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“New Literary Voices” part 2: featuring Amy MacKinnon and *Tethered*

The second author who presented at the New Literary Voices panel was Amy MacKinnon.  We’ll hear from her toward the bottom of the post …

This is the publisher’s synopsis of the novel:  Clara Marsh is an undertaker who doesn’t believe in God. She spends her solitary life among the dead, preparing their last baths and bidding [...]

Concord Festival of Authors

I’m writing this as a thank-you to all the individuals and groups who were involved in producing an incredible literary event.  I’ve mentioned in a few previous posts that our town hosts a Festival of Authors each fall; this is an outstanding two-week event packed with speakers, readings, and activities for those interested in any form [...]

Author Event: Christina Thompson and *Come on Shore and We Will Kill and Eat You All*

Last Monday (October 20, 2008) I had the opportunity to attend a reading and discussion with Christina Thompson, author of the memoir/history Come on Shore and We Will Kill and Eat You All, which is “an improbable cross-cultural love story between a Maori man and an an American woman, and the fascinating history that connects them.”

Thompson’s [...]

Author Event: Julia Glass and *I See You Everywhere*

I had the pleasure of seeing Julia Glass at The Concord Bookshop this past Sunday (click here for a list of upcoming events at the store).  For those of you who will be attending Book Group Expo in San Jose this weekend, Julia will be there, and you are in for a real treat!  She [...]

Author Event: Joshua Henkin and *Matrimony*

I had the pleasure of seeing/hearing Joshua Henkin at a book reading last weekend.  The reading was on a Sunday afternoon at Newtonville Books, which I hadn’t visited before.  It’s a great independent bookstore with a large and comfy children’s section, lots of author events, and a very cool meeting room where the readings are [...]