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Alexis M. Smith – Marrow Island

Marrow Island, by Alexis M. Smith (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), takes place in a haunting alternate present in which parts of the Northwest have been destroyed by an enormous earthquake. Ten years later, a journalist named Lucie seeks out a secret, quasi-religious group that appears to be living in the midst the quake-caused toxic devastation on

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July 11, 2016

“There are stories inside the stories, and I want to know them all.” In conversation with Laura Moulton

Laura Moulton is the founder of Street Books, a nonprofit mobile library that serves people who live outside in Portland, Oregon. Active since June of 2011, Street Books is “committed to providing good literature, and conversations about literature, for those who are often pushed to the margins.” This week, LNL contributor Corinne Gould talks with

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May 25, 2015

“The desire to work has to be fierce.” In conversation with Peyton Marshall

I had a wonderful time interviewing Peyton Marshall about her book, Goodhouse, about the writing process, and about staying sane throughout the cycles of a book. Here’s a passage that I think paints well the constant contrast between beauty and violence in the book: I went silent then, feeling as if I had invoked some

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November 24, 2014

Benjamin Parzybok

Before dusk, Renee and Bea rode for the unused water towers. Now that they’d been in the neighborhood, the mile and a half ride felt like a long, hazardous journey, and they embarked with trepidation. They rode hard, pausing for no one and memorizing their route and the obstacles in it, complete with its burnt-out

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September 8, 2014

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