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Terrifying but True: 8 True-Crime Books to Read Now

Terrifying but True: 8 True-Crime Books to Read Now

What makes a great true-crime book so compelling is far more than just the story it tells. The best narratives reveal how the culture influenced and reacted to the crime. …

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8 Books You’ll Want to Read Again and Again

8 Books You’ll Want to Read Again and Again

Every now and then we feel the pull to reread a book even though we could outline every plot point. These are the books that are so well-written and thought-provoking that knowing the ending doesn’t hinder your reading experience—in fact, you notice so much more when you’re not just trying to find out what happens!

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Revisiting a Painful Past with Lynne Kutsukake: An Exclusive Essay

Revisiting a Painful Past with Lynne Kutsukake: An Exclusive Essay

Lynne Kutsukake is a third-generation Japanese-Canadian whose family was interned during World War II. Her literary debut, The Translation of Love, draws on years of research and her own family’s history to tell the story of a young girl repatriated to Japan after World War II, who must help a classmate find her missing sister.

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Sunjeev Sahota on The Year of the Runaways: An Exclusive Q&A

Sunjeev Sahota on The Year of the Runaways: An Exclusive Q&A

Sunjeev Sahota is a stunning new voice in literary fiction. His second novel, The Year of the Runaways, was shortlisted for the Man Booker prize, and according to The New York Times, “No recent novel does a more powerful job capturing the day-to-day lives of immigrants.”

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Quiz: Which Debut by a Famous Author Should You Read Next?

Discover a great read from some of your favorite writers!

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Upcoming Adaptations of Books You Won’t Want to Miss

Upcoming Adaptations of Books You Won’t Want to Miss

We know, we know. The book is always better than the movie. But there have been some amazing adaptations recently!

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7 Spring Break Reads to Beat the End-of-Winter Blues

7 Spring Break Reads to Beat the End-of-Winter Blues

Every year around this time, people begin to grow weary of the endless cold temperatures and gray skies. Many of us who live in colder regions begin to crave sun and sand, and there’s no better time to get away from it all than spring break. Everyone knows that an essential element of any tropical vacation is the perfect seaside read, so we’ve compiled a list of beachy, entertaining books for you to bring on your next trip.

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Read Your Way Across America

Today, March 2nd, is Read Across America Day. This nationwide event encourages kids to set reading goals, so we decided to challenge you and your book club to do the same! In the spirit of the occasion, we are sharing our own interpretation of Read Across America day by helping you and your book club read your way through the fifty states.

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Recipe by the Book: Cupcakes for Lab Girl

Recipe by the Book: Cupcakes for Lab Girl

Lab Girl is a book about work, love, and the mountains that can be moved when those two things come together.

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A Day in the Garden with Hope Jahren, Author of Lab Girl

A Day in the Garden with Hope Jahren, Author of Lab Girl

Hope Jahren is an award-winning geobiologist and esteemed professor. She received her PhD from UC Berkeley and is the winner of three Fulbright Awards. Impressed yet? That’s not all. Hope is also the author of Lab Girl, the warm and vivid memoir about her life as a scientist and a woman.

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