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Part 2 of “The Mark of the Bandit,” Kelly Barnhill’s prequel to THE WITCH’S BOY is up today over at JessaBellaReads. What are you waiting for? Go find out what happens to Áine and her family!

Mix up the Herbarium with Amy Stewart and Bibliocommons on Google+ on Sept. 4, 7pm Eastern. Bring your questions and have your liquor cabinet ready.
What you’ll need:1.5oz Hendrick’s Gin.5oz St-Germain elderflower liqueur3-4 chunks lemon cucumber or regular cucumber2-3 sprigs basil1/4 lemonClub sodaBorage blossom or basil leaf for garnishHow to do it:Squeeze lemon into cocktail shaker and combine all ingredients except the club soda. Muddle cucumber and basil, then add ice, shake, and strain into a tall, skinny Collins glass filled with ice. Top with club soda and add garnish.Still thirsty? Check out drunkenbotanist.com for more recipes.

Mix up the Herbarium with Amy Stewart and Bibliocommons on Google+ on Sept. 4, 7pm Eastern. Bring your questions and have your liquor cabinet ready.


What you’ll need:
1.5oz Hendrick’s Gin
.5oz St-Germain elderflower liqueur
3-4 chunks lemon cucumber or regular cucumber
2-3 sprigs basil
1/4 lemon
Club soda
Borage blossom or basil leaf for garnish

How to do it:
Squeeze lemon into cocktail shaker and combine all ingredients except the club soda. Muddle cucumber and basil, then add ice, shake, and strain into a tall, skinny Collins glass filled with ice. Top with club soda and add garnish.


Still thirsty? Check out drunkenbotanist.com for more recipes.

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"a straightforward yarn that’s part survival tale and part romance" - Booklist 

The Remedy for Love by Bill Roorbach

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"It was a very strange job at a very strange time." - Amy Rowland 

Go ahead and jump to 34:05 of this The New York Times Book Review podcast to listen to author Amy Rowland talk about the peculiar ins and outs of her job as a recordings operator, the inspiration for her new novel The Transcriptionist.

If you think you can play, you can

"His heart-warming, very personal journey can serve as an inspirational pep talk…" 

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Click here to read a piece by Healthy Aging Magazine on Ari L, Goldman's The Late Starters Orchestra

Big Indie Book of Fall 2014

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Publishers Weekly recently named The High Divide by Lin Enger a Big Indie Book of Fall 2014. In a starred review, PW said that the novel was “reminiscent of John Ford’s classic The Searchers … Set against a backdrop of beauty and danger, this is the moving story of a man coming to terms with his past.”

Book skulls, I mean skills, with Algonquin

Craig Popelars and his skull assistant joined Algonquin senior editor Kathy Pories and author Krista Bremer for a panel at Booktopia this past weekend. The three teamed up for a panel discussion on Bremer’s new book, My Accidental Jihad

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Travel plans for everyone not going away this long weekend

Travel plans for everyone not going away this long weekend

Don’t be the last to hear about McSweeney’s first-ever student short story contest.
Contestants must be students (undergraduate or graduate) in the United States, and stories must be fewer than 7,500 words. The winner of the contest will receive $500 and the story will be published in McSweeney’s 51 in August 2015. 
Submit your story from July 30 – September 30, 2014.
Find out all the details on their website.

Don’t be the last to hear about McSweeney’s first-ever student short story contest.

Contestants must be students (undergraduate or graduate) in the United States, and stories must be fewer than 7,500 words. The winner of the contest will receive $500 and the story will be published in McSweeney’s 51 in August 2015. 

Submit your story from July 30 – September 30, 2014.

Find out all the details on their website.