Author Archives: Sarah Murphy

Megan Abbott Interviewed by Sara Gran

Megan Abbott’s highly-praised novel The End of Everything, which Gillian Flynn calls “a freight train of a mystery…bold, unnerving, poignant, and full of yearning,” is in bookstores now. Here, we present an interview between Sara Gran, author of Dope and Come Closer, and Megan, “one of the most exciting and original voices of her generation” (Laura Lippman). Sara: The End […]

Vacation Reading

I tried to be somewhat realistic in my goals for holiday reading this year.  No matter what, there will always be a large pile of books (or long list of e-books?) to be read come New Year’s Day, and that’s the way I like it.  But here’s what I’ve chosen to dig into over the […]

All I Want For Christmas

1.  To continue the annual Christmas Eve tradition of “singing” and “dancing” with my dad to the 1963 version of Darlene Love’s “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home).” “Singing” = I belt out the low notes and mouth the high notes (and yes, most of the song involves high notes, thanks for pointing that out).  “Dancing” […]

Casting a Vote for the Next Celebrity Book

While it’s easy for many to write off celebrity books, some celebrity titles are more highly anticipated or even critically acclaimed. My vote for a celebrity book that would actually be worth reading goes whole-heartedly to a certain lanky, ginger-headed ex-late night host. Now that NBC has finally settled its sandbox war, it looks like […]