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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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Jane Mendelsohn on Writing and Current Events: An Exclusive Q&A

Jane Mendelsohn on Writing and Current Events: An Exclusive Q&A

Jane Mendelsohn’s latest novel, Burning Down the House, is a riveting and dramatic story of two women whose lives collide in unexpected ways. Neva is a young woman who escaped …

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7 Dysfunctional Families That Will Make You Feel Better About Your Own

7 Dysfunctional Families That Will Make You Feel Better About Your Own

Every family has a certain level of dysfunction—some more than others. And let’s face it, sibling rivalries, overbearing mothers, and absent fathers all make for very compelling fiction.

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Valentines for Your Literary Loves

Are you having trouble finding exactly the right words to express yourself this Valentine’s Day? We often read a passage in a book and are awed by how well the …

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