Cover Reveal: American Demon by Kim Harrison

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Guess who’s back? Our favorite ginger witch, no…not Mrs. Potter, the smart-talking, mostly demon, once-was witch, Rachel Morgan has returned in Kim Harrison’s latest Hollows installment, American Demon. Here’s what ACE has to say about the June 2020 release: A thrilling return to the #1 New York Times bestselling urban fantasy series, continuing Rachel Morgan’s story. RACHEL [….]

Guest Post: American Craftsmen and the Magic in Stories by Tom Doyle

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American Craftsmen and the Magic in Stories by Tom Doyle When I was in high school, late night radio used to feature an ongoing debate between a New Ager man and a born-again Christian woman. I was fascinated. It struck me that both of them were claiming the same sorts of miraculous powers for their [….]

Author Interview: Megan Abbott

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Megan Abbott is the award-winning author of the novels Queenpin, The Song Is You, Die a Little and Bury Me Deep. Her stories have appeared in Wall Street Noir, Best Crime and Mystery Stories of the Year and Queens Noir. She is also the author of a nonfiction book, The Street Was Mine: White Masculinity [….]

TOLSTOY AND THE PURPLE CHAIR by Nina Sankovitch

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Tolstoy and the Purple Chair Nina Sankovitch Harper ISBN-13:  978-0061999840  ▬ᴥ▬ As children, we are taught to read so that we may gain knowledge.  Our parents, our families, or our teachers encourage us to learn from books.  Knowledge, and higher education, is  means to gain a better socio-economic standing.  However, if we are truly lucky, [….]

Megan Abbott's THE END OF EVERYTHING: The Ashes of Childhood

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The memory of adolescence is a combination of specific and universal details.  I was 13 in the summer of 1976, growing up in a small suburban town on Long Island.  While my parents asssumed I was listening to soft pop groups like The Captain and Tenille and The Carpenters,  I secretly had my radio tuned [….]

Kathryn Stockett's THE HELP: The Past Sheds Light On The Present

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It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped.  Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope.  –Robert F. Kennedy History does not merely occur on a [….]