November 24, 2021

40 Years Later, Man Convicted in Alice Sebold’s Rape Cleared of Charges

Alice Sebold’s 1999 memoir Lucky detailed her rape as a freshman at Syracuse in May of 1981. Her alleged rapist was convicted in 1982. A judge cleared that man, Anthony Broadwater, now 61, of that conviction on Monday because of significant flaws in the prosecution and concerns that the wrong man had been convicted and imprisoned. In the book, Sebold writes about how months after the attack, she was walking down the street and saw a Black man that she felt was her rapist. In the book, she writes about the encounter: “’Hey girl,” he said. ‘Don’t I know you...

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How to Add a Book to Goodreads

Do you ever wonder how books just magically show up on Goodreads right after they’re announced to the world, ready to be added to everybody’s to-read shelf? Well, actually it’s a pretty simple process to add a book to Goodreads. A lot simpler than people might expect it to be. Who Can Add a Book to Goodreads? A common misconception I see going around is that only Goodreads librarians are allowed to add a book to Goodreads. Or only the publisher will add a book to Goodreads. While both librarians and publishers can and do add books to Goodreads, they’re...

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