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GREAT ARTISTS STEAL: The Last Neanderthal by Claire Cameron

My novel, The Last Neanderthal, imagines a year in the life of a young, female Neanderthal who is among the last of her kind. A parallel modern story is about a pregnant archaeologist named Rose, who finds two skeletons buried in an embrace—one a Neanderthal and the other a modern human.

I wanted to write a story about Neanderthals that was rooted in the fairly recent finding that people of European and Asian descent have between 1-4% Neanderthal DNA. To make the story plausible, I did a lot of research. Here are some of my sources. Continue reading

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HITTING SHELVES #30: Relief Map by Rosalie Knecht

Relief Map

Relief Map by Rosalie Knecht comes out today!

It’s the story of a small town in rust belt Pennsylvania that gets shut down for an FBI manhunt. During the ensuing siege, our protagonist, sixteen-year-old Livy, discovers more about her family and her neighbors than she wanted to know. Relief Map feels like a forgotten coming-of-age classic, like a parable and headline news at once.

We asked the author one question.

How are you celebrating the publication of Relief Map? Continue reading

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