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Our Endless Numbered Days

It always seems to surprise readers that writers don’t have a huge amount of say in the covers of their books.

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Our Endless Numbered Days: An Excerpt

This morning I found a black-and-white photograph of my father at the back of the bureau drawer. He didn’t look like a liar.

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First Catch Yourself A Squirrel

“I can get you a squirrel next week,” my accountant, Julian, said.

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The Boatmaker: An Interview with John Benditt

“The Boatmaker is a wonderful novel—wonderful as in spectacularly good and wonderful as in full of wonders.”
—John Casey, National Book Award-winning author of Spartina

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Revisiting The Other Side

“Ferociously beautiful and courageous, Johnson’s intimate story sheds light on the perpetuation of violence against women.”
—Starred Kirkus

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Cheers to Lacy M. Johnson

We were thrilled with yesterday’s announcement that Lacy M. Johnson’s The Other Side was selected as a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. To celebrate the news, we thought it fitting to rerun an excerpt from her memoir that first appeared in our Memory issue. Check back tomorrow for an interview with Lacy. […]

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Jalapeño Jelly

And what do I do with this spicy, dangerous, jelly?

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The Boatmaker: An Excerpt

The man of Small Island is dreaming of a wolf.

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Crab Wood

She pointed out sticks for me to pick up. The sticks needed to be long, but not too long; thick, but not too thick; and straight, without leaves. It was August in England, and although we’d had a fine summer, it had been raining all day and the sticks were muddy. I picked them up without complaining. My daughter didn’t speak much, even though the idea that we should recreate the US cover of my novel had been her suggestion. Still, I was happy to be spending time with her, because she is seventeen and I don’t get to do that very often any more.

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Joe Tex

I grew up indiscriminately loving all the songs that came on the radio, but it was the fact of the radio itself, the little box on the floor by my bed, that brought the music to life and made it a kind of magic for me.

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Downwind of Death: Grandma Moses

Charles D’Ambrosio’s Loitering: New & Collected Essays is out this week. To celebrate, we’re running a few of his nonfiction pieces that didn’t quite fit the book but that we adore nonetheless. This essay first appeared in the Portland broadside The Organ.  I’m not an art critic, and I’m hopelessly corny—qualifications enough to say a few words […]

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Summer of ’42

Charles D’Ambrosio’s Loitering: New & Collected Essays is out this week. To celebrate, we’re running a few of his nonfiction pieces that didn’t quite fit the book but that we adore nonetheless. This essay first appeared in The New Yorker in 2007. As a kid, I rarely went to the movies. My one memory of a summer movie […]

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Out of Disorder, Into Pink Vinyl

Charles D’Ambrosio’s Loitering: New & Collected Essays is out this week. To celebrate, we’re running a few of his nonfiction pieces that didn’t quite fit the book but that we adore nonetheless. This essay first appeared in The New York Times in 2006.  I haven’t had much success with home, as a child or an adult. I’ve lived […]

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Tin House Nooner: Bianca Stone

On Today’s Nooner, newlywed Bianca Stone goes back to the altar as she reads from her collection Someone Else’s Wedding Vows (Tin House Books/Octopus). hhhh gggg gggg Bianca Stone grew up in Vermont, graduated from NYU’s Creative Writing Program, is the author of several poetry chapbooks, and a poetry comics series. She is the illustrator […]

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The Incident Report: An Excerpt

The time was 2:15. A young man swaggered into the library. On his shaved head he wore a grey tweed hat.

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The Wilds

The Wild family moved into the house behind ours.

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Julia Elliott and Jeff VanderMeer in Conversation

Robots may search for love, but there’s nothing wilder than human nature in this genre-bending short story collection from debut writer Elliott . . . This book will take you to places you never dreamed of going and aren’t quite sure you want to stay, but you won’t regret the journey. —Kirkus

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Sister Golden Hair

The Vagabond Motor Lodge sat across the street from the Fiji Island restaurant, wedged between Johnny’s Auto Parts and a gas station with a flying horse on its neon sign.

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Preorder Charles D’Ambrosio’s Loitering!

Preorder Charles D’Ambrosio’s Loitering and get a free copy of the Fall issue of Tin House.

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Darcy Steinke and Elizabeth Gilbert in Conversation

“[Sister Golden Hair] absolutely dazzled me . . . a searingly accurate portrait of a time and a way of thinking—a moment in American history when gleeful abandon had decayed into regular old abandon, and when new cultural freedoms suddenly seemed more dangerous than intoxicating.”
—Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love and The Signature of All Things

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Sent Traveling

Plagued by doubt, I pick at my prose, searching for answers. If I keep scratching, the text will bleed. I stop writing. Though the novel is nearly done, a crucial element is missing and I am uncertain how to proceed.

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An Interview with Martha Baillie, author of The Search for Heinrich Schlögel

“Baillie delivers a work of magical realism that captures the experience of postcolonial guilt…and gives voice to a silenced past.”
—Starred and boxed Publishers Weekly

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The Search for Heinrich Schlögel : An Excerpt

The sentences that Heinrich loved best were hard as rock candy and lasted.

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An Interview with Lacy M. Johnson, author of The Other Side

“Ferociously beautiful and courageous, Johnson’s intimate story sheds light on the perpetuation of violence against women.”
—Starred Kirkus

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Anthems for a Book Tour

Tonight I’ll be standing in a room of people and, for all I know, the only thing they’ll know about me is that I’m the woman wrote that one book, the one about getting kidnapped and raped by a man I used to love.

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