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On The Girls and the Search for the Extreme: An Interview with Emma Cline

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On The Girls and the Search for the Extreme: An Interview with Emma Cline

Emma Cline’s debut novel, The Girls, has been on our must-read list since its acquisition was announced in 2014 following a massive bidding war....
Homegoing Traces a Family’s Lives Across Continents and Generations

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Homegoing Traces a Family’s Lives Across Continents and Generations

Any novel that begins in West Africa and follows members of a family across an ocean to America will be compared to Alex Haley’s...
Smoke Puts All Your Darkest Sins on Display

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Smoke Puts All Your Darkest Sins on Display

Lust and sin, prim propriety, class inequality, and the roiling dirtiness of the industrial age are all themes ever so thoroughly explored in Victorian...
The Mirror Thief Presents a Mystery Within a Book Within a Book

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The Mirror Thief Presents a Mystery Within a Book Within a Book

It’s hard enough to write one book, but in his doorstopper debut, Martin Seay has written three. The Mirror Thief contains three distinct narratives,...
The Immortals Author Jordanna Max Brodsky on the Danger of Dissing Alexander Hamilton

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The Immortals Author Jordanna Max Brodsky on the Danger of Dissing Alexander Hamilton

Jordanna Max Brodsky’s debut fantasy novel, The Immortals, takes place in a world in which the gods walk among us. A long time ago, isolated New...
6 Sparkling 2016 Debuts to Watch For

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6 Sparkling 2016 Debuts to Watch For

Why do literary debuts create such a stir? Maybe it’s the fact that anything is possible in an author’s very first book, and readers who pick...
How To Survive The Collapse In Zachary Thomas Dodson’s Bats Of The Republic

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How To Survive The Collapse In Zachary Thomas Dodson’s Bats Of The Republic

The end is nigh in a rash of recent novels, including Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven, Edan Lepucki’s California, and Sandra...
Sex, Drugs, & Rock And Roll In the Sprawling City On Fire

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Sex, Drugs, & Rock And Roll In the Sprawling City On Fire

First-time author Garth Risk Hallberg proves that “Risk” is his middle name for a good reason: his debut, City On Fire, is an ambitious,...
Discover Great New Writers: Fall 2015 Selections

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Discover Great New Writers: Fall 2015 Selections

While it might not be shocking to learn we’re passionate about books around here, we’re also passionate about authors. The Discover Great New Writers...
Two New Mother-Daughter Books…Written By a Mother and a Daughter

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Two New Mother-Daughter Books…Written By a Mother and a Daughter

We didn’t plan it this way. We couldn’t have. In 1958, my late mother Edna Robinson wrote her first and only novel, The Trouble with the...
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Merritt Tierce on Iowa, Comma Usage, and Her Debut Novel, Love Me Back

Love Me Back, by 5 Under 35 honoree Merritt Tierce, isn’t like other novels. For one thing, its protagonist, Marie, doesn’t change....
And Despite It All, Okay: An Interview with The Last Days Of California Author Mary Miller

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And Despite It All, Okay: An Interview with The Last Days Of California Author Mary Miller

It’s been a big month for Mary Miller. Even prior to last month’s release of her debut novel, The Last Days of California, excerpts and starred...

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