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Reading Group Choices Interview with Timothée de Fombelle

Vango by Timothee de Fombelle

Author Timothée de Fombelle discusses Vango, his adventure novel in two volumes, translated from the French (and acclaimed on both sides of the Atlantic).

For his interview with Reading Group Choices, Timothée de Fombelle talks about what defines YA literature, what he learned from writing for the theater, how all minor characters are major, and the search for home…

Reading Group Choices: Vango revels in the play of time. Multiple events happen in different locations around the world — Scotland, Sotchi, Salina, and others —

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Reading Group Choices Interview with Natalie Jenner

Jane Austen Society by Natalie Jenner

Author Natalie Jenner talks about her debut novel The Jane Austen Society, about an unlikely group of Austen readers who unite to save her historic home.

For her interview with Reading Group Choices, Natalie Jenner talks about literary pilgrimages, visiting Jane Austen’s residence, fascinating facts about the author you may not know, and which Austen novel is her current favorite…

Reading Group Choices: Adeline comments to Dr. Gray, as they notice tourists in front of the Austen cottage: “That someone could spin such stories from this: this walk,

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Reading Group Choices Interview with Kim Michele Richardson

One of our recommended books for 2019 is The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson

Author Kim Michele Richardson talks about her novel The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek, inspired by the true story of the Pack Horse Librarians in Kentucky.

For her interview with Reading Group Choices, Kim Michele Richardson talks about the power of literacy and librarians, surviving prejudices and abuse, and how history and her homeland inspired her latest novel…

Reading Group Choices: The local Pack Horse supervisors, Harriett and Eula, ceaselessly taunt and belittle Cussy Mary. Yet when she gives Harriett a book that will please her, the torments are momentarily forgotten.

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Reading Group Choices Interview with Tracey Garvis Graves

The Girl He Used to Know by Tracey Garvis Graves

New York Times bestselling author Tracey Garvis Graves talks about her latest novel, The Girl He Used to Know.

For her interview with Reading Group Choices, Tracey Garvis Graves discusses her path as a writer, exploring a character with autism, and what makes romance and relationships work…

Reading Group Choices: The story shifts back and forth in time from 1991 to 2001. Annika and Jonathan both reflect on how they are not the people they used to be, something readers can all relate to on some level. What sort of person were you ten years ago versus now,

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Reading Group Choices Interview with Sujata Massey

One of our recommended books is The Widows of Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey

Author Sujata Massey takes us behind the scenes of The Widows of Malabar Hill and her new historical mystery series set in India.

For her interview with Reading Group Choices, Sujata Massey speaks about the political and cultural climate of 1920s India, the issues confronting women then and now, and how she constructs a mystery…

Reading Group Choices: Perveen originally wishes to study literature, but her father wants her to study law — which later she embraces and realizes how valuable her contributions can be. Can you talk about that decision to originate the desire for law outside of Perveen herself?

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Reading Group Choices Interview with Kate Quinn

Reading Group Choices interview with Kate Quinn, author of The Huntress

The historical novel The Huntress by Kate Quinn tracks the intersecting lives of an English journalist, a Russian bomber pilot, and a Nazi war criminal living a secret life in Boston.

For her interview with Reading Group Choices, Kate Quinn spoke about her research process, women in the military, creating vivid landscapes, and the fascinating true stories that she just had to include in the book.

Reading Group Choices: Which voice was the first to appear?

Kate Quinn: Technically, Jordan’s—my youngest heroine, the teenaged photographer in Boston.

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