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Catherine Coulter on How She Sustains Her Bestselling Suspense Series

Coulter talks about how she's kept her FBI Thriller series running at full steam through nineteen (nineteen!) books and a new project that will delight the fans of her Sherbrooke stories.

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YA Wednesday: Sophie Kinsella

Sophie Kinsella threw her hat in the YA ring last month with a winning blend of humor and heart, "Finding Audrey." Here's what she had to say about writing YA, her bookshelf order, a living author she'd like to meet, and more...

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Sympathizer

A Different Kind of War Novel - Talking to Viet Thanh Nguyen, Author of "The Sympathizer"

One of our favorite books so far this year is Viet Thanh Nguyen's debut novel The Sympathizer, a book with one of the best first sentences of any you will come across.

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In the Country

Mia Alvar on Miracle Workers, Mothers & Being a Citizen of the World

Mia Alvar’s In the Country is one of the more compelling story collections I’ve read in years. While it’s very specific in its depictions of Filipinos of many different times and places, it also speaks to...

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Second Chance Summer

First Chance for Jill Shalvis Fans to Hear about "Second Chance Summer"

Second Chance Summer is the first book of Shalvis' intriguing new series set in Colorado, where men and women tackle life and love among the rugged mountains of Cedar Ridge. Shalvis speaks in this video interview about what makes her characters tick, what’s planned for the series, and the dreaded writers' block.

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Seveneves

Neal Stephenson: On "Seveneves," His Writing, and More

We spoke with Neal Stephenson in person at BookExpo America about his space/science epic, Seveneves. In this video interview, Stephenson speaks about the genesis of Seveneves, why the book jumps forward in time, other creative projects he's working on, and more.

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Saint Mazie

"Saint Mazie" - An Interview with Author Jami Attenberg

Jami Attenberg’s Saint Mazie is our Best of the Month Spotlight Pick for June. The novel is based on the real Mazie Gordon-Phillips, a hard-drinkin’ goodtime girl with a heart of gold...

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The Darkling Child

Terry Brooks on His New Shannara Novel

In this interview at Amazon’s HQ, Terry Brooks reveals his thoughts on why fantasy is so compelling, which Shannara book you should start with, and how The Darkling Child fits into the Shannara world—plus tells us how the upcoming TV series based on The Elfstones of Shannara is coming along.

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Water

"The Water Knife" - An Interview with Author Paolo Bacigalupi

A few years ago, Paolo Bacigalupi wrote The Windup Girl, a book that combined great characterization and action with deep thoughts about our future. It's a rare talent who can perform such a feat, and a few of us were eagerly anticipating Bacigalupi's newest novel The Water Knife, which was published just a couple of weeks ago.

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Jandy Nelson Answers Your Questions

As part of our YA book club launch, Jandy Nelson, the award-winning author of our first selection, "I'll Give You the Sun," agreed to take some questions submitted by readers. You asked, she answered...

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