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Grow Your Own

Seeing as that it’s April 20th, we thought we’d celebrate with a preview of Grow Your Own, our forthcoming guide to understanding, cultivating, and enjoying cannabis.

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The Reincarnation of Snowball Dirty-Ears

When I was ten years old, my best friend Marika called my house on Easter morning to tell me that her pet rabbit had died.

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We Were Weird Kids: Avid Bookshop interviews Annie Hartnett

“Dark humor is my go-to mode, I think. I come by it honestly – it’s always been like that in my family, finding the funny in the sad or terrible.”

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Tin House Galley Club: Rabbit Cake

Tin House invited a select number of early readers to read advance copies of Annie Hartnett’s RABBIT CAKE–here’s what they had to say.

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Win a copy of SWIMMING LESSONS by Claire Fuller

Claire Fuller is on a creative roll: by the time we published Our Endless Numbered Days, she had finished writing Swimming Lessons—and now, just a month after Swimming Lessons hit the shelves, she’s completing her next novel. We asked Claire what she does to fuel her creativity and refresh her perspective, and here’s what she […]

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Rabbit Cake: An Excerpt

I had to meet with the Beaver Elementary guidance counselor for twenty minutes every week, school policy in the death of a parent.

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There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé: A Playlist

Morgan Parker’s much anticipated poetry collection is out today, and we’ve got the tunes to go with it.

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In Praise of the Interweaver: An Essay

‘Multi-stranded’, ‘polyvocal’, ‘perspective-shifting’ – call it what you will, but to my mind, a novel that consists of various narrative strands braiding together to form a glorious, elegantly-crafted whole, will always be best-described as an ‘Interweaver’. I have just published my first ‘Interweaver’, Nine Folds Make a Paper Swan, and I decided to take the […]

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Tin House Galley Club: Nine Folds Make a Paper Swan

Tin House invited a select number of early readers to read advance copies of Nine Folds Make a Paper Swan–here’s what they had to say.

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Ask a Librarian: What’s the Strangest Thing You’ve Found in a Library Book?

Inspired by Swimming Lessons, we went to the experts in unexpected ephemera and well-loved books—librarians—and asked them to tell us the most interesting thing they’d found in a library book.

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Ghost Songs: Excerpts

I hear breathing, a dry broken noise like fabric dragging on rough wood. On the wall in my hospital room, something shimmers in the afternoon light. It is my father. I sit up and avert my eyes and he becomes more defined, as if he is meant to be seen from the far side of the eye, where apparitions live.

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Pieces of Soap: About the Cover

In the design brief for Stanley Elkin’s Pieces of Soap, editor, Tony Perez, suggested I look to the title essay for ideas. In Elkin’s humorous meditation on mortality and compulsion, he writes about his soap-stealing obsession, describing the massive collection of pilfered soap that fills his home: Because I have, in basket and hamper, in […]

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The Rest of the Novel

For conveying ideas, novels are among the least functional and most decorative of the blunt instruments.

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Pieces of Soap

This would have been after the ms was first diagnosed but before the chair glide was put in, before, in fact, anything very important was wrong with me at all.

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Between Two Worlds: The Backdrop of The Long Room

At the end of the 1970s and during the first year of the succeeding decade, I lived on a boat on the river Thames at Chelsea.

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The Long Room: An Excerpt

Stephen slots the unlabeled cassette into the machine. He doesn’t have great expectations of this tape.

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Tin House Galley Club: The Long Room

We surveyed our galley club members—here’s what they thought.

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Hey Neighbor

Week One of PLOTTO: THE MASTER CONTEST OF ALL PLOTS brought in an overwhelming array of great stories. We found ourselves in busy train stations, fish markets, and test labs. Strangers passed each other cryptic letters, time-travel talismans, howling babies. And then they vanished, leaving us eager for more. Congratulations to last week’s winner, John Lawton, […]

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Tin House presents PLOTTO: THE MASTER CONTEST OF ALL PLOTS

Winners will share their stories on OPB’s State of Wonder

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Breaking Tradition

A friend lent me two hundred dollars to see a psychic named Linda Bell, a heavy-set woman wearing a turquoise kaftan, hair blown into a high bouffant. With a dramatic flourish of her arm, she gestured me, a shy seventeen-year-old girl, into her house.

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Tin House Galley Club: Ghost Songs

We surveyed our galley club members—here’s what they thought.

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Tin House Galley Club: After James

We surveyed our galley club members and here are their responses.

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After James: An Excerpt

One morning on a small harbor ferry heading to Granville Island she’d watched the boat taking its level with False Creek and felt a kind of weightlessness that seemed telling.

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3 Stories of God

38 The child wanted to name the rabbit Actually, and could not be dissuaded from this. It was the first time one of our pets was named after an adverb. It made us uncomfortable. We thought it to be bad luck. But no ill befell any of us nor did any ill befall the people […]

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Last Sext: An Excerpt

I AM ABOUT TO BE HAPPY Can you feel it? You are art and you are not art Yesterday I thought it was good to be dead I babbled, a wildwoman boiling your pelt I wore you as my t-shirt and mouth I said it was good for you to be art Save me from […]

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