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Art Teacher in Peril in Kelli Clare’s Debut Novel “Hidden”

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BookTrib is partnering with Bookish to bring you more great content. Can’t decide whether you want your next book to be a romance or a thriller? Never fear: If you pick up Kelli Clare’s debut novel Hidden, you don’t have to choose. This romantic suspense novel follows an art teacher named Ellie James who realizes that her life is in danger. A handsome stranger named Will Hastings appears and claims he will protect her from a bloodthirsty group named the Order, but will his help be enough? To celebrate this book’s June 5 release, check out this exclusive excerpt from the fourth chapter of Hidden. I pounded the side of my fist on the door frame. The police believed we were missing—we’d have to skip the funeral. Not…

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Writer’s Bone Podcast: Legendary Screenwriter and Author Phoef Sutton Talks ‘Colorado Boulevard’

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Phoef Sutton, legendary screenwriter and author of the Crush series, talks to Daniel Ford about his new novels Colorado Boulevard and From Away. He may also slip in a “Cheers” story or two! Phoef Sutton was born in Washington DC. He cut his eye teeth as a playwright, but first made a living as a writer in TV. He worked on the classic NBC series Cheers for eight years, and went on to write movies (The Fan, Mrs. Winterbourne) and also serve as consulting producer and writer for Boston Legal and Terriers. He recently wrote Darrow & Darrow for Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. “I am compelled to write all the time.” — Phoef Sutton To learn more about Phoef Sutton, visit his…

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‘Each Life Can Teach Us’: Bestselling Author Steven Gaines on Memoir Writing

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Why are so many people writing memoirs? Expiation? Ego? Money? Revenge?  One reason is that access to social media has given the average citizen the misimpression that people care what they had for lunch. Andy Warhol was wrong when he said in the future everybody was going to be famous for 15 minutes. The future is here, and everybody is famous for 15 seconds, the length of time it takes to write a 140 character Tweet, or to post a vacation photo on Instagram, or catalog moods, movie reviews, and bad affairs on Facebook. The ease of publishing Print on Demand books, and ebooks, has given all of us a shot at being Proust.    A while ago I rang…

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Tall Poppies Review: Sometimes ‘Little Broken Things’ Have a Big Impact…

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  Tender descriptions of Minnesota lake picnics, boathouse romances and childhood memories cloak simmering shame and mysterious motives in this slow unraveling of community secrets, Little Broken Things, from author Nicole Baart. When Quinn’s sister Nora brings a troubled child to the door of her small cottage, telling her not to tell anyone — even their mother and brother who live nearby–the questions burn and linger, and the answers don’t come easily. Whose child is she? Who are they protecting her from? Which male figures can be trusted and which cannot? With Nora skittish about unknown forces, and Quinn forced to hold down the fort with a child who is a virtual stranger, the sisters have to rely more on…

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eBooks Under $10: Laura K. Denton, Louise Penny, and More

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It’s close to Christmas, and everybody is looking for great savings, which is why we don’t want you to miss out on deals that you can get for your favorite eBooks. Are you looking for something you’ve never read before but totally wanted to on your Kindle device? Then you’re in luck, because we have suggestions for you. From the humorous take of Jen Hatmaker’s life, to a touching novel by the author of the well-known A Wrinkle in Time, we have some suggestions for Kindle novels you can’t miss – and they’re all under $10: Of Mess and Moxie, Jen Hatmaker Jen Hatmaker, a bestselling author, takes us on another hilarious adventure of hers as she walks us through her life…

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Teddi Leaves Everything to Chance in Amy Sue Nathan’s Newest Novel

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I am a sucker for places in real life and settings in books that spark my imagination. When visiting a new town in person or in the pages of a book, I imagine the vast and different lives I could take on in these new geographies. In these places, I imagine ‘what if’. Amy Sue Nathan’s Left to Chance sparked this same kind of longing. A sort of inverse of wanderlust, Teddi, the protagonist of Left to Chance, journeys back home to Chance, Ohio. As a celebrity photographer travelling from fancy hotel to fancy resort, Teddi lives an enviable life mingling in beautiful places with the beautiful portraits she photographs. When the wedding of a friend calls her back to…

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Writer’s Bone Podcast: James Rollins, Friend of Writer’s Bone, Focuses on ‘The Demon Crown’

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Good friend of the podcast James Rollins, author of the Sigma Force Series, talks to Sean Tuohy about his new novel The Demon Crown. James Rollins is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of international thrillers, translated into more than forty languages. His Sigma series has been lauded as one of the “top crowd pleasers” (New York Times) and one of the “hottest summer reads” (People Magazine). In each novel, acclaimed for its originality, Rollins unveils unseen worlds, scientific breakthroughs, and historical secrets–and he does it all at breakneck speed and with stunning insight. His newest novel, The Demon Crown, takes place off the coast of Brazil where scientists discover a horror-stricken sight: an island where all life has been…

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A ‘Red-Haired Woman’ Turns Lives Upside Down in Pamuk’s New Book

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I really enjoyed this short but dense book, The Red-Haired Woman written by Turkish Nobel Prize winning author Orhan Pamuk. In the 1980s, a teenage, fatherless boy is an apprentice to Master Mahmut, a well digger. They dig for water in the hot sun, and tell stories to pass the time. As time goes on, they develop a tight relationship and grow to rely on each other as co-workers and as father and son. However, everything is turned upside-down when, one evening, the boy observes a beautiful red-haired woman twice his age and daydreams about her to get through the difficult days of work. She is an actress in a traveling theater production and he becomes overwhelmed with a desire to…

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Now Trending: Could New J.D. Salinger Books Be on the Horizon?

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J.D. Salinger has been in the spotlight in recent weeks – something the famously reclusive author would probably have hated. But between the September biopic, Rebel in the Rye, and a recent New York Times article about possible new books from the author, he’s getting more attention than ever. It begs the question: how would Salinger feel about all of this renewed interest in his life and art? About a week ago, The New York Times ran an article titled, “So Where Are the New J.D. Salinger Books We Were Promised?” In it, they wonder at the presence of new work by the author, who, according to several sources, kept writing long after his final authorized publication in 1965. A…

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‘The Eves of Our Destruction’: Can Citizens be Ignorant and Free at the Same Time?

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As authors, we tend to specialize in writing fiction or nonfiction. A few writers are able to successfully write both entertaining fiction and erudite nonfiction but in a terrible irony, increasingly, our society seems to be so easily manipulated in blurring the distinction. In 1816 in a letter to John Adams, Jefferson wrote, “bigotry is the disease of ignorance, of morbid minds; enthusiasm of the free and buoyant.” I have been wondering lately if it is possible to be free and ignorant at the same time. This is very troubling to me because in the last few years and particularly this year, what counts for knowledge and facts has been so blurred, I don’t think we can know the difference.…

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Writer’s Bone Podcast Speaks with Elliot Ackerman, Author of ‘Dark at the Crossing’

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BookTrib.com recently added Writer’s Bone to our weekly features. Daniel Ford and Sean Tuohy have been bringing us weekly podcasts of discussions they have with writers about the craft of writing and what motivates them to tell a good story. In this episode, Dave Pezza speaks with Elliot Ackerman about his writing.  In this episode of Writer’s Bone, Elliot Ackerman, author of Green on Blue and the recently published Dark at the Crossing, talks to Dave Pezza about toggling between journalism and fiction, painting an honest and realistic portrait of the Middle East, developing characters who feel real, and why it takes guts to write. Recently at BookTrib, we learned more about Ackerman’s inspiration and the sorrows of war and family in a…

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ICYMI: John Grisham Visits Ann Patchett at Parnassus Books in Nashville

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Each week, BookTrib has been bringing the latest podcast from John Grisham’s Book Tour. This week, as John takes a much needed rest, we will feature one of our favorites from the tour thus far. This is from the second stop on his Book Tour where John Talks with author Ann Patchett at Parnassus Books in Nashville.   In today’s episode, we join John Grisham as he speaks to a variety of authors and a live audience at Parnassus Books in Nashville, Tennessee, which is described as “an independent bookstore for independent people.” We invite you to listen to this all-new, exhilarating, and information-packed podcast with authors like Ann Patchett and an important publishing figure, Jon Meacham. Ann Patchett, writer…

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Yale’s Secret Societies Are Revealed in ‘Skulls and Keys’

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Secret societies have always held a certain fascination for America, the mystery around their operations and initiations inspiring hundreds of rumors of just how much influence they have, and how far that influence can reach. In an era of sororities and fraternities becoming more open and public with their workings, collegiate secret societies have once more come under the spotlight. Often having a long-standing presence in university history, these organizations have only become more renowned for the lack of transparency in their workings, and the secrecy of whether they are even still active. Out of all the colleges, however, no campus is more aware of the presence of secret societies than Yale University, home to over a dozen secret societies,…

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Michael Connelly Sits Down with Roxanne Coady

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Just the Right Book! Podcast, hosted by Roxanne Coady of Connecticut’s acclaimed, award-winning, independent bookseller R.J. Julia, is now available on BookTrib.com, the premier website where readers meet writers. The podcast and BookTrib are both dedicated to helping readers find their next favorite read and this pairing will open up a world of great possibilities. In this episode that you do not want to miss, Roxanne Coady sits down with Michael Connelly, the author of the highly renowned novel The Late Show, as well as many of his other world-famous novels (he’s written thirty!) The former crime reporter speaks with Coady about being the Executive Producer of the TV series Bosch, now on its fourth season, and some of his favorite characters. He also…

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Sherman Alexie’s ‘Hymn’ Touches on Politics, Popular Culture and Pain

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BookTrib is partnering with Early Bird Books to bring you more great content, including this poem by Sherman Alexie, which addresses the current climate of injustice plaguing the United States.  “Hymn” Why do we measure people’s capacity To love by how well they love their progeny? That kind of love is easy. Encoded. Any lion can be devoted To its cubs. Any insect, be it prey Or predator, worships its own DNA. Like the wolf, elephant, bear, and bees, We humans are programmed to love what we conceive. That’s why it’s so shocking when a neighbor Drives his car into a pond and slaughter– Drowns his children. And that’s why we curse The mother who leaves her kids—her hearth— And never returns. That kind…

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Science and Humor Explode in Weike Wang’s ‘Chemistry’

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I was pleasantly surprised at how much I loved the book Chemistry! Author Weike Wang’s unnamed narrator, a Chinese-American Ph.D. student, lives with her redheaded boyfriend behind her traditional parents’ backs. Despite the high expectations for their daughter to become a chemist, she is unable to be successful in her research, losing interest in her male dominated field and having difficulty making decisions regarding her career and her relationship. The boyfriend proposed but she is just not feeling it enough to say yes, yet she doesn’t immediately say no. Caught in ambiguity, with nonscientific questions of the heart on her mind, and confusion about her future hanging in the balance, she searches inside herself to understand who she is, flaws and…

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