Telling Room founder explores the importance of place in her new novel, set in China
From the Portland Press Herald

Telling Room founder explores the importance of place in her new novel, set in China

Portland author Susan Conley’s ‘Elsey Comes Home’ goes on sale Jan. 15.

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Landslide
From Decor Maine

Landslide

A writer returns to her Maine roots and finds out what still connects her to the changing state

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MWM: A working mother’s truths
From Maine Women Magazine

MWM: A working mother’s truths

Elsey, artist, wife and mother, has “lost herself,” and she’s well aware how that sounds. “…It seems overdone, and there are four hundred million people living in China on a dollar a day, so cry me a river.” She’s adrift and depressed and ashamed of her feelings, living a privileged life in Beijing with her husband Lukas and their 8- and 7-year old daughters.

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Lit Hub’s “15 Best Book Covers of January”

Lit Hub’s “15 Best Book Covers of January”

“This cover art looks like the painting that would be on the bedroom wall of the girl in the picture. Very meta. Also, those colors make me think of when it was warm outside, which makes me feel slightly better than I did before.”

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Paste: The Best Book Covers of January 2019

Browse our top picks celebrating the designers and illustrators we love.

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O. Oprah Magazine: 10 Newly-Released Books That Will Give You an Excuse to Stay Indoors This Winter

O. Oprah Magazine: 10 Newly-Released Books That Will Give You an Excuse to Stay Indoors This Winter

January is the Monday of the year. After a revitalizing vacation, it’s when we face winter’s brutal cold while also returning to the daily grind. So what can serve as a reprieve from all that responsibility? A good book. This month, our mix of brand-new January 2019 books includes a heretofore-hidden Native American history, a wildly inventive poetry collection, and a risqué French thriller.

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Downeast: My Favorite Place
From Downeast Magazine

Downeast: My Favorite Place

When Susan Conley was a teenager washing dishes at Phippsburg’s Sebasco Lodge, she would have laughed if you’d told her she’d be living and raising kids in Maine as an adult. “I was waiting for my ride south,” says the 51-year-old writer, whose newest novel, Elsey Come Home, hits shelves this month. “I was just twiddling my thumbs. I knew there was more out there.”

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Listen: WBJC “BookNotes” with Emma Snyder, owner, The Ivy Bookshop

Listen: WBJC “BookNotes” with Emma Snyder, owner, The Ivy Bookshop

“A gem of a book! I’m going to recommend it to everybody!” — WBJC “BookNotes” with Emma Snyder, owner, The Ivy Bookshop. Listen to the radio review.

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Fodors: On the Hunt for the Perfect Chinese Dumpling

Fodors: On the Hunt for the Perfect Chinese Dumpling

Beijing’s dumplings are perhaps the very greatest comfort food in the world, and they’re probably a big reason why you’ve landed in the capital city in the first place.

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Huffington Post: 61 Books We’re Looking Forward To Reading In 2019

Huffington Post: 61 Books We’re Looking Forward To Reading In 2019

“Even within a few paragraphs of this exploration of motherhood and individuality, Elsey’s voice and emotional turbulence leap off the page.”

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