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Author On the Bookcase: Christine Trent

Lady of Ashes

 

Please welcome Christine Trent to On the Bookcase as she tells us about the fascinating research about Victorian-era funerals and undertaking she discovered while wrting her novel Lady of Ashes.

 

 

The inspiration for this book came from an unusual place: my writer friend, Mary Oldham.  Sitting together at a writing conference one day, I was musing about what kind of profession my next heroine would have.  I was considering something in the Victorian era.  Mary said to me, quite casually, “Do you know what I’ve always wanted to read about?  A Victorian undertaker.” Wow.

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Author On the Bookcase: Liza Gyllenhaal

 

 

Please welcome Liza Gyllenhaal to On the Bookcase in an interview about her novel, A Place For Us!

 

 

 

Where did you get the idea for this novel?

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Author on the Bookcase: Santa Montefiore

The Woman from Paris by Santa Montefiore

 

 

 

Please welcome Santa Montefiore, author of The Woman from Paris, to On the Bookcase in this interview!

 

 

 

What was your inspiration for The Woman from Paris? Did you begin with a specific character or plot idea?

I started with the house! I fell in love with a beautiful Jacobean house near where I live in the country and worked the plot around it.

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Author Squared: Téa Obreht & Ramona Ausubel

Author Squared

 

 

 

AUTHOR SQUARED
Téa Obreht
Ramona Ausubel

 

 

Téa Obreht is the author of The Tiger’s Wife, a New York Times bestseller and National Book Award finalist. Here she talks with novelist Ramona Ausubel about her experiences writing No One is Here Except All of Us.


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Author on the Bookcase: Margot Livesey

 

The Flight of Gemma Hardy

 

Please welcome author Margot Livesey to On the Bookcase! She tells us why she chose Jane Eyre as her muse when writing her novel, The Flight of Gemma Hardy.

 

 

 

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Interview with Tracy Chevalier

The Last Runaway

 

 

Please welcome Tracy Chevalier to On the Bookcase! This Q&A reveals the secrets behind her novel, The Last Runaway.

 

 

Your previous novels were all set in Europe. What made you decide to choose America, and more specifically, Ohio, as the setting of The Last Runaway?

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"1-On-One" with author Emily Colin

1on1

 

 

Advice, confessions, reflections, fantasies, delights and flashes of brilliance from Emily Colin, author of The Memory Thief.

 

 

Is it possible to be a good writer without being a good reader?

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"1-On-One" with author Jessica Keener

 

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Advice, confessions, reflections, fantasies, delights and flashes of brilliance from Jessica Keener, author of Night Swim.

 

 

 

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Author On the Bookcase: Christopher Tilghman

The Right-Hand Shore

 

 

Please welcome Christopher Tilghman, author of The Right-Hand Shore, to On the Bookcase! He tells us how his upbringing inspired this novel.

 

 

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