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Ben Bradlee and his son, Quinn, spent plenty of time together working outdoors, sharing family stories. One day, they decided that they ought to be writing this all down while explaining the virtues that made them not just father and son, but best friends. What made you decide to write together? Ben Bradlee: A chance like this comes along once in a lifetime and I grabbed it!
Jerome Raffel loved to read about his War, which was World War II. For years his son, thriller writer Keith Raffel did not understand this passion. Then he came to realize why these books mattered to his father. And in his own writing --- and reading --- he sees why we love to explore the world we already know a lot about. Pictured below: Jerome Raffel in Rilchingen, Germany in 1945.
Christina Olds’ childhood was atypical, raised on Air Force bases around the world, but it helped create an inseparable bond with her father Robin. As she got older, Christina learned of her father’s storied career as a fighter pilot during World War II and the Vietnam War. Soon, Christina was helping her father pen his memoirs and recounting their lives around the world.
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!
Jeffrey Deaver has been selected to pen the new James Bond novel. Click here to read all the details about "Project X." USA Today's summer books list, thus marking the official start of summer!
May 26, 2010

Bookreporter.com On Sale --- Week of May 24

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New titles on sale this week! See the full list at the Bookreporter.com Coming Soon feature to plan your reading! Hardcover THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET'S NEST by Stieg Larsson