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Writing Down: Linda Spalding Takes on History and Race in A Reckoning

Writing Down: Linda Spalding Takes on History and Race in A Reckoning

There are very few issues as difficult to broach in literature as the history of slavery, but there are also very few as important to be examined, discussed, and explored in a meaningful way.

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For Your Consideration: Great American Read Nominees

For Your Consideration: Great American Read Nominees

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

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Motherhood, Devotion, and Family: An Exclusive Q&A with J. Courtney Sullivan

Motherhood, Devotion, and Family: An Exclusive Q&A with J. Courtney Sullivan

Having the opportunity to do Q&As with some of our favorite authors is one of the best parts of our job here at the Reading Group Center. Just like in your meetings with book clubs, when you ask the right questions a wealth of insight and fascinating tidbits can emerge, as they do in this wonderful Q&A with J. Courtney Sullivan.

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Mma Ramotswe’s Tips on How to Get Along with Other People

Mma Ramotswe’s Tips on How to Get Along with Other People

To celebrate the paperback release of The House of Unexpected Sisters, we compiled some of our favorite bits of wisdom from the book and created quote cards for you to share.

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You Get to Choose America’s Best-Loved Novel

You Get to Choose America’s Best-Loved Novel

Fellow readers, the time has come to choose America’s favorite book!

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Julia Glass’s A House Among the Trees

Julia Glass’s A House Among the Trees

We fell in love with Julia Glass at first read with her beautiful, National Book Award–winning novel Three Junes, and we’ve eagerly devoured everything she’s written since. A House Among …

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Gifts for Mother’s Day

Gifts for Mother’s Day

You know that our stance on gift giving is a firm belief that books are always best. So with Mother’s Day right around the corner, we reached out to some colleagues (that’s right, book experts!) to find out which books they’ll be giving this year.

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Books to Give a New Grad that Aren’t Oh, The Places You’ll Go

Books to Give a New Grad that Aren’t Oh, The Places You’ll Go

The wisdom of Dr. Seuss shouldn’t be discounted, but this year, why not make sure that your new graduate heads out into the world with a book that they didn’t read when they were five years old?

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Quotable Kevin Kwan

Quotable Kevin Kwan

Lucky for all of us, Rich People Problems, the deeply satisfying conclusion to Kevin Kwan’s absolutely hilarious Crazy Rich Asians trilogy, is now available as a beach tote-friendly paperback.

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15 Books to Celebrate Short Story Month

15 Books to Celebrate Short Story Month

May is Short Story Month, and we at the Reading Group Center can’t wait to celebrate! What better way to introduce yourself to a new author or revisit a favorite …

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