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 23: " 'A job,' the woman repeated again, smiling, as if I hadn't heard her. 'Would you like one?' "

Kenneth Calhoun (Black Moon) and Lysley Tenorio (Monstress) of the Discover Great New Writers program on B-movies, heritage, and finales.

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Books, CDs, DVDs to know about now
In the Light of What We Know

Zia Haider Rahman's mystery of a brilliant Bangladeshi mathematician's past barrels through the Ivy League, London high finance, and spy-haunted Afghanistan in a page-turning tale of exile, intrigue and the price of friendship. A Discover Great New Writers selection.

The People's Platform

Once touted as the foundation for tomorrow's digital democracy, the Internet is increasingly ruled by a few corporate giants, while millions of contributors till its fields for free. Astra Taylor looks at why the web has failed to deliver a communitarian cyberscape, and offers a compelling case for restoring its original vision.

A Private Venus

Dubbed "the Italian Simenon," Giorgio Scerbanenco (1911-1969) began his crime-writing career with books set in the USA, but quickly shifted scene closer to home, the city of Milan.  In this adventure, appearing in English for the first time, his underdog hero Dr. Duca Lamberti finds himself in the middle of a seedy, scantily clad criminal racket, where the presence of an outsider could result in death.