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Celebrating Sandra Cisneros

Celebrating Sandra Cisneros

In honor of Sandra Cisneros’s 60th birthday tomorrow, we’re celebrating her amazing contribution to the world of letters. All of her novels, short stories, and poems are worthy of book club discussion, but we suggest you start with one of the three following selections.

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Take a Peek at the New Pride and Prejudice

Take a Peek at the New Pride and Prejudice

Explore the interactive eBook edition of The Annotated Pride and Prejudice by Austen scholar David Shapard to experience the novel’s enchanting world like never before.

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A Year’s Worth of Historical Fiction Reads for Your Book Club

A Year’s Worth of Historical Fiction Reads for Your Book Club

With 2015 fast approaching, you’re probably scouring the shelves for titles to read with your book club next year. Why not focus on a single genre and take a tour of historical fiction? We’ve got a list of twelve recommendations—one for each month of the year. Enjoy!

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Armchair Adventurer: Escape to the Cayman Islands with The Forever Girl

Armchair Adventurer: Escape to the Cayman Islands with The Forever Girl

In this edition of Armchair Adventurer, we plan the ideal vacation by taking you to the Cayman Islands, the setting for Alexander McCall Smith’s new novel, The Forever Girl.

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The Movie Adaptation We’ve All Been Waiting For

The Movie Adaptation We’ve All Been Waiting For

Wild, the Hollywood adaptation of Cheryl Strayed’s bestselling memoir, is finally here! Watch the trailer and check out where the movie is playing in its opening week.

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5 Family Sagas to Read for Thanksgiving

5 Family Sagas to Read for Thanksgiving

What better way to get in the Thanksgiving spirit than by reading a family saga? We’ll get you started with five suggestions from Julia Glass, J. Courtney Sullivan, Maggie O’Farrell, Barbara Delinsky, and Jane Smiley.

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The Line Between Fact and Fiction in Jesse Ball’s Silence Once Begun

The Line Between Fact and Fiction in Jesse Ball’s Silence Once Begun

Jesse Ball’s Silence Once Begun brilliantly blurs the line between fact and fiction, particularly through the use of black and white photographs in the book. Browse the gallery of atmospheric images and consider this wonderfully unique narrative for your book club discussion.

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Nature Is Wild: 5 Adventure Stories for Your Reading Group

Nature Is Wild: 5 Adventure Stories for Your Reading Group

You don’t have to venture into the woods to commune with nature. True stories of adventure also fit the bill, with one key advantage—they can be experienced from the comfort (and safety) of your own couch! Get started with the following five books.

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Case Closed: The True Story of a Happy Ending

Case Closed: The True Story of a Happy Ending

With a skillful blending of fact and fiction, Ariel Lawhon’s new novel tells the story of a judge’s mysterious disappearance in 1930. Little did the author know how close her written account would come to real life for one of her characters!

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Recipe by the Book: A Bread and Butter Thanksgiving Menu

Recipe by the Book: A Bread and Butter Thanksgiving Menu

Three brothers, two restaurants, and a dash of romance. These are the ingredients of Michelle Wildgen’s family saga Bread and Butter, a delightful romp through the inner workings of the …

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