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Thrills and Chills: Crafting an Unforgettable Story with Jennifer McMahon

Thrills and Chills: Crafting an Unforgettable Story with Jennifer McMahon

Jennifer McMahon never fails to deliver the thrills, so we asked her to share some of her best tips for writing suspense. Not only is this great advice for writers, but it also offers an exclusive look at how she crafts such gripping stories.

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Uncovered: A Look Inside the Design Process for Half a Lifelong Romance

Uncovered: A Look Inside the Design Process for Half a Lifelong Romance

Half a Lifelong Romance is a sweeping tale of star-crossed lovers battling the twists of fate determined to keep them apart. Set against the glittering backdrop of 1930s Shanghai, this …

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18 Insightful Quotes from Your Favorite Authors (Who Happen to Be Women)

18 Insightful Quotes from Your Favorite Authors (Who Happen to Be Women)

March is Women’s History Month, and here at the Reading Group Center we’re celebrating the best way we know how—reading books written by women. It’s impossible to pick up a …

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Mia Alvar Gets Into Character: An Exclusive Author Q&A

Mia Alvar Gets Into Character: An Exclusive Author Q&A

Mia Alvar has blown readers away with her debut collection of short stories, In the Country, which made it onto several “Best of 2015” lists from publications like the San …

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6 Dystopian Novels Your Book Club Won’t Want to Put Down

6 Dystopian Novels Your Book Club Won’t Want to Put Down

Pandemics. Natural disasters. Political manipulation. Technological upheaval. There are many ways for an apocalyptic future to arrive in a novel, but it’s often the rebuilding of a society, instead of …

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Katherine Heiny on the Books That Inspired Single, Carefree, Mellow

Katherine Heiny on the Books That Inspired Single, Carefree, Mellow

We always feel lucky to get a glimpse of an author’s writing process—especially when it’s someone whose work we love—and our latest obsession is Katherine Heiny’s endlessly clever, laugh-out-loud funny, and entirely badass debut, Single, Carefree, Mellow.

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Literary Valentines to Share With Your Book Club

Literary Valentines to Share With Your Book Club

We’ve created a set of valentines for you, our beloved readers. Check them out and share with your literary loved ones…and let us know about other clever variations you come up with!

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Celebrate Black History Month With These Iconic Works of Literature

Celebrate Black History Month With These Iconic Works of Literature

In celebration of the countless African American authors who have contributed to the richness of our reading lives, we’ve collected some of the most iconic works of literature written by black Americans.

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Seven Strong Women We Aspire To Be

Seven Strong Women We Aspire To Be

It’s not every day that you finish a book and are inspired to be a braver person, but we guarantee that the books on this list will compel you to do just that.

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From the Written Page to the Silver Screen: Timeless Fictional Couples

From the Written Page to the Silver Screen: Timeless Fictional Couples

Love is in the air in Kate Alcott’s latest book, A Touch of Stardust. The author of the national bestseller The Dressmaker set her latest novel in 1930s Los Angeles, …

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