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All the Single Ladies, Dorothea Benton Frank, William Morrow–Dorothea Benton Frank, returns us to the magic of the Lowcountry of South Carolina, where three remarkable women are brought together by the untimely death of their mutual friend Read more »
The Poor Children, April L. Ford, Santa Fe Writers Project — They bit, they kicked, sometimes they pulled out their own hair in such chunks they left hickey-like marks on their scalps that had to be washed and disinfected and covered with gauze Read more »
The Assassins, Gayle Lynds, St. Martin’s Press — New York Times bestseller Gayle Lynds is the award-winning author of ten international espionage novels. Library Journal calls her “the reigning queen of espionage fiction;” the London Observer says she’s a “kick-ass thriller writer;” and Lee Child calls her “today’s best espionage writer.” Read more »
Audio interview: THE GIRL IN THE TORCH (Balzer & Bray/HarperCollins, May 2015)– Robert Sharenow lives two dramatically distinct lives as the author of young adult historical novels, and also an Emmy award-winning television producer and Executive VP of Lifetime and A&E Television Networks Read more »
An Interview with Liane Moriarty, Author of The Husband’s Secret (Berkley Reissue Edition, 3 March 2015)–Liane Moriarty, from Sydney, is said to be one of the few authors in the world ever to have three books on the New York Times bestseller list at the same time Read more »
An interview with Michele Young-Stone, author of Above Us Only Sky (Simon and Schuster, 3 March, 2015)–All Prudence Vilkas knows about her heritage is that she was born with wings. They were removed at her birth, and only a few years later, her mother removes her more completely from the Vilkas heritage by running off from her husband. Only much later, Prudence learns of her Lithuanian grandfather and German grandmother Read more »
An interview with Kelly Fordon, Author of Garden for the Blind (Wayne State University Press, 1 April 2015)–In her collection of linked stories, GARDEN FOR THE BLIND, author Kelly Fordon explores questions of race and privilege through the experiences of Alice Townley, a resident of an affluent suburb outside of Detroit. As the story begins Alice loses her sister to an accident Read more »
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Texas’s own top author, Sarah Bird, who will be speaking in Dallas September 12 at the Authorlink Sociable Lecture Series, has been selected to participate in Oscar-winning actress Meryl Streep’s Writers Lab. Sarah is one of only twelve chosen participants. In April, Meryl Streep launched an initiative to encourage female screenwriters over the age of Read more »
Simon & Schuster and Hotels.com® are joining together to promote the joy of reading and make life on the road or on vacation that much more pleasant for travelers. Beginning today, Hotels.com customers who book a minimum two-night stay in selected US destinations through the US site will have the opportunity to download one of Read more »
Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS) today announced the company will report fiscal 2016 first quarter earnings results on Wednesday, September 9 , before the market opens. The company will host an investor conference call at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, September 9 , to review the company’s financial results and operations. This call is being webcast and Read more »
More than 500 prominent authors, journalists, artists, and free expression advocates, including Homero Arijdis, Chimamanda Adichie, Sandra Cisneros, and Neil Gaiman,joined an open letter to Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto this weekend with a clear message: end impunity in the murder of journalists and guarantee future protections for the media in Mexico. The letter, initiated Read more »
Words without Borders, the online magazine for international literature, announces the release of its August issue: “Myth and History: Writing from Indonesia.” The issue covers diverse terrains, from historic battlefields to contemporary streets, the ravages of natural disaster and the damage of oppressive government. The nine writers here—including Abidah El Khalieqy, Khatulistiwa Literary Award-winner Zen Read more »
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The Total Emasculation of the White Man, David Valentine Bernard, Strebor Books — A series of strange events begin to occur in the region of Athens, Georgia, in the sweltering heat of the Southern summer Read more »
Lovers on All Saints Day , Juan Gabriel Vásquez, Riverhead Books — These seven complex stories by Colombian Juan Gabriel Vásquez’s in “Lovers on All Saints’ Day” are haunting and indelible with masterful insight into love and loss. This English-translation collection was first published in Spanish 15 years ago and developed while Vásquez was in self-imposed exile in Belgium and France Read more »
The Whispering City, Sara Moliner, Pegasus Books — Barcelona, 1952. General Franco’s autocratic rule is absolute. Those who favor the regime do well. Those labeled “Reds” lose their jobs, liberty and sometimes their lives Read more »
Music for Wartime, Rebecca Makkai, Viking — Rebecca Makkai offers readers a treasure trove of literary work in her collection of 17 short stories in “Music for Wartime,” an intriguing blend of artistic imaginativeness and her Romanian ancestry Read more »
Tomorrow War, J. L. Bourne, Gallery Books–An American covert cyber-attack against Syria turns out to be a catastrophic mistake. The virus loosed into the communications network escapes and mutates, bringing down not only the target system but the entire world’s computers.
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