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The Perfect Austen Dinner Party Playlist for “The Murder of Mr. Wickham”

The Perfect Austen Dinner Party Playlist for “The Murder of Mr. Wickham”

Austen fans unite! The Murder of Mr. Wickham is the crossover event you’ve been waiting for. This thrilling whodunit features Jane Austen’s leading literary characters, from Mr. Darcy to Emma, […]

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Learn more about Jennifer Close’s new novel Marrying the Ketchups!

Learn more about Jennifer Close’s new novel Marrying the Ketchups!

Jennifer Close’s new novel, Marrying the Ketchups, is an irresistible comedy of manners about three generations of a Chicago restaurant family and the deep-fried, beer-battered, cream cheese-frosted love that feeds […]

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A Behind-the-Scenes Look at The Lioness Chocolate Bar Production with Chris Bohjalian

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at The Lioness Chocolate Bar Production with Chris Bohjalian

We’re continuing our partnership with Chris Bohjalian and Lake Champlain Chocolates with an extra special treat! After pairing Bohjalian’s backlist with their gourmet chocolate (check out the pairings here) to […]

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Trailer for Breathless by Amy McCulloch

Trailer for Breathless by Amy McCulloch

In Breathless, journalist Cecily Wong is on her most dangerous climb yet, miles above sea level. But the elements are nothing compared to one chilling truth: There’s a killer on […]

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Book Recs from the Hollow

In this exclusive essay, Juneau Black imagines the Shady Hollow denizen’s favorite reads.   Everyone wants to know about their favorite characters’ favorite books. Thus, your correspondents spent a day […]

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A Note from Sara Kruzan on I Cried to Dream Again

In I Cried to Dream Again, Sara Kruzan recounts her heartbreaking, disturbing, and, ultimately, empowering, story—from her time being abused, groomed, and trafficked for sex from age eleven to age sixteen, […]

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When Women Were Dragons – Discussion Guide

A rollicking feminist tale set in 1950s America, where thousands of women have spontaneously transformed into dragons, exploding notions of a woman’s place in the world and expanding minds about […]

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Art Inspired by the Cover of When Women Were Dragons

  When Women Were Dragons by Kelly Barnhill Cover Re-creations from Readers From the New York Times bestselling author of The Girl Who Drank The Moon and The Ogress and the Orphans, […]

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Laugh-Inducing Essay Collections

Raise your hand if you need a laugh right now. Guess what, if your hand is up, you’re in the right place! We have plenty of laugh-inducing material in the […]

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Sea of Tranquility Book Club Kit

From the streets of Montreal and New York to the travels of a group of survivors after a plague to a mysterious world of shipping and Ponzi schemes, Emily St. […]

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