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Let’s wrap up the shortest month of the year with a little bit of a bang, yeah? We have Barb Johnson’s collection of interlinked short stories, More of This World or Maybe Another, selected by Amy for our staff picks. Loosely revolving around The Bubble, the neighborhood laundromat in pre-Katrina, Mid-City, New Orleans, Johnson’s starkly drawn and unforgettable characters act out their lives in each story, driven by something fragile and irresistible, fighting for love, happiness, and justice. Short and bittersweet, just like February.

But it’s available for $1.99 until March 4, so you have a few more days to take advantage of it. And if you have any questions or comments about the pick? Amy’s available via our ask box.

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A true story: On a recent flight to Rome, I spied a copy of Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter in the seatback pocket of the woman sitting to my right. While we were chatting, I asked her about the book. It was given to her by a colleague who said that she take it with her on her vacation in Cinque Terre—a prominent setting of the novel. Though he was on page 40, he insisted that she borrow the book from him.

I gushed about Beautiful Ruins, a unanimous thumbs-up / 5-star read with my book club, and offered full disclosure of professional affiliation…

My neighbor on Delta 246 started the book before I fell asleep, and told me that she was hooked by the time the flight attendants came around with beverage service and woke me up.

—Julie Blattberg

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The Art of War, a graphic novel currently published in the U.S. and Brazil by Kelly Roman and Michael DeWeese, adapts the text of Sun Tzu’s original Chinese classic The Art of War to a dystopian sci-fi universe immersed in a war among the world powers and the international marketplace. The main character, also named Kelly Roman, is seeking revenge for the murder of his brother. I asked Roman to describe the genesis of the project. (via When China Rules the World)
Great interview with Kelly Roman!

The Art of War, a graphic novel currently published in the U.S. and Brazil by Kelly Roman and Michael DeWeese, adapts the text of Sun Tzu’s original Chinese classic The Art of War to a dystopian sci-fi universe immersed in a war among the world powers and the international marketplace. The main character, also named Kelly Roman, is seeking revenge for the murder of his brother. I asked Roman to describe the genesis of the project. (via When China Rules the World)

Great interview with Kelly Roman!

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