June 2012

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Author On the Bookcase: Patricia McArdle


Farishta by Patricia McArdle


Please welcome Patricia McArdle, author of Farishta, to On the Bookcase! She explains why she wrote her novel as well as why she thinks it is it important.



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Choose Kind Campaign Inspired by R.J. Palacio's "Wonder"

Choose Kind is an anti-bullying campaign inspired by R.J. Palacio's debut novel, Wonder. Random House Children’s Books invites you to share your story and pledge to Choose Kind every day.

I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse.

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Author On the Bookcase: Jyotsna Sreenivasan


And Laughter Fell From the Sky


Please welcome Jyotsna Sreenivasan to On the Bookcase! Jyotsna tells us why she wrote her latest novel, And Laughter Fell from the Sky, with Edith Wharton's The House of Mirth in mind.




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Author On the Bookcase: Oksana Marafioti

American Gypsy



Please welcome Oksana Marafioti, author of American Gypsy (July 2012)! She encourages everyone to write, whether it is just thoughts or a full length novel.



Most of us have written since we were kids. We hoard journals in shoeboxes at the backs of our closets, unfinished manuscripts rubber-banded and hushed under our beds, stories we rediscover accidentally that remind us we always wanted to write.

And have you noticed that when the inspiration strikes, you often talk yourself out of it? Maybe you jot down a few notes, several pages, but in the end find a way not to finish?