If you already follow Amanda Palmer, author of The Art of Asking, on Twitter, then you probably know that lately she’s been busy grieving, battling Lyme Disease, recording with her father, and preparing to have her first baby with her husband Neil Gaiman. So we were incredibly pleased that she took time out from her nonstop, go-go-go life, to answer a few questions for us via email.
This month we highlight books that have appeared on the Indie Next List, a hand-picked selection from booksellers across the U.S. Independent booksellers are and have always been discoverers of the next big thing, the next great read, the next bestseller, and the next undiscovered gem.
Jess Walter and I sat down and talked about his podcast with his friend and fellow author Sherman Alexie, Beautiful Ruins, and how he’d feel if someone made him into a character in their novel.
We talked to actor and narrator Edoardo Ballerini about Beautiful Ruins, the differences between acting and narrating, and his dream audiobook gig.
If you could live your life over again, would you? Kate Atkinson explores life, death, and chance in her acclaimed novel Life After Life. Her brilliantly told story captures the power in the choices we make and the moments that can change our lives forever. Beautifully written and gripping, this novel is a must read for anyone who isn’t afraid to ask big questions.