A Peek at Your Inner Wildebeest: Catherine Lacey's Nobody Is Ever Missing

The fear of secret mind readers is funny because it’s such a relatable anxiety. It is also a little sad and more than a little self-conscious. Thus, meet our narrator, Elyria, in Catherine Lacey's debut [...]

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Truth in Fiction: A Wedding in Provence by Ellen Sussman


On the Right to Read and Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird


Tim Weaver on the Difference Between the American and British Thriller


Revisit a YA Classic: Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging


Plain Jayne by Laura Drewry: A Return Home


5 Questions for Celebrity Emulator Rachel Bertsche


July 17, 2014

California: An Original, Exciting Dystopian Debut

California is an original dystopian/apocalypse novel, a commendable feat in an arguably oversaturated genre, and its version of the almost-end is captivating for how imminent and possible it is.

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July 16, 2014

King of the World by David Remnick: On Boxing Legend Muhammad Ali

David Remnick has written a compelling monument to Muhammad Ali, a man who pushed himself into the history books.

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July 15, 2014

The Intricacy of Marriage: Life Drawing by Robin Black

The extraordinary short story writer Robin Black in her first collection, If I Loved You I Would Tell You This, captured the reader’s attention with careful detail, brilliant dialogue and the specific interiority of her characters. In Life Drawing, her first novel, now available, she displays many of the same attributes.

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July 14, 2014

A Fairy Tale, Revisited: Michael Cunningham's The Snow Queen

Michael Cunningham's latest novel, The Snow Queen, revisits a familiar Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, but with a twist.

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July 13, 2014

Zombies? Coming-of-Age? All at Once

Courtney Summers’s young adult novel, This Is Not a Test, explores the theme of survival – at multiple levels.

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July 12, 2014

New Romance Series Hell's Outlaws: The Last of the Red-Hot Cowboys

Tina Leonard’s new series, the Hell's Outlaws, begins right here with a women’s rodeo – and the men who think it’s a bad idea.

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July 11, 2014

5 Great Public Typos from Drummond Moir's Just My Typo

Drummond Moir’s collection of the worst typos ever, Just My Typo, is filled with cringe-worthy, chuckle-inducing, forehead-smacking moments of mistakes with the written word. Here are just a few.

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