Seven Days in MayThe Titanic is the nautical disaster that gets the most attention, but the sinking of RMS Lusitania during the First World War is an even more dramatic story: More than 1,000 passengers and crew members perished after the British ocean liner was torpedoed by a German submarine. The grandfather of bestselling Canadian author Kim Izzo was one of the survivors and inspired the writing of this novel.
Lost amidst all the controversy engulfing the increasingly polarized world of CanLit last week was an article by the poet and critic Jason Guriel in the Walrus titled “What Happens When Authors Are Afraid to Stand Alone.”In it, Guriel wrote that being a member of a writing community is detrimental to good writing, and that serious scribes are brave and mature enough to know that – while the rest of us are too busy kibitzing to pay attention to our craft, I suppose.
Little, Brown and Co., 368 pages, $22.99Sarah Dunn – creator of the ABC sitcom American Housewife – applies her sardonic wit to a novel about a couple attempting to spice up their marriage. Lucy and Owen have abandoned overpriced Manhattan for the more affordable vistas of the Hudson Valley. They have it all, and yet they don’t: their son is on the spectrum, their marriage is in the doldrums, and they’re scandalized to learn of a couple close to them who have opened their marriage.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".