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April in Italy: Artichoke Omelet for Bella Figura

April in Italy: Artichoke Omelet for Bella Figura

Kamin Mohammadi, a magazine editor in London, should have been on top of the world. But after heartbreak and loneliness, the stress of her “dream life” was ruining her physical …

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Becoming Transfixed by Washington Black: An Exclusive Essay from the Editor

Becoming Transfixed by Washington Black: An Exclusive Essay from the Editor

Esi Edugyan’s Washington Black is the latest book we cannot stop discussing. One of the New York Times’s ten best books of the year, finalist for the Man Booker Prize, …

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Sweet Potato Cobbler from The Best Cook in the World

Sweet Potato Cobbler from The Best Cook in the World

Reading Rick Bragg’s The Best Cook in the World is like sitting down with family for a good old-fashioned home-cooked meal. Bragg brings us into his childhood kitchen, where generations …

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Michael Ondaatje’s Warlight

Michael Ondaatje’s Warlight

Readers who fell in love with Michael Ondaatje’s The English Patient are in luck! His latest novel, Warlight, is out in paperback and delivers a rich, magnificent look into the …

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Near-Death Experiences and Confronting Mortality: An Exclusive Q&A with Maggie O’Farrell

Near-Death Experiences and Confronting Mortality: An Exclusive Q&A with Maggie O’Farrell

Maggie O’Farrell’s extraordinary memoir I Am, I Am, I Am is truly one of a kind. Told through seventeen near-death experiences, it’s a beautifully written and deeply personal account of one woman facing her fears and overcoming hardship.

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The Books in My Book: Jana Casale on the Books She Loved Enough to Include in Her Novel

The Books in My Book: Jana Casale on the Books She Loved Enough to Include in Her Novel

Jane Casale, the author of The Girl Who Never Read Noam Chomsky, talks about the books she loved enough to include in her novel.

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Celebrating Mary Morris

Celebrating Mary Morris

When Jodi Picoult finished reading Mary Morris’s latest novel, Gateway to the Moon, she proclaimed, “If you haven’t read Mary Morris yet, start here. Now. Immediately.” Hers is advice we …

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7 Unconventional Love Stories to Warm Your Heart

7 Unconventional Love Stories to Warm Your Heart

The path to love rarely follows a straight line, and no one knows that better than the authors that appear on our list of seven unconventional love stories.

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Recipe by the Book: Comfort Food with Lidia Bastianich

Recipe by the Book: Comfort Food with Lidia Bastianich

From the bestselling, beloved, and award-winning celebrity chef, Lidia Bastianich, My American Dream is the heartwarming, inspirational, and revelatory memoir told with Lidia’s hallmark warmth and gusto. For decades, she’s …

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On the Road at the 1954 Redex Reliability Trial with A Long Way from Home

On the Road at the 1954 Redex Reliability Trial with A Long Way from Home

Much of Peter Carey’s latest novel, A Long Way from Home, takes place on the rough-and-tumble course of the 1954 Redex Trial. Husband-and-wife team, Irene and Titch Bobs, enter the …

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