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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

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

Chrissy Kolaya – Charmed Particles

Abhijat Mital accepted the position at the National Accelerator Research Lab with great pride. The offer itself was the realization of his greatest dream, now made concrete by the desk he would sit behind, the nameplate on his door, the drive every morning through the gates, where he would present his pass to the security

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November 9, 2015

Lori Ostlund – After the Parade

In 2009, Lori Ostlund wrote one of my all-time favorite story collections, The Bigness of the World, which received the Flannery O’Conner Award for Short Fiction. Now her first novel, a very well-constructed, deeply introspective book called After the Parade, is set to be released in September 2015. We recently sat down to talk about

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September 21, 2015

Ellen Urbani – Landfall

Ellen Urbani’s debut novel Landfall pits two adolescent girls against myriad dangers, both physical and psychological, all set in motion by the disastrous experience of Hurricane Katrina. Drawing from harrowing events documented about post-Katrina New Orleans and her own experience in the treatment of trauma survivors, Urbani follows Rose and Rosy as they navigate the

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September 7, 2015

Sara Jaffe – Dryland

SARA JAFFE offers up her debut novel, Dryland, in September (Tin House Books). This is an amazingly evocative and restrained piece of writing; as Maggie Nelson says, “It’s realism, but its realism brushes ever so deftly against the allegorical, making the novel shimmer, part diary, part dream.” Dryland resonates with wonder, with subtle and earnest

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August 31, 2015

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