Displaying articles for: May 2013

Khaled Hosseini Recommends 3 Great Reads

Khaled Hosseini launched his tour for And the Mountains Echoed last night in New York at the Barnes & Noble Union Square, and when interviewer Bill Goldstein asked him who he was reading a recommending lately, Hosseini said...

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Scares: A Guest Post by Benjamin Percy

In an alternate America with nightmarish overtones of our own, Benjamin Percy brings a keen eye for the wonder of the natural world in Red Moon, his page-turning take on the supernatural thriller and a Summer '13 Discover pick.  Percy writes about things that go bump on the road - and in his book - in a guest post for Discover Great New Writers.

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The Right One to Leave Out: Ethan Rutherford and Matt Burgess

Ethan Rutherford, author of  the surreal and fiercely funny story collection The Peripatetic Coffin (Discover, Summer '13) talks about the overlap between writing and music, his fear of losing sight of what a story is about, and throwing out "the Second Great American Whaling Novel", among other things, with with Matt Burgess, author of Dogfight: A Love Story (Discover, Holiday 2010).

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[Tap, tap]: The Summer 2013 Discover Great New Writers Season begins May 7th

Our Summer  2013 Discover Great New Writers season -- featuring  14 titles carefully chosen from hundreds of submissions -- begins Tuesday, May 7th.  By turns exhilarating and heartbreaking, lyrical and thought-provoking, these are the impressive short story collections, inspirational true stories, and the dazzling novels that the Discover selection committee members couldn't stop talking about.

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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).