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Matthew Griffin – Hide

Matthew Griffin’s stunning debut novel Hide (Bloomsbury) tells the story of a lifelong relationship between two men, Wendell and Frank, who’ve kept their partnership hidden from family and neighbors in their small North Carolina mill town for over fifty years. When Frank’s mental and physical health rapidly declines following a stroke, Wendell struggles to care

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February 15, 2016

John Wray – The Lost Time Accidents

John Wray follows his acclaimed 2009 novel Lowboy with The Lost Time Accidents (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), a rollicking comic novel which follows four generations of an eccentric and physics-obsessed family from early twentieth century Europe to present-day NYC, with many historical and geographical points in between. Narrator Waldemar “Waldy” Tolliver guides us through this

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February 8, 2016

Mo Daviau – Every Anxious Wave

I met Mo Daviau where she can be found most days, chipping away at her next work, at her office in North Portland. I jogged up the steep, narrow staircase to meet her in its foyer, which gives onto a balcony. I was eager to hear more from the author of Every Anxious Wave, the

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February 1, 2016

Darlene Pagán – Setting the Fires

In Darlene Pagán’s latest poetry collection, Setting the Fires (Airlie Press) fire manifests itself in many forms, both literal and metaphorical. For this week’s Late Night Interview, poet Annie Lighthart talks with Pagán about the themes explored in this collection as well as the wide array of influences, from childhood to motherhood, cultural isolation and

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January 18, 2016

Robert Lopez – Good People

Good People (Bellevue Literary Press, 2016) is a collection of short stories about…well, not exactly about good people. But not bad people, either. This darkly humorous collection explores the spectrum of unsavory actions that everyday—even decent—people fall into. Robert Lopez’s style skims along the edge of what literary readers may associate with short fiction, but

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January 11, 2016

Mary Hickman – This Is the Homeland

A decade in the making, Mary Hickman’s This Is the Homeland (Ahsahta Press, 2015) feels like a masterful collage, words floating in and out of lines as echoes, ideas, and titles come to the fore and then fade. In every poem sound is at the center, the lyric a persuasive story of desire for wholeness

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December 28, 2015

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