July 19, 2014

Plain Jayne by Laura Drewry: A Return Home

'Laura Drewry’s romance novel, Plain Jayne, was a total pleasure to read. By the third chapter I was laughing out loud, and several chapters later I needed tissues for my tears.'

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July 18, 2014

5 Questions for Celebrity Emulator Rachel Bertsche

Rachel Bertsche, author of Jennifer, Gwyneth & Me, allowed us to pick her brain about her recently documented lifestyle-improvement quest, her next project, and Lady Gaga.

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July 17, 2014

California: An Original, Exciting Dystopian Debut

California is an original dystopian/apocalypse novel, a commendable feat in an arguably oversaturated genre, and its version of the almost-end is captivating for how imminent and possible it is.

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July 16, 2014

King of the World by David Remnick: On Boxing Legend Muhammad Ali

David Remnick has written a compelling monument to Muhammad Ali, a man who pushed himself into the history books.

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July 15, 2014

The Intricacy of Marriage: Life Drawing by Robin Black

The extraordinary short story writer Robin Black in her first collection, If I Loved You I Would Tell You This, captured the reader’s attention with careful detail, brilliant dialogue and the specific interiority of her characters. In Life Drawing, her first novel, now available, she displays many of the same attributes.

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July 14, 2014

A Fairy Tale, Revisited: Michael Cunningham's The Snow Queen

Michael Cunningham's latest novel, The Snow Queen, revisits a familiar Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, but with a twist.

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July 13, 2014

Zombies? Coming-of-Age? All at Once

Courtney Summers’s young adult novel, This Is Not a Test, explores the theme of survival – at multiple levels.

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