October 26, 2011


Little, Brown and Company Spring/Summer '12: THIS BRIGHT RIVER

yes! we heart us some Somerville.

littlebrowncatalog:

JUNE 2012 HARDCOVER

This Bright River: A Novel
Patrick Somerville
978-0-316-12931-2, $24.99

Lauren Sheehan’s career in medicine came to a halt after a sequence of violent events abroad. Now she’s back in the safest place she knows—St. Helens, Wisconsin—cut off from career, friendship, and…

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June 14, 2012


…any asshole can make something complicated, difficult, and tedious. Anyone can make something impenetrable. What’s interesting is the delight someone feels when it becomes clear that it’s all made sense from the start.

This Bright River, Patrick Somerville

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June 15, 2012



"College breaks your head open if you actually listen to it. You know? The humanities shit? Like too much. Too many words. You know what my favorite thing used to be?"
"What"
"Conversations. You know what my favorite thing in the world is now?"
"What?"
"Rocks. Rocks, dude. Rocks."

This Bright River, Patrick Somerville
(photo via About the UP » Exploring Michigan’s Upper Peninsula)

"College breaks your head open if you actually listen to it. You know? The humanities shit? Like too much. Too many words. You know what my favorite thing used to be?"

"What"

"Conversations. You know what my favorite thing in the world is now?"

"What?"

"Rocks. Rocks, dude. Rocks."

This Bright River, Patrick Somerville

(photo via About the UP » Exploring Michigan’s Upper Peninsula)

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June 26, 2012



On the one hand, puzzles are great because they’re fun. But really we are drawn to puzzles because they can be solved.
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On the one hand, puzzles are great because they’re fun. But really we are drawn to puzzles because they can be solved.

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June 27, 2012


We’ve already hyped it a lot, but.. what can we say. We love Pat, and we loved This Bright River, which drops today. Read it. Right now. It’s so freaking good.

(For that matter, I was thinking of recent faves and is it just me or are Chicago writers on some kind of crazy streak or something? Herewith, a photoset of five recent favorite novels, all super amazing, all by Chi peeps [Novy moved away, but we’re self-congratulatorily including him]. If you’re working on a novel, all signs point to: maybe move to Chicago?)

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July 5, 2012


Hobart #11 (and, (announcement alert!) #14) contributor, Patrick Somerville.
patricksomerville:

Here’s a piece I wrote for Salon about the Maslin review.

Hobart #11 (and, (announcement alert!) #14) contributor, Patrick Somerville.

patricksomerville:

Here’s a piece I wrote for Salon about the Maslin review.

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