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Recipe by the Book: Original Blue Ice Cream with Balsamic Roasted Strawberries for The Admissions

Recipe by the Book: Original Blue Ice Cream with Balsamic Roasted Strawberries for The Admissions

Meg Mitchell Moore’s The Admissions is a touching and relatable drama that chronicles one young family’s unexpected, and oftentimes amusing, plunge into chaos.

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The Origins of Isabel Dalhousie: How Alexander McCall Smith Brought A Character to Life

The Origins of Isabel Dalhousie: How Alexander McCall Smith Brought A Character to Life

For the legions of Alexander McCall Smith fans out there, we have some exciting news! Today, the latest installment in the beloved Isabel Dalhousie series goes on sale in paperback. …

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7 Essential Musical Memoirs and Biographies

Frank Sinatra. Bob Dylan. Loretta Lynn. These are just some of the names that appear on our list of essential musical memoirs and biographies for you and your book club to enjoy.

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Creative Worlds Collide: Novels About Art

Creative Worlds Collide: Novels About Art

Artists often find inspiration in the work of their fellow artists, regardless of medium; musicians will see a painting and a song will emerge, or a painter might find his …

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Margaret Atwood’s Dystopia in The Heart Goes Last

Margaret Atwood’s Dystopia in The Heart Goes Last

“Writing is just fun for me.” So says Margaret Atwood, the Booker Prize–winning author of bestselling novels like The Handmaid’s Tale and The Blind Assassin.

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Armchair Adventurer: Eat and Drink Your Way Across Provence with The Diamond Caper

Armchair Adventurer: Eat and Drink Your Way Across Provence with The Diamond Caper

We’re dreaming of a tasting tour of France, specifically Provence, the region that plays host to Peter Mayle’s delightful Caper series.

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Recipe by the Book: Rabbit Stew for The Dust That Falls from Dreams

Recipe by the Book: Rabbit Stew for The Dust That Falls from Dreams

Louis de Bernières’s The Dust That Falls from Dreams is a poignant, sweeping novel set during World War I. It tells the story of a band of childhood friends whose …

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Behind the Book: The Photos That Inspired Chance Developments

Behind the Book: The Photos That Inspired Chance Developments

Inspired by vintage photographs, the five lyrical stories in Chance Developments capture the surprising intersections of love and friendship that alter life’s journeys. Read on for the Author’s Note that opens the collection and view the photographs paired with quotes from the stories.

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Quick Questions with Lauren Fox

Quick Questions with Lauren Fox

Lauren Fox’s latest novel, Days of Awe, is a knockout, a daring book that explores marriage, motherhood, and the often surprising shape of new love. To celebrate the paperback release, we asked Lauren to do a rapid-fire interview. Keep reading to see her hilarious and heartfelt answers.

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