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Book News, Reviews, and Musings 25 October 2010

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Stephen Levingston at the Washington Post gives us the highs and lows in political literature this week.

Its well-known that Raymond Carvers style was largely due to editorial intervention, but apparently the same may be true of Jane Austen.

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The Galaxy Bookstore Blog interviews best-selling crime author Tara Moss about her new novel The Blood Countess.

The Book Smugglers interview Jackie Morse Kessler, author of Hunger, in which an anorexic girl is set to become one of the four horse riders of the apocalypse.

Rick Kleffel interviews Karen Joy Fowler, bestselling author of The Jane Austen Book Club.


Author Tansy Rayner Roberts reviews How to Suppress Womens Writing by Joanna Russ.

Adam at RoofBeamReader reviews W Somerset Maughams wonderful Of Human Bondage, a book I read years ago and still remember fondly.

The SMH reviews Preincarnation: a novella, the debut book from Australian comedian Shaun Micallef


Book collector Frank Martin discusses an astonishing find: an 800 year old illuminated manuscript.

Leslie Margolis tells about her experience with the cover design process for her book Girls Best Friend.

Lorin Stein at the Paris Review muses on spooky books.

Just for fun

Author birthdays

Happy birthday, Zadie Smith!

Quote of the Day

Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.' Mark Twain

Beautiful book cover of the day

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