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Book Review by Julie: Hangman by Chris Bohjalian

by Julie Earhart-Cracchiolo Probably the scariest book I have ever read is Stephen King’s Misery. Now I must say that one of Chris Bohjalian’s earliest novels, Hangman, is taking the number two slot. That pushes Bohjalian’s novel The Night Strangers to third place, if anyone cares. Published in 1991,Hangman is Bohjalian’s second published novel.  It’s…

8 Simple Ways to Maximize Your Earnings

– by Devyani Borade After all, money doesn’t grow on trees, right? If only writers didn’t have to pay tax! Now that would maximize my meager earnings as a writer by as much as 20% – a significant growth indeed. Luckily for us, though, there are some simple ways in which we can ensure that we are…

Julie’s Book Review: A Paris Apartment

Reviewed by Julie Failla Earhart Paris, 1940. A young woman fleeing the Nazis shutters her grandmother’s apartment and escapes to the French countryside. New York, 2010. A Sotheby’s furniture appraiser, April Vogt, is sent to Paris to aid in the appraisal of an apartment in the ninth arrondissement that has not been disturbed in 70…

Roxane Gay Debuts New Collection of Essays

Bad Feminist

from Lauren Wiser Left Bank Books presents author Roxane Gay, who will sign and discuss her essay collection, Bad Feminist (Harper Perennial, August 2014), on Friday, August 29, 7pm, at Left Bank Books (399 N. Euclid). In these funny and insightful essays, Roxane Gay takes us through the journey of her evolution as a woman…

Carl Weber Reads from The Choir Director 2

The Choir Director

Left Bank Books presents author Carl Weber, who will sign and discuss his novel, The Choir Director 2: Runaway Bride (Grand Central Publishing, August 2014), on Wednesday, August 20, 7pm, at the Schlafly Branch of the St. Louis Public Library (225 N. Euclid). It’s been three years since Aaron Mackie succeeded in helping his friend…

Lessons Learned on Self-Editing

By Donna Volkenannt Turning off my internal editor was one of the hardest writing habits I had to break. Early in my writing career I plodded along, editing as I wrote, with little to show for my efforts. My excuse was, “I’m a slow writer.” Then one day I received a freelance assignment with a…

Writers Under Glass

Left Bank Books is celebrating its 45th birthday!  Starting this week, Left Bank Books is asking for one-sentence story prompts from our customers, Facebook & Twitter followers.  These prompts will be collected and on July 11th they will be selected from a hat and provided to an esteemed panel of writers who will use the prompts…