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Book-industry magic: Erin Morgenstern transformed into an overnight literary sensation

A year ago Morgenstern was selling tarot-card paintings on Etsy from her former home in Salem, Massachusetts. Now she is the author expected to become fiction's next pop star.  
Will Erin Morgenstern be the next JK Rowling? Or will the spell wear off?
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  September 16, 2011
night circus, book cover

The Night Circus

The man billed as Prospero the Enchanter receives a fair amount of correspondence via the theater office, but this is the first envelope addressed to him that contains a suicide note, and it is also the first to arrive carefully pinned to the coat of a
Excerpted from the novel by Erin Morgenstern
By ERIN MORGENSTERN  |  July 22, 2011
devil all the time review

Donald Ray Pollock's over-the-top gothic

Donald Ray Pollock's first novel is called The Devil All the Time , and that's exactly what's wrong with it.
Biblical fury
By CHARLES TAYLOR  |  July 08, 2011

Searching for Stephen King

In 1983, Doubleday published yet another book from the increasingly renowned Stephen King, whose Carrie and The Shining (to name just two) were already popular books and movies.
A new biography presents facts but not a full story
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  January 15, 2010