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Publication Day: The Sleepy Hollow Family Almanac by Kris D’Agostino

March 20, 2012 • 7 Comments

Chances are, Calvin Moretti, the main character of Kris D’Agostino’s The Sleepy Hollow Family Almanac, will remind you of someone you went to high school with. Calvin is a twenty-four-year-old film school dropout living at…

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The Things People Send Me: Amy Stewart on The Earth Moved

35 Comments March 8, 2012 • 35 Comments

Since The Earth Moved was published in 2004, I have received:

Two paintings of earthworms, one more abstract and one in a more photorealist style.
A handpainted greeting card, suitable for framing, of a mass…

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February Poetry Roundup

2 Comments February 29, 2012 • 2 Comments

Our second post in our monthly series of poetry recommendations features Paisley Rekdal’s Animal Eye and Lily Ladewig’s The Silhouettes.
 
Animal Eye
Paisley Rekdal
(recommended by Lauren Moseley)
 
            . . . more light,…

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What the Dormouse Said: Wit and Wisdom from Children’s Books, Part 4

1 Comment February 27, 2012 • 1 Comment

Today, we share more of our favorite quotes from What the Dormouse Said: Lessons for Grown-Ups From Children’s Books. If you missed our earlier posts on this gem, check out Part 1, Part 2, and…

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Joyce Carol Oates, Age 17

2 Comments February 21, 2012 • 2 Comments

Today we share another excerpt from First Words, a collection of early writings by famous authors, edited by Paul Mandelbaum.  Our previous posts have highlighted the work of Stephen King and Margaret Atwood.  Today’s installment…

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Recently Published: Until the Next Time by Kevin Fox

24 Comments February 16, 2012 • 24 Comments

My mom loved the TV show Lie to Me, produced and written by Kevin Fox. She was drawn to the show for the way the plot always kept her in suspense and made her think.…

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Recently Published: Running the Rift by Naomi Benaron

25 Comments January 19, 2012 • 25 Comments

I read Naomi Benaron‘s Running the Rift over the holidays, and I think my family may have been frustrated by the way I kept sneaking off to lock myself in the basement and read in…

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Sneak Peek: Broadway Baby by Alan Shapiro

40 Comments January 11, 2012 • 40 Comments

Today we have an early peek at Alan Shapiro’s forthcoming novel, Broadway Baby, landing in bookstores on January 24th. We have five autographed copies to give away to our readers. For a chance to win…

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Sneak Peek: How Eskimos Keep Their Babies Warm by Mei-Ling Hopgood

29 Comments January 4, 2012 • 29 Comments

We’re thrilled to give you an early look at Mei-Ling Hopgood’s upcoming book, How Eskimos Keep Their Babies Warm and Other Adventures in Parenting Around the World, publishing next week. This grand tour of global…

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What the Dormouse Said: Wit and Wisdom from Childrens’ Books, Part 3

2 Comments December 20, 2011 • 2 Comments

Today we have another batch of quotes from What the Dormouse Said: Lessons for Grown-Ups from Children’s Books, which makes a great stocking stuffer for just about everyone on your list–the young, the young-at-heart, and…

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