Literature + Fiction
Dietland

Sara Says: I’m Binging on "Dietland"

My New Favorite Book of the Moment is this wonderful, oddball, sly-if-not-downright-subversive novel called Dietland...

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War of the Encyclopaedists

The Kids AREN’T All Right: Phil Klay Talks With the Authors of "War of the Encyclopaedists"

A poet and a soldier collaborate on an exciting debut novel called War of the Encyclopaedists, a story that takes us into the lives of a group of millennials who find themselves in Seattle hipsterville and also in Baghdad...

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The Blessings

Sara Says...Five Favorites, Now in Paperback

Call me un-PC. I don’t usually count – and often don’t even notice – the gender of the authors of the books I love. (NB: I say this with all due respect to those who not only notice, but have chronicled the gender discrepancy in bestselling books.) Still, as I was unpacking boxes this week, I made the following discovery: at least five of the new or about-to-be-released paperbacks I received are...

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Bunny

Happy Mother's Day from Abe Books

If you’re a book lover, it’s very likely you have your parents to thank for it. Those early years spent on Mom’s lap, reading the same book over….and over…..and over set the stage for many of us to be the rapt and insatiable readers we remain today.

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Animals

Talking to Christian Kiefer, Author of "The Animals"

Read on to see what author Christian Kiefer had to say about writing his book and writing in general. It's pretty illuminating....

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Speed

A Guest Review of Nicole Haroutunian's "Speed Dreaming"

Julia Fierro's Cutting Teeth was one of the most anticipated novels of 2014. Here she turns her eye toward Nicole Haroutunian's Speed Dreaming, a debut story collection that "captures the zeitgeist of today’s young women, who, despite their education and privilege and ambition, struggle to make a life for themselves in the gloomy economic climate."

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The Wisdom of Perversity

Sara Sings the Praises of the LA Times Festival of Books

This week, much of the publishing world is in the UK at the London Book Fair, one of the industry’s several trade shows at which agents, publishers and some authors convene to buy, sell and discuss the books that the rest of us hoi polloi will be hearing about in the coming seasons...

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Roses

"The End Game is the Same for All of Us" - Talking to Indie Author Warren Adler

Indie author Warren Adler is best known for The War of the Roses, his masterpiece fictionalization of a macabre divorce. The book was turned into the Golden Globe and BAFTA-nominated dark comedy starring Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner and Danny DeVito.

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Made in Detroit

Marge Piercy: "Your Life Is Richer with Poetry"

I was a fan of poetry in theory until I fell in love for the first time--experiencing emotions I couldn't explain, and grasping for ways to understand and express them. It was then that I was introduced to Marge Piercy's work, and that gave me something to grasp onto...

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Atticus

"Preparation for the Next Life" Wins PEN/Faulkner

Atticus Lish's debut novel Preparation for the Next Life has won the 2015 PEN/Faulkner Award.

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