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Claire Dederer’s Favorite Mothers in Literature

Claire Dederer’s Favorite Mothers in Literature

To celebrate the paperback release of this wickedly funny and piercingly honest memoir, author Claire Dederer shared some of her favorite fictional mothers with the Reading Group Center.

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Katherine Heiny’s Favorite Novels About Marriage

Katherine Heiny’s Favorite Novels About Marriage

Katherine Heiny’s debut novel Standard Deviation is a hilarious examination of love, family, infidelity, and origami.

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Armchair Adventurer: Finding History in Altea, Spain, with There Your Heart Lies

Armchair Adventurer: Finding History in Altea, Spain, with There Your Heart Lies

In There Your Heart Lies by Mary Gordon, Marian Taylor journeys to Spain to volunteer in a hospital during the Spanish Civil War. Furious with her family and disenchanted with …

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Dani Shapiro’s Hourglass

Dani Shapiro’s Hourglass

Listen to the NPR review of Dani Shapiro’s memoir, Hourglass.

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Weike Wang’s Favorite Fiction that Features Science

Weike Wang’s Favorite Fiction that Features Science

To celebrate the paperback release of this delightful read, Weike Wang shared a few of her favorite novels that include in science.

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7 Important Episodes in History We Should All Know More About

7 Important Episodes in History We Should All Know More About

Books have always been humanity’s primary means of recording history, and many readers turn to them as a means of learning more about our shared past.

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Celebrating Richard Russo

Celebrating Richard Russo

Richard Russo, “one of the best novelists around” according to The New York Times Book Review, won the Pulitzer Prize for his fifth book, Empire Falls, in 2002. The national …

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Armchair Adventurer: Exploring Maine with The Stars Are Fire

Armchair Adventurer: Exploring Maine with The Stars Are Fire

In her latest national bestseller The Stars Are Fire, Anita Shreve tells the extraordinary story of Grace Holland, a young mother whose life is thrown into turmoil when everything she knows literally goes up in smoke.

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Recipe by the Book: Spicy Flourless Chocolate Cake to Bring to Book Club for Meaty

Recipe by the Book: Spicy Flourless Chocolate Cake to Bring to Book Club for Meaty

Last year we learned that Samantha Irby is Bad at Book Club. The hilarious author of  We Are Never Meeting in Real Life. admits that she doesn’t always, ok usually doesn’t, …

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11 Must-Read Coming-of-Age Stories

11 Must-Read Coming-of-Age Stories

We’ve collected a few of our favorite coming-of-age novels for you!

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