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Author Squared: Tatjana Soli & Meg Waite Clayton




Tatjana Soli
Meg Waite Clayton





Two Authors chat about writing, books, and everything in between...

I am so excited to welcome Tatjana Soli, author of The Forgetting Tree, and Meg Waite Clayton, author of The Wednesday Sisters, to On the Bookcase! Take it away ladies!


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Author On the Bookcase: Mette Jakobsen


The Vanishing Act


Please welcome Mette Jakobsen, author of The Vanishing Act, to On the Bookcase! Mette tells us how a documentary inspired her new novel!




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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?

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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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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: 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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Finalist in the 2012 International Book Awards: "Hystera" by Leora Skolkin-Smith

Hystera by Leora Skolkin-Smith is a finalist in the 2012 International Books Awards in the "Literary Fiction" category!

Hystera“In language with the wild power of accuracy, Hystera maps a path through the landscape of trauma and illness, the feverish news of the seventies, and a character’s own indelibly vivid imagery of alarm and comfort. An eye-opening novel."Joan Silber, author of Ideas of Heaven: A Ring of Stories, finalist for the National Book Award

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Ladies' Home Journal Guest Blog Article by RGC's Neely Kennedy: Expectations and "Next to Love"

Ladies Home Journal

In June’s LHJ Book Club pick, Next to Love, author Ellen Feldman tells the heartbreaking, but hopeful story of three women’s lives during the paradigm shift of the Baby Boomer generation—1944-1964, spanning WWII and the war in Vietnam.

Babe, Grace and Millie are young wives whose husbands have been drafted to fight in WWII. When the trajectory of their future is forever changed by war’s tragic events, their imperfect, yet steadfast, friendships prove the only constant in their lives.

In the excerpts from the book below, Feldman illustrates a woman’s instinct for survival—the ability to adapt to whatever twists and turns life may present.

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Interview with "Terrorists in Love" author Ken Ballen

Terrorists in Love by Ken Ballen


Please welcome Ken Ballen, author of Terrorists in Love: The Real Lives of Islamic Radicals, to On the Bookcase! Use this interview in our book club meeting to help your discussion by delving deeper into his research for his new book.


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Build Libriaries in Bhutan!

Radio Shangri-La



Author of Radio Shangri-La, Lisa Napoli promotes the READGlobal organization on her blog.



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