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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....
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...
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
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,...
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
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
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
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
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
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...
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
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...