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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

Amy Stewart – Girl Waits With Gun

When Constance Kopp and her sisters, three unmarried women living alone in the country, request reparation after a 1914 automobile accident, they gain the enmity of a powerful local factory owner, Henry Kaufman, who mounts a campaign of threats and intimidation against them. Defying his expectations, Constance and her sisters arm themselves and refuse to

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December 14, 2015

“Mediating the area between inspiration and audience.” A conversation with Amy Fusselman

We were sitting on a log about halfway down the slope, facing the way we had come. It was then that I realized that at the top of the slope, I had been so busy looking down—at the fires, the smoke, the tricky ground, and where I was stepping—that I hadn’t looked anywhere else. It

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February 16, 2015

“I can’t begin to know who someone is until I know where they are”: Interview with Molly Gloss

Portland-based novelist Molly Gloss has forged her career from the crossroads of character and landscape, culminating in a number of novels about tough, resourceful Westerners. These characters tend to think big: even as they labor hard for subsistence, they also seem to be reaching out for more. They seek new vistas, new knowledge, and new

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February 2, 2015

Joshua Wolf Shenk

When the quickening comes. When the air between us feels less like a gap than a passage. When we don’t know what to say because there is so much to say. Or, conversely, when we know just what to say because somehow, weirdly, all the billions of impulses around thought and language suddenly coalesce and

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October 20, 2014

Dog-Eared and Dispatched

Happy Sunday, literary citizens, and happy Mother’s Day to all you literary moms out there! In this week’s rundown of the wild world of book culture, we examine B&N’s college-based survival plan. Next, we investigate the feud between Amazon and Hachette Book Group, with Amazon customers experiencing notable delays in the shipment of HBG merchandise.

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May 11, 2014

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