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Facing the Scary Thing in the Dark: An Interview with Holly Goddard Jones

“I wrote big swaths of this book operating on instinct, and I had a lot of luck with the instincts later bearing fruit”: Holly Goddard Jones with Danielle LaVaque-Manty on dystopian fiction, Cracker Barrel, and The Salt Line, out this week from G.P. Putnam’s Sons.


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Book of the Week: Season of Water and Ice, by Donald Lystra

This week’s feature is Donald Lystra’s debut novel Season of Water and Ice. Lystra, a retired engineer, lives in Ann Arbor and spends part of each summer in northern Michigan, on the Leelanau Peninsula, where this book is set. His short fiction has appeared in many literary journals, including Other Voices, The North American Review, Passages North, and The Greensboro Review. A story called “Family Way,” which eventually grew into Season of Water and Ice, appeared in Cimarron Review in 2006, and an excerpt from the book appeared in Natural Bridge in 2009. This is his first novel. This novel […]


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A More Interesting Period of Time: An Interview with Donald Lystra

Donald Lystra, who published his first novel Season of Water and Ice after retiring from a career as an engineer, talks about making the transition from engineering to writing, publishing with a small press, winning a Midwest Book Award, and what people get wrong about the 1950s.



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