Here are some links to interesting articles:
1. Abebooks on the 75th anniversary of the publication of John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath.
2. Daniel Lefferts writes at Bookish about “The Brokest Fictional Characters: Charlie Bucket, Katniss Everdeen, and More.”
3. Elmear McBride reviews Agota Christoff’s The Notebook and The Illiterate at TLS.
4. Michael Dirda writes about the great American novel at VQR
5. Tracie McMillan writes about organic food and the poor (Common Dreams).