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Christina Ianzito is a writer for AARP Media, which includes AARP The Magazine, AARP Bulletin, and AARP.org. She writes on a variety of subjects, from the latest health news to personality profiles.

Your Book Club Has a Question? Ask the Author

Back when we got together to discuss books rather than drink wine, my book club wrestled with questions like, “What do you think the author meant by…?” or “Why do you think the author ended with…?” Maybe we would actually read the books if we knew we could ask those questions of the authors themselves – which today we could easily do. In the flesh, via Skype or speaker phone, lots of authors, from first-timers to established writers, are happily …

Two New Books, One Title. How’d That Happen?

Browsing for your next great read you may soon discover two books with the same alluring title: Life After Life. One is by Kate Atkinson (from Reagan Arthur/Little, Brown, in April), the other by Jill McCorkle (Algonquin, this month). What’s unusual is not only that books with the same name would be released within two months of each other, but also that both happen to be wonderful. They’re set to share top billing as the American Booksellers Association’s Indie Next …