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Screen Shot 2017-02-17 at 10.45.49 AM.pngAaand… we’re back! The new season of A Word on Words kicks off with Ann Patchett talking about writing, Gatsby, money, and more. Watch it on Nashville Public Television or online. (Bonus: Ann took a turn in the interviewer chair, too.)


Screen Shot 2017-01-22 at 4.25.38 PM.png“I’d like to thank the academy…” No, seriously. Many thanks to the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for the Emmy Award for A Word on Words. Go, little show, go! #keepreading


Screen Shot 2017-01-17 at 10.35.42 AM.pngFor The Washington Post: “Learning From Our Mistakes” — Maybe we could save our future if we paid a little more attention to the lessons of our past.


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In The New York Times: “Wishing Away the Wish List” — The desire to bring back the mystery in giving has a little something to do with the desire to be taken care of, or maybe even to be a child again.


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NEW cartoon! Need a pep talk? Follow @wildlifecoach on Instagram to get one from a WildLifeCoach. Giraffes, bats, turtles, pigs… they’re all here to help.


Screen Shot 2017-01-22 at 4.31.31 PM.pngIn the Washington Post: “Teaching Girls to Save Their Own Lives” — This essay has mermaids, Michelle Obama, and the book that changed one writer’s life forever.


screen-shot-2016-10-24-at-8-40-06-pmRecent interviews: George Saunders, Brit BennettColson Whitehead, Yaa Gyasi, Glennon MeltonLee Boudreaux, John Gregory Brown, Megan Abbott, Brad WatsonLouise Erdrich,  and more


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“This Shop’s Walls Can Talk (In 140 Characters)” There’s enough opportunity for mistaken identity on Twitter to populate a Shakespearean comedy, but it’s still fun. Here’s an essay about creating a bookstore’s voice, from the front page of the Book World section in Washington Post.


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A little dark humor up on The Hairpin: The Life-Changing Magic of Spending Money — or, the secret to finding joy in frivolous purchases.


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“It’s Not the Celebrities We Mourn For” – Talking mortality and magical thinking in the opinion pages of The Los Angeles Times.


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Get your copy anywhere you buy books! (For autographed copies, order from indie bookstore Parnassus Books.) And check out the penguins on Buzzfeed, The New York Times, Travel + Leisure, BookPage, The Millions, and more


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Festival season keeps rolling! Just finished: The Mississippi Book Festival, the Mid-South Book Festival, and the Southern Festival of Books!