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Handling the Truth with Beth Kephart

Handling the Truth with Beth Kephart
If you want to write memoir, you need to set caterwauling narcissism to the side. You need to soften your stance. You need to work through the explosives – anger, aggrandizement, injustice, misfortune, despair, fumes – toward mercy. Real memoirists, literary memoirists, don’t justify behaviors, decisions, moods. They donR [...]

Race Across the Sky – Book Revi...

Race Across the Sky – Book Review and 3 Book Giveaway
Over the past decade he had successfully extracted any emotional confusion from his life. Jobs, career, family, the expectations of the world, were all like forgotten high school friends. But now, like a patient in remission who with horror senses his symptoms returning, Caleb felt a range of sharp emotions rising up; emotions he thought he h [...]

2013 Armchair BEA: Young Adult Fictio...

2013 Armchair BEA: Young Adult Fiction and Another Giveaway
June 1, 2013 Good morning and welcome to The Armchair BEA. Today’s topic is all about Young Adult Fiction…and I am so excited to talk with you about my friend, Beth Kephart, who is not only an amazing author of Young Adult Fiction, but has also written non fiction books, and will be releasing a new book about memoir this summer. [...]

2013 Armchair BEA: Non Fiction

2013 Armchair BEA: Non Fiction
May 31, 2013 – Non Fiction Today’s topic for The Armchair BEA is Ethics and/or non fiction. I’ve decided to focus my post on non fiction. My usual “go to” book is fiction…I read very little non fiction (something I vow every year to change, but do not!). There are so many sub-categories in non fiction: how [...]

2013 Armchair BEA – Literary Fi...

2013 Armchair BEA – Literary Fiction and 3 Book Giveaway
May 30, 2013 Today is an exciting day for the Armchair BEA. There are giveaways of fantastic books all over blogland today – check out this post to get the links. I’m also pretty stoked to talk about Literary Fiction today – I have three great titles up for grabs (go to the bottom of this post to get information and enter t [...]

2013 Armchair BEA: Genre Fiction and ...

2013 Armchair BEA: Genre Fiction and a Giveaway
May 29, 2013 Tomorrow is the big giveaway day for The Armchair BEA, but I’m posting a giveaway early today on this post because it fits in with the theme of genre fiction – please check it out at the bottom of this post!!! Today’s topic for The 2013 Armchair BEA is genre fiction. What is genre fiction? Genre fiction is also [...]

All You Could Ask For – Book Re...

All You Could Ask For – Book Review
What makes life worth living is not anything that might happen. It is what is happening right now. - from All You Could Ask For – Brooke is living the “perfect” life. She has twins and an amazing husband who loves her. She works hard to keep her marriage exciting – including hiring a photographer to take nude photos of [...]

The Paradise Guest House – Book...

The Paradise Guest House – Book Review and Giveaway
For the last year, she played out every scenario in her mind: He would listen to her, he would rage, he would cry, he would hate her or love her. But he never walked away.  – from The Paradise Guest House – At 23:05 Central Indonesian Time (15:05 UTC) on 12 October 2002, a suicide bomber entered Paddy’s Pub in the tourist di [...]

Khaled Hosseini Newest Book

Khaled Hosseini Newest Book
Are you as excited as I am about Khaled Hosseini’s new book (coming out in May 2013)? Here he is talking about it: I just found out that on April 11, PEOPLE.com is teaming up with the author to host a live chat starting at 2 p.m. ET. Visit this page on that date and time to join the conversation. FB.XFBML.parse(); Tweet [...]

Book Giveaway: Call The Midwife

Book Giveaway: Call The Midwife
I am delighted to be able to offer one lucky U.S. reader of my blog the chance to win both Call the Midwife: Shadows of the Workhouse by Jennifer Worth (Ecco, January 2013) and the television companion The Life and Times of Call the Midlife. Call the Midwife: Shadows of the Workhouse has been published for the first time in the US and  is t [...]
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