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Archives - June 2010

June 13, 2010

Bruce Feiler: The Council of Dads

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When bestselling author Bruce Feiler was diagnosed with cancer, he worried about his young daughters growing up without a dad. And as he pondered this he realized he needed a council of dads --- six men --- who could be there for his daughters to share his values.
June 12, 2010

Norman Ollestad: Stolen Moments

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Norman Ollestad recounted his childhood driven by his dad to succeed on skis and in the surf in his bestselling memoir, CRAZY FOR THE STORM. Here he recounts a ski trip with his son, Noah, where they shared moments that shaped their own father-son relationship. Pictured: Norman with his father, Norman Ollestad Sr., in St. Anton, Austria.
Sweden's national library has obtained a series of manuscripts by a teenage Stieg Larsson, long before his fame with THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO... Here's a creepy booktrailer for Justin Cronin's THE PASSAGE, one of this summer's biggest (literally and figuratively) books!
June 11, 2010

Michael Chabon: Lucky Me

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In this excerpt from his bestseller, MANHOOD FOR AMATEURS: The Pleasures and Regrets of a Father, Husband and Son, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon talks about the often overlooked tasks of a mother, and the pride he takes in them as a Dad.
Stephenie Meyer answers questions about THE SECOND SHORT LIFE OF BREE TANNER, a new novella companion to the Twilight series, which goes on sale Saturday, June 5th... The New Yorker named its Top 20 authors under 40, and although the issue isn't on sale yet, you can get a sneak peek here... The name in the link says it all...try not to get too jealous!