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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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Ariel Lawhon’s Favorite Quotes from I Was Anastasia

Ariel Lawhon’s Favorite Quotes from I Was Anastasia

We can’t get enough of Ariel Lawhon’s latest novel, I Was Anastasia! Alternating chapters between Anastasia Romanov and Anna Anderson—the woman who claims they are the same person—Lawhon deftly manages …

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Quick Questions with Rebecca Harrington

Quick Questions with Rebecca Harrington

Available in paperback, Sociable is a deliciously irreverent satire about the bewildering etiquette of online dating, the preening male ego, and the capricious nature of Internet fame. Described by Marie …

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Fall in Love with Historical Fiction

Fall in Love with Historical Fiction

A sweeping historical romance novel can be a treat all year long, but we think this genre is especially sweet to read around Valentine’s Day.

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A Devastating Legacy: Novels That Wrestle with Slavery and What It Means to Be Free

A Devastating Legacy: Novels That Wrestle with Slavery and What It Means to Be Free

Abraham Lincoln—whose birthday we commemorate on February 12th—is celebrated for guiding the nation through the American Civil War and ending slavery in the United States. The practice of slavery, however, …

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Empathy and the Wisdom of Children: An Exclusive Q&A with Rhiannon Navin

Empathy and the Wisdom of Children: An Exclusive Q&A with Rhiannon Navin

Rhiannon Navin’s debut novel Only Child is a dazzling, tenderhearted debut about healing, family, and the unexpected wisdom of children.

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Ariel Lawhon on Juggling Chainsaws—Or, What It’s Really Like to Write a Nonlinear Timeline

Ariel Lawhon on Juggling Chainsaws—Or, What It’s Really Like to Write a Nonlinear Timeline

At the heart of Ariel Lawhon’s latest novel, I Was Anastasia, is a question that has captivated our collective imagination for generations—was Anna Anderson in fact Anastasia Romanov, daughter of Tsar Nicholas …

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