Writers on Writers: Mary Pilon on narrative journalism

While writing The Monopolists, the secret history of the beloved board game, Mary Pilon was influenced by a number of non-fiction narrative journalists like Gay Talese and Erik Larson. Additionally, Pilon tells us a few of her favorite authors she reads in her down-time.

Author Q&A: Cai Emmons on her writing routine

Cai Emmons, author of The Stylist, tells us about her writing routine. She prefers mornings with fresh coffee and making notes and changes by hand.

TFYB: Romeo texts Juliet

Romeo and Juliet is a play by William Shakespeare in which two young lovers from warring families find themselves resorting to drastic measures in the name of being together forever. In this episode of Texts From Your Bookshelf, Juliet gets some super bummer…

Kids Corner: Playing Doctor with a dragon

Lisa reads I Know a Rhino by Charles Fuge with her daughters Vivian and Eleanor.

Review: Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit

Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson is the story of one girl's struggle to come to terms with her true self in the fanatically religious grip of her mother. Winterson's signature prose is bright and lyrical as she leads readers through…

BookSmarts: Eunice Kjaer’s epic book log

Cascade Manor resident Eunice Kjaer has kept a log of every book she's ever finished--and she's read a lot of books.  "Books are friends," says Kjaer. "Endearingly."

Writers on Writers: David Treuer on “chameleon-like” authors

Author David Treuer tells us which writers are most inspiring to him and how variety in style and tone is a must. Giving examples of these "chameleon-like" writers, Truer lists The Unconsoled, The Remains of the Day, and Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro as well…

Author Q&A: David Treuer on Prudence

David Treuer describes how his latest novel, Prudence, came together. Prudence tells the story of Frankie Washburn, who visits his hometown in Minnesota during WWII to celebrate his enlistment. The visit is interrupted when a German soldier escapes from a POW camp, the…

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