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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July 24: On this day in 1725 John Newton, the slave trader-preacher who wrote the hymn "Amazing Grace," was born.

Crime fiction legends Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly discuss the new book that unites their beloved sleuths Patrick Kenzie and Harry Bosch.

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Books, CDs, DVDs to know about now
Paradise and Elsewhere

Canadian short story marvel Kathy Page emerges as the Alice Munro of the supernatural from these heartfelt tales of shapeshifting swimmers, mild-mannered cannibals, and personality-shifting viruses transmitted through kisses.

Pastoral

When a persuasive pastor arrives in a sleepy farm town, his sage influence has otherworldly results (talking sheep, a mayor who walks on water). But can he pull off the miracle of finding kindly local Liz Denny the love of her life?  Small wonder looms large in this charmer from Andre Alexis.

The Hundred-Year House

When a poetry scholar goes digging through the decrepit estate of his wife's family to uncover a bygone arts colony's strange mysteries, he awakens a tenacious monster: his mother-in-law. A wickedly funny take on aging aristocracies from author Rebecca Makkai (The Borrower).