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What We're Reading: Part Four

Posted by Liz Crain on 26 Jul 2011

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Yet another installment of the What We’re Reading series (here’s what we were reading in the winter) with some nice summer reads. Please chime in if you’ve read any of these books and also let us know what pages you’ve been turning lately…

The Sisters Brothers, Patrick DeWitte
Balthus: A Biography, Nicholas Fox Weber
The New Yorker
2012 and 2013 Hawthorne Books titles
Deliverance, James Dickey
Drift and Swerve, Samuel Ligon
A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again, David...Forward

The front cover of David Rocklin’s debut novel The Luminist

An excerpt from The Luminist

Posted by Liz Crain on 19 Jul 2011

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For our last post we gave you an excerpt from Scott Nadelson’s fall 2011 collection Aftermath, so this week we’re giving you an excerpt from our other much-anticipated fall title, The Luminist, by David Rocklin, due out October 1, 2011. You can pre-order both now where fine books are sold.

The Canals and the Sea
From The Luminist by David Rocklin

In the morning, she made Eligius a part of it.

First, the water. Three full buckets brought from the sea. After the water, the silver nitrate...Forward

Cover of Aftermath, Scott Nadelson’s upcoming collection of stories.

An excerpt from Aftermath

Posted by Liz Crain on 06 Jul 2011

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We know that some of you are chomping at the bit to get Scott Nadelson’s new collection of short stories – Aftermath – due out on September 1, 2011. We’re pretty excited, too, so we’re giving you just a taste to whet your appetite. Without further ado, here is the story “Oslo”:

From Aftermath by Scott Nadelson

Jerusalem – August, 1995

The orange soda was too gassy for Joel to gulp. He’d wanted orange juice but had made the mistake of letting his grandfather order for him....Forward