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Recipe by the Book: Lemon-Raspberry Squares

Recipe by the Book: Lemon-Raspberry Squares

What readers love most about Karen Russell’s writing is her uncanny ability to combine everyday life with elements of magic and whimsy. Take a look at what readers are saying on Goodreads.

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Take a Holiday on the West Coast of Ireland with Maeve Binchy’s A Week in Winter

Take a Holiday on the West Coast of Ireland with Maeve Binchy’s A Week in Winter

The doldrums of January are upon us, and we know the perfect cure for your winter blues: a trip to Ireland!  Okay, so we can’t send you off to the …

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Revisit the High Plains of Colorado with Kent Haruf’s Benediction

Revisit the High Plains of Colorado with Kent Haruf’s Benediction

In his latest book Benediction, Kent Haruf returns to the small fictional town of Holt, Colorado, to tell the story of the Lewis family as they come to terms with …

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Find Reflections for a New Year with Paulo Coelho’s Manuscript Found in Accra

Find Reflections for a New Year with Paulo Coelho’s Manuscript Found in Accra

So how’s that New Year’s resolution going? We’re just days into 2014, and we here at The Reading Group Center need a little help keeping those promises we’ve made to …

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‘Tis The Season For Our Holiday Book Finder

‘Tis The Season For Our Holiday Book Finder

We’re in the throes of the holiday season, and if you’re anything like us, you’re still picking out gifts for your friends, your family, and most of all, your reading group! Might …

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Author Elizabeth Black Makes House Calls for Her Book Club Fans

Author Elizabeth Black Makes House Calls for Her Book Club Fans

Is there anything better than having a great face-to-face book discussion with the author? Elizabeth Black and her fans definitely love the idea. She’s had such a great experience talking …

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A Question of Conscience: The Real-Life Inspiration for Maryka Biaggio’s Parlor Games

A Question of Conscience: The Real-Life Inspiration for Maryka Biaggio’s Parlor Games

It’s not uncommon for authors to draw inspiration from the real world—after all, the truth is often stranger than fiction. But what sets the best stories apart is a rare combination of fascinating subject matter and unique writer’s perspective.

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Susan Conley on Incorporating Maps in Her Novel Paris Was the Place

Susan Conley on Incorporating Maps in Her Novel Paris Was the Place

In this Reading Group Center exclusive, Susan Conley shares how maps played a significant role in the development of her novel Paris Was the Place. From the protagonist to the …

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John Banville’s Ancient Light Beautifully Explores Long-Forgotten Love

John Banville’s Ancient Light Beautifully Explores Long-Forgotten Love

Man Booker Prize-winning author John Banville’s latest opus, Ancient Light, unfolds as a gorgeous, haunting meditation on how the lives we remember living can differ so dramatically from the lives we’ve actually lived.

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Plan Out Your Reading Group’s Fall With Two Great Resources

Plan Out Your Reading Group’s Fall With Two Great Resources

Having trouble keeping your reading group organized? Looking for book suggestions that will interest all of your friends and spark fascinating conversations? Look no further: we have two resources that will let your group run smoothly and choose the tear-jerkers, laugh-getters, and pulse-pounders that will fuel mind-expanding discussions!

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