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Review: City of Secrets

City of Secrets
By Stewart O’Nan
Viking, Hardcover, 9780670785964, April 2016, 208pp.

The Short of It:

O’Nan is a master storyteller. He can take any topic and make it good… 279 more words

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War crime

New York City, 1942. The war overseas plays out in the homeland, too. The very day Woodrow Cain, a former North Carolina cop with a tarnished reputation, takes a job with the NYPD, the luxury liner… 661 more words

History of an Author - Stewart O'Nan

I don’t actually know much official about Stewart O’Nan’s previous life before he became an author (and one of my personal favorites). What I can recall is from a guest talk he gave at my alma mater, Alfred University. 244 more words

Writing Process

THE NIGHT COUNTRY #6secondbookreview

“An elegiac ghost story that drifts after the sole survivor of a terrible accident and the Greek-chorus-like specters of his deceased friends.”


Writing Advice from the Masters: Writing in Paradise

I recently spent eight fabulous days at the Eckerd College Writers’ Conference: Writers in Paradise, under the tutelage of some of America’s finest authors. Set on Eckerd’s idyllic waterfront campus (some of us took a boat ride into Boca Bay as the sun set late one afternoon), we attended readings, social events, lectures, panel discussions, and intensive workshops over the course of the program. 419 more words

Rhonda Browning White

West of Sunset by Stewart O’Nan

Scott Fitzgerald is often quoted as having written, “There are no second acts in American lives.” That is a misrepresentation of the actual meaning of what he wrote. 534 more words

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