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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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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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