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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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The Characters and History Behind Arundhati Roy’s The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

The Characters and History Behind Arundhati Roy’s The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

In her bestselling, highly anticipated second novel, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, Booker Prize–winning author Arundhati Roy weaves together the lives of a diverse cast of characters from throughout the …

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8 Women We Want to Invite to Book Club

8 Women We Want to Invite to Book Club

Being a good book club member can be hard work: You need to be a thoughtful reader, reliable attendee, and excellent snack provider all at the same time. And while …

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Claire Dederer’s Favorite Mothers in Literature

Claire Dederer’s Favorite Mothers in Literature

To celebrate the paperback release of this wickedly funny and piercingly honest memoir, author Claire Dederer shared some of her favorite fictional mothers with the Reading Group Center.

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Katherine Heiny’s Favorite Novels About Marriage

Katherine Heiny’s Favorite Novels About Marriage

Katherine Heiny’s debut novel Standard Deviation is a hilarious examination of love, family, infidelity, and origami.

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Armchair Adventurer: Finding History in Altea, Spain, with There Your Heart Lies

Armchair Adventurer: Finding History in Altea, Spain, with There Your Heart Lies

In There Your Heart Lies by Mary Gordon, Marian Taylor journeys to Spain to volunteer in a hospital during the Spanish Civil War. Furious with her family and disenchanted with …

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Dani Shapiro’s Hourglass

Dani Shapiro’s Hourglass

Listen to the NPR review of Dani Shapiro’s memoir, Hourglass.

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Weike Wang’s Favorite Fiction that Features Science

Weike Wang’s Favorite Fiction that Features Science

To celebrate the paperback release of this delightful read, Weike Wang shared a few of her favorite novels that include in science.

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7 Important Episodes in History We Should All Know More About

7 Important Episodes in History We Should All Know More About

Books have always been humanity’s primary means of recording history, and many readers turn to them as a means of learning more about our shared past.

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