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Margaret Atwood’s Dystopia in The Heart Goes Last

Margaret Atwood’s Dystopia in The Heart Goes Last

“Writing is just fun for me.” So says Margaret Atwood, the Booker Prize–winning author of bestselling novels like The Handmaid’s Tale and The Blind Assassin.

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Armchair Adventurer: Eat and Drink Your Way Across Provence with The Diamond Caper

Armchair Adventurer: Eat and Drink Your Way Across Provence with The Diamond Caper

We’re dreaming of a tasting tour of France, specifically Provence, the region that plays host to Peter Mayle’s delightful Caper series.

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Recipe by the Book: Rabbit Stew for The Dust That Falls from Dreams

Recipe by the Book: Rabbit Stew for The Dust That Falls from Dreams

Louis de Bernières’s The Dust That Falls from Dreams is a poignant, sweeping novel set during World War I. It tells the story of a band of childhood friends whose …

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Behind the Book: The Photos That Inspired Chance Developments

Behind the Book: The Photos That Inspired Chance Developments

Inspired by vintage photographs, the five lyrical stories in Chance Developments capture the surprising intersections of love and friendship that alter life’s journeys. Read on for the Author’s Note that opens the collection and view the photographs paired with quotes from the stories.

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Quick Questions with Lauren Fox

Quick Questions with Lauren Fox

Lauren Fox’s latest novel, Days of Awe, is a knockout, a daring book that explores marriage, motherhood, and the often surprising shape of new love. To celebrate the paperback release, we asked Lauren to do a rapid-fire interview. Keep reading to see her hilarious and heartfelt answers.

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Cathy Haruf on Her Husband’s Final Novel, Our Souls at Night: An Exclusive Q&A

Cathy Haruf on Her Husband’s Final Novel, Our Souls at Night: An Exclusive Q&A

Kent Haruf’s final novel, the national bestseller Our Souls at Night, is a quiet tale of love and second chances. Louis Waters and Addie Moore are the focus of this …

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Getting it Wrong with Jane Smiley: An Exclusive Q&A

Getting it Wrong with Jane Smiley: An Exclusive Q&A

To celebrate the paperback publication of Golden Age, we got the chance to ask Jane Smiley a few questions about what it was like to write her Last Hundred Years Trilogy.

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Write What You Know: 5 Books About Writers That Any Reader Will Enjoy

Write What You Know: 5 Books About Writers That Any Reader Will Enjoy

“Write what you know” is a phrase that features prominently in many Creative Writing 101 courses. If the old adage holds true, it is certainly natural that writers would write about, well, writers! We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite books about writers, perfect for the writer and reader in all of us.

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Life Lessons with Precious Ramotswe of the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency

Life Lessons with Precious Ramotswe of the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency

Prolific author Alexander McCall Smith has given life to countless memorable characters, but none so widely beloved as Precious Ramotswe. We’ve gathered some of her wonderful bits of wisdom for you to save and share with other book lovers in your life!

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Characters Come First: Meg Mitchell Moore on Her Inspiration for The Admissions

Characters Come First: Meg Mitchell Moore on Her Inspiration for The Admissions

Described as “brilliant and enjoyable on every level” by bestselling author Elin Hilderbrand, The Admissions is Meg Mitchell Moore’s humorous third novel. It’s the story of the Hawthorne family, who—at …

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