HOME FIRE, by Kamila Shamsie. This modern retelling of Sophocles’ “Antigone” is the story of three British Muslim siblings: responsible Isma, who comes to the United States to study; headstrong Anneeka, back in London; and brother Parvaiz, who has joined the jihad in Syria. The novel, Shamsie’s seventh, is longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. (Riverhead, $26)GOOD BOOTY: Love and Sex, Black and White, Body and Soul in American Music, by Ann Powers.
THE BOOK OF EMMA REYES, by Emma Reyes, translated by Daniel Alarcón. Reyes (1919-2003) was a Colombian painter born in Bogotá who later lived in Paris; she counted Frida Kahlo and Jean-Paul Sartre as friends. Her memoir, structured as a series of letters to a friend, recalls a Dickensian childhood, raised in a windowless room by a mother she knew only as “Mrs. María” and later abandoned at a convent where 150 girls labored for the nuns. (Penguin Classics, $24)THE TALENTED RIBKINS, by Ladee Hubbard.
You haven’t summered in the Hamptons until you’ve rubbed shoulders with the literati at the annual East Hampton Authors Night, under the big white tent in the field on Maidstone Lane. Since 2005, this cocktail reception/book signing has brought authors from near and far — with as many as 2,500 guests — for an evening benefiting the East Hampton Library. It’s the literary event of the season on the East End. This year, Authors Night takes place on Saturday, Aug. 12, at 5.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
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
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
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".