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The front cover of Scott Nadelson’s new collection Aftermath, available September 1, 2011.

Scott Nadelson on the persistence of aftermath

Posted by Scott Nadelson on 29 Aug 2011

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Once again the fields we mow
And gather in the aftermath.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Sometime during the summer of 2005, while working on a new story, I wrote lines of dialogue that surprised me. “The world died a long time before you were born,” a father tells his daughter and son-in-law, who are shocked and saddened by a recent bombing in Iraq, and even more important, deeply shaken by the slow rupture of their marriage. “There’s no point crying about it,” the father adds.


Events surrounding the release of Scott Nadelson’s Aftermath

Posted by Liz Crain on 22 Aug 2011

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Scott Nadelson’s short story collection Aftermath is due to spread its wings in just ten days! Its publication date date is next Thursday, September 1st, and with that comes all sorts of great book events throughout the Pacific Northwest. Below is the current lineup. Please be in touch if you’d like to set a reading or anything else for this one.

Friday, 09 September 2011 7.00 - 9.00 pm – Portland, Oregon
Broadway Books| 1714 NE Broadway, Portland, OR 97232 T: 503-284-1726. Please join us for...Forward

Hawthorne Books summer 2011 round-up

Posted by Liz Crain on 15 Aug 2011

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Here are a few highlights from the past few months. Please let us know anything and everything that we left out!

We love independent bookstores

Posted by Liz Crain on 09 Aug 2011

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It seems like every week there is a new gloom and doom report on books. No one is reading them … the printed book is going the way of the dinosaurs…indie bookstores and small publishing houses are being cornered and eaten alive by large corporations. Roar! Obviously, we like to stay abreast of all publishing and literary news but we need some sunshine every now and again too. That’s why we’re celebrating what we have now in hopes of supporting it well into the future.

This week we put...Forward