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Taylor Branch

Taylor Branch


Pulitzer Prize Winner • Bestselling Author • Historian

“Truth requires a maximum effort to see through the eyes of strangers, foreigners and enemies.” —Taylor Branch Author and historian Taylor Branch’s landmark narrative history of the civil rights era, America in the King Years, has been compared with other epic histories such as Shelby Foote’s The Civil War and Robert Caro’s multi-volume biography of […]

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Elizabeth Strout

Elizabeth Strout


Pulitzer Prize Winner • Bestselling Author • Novelist

With her complicated, finely-drawn characters and incisive prose, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Elizabeth Strout uses the quiet rhythms of the everyday and the natural beauty of northern New England to illuminate the depth of grief and the breadth of joy in even the most ordinary of lives.

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Anita Shreve

Anita Shreve


Bestselling Author • Novelist

“The best analogy I can give to describe writing for me is daydreaming. A certain amount of craft is brought to bear, but the experience feels very dreamlike.” —Anita Shreve Best-selling author Anita Shreve uses humor and carefully researched detail to delicately and sympathetically address themes of violence and loss. In Shreve’s fictional worlds, many […]

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Chris Bohjalian

Chris Bohjalian


Bestselling Author • Novelist

“As much as I love writing (the verb), I probably love writing (the noun) even more. I doubt anyone becomes a serious novelist who doesn’t love reading: savoring paragraphs that precisely capture longing or dread or desire. Being riveted by a plot twist that is utterly surprising but, you realize, perfect, because it was inevitable.”

—Chris Bohjalian

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Julia Glass

Julia Glass


Bestselling Author • Novelist

“Glass’s ability to illuminate and deepen the mysteries of her characters’ lives is extraordinary.” —Michael Cunningham, author of The Hours In her five novels, Julia Glass turns her supple and delicate prose to the intricacies of love and family. The Boston Globe observes that among her chosen subjects are “parents and children, the ephemerality of beauty, the […]

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Lisa See

Lisa See


Bestselling Author • Novelist • Memoirist

In her beloved New York Times bestsellers, including Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Peony in Love, Shanghai Girls, Dreams of Joy and China Dolls, Lisa See has brilliantly illuminated the strong bonds between women, romantic love, and love of country. In See’s next novel, The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, she returns to those timeless themes.

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New & Noteworthy

The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Reshaping of the Civilized World

Praise for The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Reshaping of the Civilized World

Forthcoming

Fall 2017

Mother Land

Praise for Mother Land

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Spring 2017

Sing, Unburied, Sing

Praise for Sing, Unburied, Sing

Forthcoming

Autumn 2017

Between Them: Remembering My Parents

Praise for Between Them: Remembering My Parents

Forthcoming

Spring 2017