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Armchair Adventurer: Exploring Istanbul in A Strangeness in My Mind

Armchair Adventurer: Exploring Istanbul in A Strangeness in My Mind

In his latest novel, A Strangeness in My Mind, Nobel Prize winner Orhan Pamuk explores Istanbul through the life of Mevlut Karataş, a street vendor who watches as the old city he came to as a young boy transforms into a modern metropolis. Inspired by the vibrant urban center portrayed in the novel, this edition of Armchair Adventurer will explore the wonders of Istanbul.

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Great Reads for Your Book Club: The 2016 Reading Group Planner Is Here!

Great Reads for Your Book Club: The 2016 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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The Provenance of The Improbability of Love

The Provenance of The Improbability of Love

Described as “a bright, champagne-fizzy satire of modern romance, human avarice, and the booming international art market” by Entertainment Weekly, The Improbability of Love is the must-read story of Annie …

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The Relatable Wisdom of Sandra Cisneros

The Relatable Wisdom of Sandra Cisneros

In her latest book, A House of My Own, Sandra Cisneros offers readers an intimate album of her life and career consisting of essays and images spanning three decades.

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Fall Movie Preview

Fall Movie Preview

With Oscar season approaching and production companies putting their best feet forward in the hopes of attracting a nomination fall is a great time of year for movies.

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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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