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Matthew Olshan

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I tend to think about stories in terms of the energy they release.

Some stories are a long slow burn of pathos; others flash before your eyes in a burst of delirium or delight. Still others seem to detonate inside of you, clearing the way for a new understanding.

A few exceedingly rare stories somehow manage to catalyze all of these reactions. Those are the most mysterious of all.

As a reader, I’m interested in all of these strange forms of combustion. A brilliant kids’ book is just as dazzling to me as a heartbreaking literary novel. I can’t imagine being fascinated by fireworks but somehow ignoring the subtle pleasure of the Northern Lights.

Unfortunately, we live in an era of specialization. The publishing world depends, like any business,
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Keep your eyes peeled for a very thoughtful piece on MARSHLANDS in the New York Times Book Review this Sunday (March 30th).

And this just in: the Dutch language rights for the novel have been purchased by Meulenhoff.

All in all, an excellent week for the book!
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