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Joanna Cantor on Her Debut Novel, Yoga, and Writing About Grief

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This year, we’ve had some pretty standout books that have been published across the genres, but debut author Joanna Cantor’s novel Alternative Remedies For Loss has become one of the most talked about and beloved books, even though it was released just a few weeks ago. Though this is her debut, Cantor’s novel actually tackles some of the hardest things to write about clearly: the contradiction of life in your early 20s, where everything seems to be standing still yet happening too fast and all at once; grief and the feeling of permanent loss; and recovery, acceptance of our lives the way they are. And she manages to do all this effortlessly. Alternative Remedies For Loss focuses on 22-year-old Olivia, who, when…

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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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Bookish: The Best Book Covers of 2017

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BookTrib is partnering with Bookish to bring you more great content. People say you shouldn’t judge books by their covers, but here at Bookish we’re not just readers—we’re cover-judging-rebels. As 2017 draws to a close, we wanted to pay homage to the incredible designs that stood out on bookstore shelves like works of art. Are you a rebel too? Let us know what your favorite covers of 2017 were! Picture Books Before She was Harriet, Lesa Cline-Ransome When’s My Birthday?, Julie Fogliano Mighty Moby, Ed Young Pandora, Victoria Turnbull Don’t Blink!, Tom Booth Accident!, Andrea Tsurumi Middle Grade The Stars Beneath Our Feet, David Barclay Moore The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding, Alexandra Bracken The First Rule of Punk, Celia C. Perez The List, Patricia…

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