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Armchair Adventure: A Trip to the Borderlands in Wintering

Armchair Adventure: A Trip to the Borderlands in Wintering

Peter Geye’s latest novel, Wintering, is a literary thriller, a dreamily remembered adventure tale, a story of father-son bonding, and a beautiful rumination on the natural world. Geye deftly weaves …

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Harry Parker’s Top 5 Important Books About War

Harry Parker’s Top 5 Important Books About War

Harry Parker is a writer and a veteran who served as a soldier in the British army in Iraq in 2007 and in Afghanistan in 2009. Out of his experiences …

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When Fact Informs Fiction: Nathan Hill Brings the Chicago Riots of 1968 to Life in The Nix

When Fact Informs Fiction: Nathan Hill Brings the Chicago Riots of 1968 to Life in The Nix

At more than 600 pages, Nathan Hill’s incredible debut novel, The Nix, covers a lot of ground. But at its core, it is a book about history and the ways in which we can never quite escape our pasts, both on an individual and collective level.

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Maggie O’Farrell’s Sunday Evening Dropscones

Maggie O’Farrell’s Sunday Evening Dropscones

Because the kitchen is such a central location in This Must Be the Place, we asked Maggie O’Farrell to share a recipe with us, and we were not disappointed!

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8 Heartbreaking Books That Will Give You All the Feels

8 Heartbreaking Books That Will Give You All the Feels

There are some days when you need to have a good cry. While we hope it’s not all that often that melancholy strikes, we do know that a good book …

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A Tale of Two Sisters: The Characters of Homegoing

A Tale of Two Sisters: The Characters of Homegoing

Winner of the PEN/Hemingway Award and the National Book Critics Circle’s John Leonard Award, named a notable book of the year by The New York Times and The Washington Post, Homegoing is a stunning debut novel that signals the arrival of an exciting new literary voice. The novel spans three hundred years in Ghana and America, and follows eight generations as they adapt to an ever-evolving landscape rife with racism and hardship.

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Nathan Hill on The Nix: An Exclusive Q&A

Nathan Hill on The Nix: An Exclusive Q&A

Nathan Hill’s debut novel, The Nix, is a sprawling, darkly humorous book of rather epic proportions. It exploded onto the literary scene to rave reviews, with John Irving hailing Hill as “The best new writer of fiction in America.”

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Rufi Thorpe’s 4 Favorite Books About Fathers and Daughters

Rufi Thorpe’s 4 Favorite Books About Fathers and Daughters

Inspired by the father-daughter relationship in Dear Fang, With Love, we asked Rufi Thorpe to share her favorite literary fathers.

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11 Books Set During World War II That Everyone Should Read

11 Books Set During World War II That Everyone Should Read

While all conflicts are rife with emotion and turmoil, there is something about the fraught historical landscape of World War II that holds endless appeal for both writers and readers.

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Daydreaming and Other Writing Tips from Jo Baker

Daydreaming and Other Writing Tips from Jo Baker

Jo Baker is a literary force to be reckoned with. She’s written six novels that tackle a variety of topics—love, war, and family, among others—with her beautiful prose and sharp …

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