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Pack the Sunscreen: The Summertime R&R Sweepstakes Is Back!

Pack the Sunscreen: The Summertime R&R Sweepstakes Is Back!

We’re so excited to announce that our 2016 Summertime R&R (Reading & Relaxation) Sweepstakes has begun! Once again, each month through August we’ll be giving away books that are guaranteed …

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In Honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day

In Honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day

Jim Shepard’s acclaimed novel will take you on an emotional journey through the bleak landscape of the Holocaust. Guided by extensive research, the author brings his characters to life with mesmerizing emotional intensity and crushing humanity, making this a great selection for you and your book club.

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Judy Blume in Her Own Words

Judy Blume in Her Own Words

The release of Judy Blume’s In the Unlikely Event—her first novel for adults in seventeen years—was an occasion marked by much celebration and fanfare among her devoted readers. Get to know the novel better through the author herself in video clips from an interview with Jennifer Weiner.

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7 Unforgettable Mother/Child Relationships in Literature

Motherhood is beautiful, exhausting, endlessly surprising, and above all, complicated. Expectations for and the experiences of mothers can change dramatically (and not always for the better) with each passing generation, …

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Literary Gifts for Every Type of Mom

Literary Gifts for Every Type of Mom

Have you been on the lookout for the perfect Mother’s Day gifts? We’ve got you covered. While it is our opinion that people should show their appreciation for hardworking moms …

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7 Not-to-Be-Missed Novels with Young Protagonists

7 Not-to-Be-Missed Novels with Young Protagonists

Adult lives are usually the subject of adult books, but as anyone who has experienced adolescence knows, lots of life happens before eighteen. From the trials of elementary school birthday …

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Classic Literature Reimagined: Five Tales That Are Perfect for Your Book Club

Classic Literature Reimagined: Five Tales That Are Perfect for Your Book Club

There’s something so compelling about the idea of an author taking a classic novel and reimagining it in a modern—or simply altered—context. In the right hands, stories like Hamlet, Pride …

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The Most Poetic Passages in Tracy K. Smith’s Memoir Ordinary Light

The Most Poetic Passages in Tracy K. Smith’s Memoir Ordinary Light

April is National Poetry Month so it’s the perfect time to share our favorite passages from the memoir of one of the most talented young poets of our time, Pulitzer …

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10 Books Guaranteed to Feed Your Wanderlust

10 Books Guaranteed to Feed Your Wanderlust

Whenever we get bitten by the travel bug we turn to books to satiate our need for adventure. Check out our list of books that are sure to feed your wanderlust—no packing involved!

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The Observer and the Hero in Holly LeCraw’s The Half Brother

The Observer and the Hero in Holly LeCraw’s The Half Brother

The richness of the hero/observer dynamic in literature is the subject of our latest author essay from Holly LeCraw. Keep reading for her fascinating take on the tension generated by such a relationship and her explanation of why she wove it into her latest novel.

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