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Chris Pavone

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CHRIS PAVONE is author of three national-bestselling thrillers: THE EXPATS, which won both the Edgar and Anthony awards, was translated into 20 languages, and is being developed by CBS Films; THE ACCIDENT, another New York Times bestseller; and most recently THE TRAVELERS, an IndieNext bestseller that has been optioned by DreamWorks. Chris grew up in Brooklyn, graduated from Cornell University, and held editorial positions in publishing for nearly two decades; he also wrote a (mostly blank) book about wine, and ghost-wrote a couple of books. Then his wife got a job in Luxembourg, and the family moved abroad, where Chris raised their twin boys and started writing fiction. They now live again in New York City and on the North Fork of Long Isl ...more

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Chris Pavone For my first novel, The Expats, my primary research was that I gave up my career, moved abroad, became a stay-at-home parent to little kids, and…moreFor my first novel, The Expats, my primary research was that I gave up my career, moved abroad, became a stay-at-home parent to little kids, and traveled around Europe regularly. For The Accident, the research was that I’d spent two decades working in the book-publishing business. So I guess the bulk of my research has been living my life. I also do a bit of factual background—reading CIA memoirs, or books about cyber-crime, for example—but the truth is that very little of this research ends up in my novels. (less)
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My Name Is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout
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The final book I read in 2016, and one of my favorites in years.
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Heat & Light by Jennifer Haigh
Heat & Light
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In 2016 I read a lot of wonderful crime fiction; on the other hand, it was not a great year for me on the literary-fiction front. But 2016 finished up very strong with my pre-Christmas read of HEAT AND LIGHT, perhaps my favorite novel of the year, wi ...more
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Heroes of the Frontier by Dave Eggers
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What a fantastic book! I can't remember the last time I heard a more true sounding voice coming off the page, so distinct and cohesive and engaging and hilarious. Plus as a stay-at-home parent I have a special degree of admiration for tales of unhing ...more
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The Nix by Nathan  Hill
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There are some years when I seem to enjoy all the critical literary darlings, the front-page raves and the prestigious award nominees, I see why they're important or great or beautiful, and I agree; 2016 wasn't one of those years. Except for this boo ...more
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Zero K by Don DeLillo
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While I was in the middle of reading this book, a stranger in a cafe asked me what it was about, and I really stumbled. I've been reading Don DeLillo novels on a regular basis for three decades now, and they never fail to make me think critically abo ...more
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A Single Spy by William Christie
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I am a sucker for this premise: one person, behind the scenes, changes the world, and no one ever knows it. Here's my cover blurb for William Christie's: "A superb spy novel, with a vast sweep across the Eastern Front of World War II, all told from t ...more
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What She Saw by Gerard Stembridge
What She Saw
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Oddly, I've read two very different novels entitled WHAT SHE SAW. The first was 15 years ago, written by Lucinda Rosenfeld, whose new book was reviewed in today's New York Times, and I'm planning to attend one of her events tomorrow. Lucinda and I we ...more
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You Will Know Me by Megan Abbott
You Will Know Me
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I worked in the publishing business for a couple of decades before I started writing novels, and I still pay a lot of attention to books that are loudly buzzed about pre-publication, like this one, when a big commercial publishing house seems to be m ...more
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Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple
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What contemporary novelist is funnier than Maria Semple? I think maybe none. I've always had a special place in my heart for humor in fiction, dating back to my teenage years of re-reading Catch-22 over and over, consuming all of Kurt Vonnegut. But i ...more
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“The best hiding spots are not the most hidden; they're merely the least searched.”
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“It was impossible to understand how brief it is. It seemed like youth would last so long; it would last forever. But it's just a blink.”
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“And everyone's in the same situation, basically: we're all finding our separate ways, together.”
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