Monthly Archives: September 2011

  1. Excerpt: Nazareth, North Dakota

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    September 30, 2011 by markstani

    Sometimes you stumble into a book totally out of the blue that makes you sit up and take notice. Maybe …
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  2. One Inch Wonders #28: God’s Own Country

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    September 29, 2011 by markstani

    from God’s Own Country by Ross Raisin, pub. Penguin I was up early. The sun had just started to show …
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  3. Excerpt: The Sense Of An Ending

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    September 27, 2011 by markstani

    Here’s an excerpt from the Booker-shortlisted ‘The Sense of An Ending’ by Julian Barnes, courtesy Jonathan Cape: I could tell …
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  4. Review: The Sense Of An Ending

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    September 26, 2011 by markstani

    Reviewing a book by one of the foremost exponents of literary fiction of his generation is a little daunting. My …
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  5. One Inch Wonders: Guardian First Book Award Longlist 2011

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    September 22, 2011 by markstani

    Here are the opening paragraphs for the 10 books longlisted for the 2011 Guardian First Book Award. The Villalobos book …
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  6. One Inch Wonders #27: Nothing To Envy

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    September 21, 2011 by markstani

    from ‘Nothing To Envy: Real Lives In North Korea’ by Barbara Demick, pub. Granta The histrionics of grief took on …
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  7. One Inch Wonders #26: The Ballad Of Trenchmouth Taggart

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    September 20, 2011 by markstani

    from ‘The Ballad Of Trenchmouth Taggart’ by M Glenn Taylor, pub. Blue Door If Trenchmouth thought he’d finally had a …
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