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We've picked the winners of the Finn Book Club Menu Contest! Congratulations to the Secret Book Club of Dumfries, VA, and the Pierce County Book Club of Puyallup, WA. The Secret Book Club's menu included marvelously-themed dishes like Finn's Blue Cheese Grits Soufflé (Blue cheese and grits for...
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For those of you who don't recognize the Tom Waits reference, sorry. At any rate, I've just returned to the East from a lovely visit to both Washington and Oregon. In Washington, I visited Walla Walla to read before a large and enthusiastic crowd at Whitman College. Whitman runs a wonderful...
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Entries are piling up for the Finn Book Club Menu Contest, so now's a good time to get busy with yours. All the details are here. In a nutshell, we're looking for a description of the Finn-inspired dishes your book club might feast on while talking about the book. The best menu wins (A) a personal...
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Two friends of mine, Karen Dionne of Backspace and Susan Henderson of LitPark, have assembled a web-wide group of 300 writers to blog about Patry Francis and her book, The Liar's Diary, today. I'm proud to be a part of it—although, frankly, I wish it weren't necessary.  Patry, you see, has been...
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The American Library Association has released their list of Notable Books for 2008, and I'm delighted to report that Finn is on it. To be singled out for endorsement by America's libraries is about as thrilling a bit of acceptance as any writer can imagine. And I'm in good company, too: Also on the...
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