First Words: Allan Gurganus

April 11, 2012 • No Comments

In our continuing First Words series, we select works 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, Joyce Carol Oates, and…


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Publication Day: Kitty Cornered by Bob Tarte

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Most cat lovers admit to having complicated feline friends. By “complicated,” I mean that your favorite pet manages to rearrange your life to run around his precise schedule (most active at 2 am), his particular…


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Lucky 7: Armchair Travel

6 Comments April 9, 2012 • 6 Comments

Armchair Travel
Spring is here, and there’s no better time to dream about escaping to far off destinations. Paris, Venice, Buenos Aires, Hawaii—the world is your oyster, and these seven armchair travel titles are ready…


April 6, 2012

Recently Published: Pocket Kings by Ted Heller

4 Comments April 6, 2012 • 4 Comments

You don’t have to play, or even understand, poker in order to love Ted Heller‘s third novel, Pocket Kings.  In this dead-on satire of online obsessions, a novelist with writer’s block finds a new–and very…


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The Hunger Games: battle of the book v. the movie

3 Comments April 4, 2012 • 3 Comments

It takes a special type of person to attend a midnight premiere of anything. Being on the same sleep schedule as my fifteen-year-old cat (and possessing the same general level of excitement about life) I am not…


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Publication Day: The Coldest Night by Robert Olmstead

18 Comments April 3, 2012 • 18 Comments

Robert Olmstead is the author of the national bestseller Coal Black Horse and Far Bright Star, which won the Western Writers of America Spur Award. An amazing writer whose work has been compared to Cormac…