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Posts Tagged ‘Penguin’

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Landscape and Longing: An Interview with Bich Minh Nguyen

Bich Minh Nguyen talks to Sarah Layden about her latest novel, Pioneer Girl, and moving from the Midwest to the West Coast: “For me, writing is always about looking back and looking forward in the same moment. It’s living within more than sphere, identity, and place, and trying to understand that—trying to find a few moments of stillness and clarity.”

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Book of the Week: The Raven's Gift, by Don Rearden

This week’s feature is Don Rearden‘s debut novel The Raven’s Gift, which was recently published by Penguin. Rearden grew up on the tundra of Southwestern Alaska, where his experiences with the Yup’ik Eskimo culture shaped both his writing and to a larger extent his worldview. He lives in the mountain community of Bear Valley, Alaska, and teaches as an Associate Professor at the University of Alaska Anchorage. Don also serves as the president of the board of directors for the 49 Alaska Writers and is faculty for the 2012 Kachemak Bay Writing Conference. In the introduction to his recent interview […]

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Book-of-the-Week Winners: A Working Theory of Love

Our most recent feature was Scott Hutchins’s A Working Theory of Love, and we’re pleased to announce the winners: Karen Ferrero (@karenferrero) Ranee Dillon (@RaneeDillon) Jamie Fewery (@jamiefewery) Congrats! To claim your free copy, please email us at the following address: winners [at] If you’d like to be eligible for future giveaways, please visit our Twitter Page and “follow” us! Thanks to all of you who are fans. We appreciate your support. Let us know your favorite new books out there!

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Book of the Week: A Working Theory of Love, by Scott Hutchins

Our new feature is Scott Hutchins’s debut novel, A Working Theory of Love, published this month by Penguin. Hutchins is a former fellow in the Wallace Stegner Program at Stanford University. He received his M.F.A. from the University of Michigan, and his work has appeared in StoryQuarterly, Five Chapters, The Owls, The Rumpus, the New York Times, San Francisco Magazine, and Esquire. He is the recipient of two Hopwood Awards and the Andrea Beauchamp Prize in Short Fiction. In 2006 and 2010, he was an artist-in-residence at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris. He lives in San Francisco with […]

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