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- 25 June 2013
'Sisterland' by Curtis Sittenfeld
Sittenfeld returns with the story of twin sisters: Vi, a professed psychic, and Kate, a wife and mother in denial of her talents. When Vi predicts a devastating earthquake is around the corner, Kate must decide whether to support her sister and out herself for the potential good of the community, or continue to ignore her own instincts.
'The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells' by Andrew Sean Greer
Greta Wells experiences three alternate lives during a therapy session, all with different secrets and losses, pain and happiness. Which one will she ultimately choose?
- 9 July 2013
'Fin & Lady' by Cathleen Schine
Fin is 11 when his parents die in 1964, and he is sent to live with his older sister, Lady. But Lady is a free spirit, and Fin soon realizes he's as much her caregiver as she is his.
'Amy Falls Down' by Jincy Willett
A sequel of sorts to her last book The Writing Class, Amy Falls Down also stars bitter novelist Amy Gallup. When an interviewer arrives shortly after Amy takes a nasty bump on the head, the resulting article—where Amy's rambling quotes are dubbed pure genius—turns around her failing career.
- 16 July 2013
'The Never List' by Koethi Zan
Zan's story of a young woman marked by the consequences of her time spent as the prisoner of a sadistic kidnapper is drawing lots of buzz already.
- 13 August 2013
'The People in the Trees' by Hanya Yanagihara
This ambitious first novel, billed as an "anthropological adventure," was a decade in the making and is already being compared to Norman Rush and Ann Patchett.
- 19 August 2013
'Archangel' by Andrea Barrett
It's been too long since the National Book Award-winning author released a book. This time it's a collection of short stories about scientific firsts—subject matter that Barrett fans love to see her sink her teeth into.
- 20 August 2013
'The Girl You Left Behind' by Jojo Moyes
Author of Me Before You, Jojo Moyes is back with another heartbreaking story of love and loss. A spellbind love story of two women separated by a century but united in their determination to fight for what they love.
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Tag Archives: Ann Patchett
We love celebrating libraries every week at BookPage, but April 14-20 places national focus on one of our favorite times of year: National Library Week! This year, the theme of National Library Week is “Communities matter @ your library.” Libraries … Continue reading
Readers, I know what I’m doing today! I’ll give you a hint: Yep, today I am reading The Casual Vacancy, J.K. Rowling’s first novel for adults. If this week’s Monday Contest is any indication, I’d bet that many of you … Continue reading
When books and fashion collide, I get giddy. And the September issue of Vogue runneth over with a 16-page Edith Wharton-inspired spread styled by Grace Coddington, photographed by Annie Leibovitz (who, according to Anna Wintour, prepped for the shoot by … Continue reading
The 17th Orange Prize shortlist was announced this morning. One of the most prestigious literary awards, it’s awarded to a woman who has produced an outstanding work of fiction, and carries a prize of 30,000 pounds. Esi Edugyan, Half Blood … Continue reading
TIME Magazine has just released their 2012 Time 100 Poll inviting readers to ”[c]ast your votes for the leaders, artists, innovators, icons and heroes that you think are the most influential people in the world.” The reader’s choice will be published in … Continue reading
It’s not often that a guest leaves comedian Stephen Colbert at a loss for words, but author Ann Patchett managed it more than once during her guest appearance last night on “The Colbert Report.” The two talked about Parnassus Books and … Continue reading
It’s easy to keep up with the current issue of BookPage—whether in your bookstore or library, on our website or on your NOOK—but what about all the fascinating interviews and reviews in our 10,000 review archive? If you want to … Continue reading
On November 14, we asked you to vote for your favorite book published in 2011. After more than 2,500 votes and a long afternoon of tallying, we can finally
Finally, the moment we’ve all been waiting for: the big reveal of the Top 10 from our Best Books of 2011 list. State of Wonder by Ann Patchett The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides The Art of Fielding by Chad … Continue reading
There was an illicit behind-the-scenes thrill to Ann Patchett’s panel at the Southern Festival of Books. Billed as “A Conversation” between Patchett and her friend and fellow writer Edith Pearlman (whose short story collection is a finalist in this year’s … Continue reading