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By ww2bw on September 28, 2012
In this latest update, Doug returns to some classics, fills some holes, and roots for the home team. What’s by my bed now: Orwell and more Orwell: Down and Out in Paris and London, Burmese Days, and essays (ebooks). Ever since I read “How the Poor Die” some years back, I’ve been meaning to return to Orwell. […]
By ww2bw on September 21, 2012
Tara Ison is the author of A Child Out of Alcatraz which was named as finalist in the Los Angeles Times’ Book Prize for First Fiction in 1998. It has just been released as an ebook on all digital formats. Her other titles include The List, and the forthcoming The Rockaway Stories. She is an Assistant […]
By ww2bw on September 19, 2012
Fred Setterberg’s “true-life novel” Lunch Bucket Paradise was shortlisted for the 2012 William Saroyan International Prize for Writing. There’s a reason for that. Actually, a whole slew of them. Here’s Fred on how reading saved his narrator’s father’s life. <<>> What does reading mean to you?
By ww2bw on September 14, 2012
Nichole Bernier is author of the novel THE UNFINISHED WORK OF ELIZABETH D. (Crown/Random House), a finalist for the 2012 New England Independent Booksellers Association fiction award, and has written for magazines including Elle, Self, Health, and Men’s Journal. A Contributing Editor for Conde Nast Traveler for 14 years, she was previously on staff as […]
By ww2bw on September 12, 2012
This is the second of two excerpts comprising the first chapter of Nichole’s debut novel. The following is reprinted from the book The Unfinished Work of Elizabeth D. by Nichole Bernier. Copyright © 2012 by Nichole Bernier. Published by The Crown Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc. The roadside clutter thinned near the Connecticut […]
By ww2bw on September 11, 2012
Nichole Bernier is author of the novel The Unfinished Work of Elizabeth D. (Crown/Random House), a finalist for the 2012 New England Independent Booksellers Association fiction award, and has written for magazines including Elle, Self, Health, and Men’s Journal. A Contributing Editor for Conde Nast Traveler for 14 years, she was previously on staff as the […]
By ww2bw on September 6, 2012
In this trailer for Sandra‘s new book Have You Seen Marie?, she relates the inspiration for what she calls a fable for adults: “I realized I was living the story I should be writing.” The hardback will be out next month, and is gorgeously illustrated by Sandra’s friend Ester Hernández.
By ww2bw on September 4, 2012
William A. Souder’s meticulously researched and beautifully written biography of the mom of the environmental movement launches today. Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring, published fifty years ago, forever changed our relationship with nature. No small feat for an unassuming biologist from Springdale, Pennsylvania. Reprinted from the book On a Farther Shore: The Life and Legacy of […]
By ww2bw on September 3, 2012
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By ww2bw on September 1, 2012
Have You Seen Marie?, Sandra Cisneros‘ new fable for adults beautifully illustrated byEster Hernández, releases October 2, but we couldn’t wait to give you a heads up. Knopf is keeping it under tight wraps–no advance review copies, no excerpts–but we’ve had an illicit sneak peek and pronounce it exquisite in every way! Another new book, Pop Art (Art […]