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My favorite read of 2017

My favorite read in 2017 turns out to be the second book I finished, way back on January 6: The Summer Before the War, by Helen Simonson. The novel published in 2016. I decided to read it in part because my book club back in Maryland had read and enjoyed her debut novel, Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand. What did I love so much about…

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Caring about Characters

What makes a reader care about a character? I visited a book club the other night that read Identity, which gave me the opportunity to hear the members’ reactions to the characters. Book clubs are fascinating (and a little terrifying) for authors, but the insight is unbelievably rewarding. One reader spoke movingly about her concern for the protagonist, Sharlah Webb, who finds herself in desperate…

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Who doesn’t love a bargain?

For the next few days, the website Awesome Indies is having a coming-out party to promote great independent fiction at bargain prices. And who doesn’t love a bargain? Here’s a look at some of the terrific books available through this promotion. Visit the website to learn more, or click through the carousel below to learn more about the books in this promotion, including……

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