Giveaway Tuesday: The Late Starters Orchestra

6 Comments A bit of a late start for today’s giveaway, but that’s just so appropriate for today’s book — The Late Starters Orchestra by Ari Goldman. Ari Goldman hasn’t played in twenty-five years, but he’s decided…

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Giveaway Tuesday: The Rental Sister

2 Comments 2 Comments Jeff Backhaus’ The Rental Sister is a special book. One you won’t forget and one you won’t be able to stop talking about. It’s a book meant for discussion: What would you do in that…

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Giveaway Tuesday: My Accidental Jihad by Krista Bremer

No Comments No Comments Krista Bremer’s bold love story has sparked conversation not only about bicultural relationships but about all relationships. Because, really, aren’t all marriages bicultural when you think about it? In the video below, Krista talks about…

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Giveaway Tuesday: Ellen Gilchrist’s Acts of God

4 Comments 4 Comments The amazing Chuck Adams, editor of great and well-earned acclaim, explains how and why he responds so profoundly to Ellen Gilchrist’s new collection, Acts of God. After you read what Chuck has written, you will…

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Giveaway Day: Kids These Days

No Comments No Comments “Sometimes when mommies and daddies love each other very much…” Sometimes they make a baby. Sometimes they make a book. Drew Perry started writing Kids These Days when he was first facing fatherhood. He has…

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Short Story Stocking Stuffer to Share

1 Comment 1 Comment Rebecca Lee’s writing in her stunning collection, Bobcat and Other Stories, has been bringing reading joy to the world this year. From the New York Times Book Review: “The collection has so many good passages…

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Giveaway and video Tuesday: Guests on Earth

2 Comments 2 Comments Watch this mini-documentary about the amazing Lee Smith and how she came to write Guests on Earth, which publishes today. This isn’t a book trailer. It’s worth a midday break to watch. Promise. This is…

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“Celebrate Lee Smith Week” comes to Giveaway Monday

No Comments No Comments This year marks the forty-fifth anniversary of Lee Smith’s first novel, The Last Day the Dogbushes Bloomed. Since its publication in 1968, Lee has penned twelve other widely acclaimed novels and four collections of short…

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Giveaway Thursday: Furious Cool

4 Comments 4 Comments Obsessed with Richard Pryor since they were kids, David and Joe Henry celebrate Pryor’s genius in this groundbreaking and profoundly entertaining biography.  The brothers recently had a conversation with National Book Award winner Colum McCann…

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Giveaway Tuesday: The Explanation for Everything

6 Comments 6 Comments Happy Publication Day to New York Times bestselling author Lauren Grodstein! And it’s a happy day, indeed, as The Explanation for Everything has been tabbed for both Amazon’s Best Books of the Month for September…

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