The art of oral storytelling was the inspiration Thomas Steinbeck had in writing Down to a Soundless Sea. He describes in the author’s note, this family tradition, and the difficulty of reproducing an “aura of performance, a flavor of language, and a sense of period,” to the written page. Having spent his childhood listening to… Read More ›
Author Jessica Blair has written 22 romance novels since 1993, with the latest, Silence of the Snow, due out this week. Before romance success, this novelist penned 36 westerns. But all is not what it seems. This week it was announced that Jessica Blair is actually a 89 year old grandfather, Bill Spence. Upon hearing… Read More ›
Oprah Announces Her Second Pick for Book Club 2.0 A debut novel by Ayana Mathis: The Twelve Tribes of Hattie.