This month for our October Lucky Stars, we present men, men like any other men, only moreso, to paraphrase a fictional man like Rick Blaine. Each of these e-books — just $1.99 apiece throughout the month — introduces us to a man figuring out who he is, what his character is in some unusual circumstances.Continue reading

“Sometimes you have to tell the truth about some of the stuff you’ve done so that people will believe you when you tell them the truth about other stuff you haven’t done.” – Miller Le Ray, the star of Exley    Laura Ingalls Wilder once said, “A good laugh overcomes more difficulties and dissipates more dark cloudsContinue reading

A Funny Thing Happened Some laughs come from the belly and make you gasp for air. Some come as chuckles and a wry smile. We offer up seven books that will make you giggle, tee-hee, guffaw, and think. Oh, and have you heard the one about the perfectly priced e-books? Just $1.99 from August 1Continue reading

Tayari Jones, author of Silver Sparrow The Love Wife by Gish Jen:  This novel takes us to the heart of the most complicated–and a complicating–American family. It broke my heart and then put it back together again. Last Seen by Jacqueline Jones Lamon: Sometimes poetry can take us somewhere that fiction just can’t. These poemsContinue reading

Brock Clarke and Kevin Wilson talk inspiration, performance art, unlikeable characters, Cormac McCarthy, short stories, and potato guns. Brock Clarke is the author of An Arsonist’s Guide to Writers’ Homes in New England and Exley. Kevin Wilson is the author of The Family Fang.     Brock: First off: I love The Family Fang. ThisContinue reading

Brock Clarke on Frederick Exley’s cult classic photo credit: Jon Hughes/ Photopresse .I first read Frederick Exley’s A Fan’s Notes in the summer of 1993. I was at my parents’ house in upstate New York. I say “my parents’ house” and not “my house” because I was of an age where I should have hadContinue reading