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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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Q&A: Kate Alcott on Courageous Women, Class Boundaries, and the Lessons of History

Q&A: Kate Alcott on Courageous Women, Class Boundaries, and the Lessons of History

Bringing extraordinary heroines to life is one of historical novelist Kate Alcott’s signature gifts. Read our exclusive interview in which she talks about everything from her daring ladies to the one thing she’d most like book clubs to discuss.

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Lorrie Moore’s Rare Gift for the Short Story

Lorrie Moore’s Rare Gift for the Short Story

Listen to Gary Shteyngart read from Lorrie Moore’s Bark, and enjoy his discussion with New Yorker fiction editor Deborah Treisman about Moore’s inimitable writing style.

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Spook Your Reading Group with 5 Spine-tingling Ghost Stories

Spook Your Reading Group with 5 Spine-tingling Ghost Stories

With Halloween right around the corner, now is the perfect time to pick a spooky ghost story for your next book club meeting. Browse through five reading suggestions.

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A Special Treat for Jane Austen Fans

A Special Treat for Jane Austen Fans

We’re launching a special sweepstakes for Jane Austen fans to celebrate the US premiere of Death Comes to Pemberley, a miniseries based on the bestselling novel by P.D. James.

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Armchair Adventurer: Exorcising the Ghosts of Kenya’s Past

Armchair Adventurer: Exorcising the Ghosts of Kenya’s Past

In this edition of the Armchair Adventurer, we learn about Kenya’s past and the violent historical events that have shaped Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor’s debut novel, Dust.

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