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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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Kevin Kwan on His Favorite Instagram Photos

Kevin Kwan on His Favorite Instagram Photos

Kevin Kwan, author of the wickedly funny Crazy Rich Asians and China Rich Girlfriend, snaps great pictures of his travels as well as more intimate moments on Instagram. We asked him to share the stories behind some of his favorite photos to celebrate the paperback release of China Rich Girlfriend.

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Starting the Conversation With Nancy Jo Sales’s American Girls

Starting the Conversation With Nancy Jo Sales’s American Girls

Instagram. Whisper. Yik Yak. Vine. YouTube. Kik. Ask.fm. Tinder. The dominant force in the lives of girls coming of age in America today is social media. What it is doing …

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Haruki Murakami on His Early Novels

Haruki Murakami on His Early Novels

In addition to two incredible early novels, Wind/Pinball contains a new introduction from Haruki Murakami himself that gives fascinating insight into a great writer’s beginnings. Keep reading for a look behind the scenes of the making of an incredible writer!

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The Hidden History of the Tango

The Hidden History of the Tango

Powerfully sensual, The Gods of Tango is the erotically charged story of the quest for an authentic life against the odds in which De Robertis illuminates the often overlooked beginnings of the tango. To learn more from the author about the rich history that inspires this work, read on!

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Short Stories Your Book Club Will Love

Short Stories Your Book Club Will Love

When getting through an entire book feels a little too ambitious for your monthly book club there’s no reason to skip a meeting! This month, Vintage Shorts is publishing a short story each day. We’ve collected a few that will be perfect for your book club.

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