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Posts Tagged ‘debut novel’

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Faith, Karma, and Patience: An Interview with Virginia Pye

Virginia Pye’s debut novel, River of Dust (Unbridled Books), was an Indie Next Pick for May 2013. Carolyn See, in the Washington Post, called it “mysterious, exotic, creepy—everything ignorant foreigners used to believe China to be.” And in his blurb, Robert Olen Butler hailed the novel as “a major book by a splendid writer.” River of Dust is a gripping historical adventure, set in rural China in 1910, which opens with a parent’s worst fear: kidnapping. The book is also a lyrical psychological and spiritual meditation, as the search for the American missionary couple’s stolen son becomes nothing less than a search for “the […]

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Coming Through in a Storm: An Interview with Peter Anderson

It wasn’t until Peter Anderson began commuting by train from Joliet for his job in the heart of Chicago’s downtown financial district that he unearthed perhaps the most valuable aspect for any fiction writer: time. Nick Ostdick speaks with Anderson about his debut novel, Wheatyard, and how he turned his scribblings during his daily commute into the beginnings of a literary career.

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