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Celebrating Ali Smith

Celebrating Ali Smith

Here is our guide to the must-read novels and story collections by this innovative, award-winning writer.<

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7 Literature-Inspired Halloween Costume Ideas

7 Literature-Inspired Halloween Costume Ideas

Halloween is just around the corner, and if you are anything like our team here at the Reading Group Center, you are scrambling to decide on the perfect costume.

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5 Books Demonstrating the Power of the Pen

5 Books Demonstrating the Power of the Pen

National Book Award–winning author Ha Jin’s many novels have focused on the experience of Chinese immigrants and the repressive nature of the Chinese government. From censorship to travel limitations, to …

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Which of Chris Bohjalian’s Books Should You Read Next?

Here at the Reading Group Center, we’re big fans of Chris Bohjalian. With more than ten national bestsellers, Chris has been firmly established as one of our most masterful storytellers.

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Great Reads for Your Book Club: The 2017 Reading Group Planner Is Here!

Great Reads for Your Book Club: The 2017 Reading Group Planner Is Here!

Packed with excellent reading selections, the planner also includes bonus content including recipes, author interviews, and book excerpts to help you both discover new reads and enhance your book club conversations. Never again will you choose a lackluster book.

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Congratulations, Margaret Atwood!

Congratulations, Margaret Atwood!

Praise be! We were thrilled to see Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale win so many Emmy Awards this weekend, including the big one for Outstanding Drama Series.  If you missed the acceptance speech …

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Recipe by the Book: Chicken Curry for Victoria & Abdul

Recipe by the Book: Chicken Curry for Victoria & Abdul

Now a major motion picture, Victoria & Abdul tells the true story of Queen Victoria’s unlikely friendship with Abdul Karim. Brought over as part of a larger Indian delegation to …

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Reading Group Guide: When Heaven and Earth Changed Places

Reading Group Guide: When Heaven and Earth Changed Places

Noted historian Geoffrey C. Ward worked with Ken Burns to create an unmissable companion volume to The Vietnam War, but if you’re interested in more of the personal side of the war, we suggest you read Le Ly Haslip’s When Heaven and Earth Changed Places. Want to discuss this moving memoir with your book club? We’ve pulled together a reader’s guide to aid your discussion.

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Will Schwalbe’s Books for Living

Will Schwalbe’s Books for Living

Most dedicated bookworms have a handful of titles that came to them at just the right time in their lives. Author Will Schwalbe, a certified book lover himself, has twenty-six …

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