Displaying articles for: November 2013

The Kind of Thing You Still Write About: A Guest Post by Wiley Cash

We're still raving about Wiley Cash's incredibly assured, character-driven debut novel, A Land More Kind Than Home -- and we're giving away NOOK book copies (while supplies last) on Friday, November 22nd as part of our nationwide Discovery Friday event.  Wiley returns to the Discover blog with "The Kind of Thing You Still Write About", an original piece on discovering -- and being discovered.

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"I'd Been Thinking About This Book for Years Before I First Put Pen to Paper": A Q&A with Jo Baker

 Perfect for Austenites and Downton Abbey fans, this smart, sweet-tempered, and entirely engaging story puts the household staff of Pride and Prejudice front and center. Jo Baker discusses her own love of Jane Austen’s books, the influence of "that English class thing" (and the scene from Pride and Prejudice that jumpstarted the writing of Longbourn), and writing about characters that kept interesting (and surprising her), among other things, with Discover Great New Writers.

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April 17: "In less than three years, both GM and Chrysler would be bankrupt, and a resurgent Ford would wow Wall Street..."

Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch is the winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. James Parker calls this Dickensian coming-of-age novel "an enveloping…

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Poems That Make Grown Men Cry

And women too.  Luminaries from Colin Firth to Nick Cave and Jonathan Franzen chose the poems that bring them to tears, and the result is a stunning collection of poignant verse from writers like Auden, Whitman, Bishop, Larkin, Neruda and many others.  Warning: choking-up hazard.

The King of Pain

Trapped beneath his entertainment system, reality TV mastermind Rick Salter reflects on his life and tries to piece together the events of the previous evening. Seth Kaufman’s romp is an outrageous meditation on pain and entertainment in a deranged world in which the two are often interchangeable.

The Good Inn

Frank Black, frontman for the Pixies, has written a transgressive historical fiction with shades of Thomas Pynchon (focused as it is on the history of explosives and cinematic pornography), all set in a hallucinatory Edwardian Europe.