What’s On Your Nightstand: Maria Murnane

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 I met Maria Murnane purely by accident. Several years ago at the Massachusetts Women’s Conference, Maria and I shared a table at Elizabeth Gilbert’s lunch keynote. After a bit of small talk, I discovered her success story. Her first self-published novel was so successful, that it caught Amazon’s attention. They quickly signed her on under […]

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Ruby by Cynthia Bond is an Oprah Book Club 2.0

Ruby by Cynthia Bond Oprah Book Club 2.0

It’s pretty exciting when a book we love finally gets the recognition it deserves. Last year From Left to Write members were deeply moved by Cynthia Bond’s debut novel Ruby. Oprah has chose Ruby as her fourth book in her Book Club 2.0. Take a look at Oprah’s announcement: Our book club discussion of Ruby touched on the character’s challenges, hopes and […]

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New Book Club: Trapped Under the Sea by Neil Swidey

Trapped Under the Sea by Neil Swidey

Our next book club pick is a gripping page turner. The events in Trapped Under the Sea by Neil Swidey  (Broadway Books) seem so fantastical that I kept turning to the front to make sure it was a true story. And it all really happened: The harrowing story of five men who were sent into a dark, airless, […]

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Fifty Shades Isn’t The Only Romance With Bad Grammar

Fifty Shades of Grammar by Grammarly

Since the Fifty Shades movie releases today, it might be fun to take a look the book’s grammar. The folks at Grammarly actually reviewed E.L. James’ erotica spelling and grammar and learned that these errors were common in other celebrated romances. They created a hilarious infographic detailing grammar mistakes in romance favorites such as The Notebook by Nicholas […]

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Book Club Discussion: The Matheny Manifesto

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Today we’re diving into the world of baseball with St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny.  His new book The Matheny Manifesto: A Young Manager’s Old-School Views on Success in Sports and Life (Crown Archetype) calls for a return to the old school, tough love philosophy in children’s team sports.  The book definitely struck a nerve with From Left […]

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What’s On Your Nightstand: Wendy Lee

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A friend told me about Wendy Lee and her lovely new novel Across a Green Ocean, so of course I had to ask Wendy Lee to share the books on her nightstand. Subsequently, her novel is on my nightstand right now. Take a look at what Wendy’s reading. You might find some new books to add to your reading […]

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