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A Chat with Literary Agent Jane Dystel

Jane Dystel, president of Dystel & Goderich Literary Management, has been an agent since 1986. Her publishing career began at Bantam Books. She then moved to Grosset & Dunlap, where she was a managing editor and later an acquisitions editor. From there, she went on to become Publisher of World Almanac Publications, where she created her own imprint.

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Bettyville

Amazon's Best Books of March: Part One

In Bettyville: A Memoir, author George Hodgeman leaves Manhattan for Paris to take care of his aging mother. Amazon editor Erin Kodicek quips in her review, "Did I mention that it’s Paris, Missouri?"

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YA Wednesday: Best Books of March

This month our five-book selection of the best YA titles includes amazing debuts and new books by established YA authors that I've been waiting to see (get ready Will Grayson, Will Grayson fans)...

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Big Spring Books

Our Picks for the Best Books of the Season

I know this will be hard to believe for many (I’m thinking of you Northeastern states!), but spring is almost sprung and with it a bevy of exciting book releases. From blockbusters to the best in literary fiction, nonfiction, children's...

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"The Monster is Multi-faceted, Ancient, and Complex" - Author Jill Leovy on "Ghettoside"

To call Ghettoside an "important" book somehow misses the point (although it is an important book)--Ghettoside is a great book. Read our interview with Los Angeles Time reporter Jill Leovy.

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Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

Today is Theodore Seuss Geisel, a.k.a. Dr. Seuss' birthday (he would have been 111 today) and the second day of National Reading Month. I would venture to say that Dr. Seuss is the most beloved and lasting children's book author of our time...

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Zillow

"Zillow Talk" - What are the New Rules of Real Estate?

I recently met with Spencer Rascoff and Stan Humphries of Zillow. They are the authors of Zillow Talk: The New Rules of Real Estate, and they also happen to be Chief Economist (Stan) and CEO (Spencer) of the company. The book hit the New York Times bestseller list

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All the Wild That Remains

Weekend Reading

We just wrapped up Best of the Month reading for March (stay tuned--it's a great list!), and are now freed up to check out some buzzworthy books being released this spring.

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Straight on Till Morning: Iconic Images from the Voyager Missions

I was too young to remember the moon missions. By the mid-1970s, the country had overcome its zeal for space exploration, leaving grainy tape of Apollo-Soyuz and Evel Knievel rocket bikes as sorry substitutes for a generation of Star Trek-addled brains yearning to go where no one had gone before.

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Funny Girl

Sara Says...

One of the few, albeit minor, drawbacks of this job is that while we all get to spend a lot of time discovering books we love, we don’t always have the luxury of time to pause between books and see which ones are going to linger in our minds, which ones are going to become longterm residents on our personal Best Of Lists. I, for example, loved Nick Hornby's...

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YA Wednesday: Guest Essay from Gayle Forman

For many YA readers a new book by Gayle Forman is cause for celebration and now the film adaptation of If I Stay has introduced her to an even wider audience...

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