Author Elizabeth Graver Takes the BD Spotlight OR Why You Should Take Your High School English Teacher on a Hot Air Balloon Ride

June 25, 2014

Elizabeth Graver’s latest book is good.  Really good.  So good that it was long-listed for the 2013 National Book Award in Fiction.  The End of the Point, proves the author’s lyrical prowess, coupled with her ability to trace one family’s experiences over the course of half a century.  The book is perfect for readers who enjoy narratives that examine families… Read More

Author Lindsey J. Palmer takes the BD Spotlight OR Why You Shouldn’t Read and Walk

May 22, 2014

If you’ve ever wondered, really wondered what it would be like to work in a cutthroat women’s lifestyle magazine’s headquarters, Lindsey J. Palmer could probably teach you a thing or two. A former magazine employee herself, Palmer’s debut novel, Pretty in Ink, takes an honest-yet-funny look (through multiple characters’ perspectives) on the demands of working in the not-so-glamorous industry that everyone’s… Read More

Novelist Kate Racculia on Her Latest Book, Bellweather Rhapsody, OR Why You Need Thoreau on a Desert Island

May 19, 2014

Kate Racculia is funny. Very funny. I was lucky enough to have taken a novella-writing class with her during our MFA years at Emerson. Even then, Kate’s effortless humour and quirky characters infused the workshop setting with some much-needed levity and depth – no easy feat.  Her newest novel, Bellweather Rhapsody, just earned an ‘A’ from Entertainment Weekly. It’s… Read More