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Third Installment of Novel-in-Progress from the Sisters of the Traveling Computers

Third Installment!
Sisters of the Traveling Computers
Novel-in-Progress

Eight great writers are going to produce a progressive novel -- like a progressive dinner! Each one will write a couple paragraphs, a chapter, two chapters (whatever strikes her fancy) round robin style without discussing it with each other. This novel-in-progress will continue through the rest of the year.

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Sisters of the Traveling Computers: Second Installment of Novel-in-Progress

Second Installment!
Sisters of the Traveling Computers
Novel-in-Progress

Eight great writers are going to produce a progressive novel -- like a progressive dinner! Each one will write a couple paragraphs in round robin style without discussing it with each other. This novel-in-progress will continue through the rest of the year.

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Around the Bend: Prophecy by S. J. Parris

Around the Bend
Prophecy by S. J. Parris

Around the Bend is an On the Bookcase Feature bringing attention to upcoming reading group-appropriate titles.

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Author On the Bookcase: Mitchell James Kaplan, author of By Fire, By Water

Author On the Bookcase
Mitchell James Kaplan  

History and religion and politics -- oh my!

Mitchell James KaplanI'm pleased to welcome Mitchell James Kaplan, author of the debut novel, By Fire, By Water. Mitchell's book tells the heartbreaking story of Luis de Santangel, the courtier who convinced Queen Isabella to sponsor Christopher Columbus’s voyage of discovery in 1492.

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Author On the Bookcase: Emily St. John Mandel

I'm thrilled to welcome Emily St. John Mandel, author of the newly released The Singer's Gun and Last Night in Montreal, to On the Bookcase. Emily talks about her writing process -- scraps of paper, wisps of ideas, and then, finally, a final draft.

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Sneak Peek: Cleo, The Cat Who Mended a Family

I love cats! I have my late cat, Amberley, on my photo image. So, when Kensington Books sent me Cleo: The Cat Who Mended a Family by Helen Brown, I knew I'd dive in.

Summary

“We’re just going to look.” Helen Brown had no intention of adopting a pet when she brought her sons, Sam and Rob, to visit a friend’s new kittens.

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Fiction Reading Group Picks from Quail Ridge Books & Music

I just got back from the Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC. Two Book Club Bashes -- what fun! Nancy Olson, the owner, and her crack staff have two book clubs events discussing their book club picks of the season. Wine and cheese are provided at the night event and coffee and doughnuts at the morning event. At the end of the programs, book clubs members talked abot some of their selections of the past year -- some good and some  not so good. Over 100 reading group members at each program -- got to love that.

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