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Judy Chicurel: In My Own Words

December 15, 2014

Years ago, I attended a housewarming party given by one of my colleagues at the alternative high school where I taught English. The house was in a more affluent, secluded part of town, close to the ocean and further from the threat of retail expansion. …

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The Good Children

Roopa Farooki: ON WRITING THE GOOD CHILDREN

October 23, 2014

Sometimes the idea for a book just hijacks you, takes you captive, and you know you’re not going to be free again until you’ve written yourself out. That’s what happened with THE GOOD CHILDREN, when I was working on a quite different book, about an iso …

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Andrea Levy: A video introducing SIX STORIES AND AN ESSAY

October 23, 2014

In SIX STORIES AND AN ESSAY, Andrea Levy, author of the Man Booker shortlisted novel THE LONG SONG and the prize-winning, million-copy bestseller SMALL ISLAND, draws together a remarkable collection of short stories from across her writing career. “Non …

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The Lemon Grove by Helen Walsh

In conversation: Helen Walsh

June 22, 2014

Bookseller Leilah Skelton spoke to Helen Walsh about her novel, THE LEMON GROVE, for the Waterstones blog. Find out what inspired Helen to write in their Q&A. Leilah Skelton: We booksellers often try to sum up a book recommendation on a credit card …

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Brian Kimberling on his novel SNAPPER, from Tinder Press

March 20, 2013

With wry humour and real freshness, SNAPPER charts the disastrous love affair between career birdwatcher Nathan Lochmueller and the place that made him. Set in a brilliantly observed rural Indiana, ‘the bastard son of the Midwest’, SNAPPER is a book ab …

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