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5 Book Club Novels about Being an Artist

5 Book Club Novels about Being an Artist

To celebrate the paperback release of Peter Heller’s new novel The Painter, we’ve curated a list of titles about being an artist. Enjoy as the artists in these books take center stage and the stories of their lives and creative processes are woven together in ways that are riveting, original, and emotionally powerful.

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A World Traveler Map for The Other Language

A World Traveler Map for The Other Language

Join us for a tour of the locations featured in Francesca Marciano’s The Other Language with our world traveler map. It’s the perfect literary escape!

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Quiz for Bibliophiles: Which Literary Heroine Are You?

Quiz for Bibliophiles: Which Literary Heroine Are You?

Inspired by Samantha Ellis’s memoir How to Be a Heroine, we created a “Which Literary Heroine Are You?” quiz so you and your book club friends can discover your literary doppelgängers!

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5 Novels to Read for Black History Month

5 Novels to Read for Black History Month

In recognition of Black History Month, we’re spotlighting five books by African American authors that we think every reading group should discuss: Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison, Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin, A Mercy by Toni Morrison, The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis, and On the Come Up by Hannah Weyer.

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Joseph Boyden’s The Orenda: Editor Gary Fisketjon Presents a Literary Masterpiece

Joseph Boyden’s The Orenda: Editor Gary Fisketjon Presents a Literary Masterpiece

Knopf editor Gary Fisketjon presents The Orenda, Joseph Boyden’s epic saga about the first encounters between Jesuit missionaries and the native tribes of Canada. Read his note to set the stage for your book club’s discussion of this riveting novel.

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Recipe by the Book: Porter Cake for Chestnut Street

Recipe by the Book: Porter Cake for Chestnut Street

Maeve Binchy’s Chestnut Street takes its title from a fictional Dublin neighborhood conjured by the beloved Irish writer. Immerse yourself in the charming setting with this recipe for authentic Irish porter cake, the ideal treat to share with your reading group friends.

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Ayelet Waldman Draws Inspiration from the Story of a Hungarian Jeweler

Ayelet Waldman Draws Inspiration from the Story of a Hungarian Jeweler

In this emotionally powerful essay, Ayelet Waldman writes about the inspirational story of her encounter with a Budapest jeweler who later became the basis for a character in her mesmerizing new novel, Love and Treasure. Also, join us for a live Facebook chat with Waldman on February 18, 2015!

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A Love Story for Our Time: Dinaw Mengestu’s All Our Names

A Love Story for Our Time: Dinaw Mengestu’s All Our Names

Dinaw Mengestu’s All Our Names is an immigrant story exploring universal themes of identity, new beginnings, and human connection. But for Vintage Books editorial assistant Tom Pold, there’s one element that forms the heart of the novel. Enjoy his note below!

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Discover One of Britain’s Best Young Novelists

Discover One of Britain’s Best Young Novelists

Read the first two chapters from All the Birds, Singing to discover why Evie Wyld is considered one of Britain’s best young novelists.

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5 Great Reads Set in New England

5 Great Reads Set in New England

Soak up the charm of a quintessentially American region in Susanna Kaysen’s new novel, Cambridge, and browse our list of other recommended titles set in New England!

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