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Our Go-To Mother’s Day Gifts

Our Go-To Mother’s Day Gifts

Mother’s Day is May 9, and we believe there is no better way to celebrate Mom than giving her a book and some time alone to read it! Below are …

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Ella Minnow Pea: A Q&A with Mark Dunn

Ella Minnow Pea: A Q&A with Mark Dunn

Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn is one of the most unique pieces of fiction you are likely to read.

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Recipe by the Book: Olives al Forno for Whereabouts

Recipe by the Book: Olives al Forno for Whereabouts

In Whereabouts, Jhumpa Lahiri, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Lowland and Interpreter of Maladies pushes herself to a new level of artistic achievement, writing in Italian and translating into English herself. This lush, meditative, …

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A Creative Cocktail for Lauren Hough’s Leaving Isn’t the Hardest Thing

A Creative Cocktail for Lauren Hough’s Leaving Isn’t the Hardest Thing

Lauren Hough’s remarkable debut, Leaving Isn’t the Hardest Thing, is, as Roxane Gay puts it, “a memoir in essays about so many things—growing up in an abusive cult, coming-of-age as a lesbian in the military . . . and what it’s like to grow into the person you are meant to be.”

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Family Epics for Your Book Club – Part 2

Family Epics for Your Book Club – Part 2

Families encompass so many universal human qualities that we can’t help but see ourselves in at least one (if not more) of its members. A few years ago, we shared …

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Recipe by the Book: Sweet German Pancakes for Your Inner Hedgehog

Recipe by the Book: Sweet German Pancakes for Your Inner Hedgehog

In the latest entertaining and hilarious Professor Dr. Dr. Moritz-Maria Von Igelfeld novel, our hopelessly out-of-touch hero is forced to confront uppity librarians, the rector of the university, and a …

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Hemingway: A Companion Reading List for the Captivating New Documentary

Hemingway: A Companion Reading List for the Captivating New Documentary

In honor of the upcoming Hemingway documentary series, we’ve put together this list of reads to help you get to know the literary icon even better.

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Chili and Cornbread from Redhead by the Side of the Road

Chili and Cornbread from Redhead by the Side of the Road

Micah Mortimer, a self-employed tech expert and loner, seems content to lead a steady, circumscribed life. But one day his routines are blown apart when his woman friend (he refuses …

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The Water Rituals Armchair Adventure

The Water Rituals Armchair Adventure

If you’ve already dipped into The Silence of the White City, the first installment of The White City Trilogy, you know that one of Eva García Sáenz’s specialties is masterfully …

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Love, Friendship, and Messy First Drafts: A Q&A with Rufi Thorpe

Love, Friendship, and Messy First Drafts: A Q&A with Rufi Thorpe

Rufi Thorpe’s latest book, The Knockout Queen, is a dazzling and darkly comic novel of love, violence, and friendship in the California suburbs. Recently named a finalist for this year’s PEN/Faulkner Award, it’s a perfect pick for your next book club meeting.

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