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About this blog: This blog is a place for conversation about books. I post reviews of what I'm reading--lots of contemporary fiction, but also classics and the occasional work of narrative nonfiction. I am always looking for new books to read, so ...  (More)

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Turning to a Life of Crime (The Story of a Novel, Part 2)
Feb 18, 2014 1:01 pm
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In my last post I explained how I went to India and came back with a novel about the... More
Publicity! The Story of a Novel, Part 5
Mar 10, 2014 2:03 pm
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==I Note: Nick Taylor (as T.T. Monday) will be appearing at Kepler's Books in Menlo Park on Tuesday, March... More
Champion of Choice by Cathleen Miller
Jan 1, 2014 10:54 am
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Miller, Cathleen. Champion of Choice. (University of Nebraska Press, 2013).

I've been busy reading a fascinating new biography, ... More
2013 Holiday Book Gift Guide (Part 1)
Dec 4, 2013 3:33 pm
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The year-end lists are upon us. Over the weekend, the New York Times published its Best 100 Books of 2013, followed this afternoon by its Best 10. Squawk all you... More
Call it a novel: Dirty Love by Andre Dubus III
Jul 22, 2014 11:43 am
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Lucky is the fiction writer whose stories take 300 pages to tell. For the last twenty years at least, the fiction market has been mainly a market for novels. Agents... More
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