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Month: February 2012

Eleanor Brown: Why I Write

Eleanor Brown: Why I Write

[Last January 20, 2011, Eleanor Brown debuted with her “delightful” novel The Weird Sisters (presentation/review) and, within a week, she became a New York Times bestselling author. Amazing? Well actually the story of “sibling rivalry, the power of books, and the places we decide to call home” deserved every bit of acclaim and attention. For those who have yet to enjoy this reading experience, today is your day as The Weird Sisters is released in its paperback edition. Also Eleanor…

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Picture the Book:
The Mother-Daughter Show

Picture the Book:
The Mother-Daughter Show

Natalie Wexler is the author of an award-winning novel, A More Obedient Wife, and a journalist and essayist whose work has appeared in the Washington Post Magazine, the American Scholar, the Gettysburg Review, and other publications. Her latest novel, The Mother-Daughter Show, was published in December, 2011, to glowing praise: “A terrific read. Funny and heartbreaking and so credible I laughed out loud.” Susan Shreve, author of Warm Springs: Traces of a Childhood at FDR’s Polio Haven. “A wise and…

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Guest Danielle Younge-Ullman on Inspiration

Guest Danielle Younge-Ullman on Inspiration

[Danielle Younge-Ullman debuted in July 2008 with Falling Under (do read presentation/review) — a book this Fairy Godmother described as painfully breathtaking and brutally exquisite. And it remains so in its Kindle Editon and NOOK Book format. Today, in this guest post, the author focuses on her inspiration for the novel, and what makes the story passionately honest.] Inspiration It’s kind of a pretty word, a word that suggests something beautiful, like a butterfly landing on your fingertip, or a…

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