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Hawthorne authors at Wordstock 2011

Posted by Liz Crain on 26 Sep 2011

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We love Wordstock here at Hawthorne Books. We have all sorts of events slated for this year’s festival and I’ve laid them all out for you here. Every year we have a booth at the Book Fair in the main hall and that’s where you’ll find publisher Rhonda Hughes, senior editor Adam O’Connor Rodriguez and myself for a large part of the weekend. Hawthorne Books authors will also be joining us at different times on Saturday and Sunday to chat with folks and sign books too so please come by and say...Forward

LocationWordstock 2011
Oregon Convention Center
777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Portland OR 97232

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

David Rocklin returns to his childhood bookstore, this time as an author

Posted by David Rocklin on 19 Sep 2011

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On Thursday, October 20, 2011, I will be in the middle of a reading tour for my novel, The Luminist (pub. date Oct. 1st). Almost exactly in the middle, as it turns out. The middle of the journey and the middle of the country. That evening I’ll be reading at a bookstore in Northbrook, Illinois. For anyone outside publishing, or Northbrook for that matter, that might not mean much. For me, I have the date circled. I grew up there.

When I think of Northbrook, I think of two inextricably linked...Forward

Pages from James Bernard Frost’s novel A Very Minor Prophet.

An excerpt from A Very Minor Prophet

Posted by Adam O'Connor Rodriguez on 06 Sep 2011

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James Bernard Frost’s novel A Very Minor Prophet will be published on April 1, 2012. It’s visually as well as textually rich: we’ve made a few pages available here as a PDF as a taste.