Your Reading Life

Re-Reading Books From Childhood Through Adult Eyes

The words stay the same, but our outlook on the text changes as we grow from kids into adults.

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Author Essay

Kristiana Kahakauwila on Writing
This Is Paradise

"I wished to draw out Hawai`i’s complicated nature," says Kristiana Kahakauwila. "Its anger, its sadness, its generosity, and its sense of history reverberating into the present."

By Kristiana Kahakauwila, author of THIS IS PARADISE • 3 years ago
Your Reading Life

Reader Spotlight: The Doll by
Taylor Stevens

"The main character in the story reminds you quite a bit of Lisbeth Salander," says RIFer Jill. "Incredibly smart, focused, a little awkward around people, but amazingly dangerous in self-preservation skills. I'm in awe!"

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Article

Off the Grid: Morocco Beyond Marrakech, an Essay from Lawrence Osborne

The drive across this plateau is remarkable, since it is roadless, off the grid, and bare.

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Author Essay

Video Author Chat with Nichole Bernier, Jenna Blum, J. Courtney Sullivan

A terrific conversation with three talented novelists, all answering smart questions from their readers. Enjoy the video chat!

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Article

Ben Masters Shares His Narrator’s Reading List

Eliot Lamb, the grad-school narrator of Ben Masters' debut novel Noughties, reads constantly. Here, Ben Masters shares Eliot's reading list.

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Author Essay

Charlie McDowell on His Twitter Phenom-Turned Book
Dear Girls Above Me

Based on the wildly popular Twitter feed Dear Girls Above Me, a roman à clef about how thinking like a couple of girls turned one single guy into a better man.

By Charlie McDowell, author of DEAR GIRLS ABOVE ME • 3 years ago
Article

Publicity and the Historical Fiction Writer by Michelle Moran

As John Agar once quipped, “Archaeologists are underpaid publicity agents for deceased royalty,” and I imagine the same goes for many writers of historical fiction.

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