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Recipe by the Book: Olive Oil Bundt Cake

Recipe by the Book: Olive Oil Bundt Cake

Mona Simpson, the award-winning author of My Hollywood, is back with a beguiling new novel about a boy working to uncover the mysteries of his unraveling family.

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Five Memoirs as Unforgettable as Bootstrapper

Five Memoirs as Unforgettable as Bootstrapper

After nineteen years of marriage and three sons, Mardi Jo Link and her husband called it quits. Instead of wallowing in self-pity, Link is determined to stay on her century-old Michigan farm with her children and try to make it all work.

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Explore the Visual World of Have You Seen Marie?

Explore the Visual World of Have You Seen Marie?

Have You Seen Marie? is the collaborative work of two Chicana cultural icons: Sandra Cisneros, bestselling author of The House on Mango Street, and renowned visual artist Ester Hernández. A beautifully illustrated fable for adults, it tells the story of two women searching the streets of a San Antonio neighborhood to find a missing cat.

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Share Cake and Conversation With Ayelet Waldman

Share Cake and Conversation With Ayelet Waldman

Book clubs are all about food, friends, wine, and, of course, amazing books. So what could be better than chatting with an author who shares that love of cuisine and conversation? Author Ayelet Waldman fits the bill perfectly, and she’s ready to talk—éclair in hand.

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Annabel Lyon Explores the Lure of Antiquity

Annabel Lyon Explores the Lure of Antiquity

Annabel Lyon took the life and teachings of Aristotle as the basis of her award–winning novel The Golden Mean, and now she continues her exploration of classical antiquity with The Sweet Girl, the captivating coming-of-age story of Aristotle’s daughter, Pythias.

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on Hairstyles and Americanah

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on Hairstyles and Americanah

From the very beginning of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s novel Americanah—when Ifemelu’s story begins in a flashback while she’s having her hair braided—the imbued symbolism of hair is a key element in the book. And as a personal expression of identity it’s something every reader, and certainly every woman, can relate to.

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Author Jennifer McMahon Shares Her Favorite Ghost Stories

Author Jennifer McMahon Shares Her Favorite Ghost Stories

When you write spine-tingling stories for a living, where do you turn for a good chilling tale? That’s what we asked novelist Jennifer McMahon, and she responded with six of her all-time favorite ghost stories.

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Edward Kelsey Moore on His Inspiration for The Supremes at Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat

Edward Kelsey Moore on His Inspiration for The Supremes at Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat

The Supremes at Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat follows best friends Odette, Clarice, and Barbara Jean as they face the trials and tribulations of life in Plainview, Indiana. Over four decades, these “Supremes” rely on each other through the curveballs life throws at them.

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See What’s Beyond the Canvas with Allison Amend’s A Nearly Perfect Copy

See What’s Beyond the Canvas with Allison Amend’s A Nearly Perfect Copy

Elm Howells has a keen eye for the world’s most sought-after paintings, a skill that’s keeping her afloat in her job at New York’s most revered art auction houses. But like the paintings she scrutinizes, all is not what it seems in Allison Amend’s latest novel A Nearly Perfect Copy.

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Sonia Sotomayor Shares Her Triumphant Rise to the Supreme Court in My Beloved World

Sonia Sotomayor Shares Her Triumphant Rise to the Supreme Court in My Beloved World

My Beloved World has received an outstanding response from the public, and as you can see from the incredible ratings and reviews on Amazon, it’s easy to understand why. Readers have been moved by the extraordinary experiences Sonia Sotomayor details in her autobiography.

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