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Regards of Great Forgotten Things - Day 2


The Great Conflict, and the world, has ended. Magic is forbidden so that the world can heal. I believe it’s stolen your memories, too. 582 more words

Short Stories

Old Favorites: Ambrose Bierce

I was going to substitute this feature with something else about the Great American Read, but then I realized that Ambrose Bierce’s birthday was this coming Sunday and, well, I just had to pen an ode to one of my favorite writers, AKA Bitter Bierce, The Diabolical Bierce, The Wickedest Man in San Francisco, The Rascal with the Sorrel Hair, The Laughing Devil, and (last but not least) The Devil’s Lexicographer. 781 more words

Historical Fiction

Happy Paperback Day!

Today is paperback day — the day when Oil and Marble is officially out in paperback. Although my debut has been out for over 2 YEARS, this all still feels new to me, and holding my paperback for the first time this weekend was as overwhelming and thrilling as holding the hardcover for the first time (as evidenced by the stupid look on my face in the featured image above!) 345 more words

Oil And Marble

The Mercy Seat by Elizabeth H. Winthrop - New Title Tuesday

This New Title Tuesday recommendation, The Mercy Seat by Elizabeth H. Winthrop is a slow, simmering narrative that explores the tight grip of local corruption and systemic racism in a depression era small town in Jim Crow Louisiana. 1,001 more words

Reader's Advisory

#277 Hello Non-copiedreads #4 - All the Lights We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr.

Finally finished this book after 10 (or is it 11?) days. Credits to Anthony Doerr, overdrive and nlb for the wonderful story and screenshots of the book. 822 more words



Arthur Hittner and his wife are longtime collectors of American art of the Depression era. To share his passion for the topic he’s written an intriguing novel  1,160 more words

Historical Fiction

Guest Post: ‘The Artist in Fiction’ by Arthur D. Hittner, author of Artist, Soldier, Lover, Muse

It’s so frustrating when authors contact you about fascinating sounding books and you know because of your already huge review pile it’s going to be quite a while until you can get to read them.  1,534 more words