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An exclusive playlist inspired by the women of Sweet, Soft, Plenty Rhythm

An exclusive playlist inspired by the women of Sweet, Soft, Plenty Rhythm

In Sweet, Soft, Plenty Rhythm, Laura Warrell takes readers into the world of jazz and soul as she explores the lives of the women who love trumpet player and old-school ladies’ […]

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A 90s Nostalgia Playlist for Stay True

A 90s Nostalgia Playlist for Stay True

“A near-perfect time capsule of Berkeley from 1995 to 1999, this vivid, shattering memoir knocked me out. . . more than 20 years later, [Hsu] gets it all down, with […]

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Beautiful Country Book Club Kit

Beautiful Country Book Club Kit

“Incredibly important, exquisitely written, harrowing. . .  It is not only Wang’s mastery of the language that makes the story so compelling, but also the passionate yearning for empathy and […]

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Reading Group Guide for Letting Go

Reading Group Guide for Letting Go

Introduction Letting Go is Philip Roth’s first full-length novel, published just after Goodbye, Columbus, when he was twenty-nine. Set in 1950s Chicago, New York, and Iowa City, Letting Go is […]

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Inspiring Memoirs to Feed Your 1990s Nostalgia

Maybe you were in college. Maybe you were in elementary school. Maybe you were already grown. Maybe it’s a time you’ve only ever heard about. Regardless, the 1990s were a […]

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Learn More about Maggie O’Farrell’s Paperback Books

You may know Maggie O’Farrell from her bestselling novel, Hamnet, but if that’s the only book of hers you’ve read, you are in for a treat!   In celebration of […]

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6 Notable Nonfiction Books to Spark Meaningful Discussion

There is nothing like escaping into great fiction, but choosing a nonfiction book for your reading group can open up the conversation in unexpectedly rewarding ways. Whether the book is […]

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Where to Start Reading Julian Barnes

If you’re a denizen of literary media, you certainly know Julian Barnes. The Man Booker-prize winner (and four-time nominee) is one of the most decorated British writers working today. But […]

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Reading Group Guides for The Complete Maus by Art Spiegelman

“The most affecting and successful narrative ever done about the Holocaust.” —The Wall Street Journal “The first masterpiece in comic book history.” —The New Yorker One of Variety‘s “Banned and Challenged […]

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A Note from Suad Amiry, Author of Mother of Strangers

Dear Readers, Writers have the skill, but also the deviousness, to hide behind the characters they create. Though my novel Mother of Strangers is a true love-story based on real […]

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