Patrick DeWitt

Genre-Benders, Part II

We covered a few favorite genre-benders awhile back, but you’ve probably read up on all of them by now (right, right?) so we figured it was about time we gave you a few more to whet your appetite for some truly mind- and genre-bending stories!  . The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt Fans of the… Read More »

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In the Beginning: Overlooked Debuts from Our Favorite Authors

Most writers toil for years before achieving the critical and commercial recognition that pass for success, which means that lots of great early work often goes unnoticed. Sure, the breakout novels, infused with the perfect alchemy of talent, cultural climate and luck, may be amazing, but it’s definitely worth it to delve a little deeper… Read More »

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The American Frontier: Books To Take You Back to the Old West

Did you know that the month of May marked the first issue of The Tombstone Epitaph in Tombstone, Arizona? It first hit the stands over 136 years ago and remains the oldest continuously published newspaper in the state. Why does this matter, you might ask? Well, aside from the fun American history fact it provides,… Read More »

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Giller Prize Longlist Announced

Well, my to-be-read pile just got quite a bit higher. The longlist for the 2015 Scotiabank Giller Prize (known colloquially as the Giller) for Canadian fiction was announced this week, and it includes a pretty diverse company of writers, styles and publishers. The twelve titles include previously-nominated authors, a few newbies and an almost equal… Read More »

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