Compass Rose

Novelist John Casey returns to the Rhode Island coastline he navigated, with deft attention to human nature and nature's  consolations, in his National Book Award-winning Spartina. His new book builds a family saga from the future of Spartina's characters, with careful sympathy for the fragile but enduring character of the "tiny ecosystem" that every family represents.

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 Lysely Tenorio (Monstress) of the Discover Great New Writers program on B-movies, heritage, and finales.

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