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Stewart O'Nan's newest novel.

“Inpost-WorldWarIIJerusalem,aconcentrationcampsurvivorbecomesinvolvedintheundergroundresistancemovementagainsttheBritish.”

ThatisthestraightforwarddescriptionofStewartO’Nan’snewestnovel,“CityofSecrets.”Brand,thecampsurvivornavigatesbetweenlossandhopeinviolentJerusalem.  

StewartO’NanisanawardwinningAmericannovelist. Beginningwiththereleaseofhis 1993 debutnovel“SnowAngel,”O’Nan’sspare,precisestorytellinghasgarneredpraiseandawards.

Beforeheturnedtowritingfull-time,O’NanworkedasatestengineerforGrummanAerospace.

O’Nan’sengineeringbackgroundserveshim. Toteachhimselfhowtowrite,hewouldtakeapartthebestAmericanshortstoriesinordertofigureouthowtheywereputtogether.

ThisinterviewisbothadiscussionofO’Nan’slatestnovelandagenerousclassinwritingfromamasterstoryteller. 

 

This interview was recorded at our favorite spot for  talking books The Bryant Corner Cafe.   We will be back at the cafe May 10th at 3. Nancy Pearl will be leading a discussion about science fiction and fantasy. Do you read that genre, or do you avoid it? Join us with your thoughts at the cafe, or weigh in on twitter @thatstack or on Facebook, That Stack of Books with Nancy Pearl and Steve Scher

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