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Madeline Miller, international bestselling author of "Circe" and "The Song of Achilles"

A conversation with Madeline Miller, international bestselling author of Circe and The Song of Achilles, about re-imaging mythology and balancing motherhood and writing.

We caught up with Madeline Miller to coincide with the recent paperback release of Circe, a wildly original reconstitution of Homer’s epic poem, the Odyssey, through the eyes of a woman who harnesses the power of witchcraft to transform rivals into monsters and to menace the gods themselves. Circe was an instant No. 1 New York Times bestseller, won numerous literary awards and was translated into dozens of languages. Circe is currently being adapted for a series with HBO Max.

This recorded conversation with Miller is a collaboration called #IndieBookstoreBoost with the Writers Institute and Joe Donahue of WAMC Northeast Public Radio. It is meant to boost book sales as a way to assist local independent bookstores during the economic challenges created by business shutdowns due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Miller interview is a boost for Northshire Bookstore, with locations in Saratoga Springs and Manchester, Vt.

We are encouraging fans of Miller and anyone who loves an epic story based on mythology to purchase the paperback edition of Circe online from Northshire at their website. The link is here:

Miller is also the author of The Song of Achilles, her first novel, which was awarded the 2012 Orange Prize for Fiction and was also a New York Times bestseller. That book can be ordered online through Northshire here:

To read more about Miller and her work, Northshire has a full page devoted to the author.

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