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5 Books to Watch for in August

For the book reviewer, August, not April, is the cruelest month–because August isn’t really a summer month in the publishing ...

Good Writers, Bad Blurbs: A Top 8 List

For obvious reasons, established writers are usually very selective about which novels they’ll blurb. Perhaps, sometimes, they should be more ...

I Wish I Could Quit You: The Curse of a Chronic Book Finisher

When I was in chorus in sixth grade, we staged a production of “Bye Bye, Birdie,” and at the party ...