October 30, 2013

On Writing a Women's Adventure Story, by Elizabeth M. Norman, Author of We Band of Angels

When Elizabeth Norman set out to gather more material for a newly revised and reissued version of her book, she found a new character, another friend.

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October 29, 2013

Pat Conroy's The Death of Santini: A Forgiving Memoir

If the term Southern Gothic did not exist, we would have to coin it for Pat Conroy’s family.

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October 28, 2013

Thomas Keneally’s The Daughters of Mars: A Brilliant WWI Novel

The author of The Schindler’s List is back with a fantastic new novel following two sisters during the events of the first World War.

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October 27, 2013

Fangirling Over Rainbow Rowell's Fangirl

Rainbow Rowell's Fangirl is a refreshing take on coming-of-age, shown through the eyes of a completely winning, quintessentially modern female hero.

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October 26, 2013

On Writing Erotica and S.E.C.R.E.T. Shared: A Q&A with L. Marie Adeline

'What most surprised me about writing erotica was how much sex tells you about your characters...'

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October 25, 2013

Provence, 1970, by Luke Barr: A Culinary Must-Read

In the winter of 1970, James Beard, M.F.K. Fisher, Julia Child, Richard Olney, Simone Beck, and Judith Jones came together in Provence – and Luke Barr’s retelling of that time is brilliant.

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October 24, 2013

James Baldwin’s Giovanni’s Room: The Way in to Baldwin’s Oeuvre

As James Baldwin's writing becomes available in ebook format, how does one choose where to start? How about with Giovanni's Room: a book he risked his career to write?

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