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Literary Adventures to Satisfy Your Inner Thrill Seeker

Literary Adventures to Satisfy Your Inner Thrill Seeker

Here at the Reading Group Center, we love a good adventure! There’s something exhilarating about traveling around the world chasing a mystery, brushing up against danger, and finding yourself in circumstances you never thought you’d encounter.

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East Meets West: The Mythology Behind Orhan Pamuk’s The Red-Haired Woman

East Meets West: The Mythology Behind Orhan Pamuk’s The Red-Haired Woman

Nobel Prize–winning author Orhan Pamuk’s novel, The Red-Haired Woman, weaves Eastern and Western mythology into a tale of modern-day Turkey. In the opening paragraph, the narrator and protagonist, Cem, welcomes …

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Janet Benton: 7 Works of Historical Fiction that Changed Me

Janet Benton: 7 Works of Historical Fiction that Changed Me

Janet Benton’s debut novel, Lilli de Jong, is the first-person account of a Quaker woman in 1883 who refuses to give up her baby despite the staggering prejudice and hardships …

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Recipe by the Book: Nigerian Puff-Puffs for Stay with Me

Recipe by the Book: Nigerian Puff-Puffs for Stay with Me

Stay with Me is an extraordinary debut novel from a fresh new voice in fiction.

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Moms Behaving Badly

Moms Behaving Badly

Marion Palm ran out on the check at a restaurant and left her daughters in the shampoo aisle of a CVS. She committed a crime and, rather than face the …

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Books to Keep the Pride Celebration Going

Books to Keep the Pride Celebration Going

HAPPY PRIDE! June is almost over, but we encourage you to keep celebrating with these books about LGBTQ experiences and the importance of equal rights. From New York to Buenos …

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Meet the Amazing Telemachus Family of Spoonbenders

Meet the Amazing Telemachus Family of Spoonbenders

There’s something about a dysfunctional family that makes for great reading. Throw in a touch of magic, the CIA, and the Mafia, and you’ve got a recipe for one of the wackiest, most entertaining books of the summer.

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Swan Huntley’s Books with a Sense of Humor That Aren’t Categorized as Humor

Swan Huntley’s Books with a Sense of Humor That Aren’t Categorized as Humor

If you’re looking for an edgy beach read this summer, Swan Huntley’s latest novel The Goddesses should be on your wish list.

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Books to Read with Your Dad

Books to Read with Your Dad

Father’s Day is fast approaching! It goes without saying that we at the Reading Group Center love, well, reading—and that one of our favorite ways to show someone we care …

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Read Then Watch: Loving Pablo, Hating Escobar

Read Then Watch: Loving Pablo, Hating Escobar

In the 1980s Colombia’s most famous television celebrity fell in love with its most famous and terrifying criminal. In Loving Pablo, Hating Escobar Virginia Vallejo recounts the fascinating story of …

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