, managing author publicity, book tours, and media coverage. She has a degree in English and global studies from Wittenberg University, attended the publishing institute at the University of Denver, and received an M.A. in international relations from the University of Leicester in England. Follow her on Twitter at @Shanna_wilson.


20 entries by Shanna Wilson

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11 suggested titles for that hard-to-please reader on your list.

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9 titles to satisfy even the most persnickety readers.

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The Finnish journalist compares the social support structures of her new home in America to those of her Nordic roots.

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Sizzling stories for this sultriest of seasons

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“The human concern for others would seem to be the one story that, adequately told, no person can fully bear to hear.”

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The author of All the Single Ladies talks marriage, pay equity, and the many ways society continues to hobble women.

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The journalist and terrorism expert discusses his latest book, United States of Jihad.

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The Harvard sociologist discusses his new book, Evicted, an unflinching look at poverty in America

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The much-lauded young author talks about his latest novel, Why We Came to the City.

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10 books worth giving — and getting — this season.

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Memoirs, short stories, and a much-anticipated new novel to illuminate those dark fall nights.

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Globe-spanning stories to carry you away

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The renowned memoirist talks about her unconventional childhood, broken marriage, and the cost of being untrue to yourself.

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Suspense, memoirs, and short stories to get you through the snowy days

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From novels and memoirs to cookbooks and short stories, 2014 was an embarrassment of riches for readers. And in case you weren’t aware, books are the perfect shape for mile-high stacking under the tree. Here are 10 of the year’s best.

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Instead of adding to their shelves, consider a different approach to satisfying you book-loving friends’ literary needs this season with gifts that celebrate their passion for words. Or just keep all these goodies for yourself. Either way, you won’t go wrong!

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Money Magazine writer Michael Lewis and former treasury secretary Timothy Geithner may have turned this summer’s bestseller list into something of an ECON 101 syllabus, but there are plenty of other informative titles out there, too. So even if you usually keep your warm-weather options on the light side, try one of these fascinating titles anyway. You just might learn something.

Book Review

Michael Gross

Building a home for the super-rich and exploring how they dwell in it

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Thirty Girls

Susan Minot

A Ugandan teenager and an American journalist struggle to find meaning in horrific wartime events

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Maybe a New Year’s resolution prompted you to read more essays. No? What if they’re infused with characters who experienced life during WWI, New York City when it was truly bohemian, and Bosnia before the war? If you throw in some selected thoughts from James Baldwin and Susan Sontag, you’ve got yourself a graduate course on humanity with these five collections, all of which are perfect to tuck into while the polar vortex rages outside.