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Q&A | February 27, 2014

Rene Denfeld: IMG Powell’s Q&A: Rene Denfeld



Describe your latest book. The Enchanted is a story narrated by a man on death row. The novel was inspired by my work as a death penalty... Continue »
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    The Enchanted

    Rene Denfeld 9780062285508

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All the Truth That's in Me by Julie Berry
All the Truth That's in Me

Reader Eternal, April 23, 2014

This book was such a wonderful surprise. I picked it up on a whim and was completely, irrevocably, take-your-breath-away stunned from the very first word. Julie Berry's writing is so gorgeously lush, so beautiful in its deceptive simplicity. The immediacy of the narrative drew me in and would not let me go until the very end. The tension is pitch-perfect and taut as a bowstring until the very last page. The storyline is very original--- part mystery, part thriller, part romance, and wholly riveting. I'm amazed this book hasn't gotten more attention---it most definitely deserves it. I can't recommend it highly enough. You simply won't be able to look away---and you won't want to.
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The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games #1) by Suzanne Collins
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games #1)

Reader Eternal, April 20, 2014

This stunning trilogy is one of the most incredible things I've ever read. It was recommended to me many times back before it became so phenomenally popular, but I never picked it up, always pushing it to the back of my to-read list. What a mistake! I was completely hooked and absolutely riveted from the very first page. Suzanne Collins's writing is incredibly gorgeous, remarkably astute, and breathtaking in its immediacy. Katniss Everdeen is a character like no other. If, like me, you have hesitated to read this series, thinking it isn't your thing---I urge you to give it a chance. You can't help but be moved. Young or old, male or female, no matter what genres typically interest you---this is a story you won't soon forget. It's heartbreaking and thought-provoking and stunningly intelligent. This is the kind of story that reminds me why I love to read.
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Salvage by Alexandra Duncan
Salvage

Reader Eternal, April 20, 2014

This novel is unlike anything I've read before. It held me spellbound from the first page to the last. It's a riveting, harrowing tale of one girl's journey from oppression to freedom. Ava has spent her entire life on a merchant spaceship. The Parastrata clan has very clear dictates about a woman's place in their world. Women are not permitted to read or write or learn any skills beyond cooking, cleaning, weaving, and childbearing. When Ava commits what is considered an unpardonable crime in her world, she is banished to a ravaged Earth. Her struggle to move from oppression and cruelty to strength and self-reliance was incredibly moving. Her character is one I'll never forget. I would recommend this highly satisfying and richly imagined story to anyone!
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Allegiant (Divergent Trilogy) by Veronica Roth
Allegiant (Divergent Trilogy)

Reader Eternal, April 17, 2014

This stunning conclusion to Veronica Roth's brilliant dystopian trilogy took my breath away. I am not someone who cries easily when reading a book--it takes quite a bit to move me to tears. The ending of this book left me in tears like no book has for a very, very long time. I would perhaps even venture to say I was actually bawling. This entire trilogy is so incredible. Roth is a courageous, intelligent writer who is not afraid to take risks. I passed over these books so many times without picking them up, and I wish I had read them a long time ago. I'm so glad I finally did!
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Glitter and Glue by Kelly Corrigan
Glitter and Glue

Reader Eternal, April 1, 2014

This spectacular book had me hooked from the very beginning. Kelly Corrigan has the most wonderful, natural storytelling voice. This memoir reads like a novel and I was completely mesmerized from start to finish. I found myself smiling, laughing, and crying all within just a few pages. This is a book about mothers and daughters and the unfathomable complexitites of the sacred relationship between them. This is a book for anyone who has ever hoped they would not turn into their mother and anyone who has anyway, and especially for anyone who has realized that turning into your mother might not be such a bad thing after all. My own mother will be getting a copy of this book from me for Mother's Day and I can't wait to share it with her!
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