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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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Forget You're Reading This
Feb 9, 2016 4:01 pm
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My wife was skeptical when I showed her the Advance Reader Edition of my new novel, ... More
What to do when half your book is dead
Jan 19, 2016 12:02 pm
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(continued from "A Pantser Brought to Heel")

In an hour-long phone call, my... More
A Pantser Brought to Heel
Jan 13, 2016 3:37 pm
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A few weeks after my novel The Setup Man was published in March 2014, I got a call from my agent, who reported... More
Junipero Serra and the Gold Retirement Watch
Sep 16, 2015 1:53 pm
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Next week, during his visit to Washington, DC, Pope Francis ... More
The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer
Jul 7, 2015 4:14 pm
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I just finished reading (belatedly) Meg Wolitzer's 2013 bestseller The Interestings. I want to break the long silence... More
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The 34th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult and Teen categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by March 27, 2020. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category. Sponsored by Kepler's Books, Linden Tree Books and Bell's Books.

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