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Posts Tagged ‘Piper Kerman’

Cleary Wolters Inks Memoir Deal with HarperOne

OITNB coverCleary Wolters has landed a deal with HarperOne for her memoir, entitled Out of Orange. Wolters inspired the character Alex Vause on the Netflix original TV series, Orange is the New Black.

According to The Associated Press, “Wolters’ book would tell of her time in prison and her ‘complicated’ relationship with Piper Kerman, Wolters’ former friend and lover.” The publisher has scheduled a release date for May 2015.

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Fan Creates a ‘Books of Orange is the New Black’

OITNBFinished watching season 2 of Orange is the New Black? Already devoured Piper Kerman’s prison memoir?

Lucky for you, the “Books of Orange is the New Black” blog has plenty of literary recommendations. The fan behind this Tumblr page collected the titles of books mentioned on the popular Netflix original series.

The characters on this show have been spotted reading Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling50 Shades of Grey by E.L. James, and The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. Follow these links to check out the books featured on the first season and the second season.

‘Written in My Own Heart’s Blood’ Joins iBooks Bestsellers List This Week

writteninmyheartsownbloodWritten in My Own Heart’s Blood by Diana Gabaldon has debuted on Apple’s Top Paid iBooks in the U.S. this week at No. 4.

Apple has released its top selling books list for paid books from iBooks in the U.S. for week ending 6/16/14. Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman and Hard Choices by Hillary Rodham Clinton also made the list this week.

We’ve included Apple’s entire list after the jump. Read more

Share Books with Prisoners Through Word Books

Inspired by Piper Kerman‘s prison memoir, Orange is the New BlackWord Books has created a way for readers to share books with prisoners.

You can donate to Books Through Bars directly from the Word Books website. Check it out:

Books Through Bars sends quality reading material to prisoners and encourages creative dialogue on the criminal justice system, thereby educating those living inside and outside of prison walls. Based on their books wanted guidelines, we’ve created a list of books you can purchase through us to donate. Just choose “Pick up in store,” and write BOOKS THROUGH BARS in the comments.

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Orange Is The New Black Debuts on Netflix

The Netflix-produced, 13-episode adaptation Piper Kerman‘s Orange Is the New Black is now available to stream on Netflix. You can watch the trailer above, it contains some language that might not be appropriate for viewing at work.

Jenji Kohan, the creator of Showtime’s Weeds, adapted Kerman’s critically acclaimed prison memoir for Netflix. USA Today had this review of the new series:

a deft mix of comedy and drama in which the prison feels like a real place and the women are actual people, rather than a thinly veiled excuse to stage catfights, lesbian fantasies and sexual assault. As with Weeds, Kohan is telling the story of a white, middle-class woman who must suddenly cope with career criminals, but this time there’s a sad undertone to the story that makes the tale seem that much more relatable.