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Writer’s Bone Podcast: The 35 Best Books of 2017

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2017 was a remarkable year for fiction and nonfiction. From fearless debut novelists to established literary veterans at the top of their games, authors provided the artistic tonic we needed to survive a turbulent time both politically and culturally. Narrowing down a reading list of 116 titles to just 35 was torture. The final grouping you’re about to read (and judge) could have easily been expanded to include 50 to 60 books. Please feel free to debate my choices and add your own in the comments section or tweet us @WritersBone. As always, keep reading everyone! Smothered, M.C. Hall Megan Cassidy Hall deserves a writing award for the faux-comments section alone. Her epistolary exploration of a sensational crime, and how…

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Writer’s Bone Podcast: Jami Attenberg, Dr. Troy, and More

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After meeting at a Halloween Party in 2013, Sean Tuohy met Daniel Ford put their heads together and came up with a podcast they would use to discuss books and some of their other favorite things. They initially called the podcast “2 Gentleman Writers,” then “Hemingway’s Love Children.” They eventually settled on Writer’s Bone – and we are so glad that they did! Daniel and Sean are in the middle of something very big and wonderful. Through Writer’s Bone, they feature author interviews, present works of fiction, and Boneyard discussions along the way. BookTrib.com recently added Writer’s Bone to our featured stories and hope our readers enjoy this series as much as we do. This week’s series features a variety of episodes…

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Undaunted Women: 3 Great Reads About Sexy Survivors

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Sensual, resilient and undaunted, this week’s Shelfie picks feature heroines who survive in their own, inimitable style. Our recommendations are from bookseller Hannah Oliver Depp of Politics and Prose. The Washington, DC landmark, which celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2014, is famous for their events featuring the world’s most famous authors. In her own words, here are three books Depp loved. Saint Mazie by Jami Attenberg (Grand Central Publishing, 2015) “Attenberg brings to life the story of the ‘Queen of the Bowery,’ Mazie Phillips-Gordon, from her best to her hardest times; it’s a unique novel of one of the most fascinating historical figures you’ve never heard about. A young woman narrating not only her coming of age, but the far more…

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