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About Claire Blechman

Claire Blechman is from one frozen hinterland or another. She holds an MFA in Fiction from Emerson and a BA in English from SUNY Stony Brook. One summer, she read slush for Kneerim & Williams, and learned to love terrible fiction along with the great. Her work has appeared in Interrobang, Gargoyle, and The Vault Guide to the Top 100 Law Firms. Her novel is going to be totally epic.

The Man Who Loved Dogs

The Man Who Loved Dogs Leonardo Padura Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, January 2014 592 pages $35.00 Buy: book | ebook “I asked you to come today because I want to tell you that story, Ivan,” the man who loved dogs … Continue reading

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This Dark Road to Mercy

This Dark Road to Mercy Wiley Cash HarperCollins, January 2014 240 pages $25.99 In This Dark Road to Mercy, Wiley Cash has married the literary family drama to the dark heist comedy, drawing heavily on America’s pastimes: baseball, custody disputes, … Continue reading

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The Other Typist

The Other Typist Suzanne Rindell Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam, May 2013 368 pages $25.95 The Other Typist, a crime mystery nestled inside a lovely period piece, is the story of Rose Baker, a stenographer at a Manhattan police station in the … Continue reading

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Lovestar

Lovestar Andri Snǣr Magnason Seven Stories Press, November 2012 320 pages $16.95 In the not-so-distant future, a team of Icelandic scientists has discovered the revolutionary science of birdwaves, opening up a world of massive, cordless, instantaneous communication. This future is … Continue reading

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Let’s Pretend This Never Happened

Let’s Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir Jenny Lawson Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam, April 2012 336 pages $25.95 From humble beginnings (blogginnings?), Jenny “The Bloggess” Lawson has built a new media empire writing for mommy blogs, reviewing porn in … Continue reading

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Arcadia

Arcadia Lauren Groff Hyperion Voice, March 2012 304 pages $25.99 The further we proceed into this new millennium, the greater our nostalgia for the 20th century past. Each decade has its myths and tropes, cultivated in the space between what … Continue reading

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A Land More Kind Than Home

A Land More Kind Than Home Wiley Cash William Morrow, April 2012 $24.99 320 pages I don’t want to obscure the issue here, so I will be brief: A Land More Kind Than Home is a book you will be … Continue reading

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The Last Holiday

The Last Holiday Gil Scott-Heron Grove Press, January 2012 384 pages $25.00 “The first change that takes place is in your mind. You have to change your mind before you change the way you’re livin’ and the way you move.” … Continue reading

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Lost Memory of Skin

Lost Memory of Skin Russell Banks Ecco, September 2011 432 pages $25.99 Outside of freshman philosophy classes and Republican presidential debates, morality is not a hot topic these days. Books that moralize are considered old-fashioned at best and insulting at … Continue reading

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The Rules of the Tunnel

The Rules of the Tunnel: A Brief Period of Madness Ned Zeman Gotham Books, August 2011 320 pages $26.00 You’re Vanity Fair Senior Editor Ned Zeman. And you’ve been very depressed. You’ve gone through six therapists, done a stint at … Continue reading

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