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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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13 Novels That’ll Take You Back to School

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When we think of our school days, we remember hours spent in the library, lecture halls that sat hundreds, and all-night study sessions before semester exams. But beyond our academic pursuits, we also encountered plenty of interesting characters. Whether it was a dorm room neighbor, an eccentric professor, or a fellow classmate, the people we met—and the lessons we learned—helped shape who we are today. The campus novel has always been a staple of literature, but the 13 books listed below are at the top of the class. Whether they follow a junior’s coming-of-age journey or satirize elitist academics, each one explores the formative—and sometimes crazy—antics that can happen within the hallowed halls. Less Than Angels, Barbara Pym Though Catherine…

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Writer’s Bone Podcast: #NovelClass Featuring Tom Perrotta’s ‘Mrs. Fletcher’

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Writer’s Bone Podcast, hosted by Daniel Ford and Sean Tuohy, gives insight into the world of writing and sheds light on some of your favorite writers every week! This week, we introduce you to a very special episode of #NovelClass.  In this Friday Morning Coffee episode, Dave Pezza and Daniel Ford speak on their ninth installment of #NovelClass, a way for you to learn more about the books that are on your radar. In these episodes, they sit down and put their thoughts on books into conversation that you get to analyze and enjoy! This week’s episode focuses on Tom Perrotta’s Mrs. Fletcher. Just a warning: This episode contains major spoilers, so listen at your own risk! You may be familiar with…

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