LitStack Review: The Lemoncholy Life of Annie Aster by Scott Wilbanks

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The Lemoncholy Life of Annie Aster Scott Wilbanks Sourcebooks Landmark Release Date:  August 4, 2015 The Lemoncholy Life of Annie Aster will be released on August 4, 2015. Be sure to reserve your copy today! Annabelle “Annie” Aster is, by choice, a most singular young lady. Or, “a sincere woman in every particular” as she [….]

LitStack Review: A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki

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A Tale for the Time Being  Ruth Ozeki Penguin Books Release Date: December 31, 2013 ISBN: 978-0-670-02663-0 It’s both easy and difficult to describe Ruth Ozeki’s contemporary novel, A Tale for the Time Being.  It’s easy to give a simple synopsis:  when a tin lunchbox containing a Japanese schoolgirl’s diary from years earlier washes up [….]

The Art of Rejection According to Jeff Shotts

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We all have heard the stories about great works being rejected by publishers.  Many of these stories are humorous because they are in the past, and the recipient or the target of those rejections have become celebrated.  We laugh – or if we are unkind, we snicker – at the short-sightedness of the so-called expert. [….]

Sherman Alexie’s Letter to YOU

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From the ABA: “Read acclaimed author Sherman Alexie’s letter to his fellow authors, then sign up to be part of Indies First! Authors, be sure to have a copy of the letter on-hand when talking about Indies First with your local store. Indies First is brand new and moving fast. And booksellers, please send the [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – In Praise of Letters

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I promise, I won’t make this a diatribe on the lack of personalization in society today, nor will I bemoan the loss of the art of letter writing, or even shed a tear at the passing of cursive writing.  That’s something my grandmother would do, and even though I loved her dearly, I don’t want [….]