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Review: Publishing by Gail Godwin

I had only heard of one Gail Godwin novel – Flora, her most recent – before I spotted this memoir on NetGalley. It turns out she’s the author of 14 novels, two short story collections, and a few nonfiction works, and was a fina...
 
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National Book Critics Circle: The Finalists

Last week, the National Book Critics Circle (NBCC) announced its finalists in six categories. The choices, especially in the fiction category, are especially interesting (and worthy) titles. The selected novels aren’t just the ...
 
 
 
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Introducing the Flavia de Luce Mysteries

There’s nothing as cozy as a Flavia de Luce mystery. Normally I shy away from genre fiction, spurn series, and tire quickly of child narrators – and yet I find the Flavia de Luce novels positively delightful. Why? Well, Canadia...

 
 
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WYW by Derek Dollahite – Book Trailer

See larger image WYW: You will know what to do. (Kindle Edition) By (author): Derek Dollahite Wyatt Fox and his friend Eli live in a world where everything, from clothes and cars to weather and weapons, is connected and monitor...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Photo credit: Abhi Sharma
Photo credit: Abhi Sharma
Photo credit: Abhi Sharma

2015 Pulitzer Prize Predictions (Updated)

With awards season underway, it’s the perfect time to think about the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction contenders. Really any time is okay for such contemplation, but I digress. In July, we gave you our first list of predictions...

 
 
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5 Best Book to Movie Adaptations in 2015

Movies and books are closely related. They both tell stories that entertain, expose, and engage us. These are two forms of art that allow us to escape the burdens of our own lives and enter into a fictional realm—one that can e...
 
 
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Review: The House of Silk by Anthony Horowitz

Sherlock Holmes first appeared in 1887 in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s mystery novel A Study in Scarlet. For decades Doyle entertained readers with the wit and cynicism of the famous Baker Street detective. Over a century lat...
 
 
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The 15 Most Anticipated Books of 2015

2014 was a good year to be a reader. We’ve already discussed how there were some spectacular fiction, nonfiction, mystery, and science fiction titles released last year. Truthfully, it’s a little sad to see 2014 go. But, we mus...

 
 
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Review: The Bohemians, Ben Tarnoff

Ben Tarnoff’s book The Bohemians: Mark Twain and the San Francisco Writers who Reinvented American Literature offers a fresh look at four authors who came into their own during San Francisco’s burgeoning 1860s. The ...
 
 
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Don't Read and Drive
Don't Read and Drive

Ready to Blow your Mind? Best Books of 2014

2014 – The Best Books and Articles With 2015 almost upon us and 2014 expiring soon we must review the past and look to the future. In 2014, we had 38,224 people visit our site with 70,346 pages viewed. That is a lot of pe...
 
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The Empty Shelf Challenge

2015 is right around the corner, and that means one thing: RESOLUTIONS! If you are like me, my New Year’s resolutions last about 24 hours. I have kept very few for the whole year. In 2014, though, I stumbled upon a resolu...