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Your Favorite Authors Love Dorothy Dunnett

Your Favorite Authors Love Dorothy Dunnett

Combining all the political intrigue of Game of Thrones with the sweeping romanticism of Outlander, Dorothy Dunnett’s legendary Lymond Chronicles have enthralled readers for decades and amassed legions of devoted fans. Among the many lovers of all things Dunnett are some of your favorite authors

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Six Life-Changing Stories for Animal Lovers

Six Life-Changing Stories for Animal Lovers

Whether it’s the joy of a new puppy, the ferocity of an untamed beast, or the grief of a beloved pet laid to rest, most of us have had an …

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Caregiving and Creative Writing: A Q&A with debut novelist Lila Savage

Caregiving and Creative Writing: A Q&A with debut novelist Lila Savage

A beautiful, bracingly honest debut novel about the triangle formed between a young woman and the couple whose lives she enters one transformative year, Say Say Say is a story …

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7 Books about Life in the Wake of Tragedy

7 Books about Life in the Wake of Tragedy

It’s pretty obvious to any bibliophile that we can learn a lot from the books we read. Not only can they offer more practical guidance, but they also provide examples of how to cope—or, in some cases, not cope—with whatever life throws at us.

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Our Favorite Middle Eastern Authors

Our Favorite Middle Eastern Authors

In honor of the paperback publication of Hanan al-Shaykh’s The Occasional Virgin, here is a roundup of our favorite Middle Eastern authors! Spanning award-winning books from nearly twenty years ago …

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The Most Fun We Ever Had Book Club Kit

The Most Fun We Ever Had Book Club Kit

Here at the Reading Group Center, we’re calling it the most binge-worthy book of the summer…the novel that you will be texting your book club about before you even get …

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The Characters of There There

The Characters of There There

If you’re a fan of beautifully written literary fiction with depth, then There There should be on your TBR list.

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The Last Cruise: Author Q&A with Kate Christensen

The Last Cruise: Author Q&A with Kate Christensen

Now available in paperback, Kate Christensen’s most recent novel, The Last Cruise, navigates the choppy waters of love and danger. The 1950s ocean liner Queen Isabella is making her final …

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The Betrayal of the American Dream: An Exclusive Q&A with Abdi Nor Iftin

The Betrayal of the American Dream: An Exclusive Q&A with Abdi Nor Iftin

Call Me American is the incredible true story of a young boy living in war-torn Somalia who eventually escapes to America—first by way of movies and music, and years later, through a miraculous visa lottery. That boy, Abdi Nor Iftin, is now a grown man and refugee making a successful life in America.

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Ingrid Rojas Contreras on the Power of Listening and Transgressing Class Divides

Ingrid Rojas Contreras on the Power of Listening and Transgressing Class Divides

Ingrid Rojas Contreras grew up in a nice neighborhood in Bogotá, Colombia, but she was always aware that there was another, darker and more dangerous, world outside the gates of …

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