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Extraordinary Works of Fiction

Extraordinary Works of Fiction

Read these three contemporary literary masterpieces—now available in paperback and eBook.

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The Quest for Human Connection: David Guterson’s Problems with People

The Quest for Human Connection: David Guterson’s Problems with People

David Guterson, bestselling author of Snow Falling on Cedars, returns to his roots with a collection that captures the emotional complexity of everyday life. Sample a complete story and share it with your book club!

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Video: The Inspiration Behind Cristina Henríquez’s Unknown Americans Project

Video: The Inspiration Behind Cristina Henríquez’s Unknown Americans Project

After Cristina Henríquez finished her novel The Book of Unknown Americans, she wanted to continue the story by creating a place for people share their own experiences—and so the Unknown Americans Project was born. Here, she shares her passion for the project and reads from a few of the submitted stories!

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Amy Greene’s Dazzling Second Novel in the Words of Editor Robin Desser

Amy Greene’s Dazzling Second Novel in the Words of Editor Robin Desser

Coursing through Long Man is the Amy Greene’s steadfast love for the region and its people—a love that has made her one of the South’s most intriguing breakout authors. Here, her editor, Knopf’s Robin Desser, talks about Greene’s considerable gifts as a storyteller and why her second novel is so special.

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5 Book Club Novels About Being an Artist

5 Book Club Novels About Being an Artist

Inspired by Peter Heller’s new novel The Painter, we’ve curated a must-read list of books about art and artists. Choose one (or more!) for your reading group and explore the fascinating concept of creative genius.

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A World Traveler Map for The Other Language

A World Traveler Map for The Other Language

Join us for a tour of the locations featured in Francesca Marciano’s The Other Language with our world traveler map. It’s the perfect literary escape!

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Quiz for Bibliophiles: Which Literary Heroine Are You?

Quiz for Bibliophiles: Which Literary Heroine Are You?

Inspired by Samantha Ellis’s memoir How to Be a Heroine, we created a “Which Literary Heroine Are You?” quiz so you and your book club friends can discover your literary doppelgängers!

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5 Novels to Read for Black History Month

5 Novels to Read for Black History Month

In recognition of Black History Month, we’re spotlighting five books by African American authors that we think every reading group should discuss: Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison, Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin, A Mercy by Toni Morrison, The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis, and On the Come Up by Hannah Weyer.

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Joseph Boyden’s The Orenda: Editor Gary Fisketjon Presents a Literary Masterpiece

Joseph Boyden’s The Orenda: Editor Gary Fisketjon Presents a Literary Masterpiece

Knopf editor Gary Fisketjon presents The Orenda, Joseph Boyden’s epic saga about the first encounters between Jesuit missionaries and the native tribes of Canada. Read his note to set the stage for your book club’s discussion of this riveting novel.

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Recipe by the Book: Porter Cake for Chestnut Street

Recipe by the Book: Porter Cake for Chestnut Street

Maeve Binchy’s Chestnut Street takes its title from a fictional Dublin neighborhood conjured by the beloved Irish writer. Immerse yourself in the charming setting with this recipe for authentic Irish porter cake, the ideal treat to share with your reading group friends.

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