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Archives - October 2009

Today's guest blogger, Miklós Vámos, talks about his winding road to publication in the United States --- and how some cultural differences between the U.S. and his native Hungary might not be as disparate as they seem.
Bruce McNicol, Bill Thrall and John Lynch teamed up to write the novel Bo's Café about a high-powered executive whose life comes unraveled. Through grace, love and the friendship of an eccentric mystery man, he ultimately discovers a fuller, more authentic life. In today's guest blog post, the trio of authors tell us about Bo's Café and how they came to write the inspirational story.
Matthew Pearl's latest historical novel, The Last Dickens, delves into the mystery surrounding Charles Dickens' final, unfinished work. Did the writer, in fact, complete the ending of The Mystery of Edwin Drood? In today's guest post, Matthew talks about a fascinating aspect of the story --- the sometimes-dangerous world of 19th-century book publishing.
Jamie Ford's debut novel, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, is a story about Japanese interment in Seattle during World War II, seen through the eyes of a 12-year-old Chinese boy searching for his first love forty years after they met during that tumultuous time. Jamie has spoken with many book clubs over the last year, and today he shares his top 10 memorable moments.
Kathleen Kent's debut novel, The Heretic's Daughter, takes places during the witch trials in Salem, Massachusetts, in the late 1600s. The story is narrated by Sarah Carrier, whose mother, Martha, was one of the first women to be accused, tried and hanged as a witch.
Michael Mewshaw, today's guest blogger, reveals the unusul circumstances that led him to write his eleventh novel, Lying with the Dead. The story is narrated in turns by Quinn, Maury, and Candy, who are asked by their mother to return to their childhood home in Maryland, where the pieces of a dark puzzle finally come together.
October 5, 2009

Baltimore, Book Clubs and Best Discussion Picks

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October 2, 2009

Julia Amante: Creating Worlds

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Julia Amante's Evenings at the Argentine Club is the story of two couples, and their children, who face the challenges of building a life in a new country. In today's guest post, she talks about how she found inspiration for her first novel close to home.
October 1, 2009

Book Clubs in the News

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Read on about these varied reading groups in the spotlight: moms bonding over books, dining divas, a gentlemen's club, and more.Craig Daily Press: Craig Book Club Celebrates 30th AnniversaryThis reading group in Craig, Colorado, has been meeting for an impressive 30 years. In this interview, members talk about the favorite books they've read.