Author Essay

Emma Straub’s Bookshelf

Get a sneak peek inside author Emma Straub's bookshelf and the reads that inspired Modern Lovers.

By Emma Straub
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The 1960s Kodak Photograph that Inspired Susan Gregg Gilmore’s Novel

Q: What inspired you to write The Funeral Dress? A: I stumbled across a 1960s Kodak photograph of my great-aunt and -uncle sitting in their single-wide trailer, the very same trailer they shared for fifty-two years.

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Author Essay

What’s on My Bed Stand? P.D. Viner Tells All.

I am writing this as I bid a sad farewell to the beautiful town of Harrogate in Yorkshire, England.

By P.D. Viner, author of The Last Winter of Dani Lancing • 3 years ago
Your Reading Life

How to Read Late at Night When Sleeping Next to the Love of Your Life

I can’t help it. I’m a late-night gal. To me, “morning people” are a myth perpetuated by coffee companies. Why would anyone choose to wake up early when they could sleep in and stay up as the rest of the world snoozes?

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Author Essay

Food Scenes from Russian Literature to Make Your Mouth Water

For nineteenth-century Russian writers, you could argue with gusto, food was what landscape (or class) was for the English, war for the Germans, love for the French—a subject encompassing the grand themes of comedy, tragedy, ecstasy, and doom.

By Anya Von Bremzen, author of Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking • 3 years ago
Your Reading Life

Do You Read Poetry? Why or Why Not?

I am by no means a poetry expert. I assume most people don’t read poetry because they find it intimidating or boring.

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Author Essay

Sneak Peek at the New Novel by the Author of the Iconic Memoir Smashed

From Koren Zailckas, author of the iconic memoir Smashed: an electrifying debut novel about a family being torn apart by the woman who claims to love them most.

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A Father’s Update on Saving His Daughter from the Edge of Insanity

Michael Schofield, author of January First, shares the progress made in treating his daughter Jani's schizophrenia. A passionate and inspirational update.

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