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Archives - October 2010

Author Talk: Tatiana de Rosnay, author of Sarah's Key

Oct 29, 2010

Tatiana de Rosnay is a favorite and the author of A SECRET KEPT and SARAH’S KEY, the international bestseller about a 10-year-old girl who was brutally abducted by the French police during the 1942 Vel’ d’Hiv roundup and the daring Parisian journalist who rediscovers her story 60 years later. In this interview, de Rosnay discusses the events that inspired her US debut novel, elaborating on how places and houses hold memories and the importance of breaking the silence surrounding historical taboos.

Interview: John Lutz, author of Mister X

Oct 22, 2010

Suspense/thriller author extraordinaire John Lutz is back with yet another spine-tingling installment to his Frank Quinn series, MISTER X, which follows the eminent ex-homicide detective as he tries to stop a cold-blooded serial killer once and for all. In this interview with’s Joe Hartlaub, Lutz reveals his strategies for coming up with unforeseen tipping points and attention-grabbing opening paragraphs, giving the scoop on how he managed to create Nift, the disturbing and creepily compelling coroner.

Interview: Jennifer Donnelly, author of Revolution

Oct 22, 2010

Jennifer Donnelly, author of THE TEA ROSE and THE WINTER ROSE, is wowing critics once again with REVOLUTION, a young adult novel that is sure to appeal to a wide audience. The book follows the stories of two teens who were born in two separate countries nearly two centuries apart, and weaves them into one unforgettable account of life, loss and enduring love.

Author Talk: Liz Murray, author of Breaking Night: A Memoir of Forgiveness, Survival, and My Journey From Homeless to Harvard

Oct 15, 2010

Liz Murray is the author of BREAKING NIGHT, the awe-inspiring memoir about what it’s like to grow up in a dysfunctional household governed by drug-addicted parents and how she struggled to withstand the overwhelming odds that had been stacked against her. In this interview, Murray talks about how love can help people overcome the challenge of changing their lives, elaborating on the importance of community and the dangers of self-imposed limitations.

Author Talk: Michael Connelly, author of The Reversal

Oct 8, 2010

October 8, 2010

America’s favorite inspector and its most brilliant legal mind are back in award-winning author Michael Connelly’s THE REVERSAL, which follows LAPD Detective Harry Bosch and defense attorney Mickey Haller as they reunite to stop a sadistic child killer in his tracks. In this interview, Connelly gives readers the scoop on his latest novel, explaining why Haller switches to the other side of the aisle and how his two protagonists are able to share the same stage. He speculates on whether Bosch and Haller will ever make it to the big screen, reveals the amount of research it takes to write a convincing legal thriller, and reflects on Bosch’s transformation since the series first began in 1992 --- and how many years his hero has left in him.

Author Talk: Ken Follett, author of Fall of Giants: Book One of the Century Trilogy

Oct 1, 2010

Bestselling author Ken Follett returns to the world of historical fiction with the first installment of his eagerly-awaited Century Trilogy, FALL OF GIANTS, an epic saga of five families whose lives become inexplicably intertwined as they try to navigate the earth-shattering dramas of World War I, the Russian Revolution and the struggle for women’s suffrage.

Interview: Cynthia Lord, author of Touch Blue

Oct 1, 2010

Cynthia Lord follows up her Newbery Honor-winning debut, RULES, with TOUCH BLUE, in which 11-year-old Tess Brooks and a foster kid named Aaron try to save her island’s schoolhouse --- and the only home Tess has ever known.