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Who is T.T. Monday? : The Story of a Novel, Part 3

In most lines of work, seniority counts for something. In major-league baseball, for instance, young players in their first few professional seasons have their salaries...

Original post made by Nick Taylor on Feb. 24, 2014
Last comment by K.Kelton, on Apr 7, 2014 at 9:59 am | 3 comments | 1935 Views

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Publicity! The Story of a Novel, Part 5

==I Note: Nick Taylor (as T.T. Monday) will be appearing at Kepler's Books in Menlo Park on Tuesday, March...

Original post made by Nick Taylor on Mar. 10, 2014
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One More Draft: The Story of a Novel, Part 4

==I Note: Nick Taylor (as T.T. Monday) will be appearing at Kepler's Books in Menlo...

Original post made by Nick Taylor on Mar. 5, 2014
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Turning to a Life of Crime (The Story of a Novel, Part 2)

In my last post I explained how I went to India and came back with a novel about the...

Original post made by Nick Taylor on Feb. 18, 2014
Last comment by Cathy Kirkman, on Feb 19, 2014 at 5:26 pm | 1 comment | 1336 Views

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The Story of a Novel, Part 1

In less than a month, my third novel,

Original post made by Nick Taylor on Feb. 11, 2014
Last comment by Sally Ashton, on Feb 11, 2014 at 7:24 pm |
1 comment | 903 Views

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Lord of Misrule by Jaimy Gordon, and the debate over the National Book Award

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...

Original post made by Nick Taylor on Jan. 21, 2014
Last comment by Anita Felicelli, on Jan 23, 2014 at 11:21 pm | 1 comment | 712 Views

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Champion of Choice by Cathleen Miller

Miller, Cathleen. Champion of Choice. (University of Nebraska Press, 2013). I've been busy reading a fascinating new biography,

Original post made by Nick Taylor on Jan. 1, 2014
Last comment by ManiaceJames, on Jan 21, 2014 at 1:40 am |
4 comments | 1079 Views

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The Empty House by Nathan Oates

Oates, Nathan. The Empty House. (Willow Springs Editions, 2013). You'd never know it by glancing at bookstore shelves, but there are more short...

Original post made by Nick Taylor on Dec. 11, 2013
Last comment by Mary Tevlin, on Dec 11, 2013 at 8:29 pm | 2 comments | 1281 Views

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2013 Holiday Book Guide (Nonfiction Picks)

Last week I listed three of the best works of fiction I read in 2013. Here...

Original post made by Nick Taylor on Dec. 8, 2013
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2013 Holiday Book Gift Guide (Part 1)

The year-end lists are upon us. Over the weekend, the New York Times published its Best 100 Books of 2013, followed this afternoon by its Best 10. Squawk all you...

Original post made by Nick Taylor on Dec. 4, 2013
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David Rakoff's Last Work

David Rakoff, Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish (Doubleday, 2013) Here's a thought experiment for you writers out there: Imagine you were dying...

Original post made by Nick Taylor on Nov. 25, 2013
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The Best Novel I've Read This Year

NoViolet Bulawayo, We Need New Names (Reagan Arthur / Little, Brown, 2013) A book of fiction can be memorable in a number of ways -- the setting may stick...

Original post made by Nick Taylor on Nov. 20, 2013
Last comment by Anita Felicelli, on Nov 23, 2013 at 2:15 pm | 1 comment | 4849 Views
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