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Recipe by the Book: Arepas to Enjoy with Fruit of the Drunken Tree

Recipe by the Book: Arepas to Enjoy with Fruit of the Drunken Tree

It’s no secret that food is a social endeavor. We gather during mealtimes, we use food to celebrate life’s biggest milestones, and our inherited recipes are so much a part …

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Six Novels That Explore the Magic of Scotland

Six Novels That Explore the Magic of Scotland

Including everything from historical fiction to contemporary love stories, this collection of titles will have you dreaming in tartan.

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For Your Consideration: Great American Read Nominees Part II

For Your Consideration: Great American Read Nominees Part II

Choosing from a list of one hundred titles—including everything from Pride and Prejudice to Fifty Shades of Grey—will be a challenge, but we know you’re up to the task

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Philosophy of Life: The Keen Observations of Isabel Dalhousie

Philosophy of Life: The Keen Observations of Isabel Dalhousie

Amateur philosopher Isabel Dalhousie as she applies her own mix of intelligence and empathy to solving the ethically complex matters of life. Celebrate the new hardcover release of The Quiet Side of Passion with quote tiles capturing her most astute observations!

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8 Beach Reads You’ll Love

8 Beach Reads You’ll Love

Here are a few of the books that we’ve already enjoyed reading seaside (and poolside and lakeside and next to the air conditioner) this year that we recommend wholeheartedly.

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Literary Adventures to Satisfy Your Inner Thrill Seeker

Literary Adventures to Satisfy Your Inner Thrill Seeker

Here at the Reading Group Center, we love a good adventure! There’s something exhilarating about traveling around the world chasing a mystery, brushing up against danger, and finding yourself in circumstances you never thought you’d encounter.

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East Meets West: The Mythology Behind Orhan Pamuk’s The Red-Haired Woman

East Meets West: The Mythology Behind Orhan Pamuk’s The Red-Haired Woman

Nobel Prize–winning author Orhan Pamuk’s novel, The Red-Haired Woman, weaves Eastern and Western mythology into a tale of modern-day Turkey. In the opening paragraph, the narrator and protagonist, Cem, welcomes …

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Janet Benton: 7 Works of Historical Fiction that Changed Me

Janet Benton: 7 Works of Historical Fiction that Changed Me

Janet Benton’s debut novel, Lilli de Jong, is the first-person account of a Quaker woman in 1883 who refuses to give up her baby despite the staggering prejudice and hardships …

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Recipe by the Book: Nigerian Puff-Puffs for Stay with Me

Recipe by the Book: Nigerian Puff-Puffs for Stay with Me

Stay with Me is an extraordinary debut novel from a fresh new voice in fiction.

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Moms Behaving Badly

Moms Behaving Badly

Marion Palm ran out on the check at a restaurant and left her daughters in the shampoo aisle of a CVS. She committed a crime and, rather than face the …

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