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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: bestselling author of The House on Mango Street author Sandra Cisneros 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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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” …

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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 …

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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 …

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Share Your Inspiring Photos with Our Manuscript Found in Accra Photo Contest

Share Your Inspiring Photos with Our Manuscript Found in Accra Photo Contest

In his latest novel, Manuscript Found in Accra, Paulo Coelho writes that “beauty exists not in sameness but in difference.” Now you can share something you find beautiful or inspiring–from the ordinary …

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Recipe by the Book: Lemon-Raspberry Squares

Recipe by the Book: Lemon-Raspberry Squares

What readers love most about Karen Russell’s writing is her uncanny ability to combine everyday life with elements of magic and whimsy. Take a look at what readers are saying …

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