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robert-earle's picture
Jan.09.2013
Seek My Face was one of the last novels John Updike wrote.   Its premise is this: a thirties-something, serious freelance journalist from New...
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Jan.15.2013
The first segment of my novella, A Train Trip to Murder on Strawberry Point, was published today. Please take a look.  I think you'll like it....
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Jan.15.2013
Richard Holbrooke’s account of his efforts to bring peace to the Balkans--To End A War--is a candid, detailed, and thoughtful study of the practical...
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Jan.19.2013
"My Escapee," a short story collection by Corinna Vallianatos is, like most short story collections, difficult to characterize in general terms....
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Jan.22.2013
  The General’s Son by Miko Peled, son of the legendary Israeli general Matti Peled, is one of those books that is simultaneously disheartening...
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Jan.23.2013
The second segment of my novella, "A Train Trip to Murder on Strawberry Point," featuring my post-Dostoevsky Ivan Karamazov, is appearing at...
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Jan.26.2013
Sherburne--Stories by R.T. Smith   I'm scheduled to moderate a panel on short stories in March that will include discussion of Sherburne by R.T...
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Jan.29.2013
  In  "Talking to the Enemy," social scientist Scott Atran makes an elaborate case for seeking to find common ground with terrorists....
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robert-earle's picture
Feb.01.2013
I'm sometimes asked about my favorite writers and answer citing too many to make much of an impression--either about my taste or the writers...
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robert-earle's picture
Feb.04.2013
We Are Taking Only What We Need, a collection of stories by Stephanie Powell Watts, has a thread running through it that goes something like this:...
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rebbecca-hill's picture
Aug.28.2013
My first destination when I enter Trader Joes is the little spot in the back corner that offers free samples of various items from the store. I...
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rebbecca-hill's picture
Oct.08.2013
Yesterday was a perfectly fine day, and I went and let my mood buttons get the best of me. I've observed in myself these tendencies–they've been no...
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adele-annesi's picture
Dec.09.2009
  Sometimes you wonder whether a story is fiction or whether it really happened. After hearing "The Mappist" by Barry Lopez on NPR's...
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adele-annesi's picture
Oct.15.2010
It's amazing the thoughts that come while waiting for the commuter train before dawn. To keep awake and distracted from the chill, I pulled out The...
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anovelweblog's picture
Jan.06.2011
I am overweight and I am getting older. When I wake up each morning, the face in the mirror is not mine.  To me, I will always look like that fresh...
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linda-spear's picture
Jan.07.2010
My new baby arrived at 3:15 p.m. on December 17, 2009.  We called it "I Know You by Heart."  It's my first novel and I think it is a girl...
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gwen-morrison's picture
Oct.13.2009
I've decided that instead of writing what I know -- which is what we are told we must do -- I should write about what I don't know. I'm almost...
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leigh-russell's picture
Sep.02.2009
On my blog, leighrussell.blogspot.com, I write about my rollercoaster ride as a published author. My debut crime thriller CUT SHORT (2009) sold out...
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laurianne-macdonald's picture
Sep.24.2009
There is that time,   cats clawing and scratching. A wanting to be gone, then and always Erase the memories Flee before the leaving silently...
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tim-chambers's picture
Jan.25.2011
I have recently been reading the works of Tom Robbins, a name I have known and ignored since my college days because I was a literary snob, absorbed...
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