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Hilarious Quotables from We Are Never Meeting in Real Life. by Samantha Irby

Hilarious Quotables from We Are Never Meeting in Real Life. by Samantha Irby

Samantha Irby’s latest book of essays, We Are Never Meeting in Real Life., is a hilarious collection that touches on life’s big and small moments equally with empathy and wit.

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A Playlist for The Noise of Time

A Playlist for The Noise of Time

Here at the Reading Group Center, we believe that books and music go together like tea and biscuits, and very few novels have lent themselves more readily to musical accompaniment than Man Booker prize–winning author Julian Barnes’s latest novel, The Noise of Time.

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Quick Questions with Alexander McCall Smith

Quick Questions with Alexander McCall Smith

Here at the Reading Group Center, we get asked about our favorite authors a lot. While the list is long and varied, there is one name that always makes the cut. Alexander McCall Smith has written so many wonderful novels that we’re convinced there’s something for everyone in his library of books.

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Holly FitzGerald on Love and Survival in Ruthless River: An Exclusive Q&A

Holly FitzGerald on Love and Survival in Ruthless River: An Exclusive Q&A

Holly FitzGerald and her husband, Fitz, are living proof that our will to survive can help us overcome even the direst of circumstances.

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10 Books About Bold Historical Figures to Inspire Your Inner Hero

10 Books About Bold Historical Figures to Inspire Your Inner Hero

Described as “tremendously readable and enjoyable” by The New York Times Book Review, Candice Millard’s Hero of the Empire is a thrilling account of Winston Churchill’s extraordinary and little-known exploits during the Boer War.

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6 Books to Make You LOL

6 Books to Make You LOL

Whether we’re escaping from our kids, our bosses or our twitter feed, one thing is for sure: we all need a little time to unwind. One of our favorite ways …

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Before You Read Nutshell, a Quick Guide to Hamlet

Before You Read Nutshell, a Quick Guide to Hamlet

People often say that a classic never goes out of style. This idiom holds particularly true when one considers William Shakespeare’s incredible body of work.

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Uncovered: A Look at the Design Process for The Hopefuls

Uncovered: A Look at the Design Process for The Hopefuls

The Hopefuls by Jennifer Close is a witty and poignant novel that follows Beth and Matt, a newly married couple, as they pick up and move from New York to …

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A Q&A with Chris Bohjalian for the 20th Anniversary of Midwives

A Q&A with Chris Bohjalian for the 20th Anniversary of Midwives

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Midwives, we asked Chris Bohjalian a few questions about his contemporary classic. Read on to find out how the book was first received and how Chris’s writing process has changed over time.

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Armchair Adventure: A Trip to the Borderlands in Wintering

Armchair Adventure: A Trip to the Borderlands in Wintering

Peter Geye’s latest novel, Wintering, is a literary thriller, a dreamily remembered adventure tale, a story of father-son bonding, and a beautiful rumination on the natural world. Geye deftly weaves …

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