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8 Books for People with a Dark Sense of Humor

8 Books for People with a Dark Sense of Humor

Just because something is sad, doesn’t mean it can’t be funny! From gallows humor to sardonic serial killers, these darkly funny books are sure to make you laugh…and feel bad about it.

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Wishing My Ántonia a Happy 100th Birthday

Wishing My Ántonia a Happy 100th Birthday

Willa Cather’s masterpiece My Ántonia turns 100 this year! Although times have changed, the themes of this American classic resonate today.

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The Real-Life Mystery Behind The Gargoyle Hunters

The Real-Life Mystery Behind The Gargoyle Hunters

John Freeman Gill’s novel The Gargoyle Hunters reads like a poignant love letter to New York City. Set in the big apple in the 1970s, this moving account of a boy’s coming-of-age is also a gripping historical tale based on the true story of an architectural heist that baffled the city of New York.

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Armchair Adventurer: A Tour Through Tuscany with My Italian Bulldozer

Armchair Adventurer: A Tour Through Tuscany with My Italian Bulldozer

Inspired by the misadventure in My Italian Bulldozer, we decided to take a closer look at the things to do and see in Tuscany. Lucky for us, Alexander McCall Smith was recently in the area, so we have some lovely photos, taken by his daughter Emily, to share with you as well!

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6 Great Literary Road Trips

6 Great Literary Road Trips

Seeking a read to inspire your next vacation? Look no further! We’ve created a list of six literary road trips that are sure to pass the travel bug along to you and your reading group.

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5 Unusual Memoirs You’ll Love

5 Unusual Memoirs You’ll Love

Whether they cover an unusual topic or play with the traditional form of a memoir, these books are sure to please.

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Pugilists, Snowflakes, Baba Yaga, and More: Emma Richler on Her Influences for Be My Wolff

Pugilists, Snowflakes, Baba Yaga, and More: Emma Richler on Her Influences for Be My Wolff

When two characters are as close as Rachel and Zachariah, the adoptive siblings turned star-crossed lovers in Emma Richler’s novel Be My Wolff, it is no wonder that they have …

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Celebrating Bernhard Schlink

Celebrating Bernhard Schlink

To mark the paperback release of his latest books, The Woman on the Stairs, we’re revisiting a few of Schlink’s incredible novels and short stories that have captivated us over the years.

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3 Ways to Delve Deeper into Hari Kunzru’s Mind-Bending Novel White Tears

3 Ways to Delve Deeper into Hari Kunzru’s Mind-Bending Novel White Tears

It’s impossible to define Hari Kunzru’s novel White Tears—but that’s exactly what makes it a mesmerizing work of literature. It is a novel about music, race, appropriation, love, and obsession. …

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Great Books Coming to a Screen Near You

Great Books Coming to a Screen Near You

We love watching our favorite characters come to life on the screen, but with a numbert of excellent TV shows and movies out all the time, it can be hard to know what to watch. Below, we’ve rounded up some of the page-to-screen adaptations we’re most excited about in the coming months.

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