Pam Kingsbury

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Mastering the Process: From Idea to Novel

This practical guide to technique and intimate look into George’s writing life wisely reminds readers and students that writing is a job and should be scheduled as such. The anecdotal material and reading lists offer penetrating looks into the author’s sensibilities.

My Autobiography of Carson McCullers

A fine narrative of how the best writers express the deepest secrets of the heart.


Write On, Sisters! Voice, Courage, and Claiming Your Place at the Table

Despite its tendency toward repetition, this is an overall welcome addition to larger literature and writing collections.


Make It Scream, Make It Burn: Essays

Jamison’s observational skills, genuine empathy, and lack of sentimentality create an intelligent blending of journalism, scholarship (she directs the graduate nonfiction program at Columbia Univ.), and memoir.


The Lost Prince: A Search for Pat Conroy

For Conroy's many fans and for scholars interested in a fuller picture of the author's inner conflicts.

Beneath a Ruthless Sun: A True Story of Violence, Race, and Justice Lost and Found

Will appeal to fans of true crime, legal thrillers, and local history.

Why To Kill a Mockingbird Matters: What Harper Lee's Book and the Iconic American Film Mean to Us Today

Fans of To Kill a Mockingbird, the film and the novel, will enjoy this work.

The Unpunished Vice: A Life of Reading

A lovely and thoughtful memoir about reading, books, and life. [See Prepub Alert, 1/8/18.]

Words Are My Matter: Writings About Life and Books 2000–2016

Le Guin's taste in books was eclectic and her intellect was keen; this collection is a generous homage to the literary arts. ["Le Guin's literary prestige and popular appeal mean that this title will find a large audience; its relatively narrow focus…makes it a fast read": LJ 9/15/16 review of the Small Beer hc.]

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