Milagro Creek Interview and Excerpt!

No Comments Author of The School of Beauty and Charm and Polite Society, recipient of a Whiting award in fiction in 1995, and creative writing professor at Kennesaw State University, Melanie Sumner is out with her newest…

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Excerpt: Lucky Girl

No Comments No Comments Lucky you, today we have the first chapter of Mei-Ling Hopgood‘s memoir Lucky Girl. Adopted when she was a baby, Mei-Ling Hopgood grew up in the Midwest and was never really curious about her Asian…

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Excerpt: Far Bright Star

1 Comment 1 Comment Today we have an excerpt form Robert Olmstead‘s Far Bright Star. This novel, which came out last year and is new in paperback, has gleaned some high praise and won the Western Writers of America…

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Peep Show: Sneak Peep

6 Comments 6 Comments A little about Joshua Braff‘s new book, Peep Show: David Arbus will be graduating from high school in the spring of 1975. His divorced parents offer two options: embrace his mother’s Hasidic sect or go…

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There’s a rabbi in the freezer…

1 Comment 1 Comment In anticipation of today’s excerpt from Steve Stern‘s The Frozen Rabbi, I sat down with a copy of the book last night, intending to maybe read the first chapter, feel out Stern’s prose, and fall…

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“It takes a village to make a tango dancer.”

No Comments No Comments Today we have the first chapter of Maria Finn‘s new memoir, Hold Me Tight and Tango Me Home. This selection is about Finn’s first tango lesson after her split from her cheating husband. She’s learning…

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A Friend of the Family – Read an Excerpt

No Comments No Comments There is a lot of buzz surrounding Lauren Grodstein’s new novel, A Friend of the Family, which just released last week. This story of a suburban father’s fall from grace as he struggles to save…

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