Literature + Fiction
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"Writing Is a Weird Job"--Kate Hamer in Conversation with Fiona Barton

Two authors of best-selling psychological thrillers dish about unreliable narrators, balancing writing and promoting their books, and much, much more...

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Nicholas Sparks and Leigh Himes on Writing, Reading, and Making Choices

A fun and beach-bag-perfect read, Leigh Himes' first novel, The One That Got Away, explores the diverging paths of possibility in a charming tale that Nicholas Sparks describes as "hilarious, poignant and nostalgic." When frazzled working mom Abbey Holt hits...

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The Weekenders

Mary Kay Andrews's Five Favorite Beach Reads

One of the queens of the summer read is best-selling author Mary Kay Andrews. When she's not busy writing, Ms. Andrews enjoys a good warm weather yarn herself...

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The City of Mirrors

"A Book Is an Occurrence, and It Occurs Every Single Time It Moves Through the Mind of a Reader" - Our Interview with Justin Cronin, Author of "The Passage" Trilogy

During his book tour for The City of Mirrors, Justin Cronin swung by the Amazon.com offices to talk to us about the genesis of The Passage, the power of character, how fans have reacted to his books, and what he's working on next.

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Weekend Reading

Weekend Reading

In this edition of Weekend Reading, it's a hard-knock life in Jamaica, we ride the rails with hoboes, and a dude writes like a lady...

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Debbie Macomber

Chatting with Debbie Macomber

We've always been big fans of Debbie Macomber's works, so it was a special thrill when she invited us to come visit her at her offices. Erin Kodicek, Erin's mom (who is a big Cedar Cove reader), and I drove...

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Everyone Brave Is Forgiven

"We Don’t Know Our Hearts Until Life Puts Us to the Test"--Chris Cleave on "Everyone Brave Is Forgiven"

On the heels of Memorial Day it seems apropos to post this Q&A we did recently with Chris Cleave, author of Everyone Brave Is Forgiven, which is set during WWII...

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Smoke

An Addictive and Dickensian Genre-Bender: Dan Vyleta’s “Smoke”

On a sunny and unusually warm spring day in Seattle, Dan Vyleta and I sat down with iced coffees and talked about his new literary genre-breaker. Smoke is set in an alternative vision of nineteenth-century England, where a person’s morality...

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Sport-of-Kings

Best Books of May: Literature & Fiction

A selection of some of our favorite novels of May, including an epic novel of lineage, legacy, and race horses, a beautiful and compelling story about fracking (!), and an apocalyptic thriller that's anything but typical.

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Summer-Reading

Summer Reading: We're Going to Need a Bigger Bag

Sometimes you just can’t help using a cliché. So, with beach brain kicking in a little early this year, let me say.... It’s Summertime and the reading is... easy? Long? Light? Heavy? Full of pictures? All of the above, probably – as evidenced by our Summer Reading Roundup.

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