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7 of Our Favorite Flawed Female Protagonists

7 of Our Favorite Flawed Female Protagonists

Swan Huntley’s debut novel, We Could Be Beautiful, is a spellbinding psychological thriller about a wealthy woman who has everything, yet can trust no one.

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8 Intriguing and Intrepid Women in Literature

8 Intriguing and Intrepid Women in Literature

Some of the most fascinating characters in literature are those who dare to defy the status quo, something of which Paulo Coelho is well aware. In his latest novel, The Spy, the internationally bestselling author recounts the life of Mata Hari, a fascinating historical figure who rose to be one of the most infamous women of the twentieth century.

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Armchair Adventurer: An Alaskan Road Trip in Heroes of the Frontier

Armchair Adventurer: An Alaskan Road Trip in Heroes of the Frontier

This darkly comic novel from Dave Eggers follows a single mom, Josie, after she leaves her children’s father and her home in Ohio and heads to Alaska with her kids, Paul and Ana. At first, the trip feels like a vacation, but things soon take a turn for the worse.

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We Contain Multitudes: New York City Represented in 10 Novels

We Contain Multitudes: New York City Represented in 10 Novels

While New York City covers only three hundred and four square miles, its five boroughs contain millions of people from a multitude of cultures and walks of life.

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Hilarious Quotables from We Are Never Meeting in Real Life. by Samantha Irby

Hilarious Quotables from We Are Never Meeting in Real Life. by Samantha Irby

Samantha Irby’s latest book of essays, We Are Never Meeting in Real Life., is a hilarious collection that touches on life’s big and small moments equally with empathy and wit.

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A Playlist for The Noise of Time

A Playlist for The Noise of Time

Here at the Reading Group Center, we believe that books and music go together like tea and biscuits, and very few novels have lent themselves more readily to musical accompaniment than Man Booker prize–winning author Julian Barnes’s latest novel, The Noise of Time.

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Quick Questions with Alexander McCall Smith

Quick Questions with Alexander McCall Smith

Here at the Reading Group Center, we get asked about our favorite authors a lot. While the list is long and varied, there is one name that always makes the cut. Alexander McCall Smith has written so many wonderful novels that we’re convinced there’s something for everyone in his library of books.

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Holly FitzGerald on Love and Survival in Ruthless River: An Exclusive Q&A

Holly FitzGerald on Love and Survival in Ruthless River: An Exclusive Q&A

Holly FitzGerald and her husband, Fitz, are living proof that our will to survive can help us overcome even the direst of circumstances.

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10 Books About Bold Historical Figures to Inspire Your Inner Hero

10 Books About Bold Historical Figures to Inspire Your Inner Hero

Described as “tremendously readable and enjoyable” by The New York Times Book Review, Candice Millard’s Hero of the Empire is a thrilling account of Winston Churchill’s extraordinary and little-known exploits during the Boer War.

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6 Books to Make You LOL

6 Books to Make You LOL

Whether we’re escaping from our kids, our bosses or our twitter feed, one thing is for sure: we all need a little time to unwind. One of our favorite ways …

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