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Ariel Lawhon on Juggling Chainsaws—Or, What It’s Really Like to Write a Nonlinear Timeline

Ariel Lawhon on Juggling Chainsaws—Or, What It’s Really Like to Write a Nonlinear Timeline

At the heart of Ariel Lawhon’s latest novel, I Was Anastasia, is a question that has captivated our collective imagination for generations—was Anna Anderson in fact Anastasia Romanov, daughter of Tsar Nicholas …

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A Note from Chris Bohjalian on The Flight Attendant

A Note from Chris Bohjalian on The Flight Attendant

Fans of female-driven psychological suspense, rejoice! Chris Bohjalian’s latest novel, The Flight Attendant—now available in paperback—is a powerful story about the ways an entire life can change in one night.

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Recipe by the Book: Qishr for The Monk of Mokha

Recipe by the Book: Qishr for The Monk of Mokha

Dave Eggers’s latest bestseller The Monk of Mokha is a heart-pounding true story that weaves together the history of coffee, the struggles of everyday Yemenis living through civil war, and the courageous journey of a young man following the most American of dreams.

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A Literary Thanksgiving Feast

A Literary Thanksgiving Feast

Here at the Reading Group Center, Thanksgiving is one of our favorite holidays.  Whether you love spending time with your extended family or gathering together means grinding your teeth and …

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Women in War

Women in War

From nurses struggling to save the lives of wounded soldiers to journalists stationed on the front lines, women have played an important part in wars throughout history. It’s no surprise, …

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Ali Smith’s Winter

Ali Smith’s Winter

We are so excited to celebrate Winter, the second book in Ali Smith’s Seasonal quartet! In the much-anticipated follow-up to Autumn, Smith introduces us to new characters who find themselves …

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NaNoWriMo: Our Favorite Writing Tips from Famous Authors

NaNoWriMo: Our Favorite Writing Tips from Famous Authors

National Novel Writing Month (aka NaNoWriMo) has begun, and the writing fervor is upon us! If you’ve accepted the ambitious challenge of writing a novel this month, we have some tips that should help you along.

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Our Favorite Prolific Authors

Our Favorite Prolific Authors

Today is National Author’s Day, and we’re celebrating by calling out just a few of our favorite prolific authors.

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The Most Complicated (and Often Dysfunctional) Sibling Relationships in Literature

The Most Complicated (and Often Dysfunctional) Sibling Relationships in Literature

Anyone with a brother or sister can tell you that relationships between siblings can get pretty complicated. We’ve compiled a list of just a few of our favorite novels that examine these unique familial bonds.

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These Books Will Keep You Up at Night

These Books Will Keep You Up at Night

We’ve collected a few truly sinister stories that are guaranteed to unsettle you long past bedtime.

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