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The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

Wow! There are a few books I’ve read that deserve their own category, their own frame of reference or comparison....

Nobody Saw Anything

Twenty-four years ago this month, my first book for young readers, Someone Was Watching, was published by Albert Whitman. Not...

The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill

Sometimes you read an award-winning book and you think, Hmm. Sometimes you think, Good choice. And then you read one...

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

I listened to the audio book and then had to actually “read” it a couple of years ago. And I...

Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk

Strong writing, captivating story, and the characters are uniformly three dimensional. The protagonist, Annabelle, is 99% goodness, but that didn’t...

Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin

Win the race. Kill Hitler. Or die trying. There you go. That’s the story. Sorry about the spoilers (not really–those...

In Harm’s Way by Doug Stanton

Lately I seem to have gotten into a groove of reading about war (human against human and human against the...

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

I just posted some thoughts over at the Online Author Visits site about the importance of making your fiction seem...

Just Write It

Unsolicited Advice From time to time I run into someone who finds out I’m a writer. They tell me they’ve...

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