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About this blog: This blog is a place for conversation about books. I post reviews of what I'm reading--lots of contemporary fiction, but also classics and the occasional work of narrative nonfiction. I am always looking for new books to read, so ...  (More)

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Turning to a Life of Crime (The Story of a Novel, Part 2)
Feb 18, 2014 1:01 pm
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In my last post I explained how I went to India and came back with a novel about the... More
The Story of a Novel, Part 1
Feb 11, 2014 3:29 pm
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In less than a month, my third novel, ... More
Lord of Misrule by Jaimy Gordon, and the debate over the National Book Award
Jan 21, 2014 11:26 am
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Gordon, Jaimy. Lord of Misrule. (McPherson & Co., 2010).

Over the holidays I visited my 90-year-old grandmother in New York City. A widow for the last thirteen... More
Champion of Choice by Cathleen Miller
Jan 1, 2014 10:54 am
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Miller, Cathleen. Champion of Choice. (University of Nebraska Press, 2013).

I've been busy reading a fascinating new biography, ... More
The Empty House by Nathan Oates
Dec 11, 2013 11:12 am
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Oates, Nathan. The Empty House. (Willow Springs Editions, 2013).



You'd never know it by glancing at bookstore shelves, but there are more short... More
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