The Daring Debut of the Season: The Shore

Sara Taylor’s debut novel is thrilling and daring and dark. Which is just the way we like our summer reads.

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How to Beat Polio, 1952: Excerpt from Extreme Medicine


Are We That Far Off from the World of the Water Knife?


Sex and Gender, Love and Marriage: The Danish Girl by David Ebershoff


For YA Fans of the Supernatural: The Walls Around Us


Check Out The One That Got Away


Become a Better You: Triggers by Marshall Goldsmith


May 21, 2015

Not What You Expect: The Lemon Grove by Helen Walsh

You often hear the phrase “Don’t judge a book by its cover.” In the case of Helen Walsh’s The Lemon Grove, consider this an imperative.

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May 20, 2015

Celebrate Your Inner Spinster with Kate Bolick

Spinster, the new memoir-history hybrid from Kate Bolick, is a nuanced exploration of women struggling to discover their identities independent of external factors like men, work, and family.

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May 19, 2015

Digital Warzone: High Fashion Gone Haywire in The Knockoff

In this delicious debut, Imogen Tate has worked her whole adult life building a career in magazines when her professional worst nightmare is realized in the form of her tech-obsessed, former assistant who threatens to upend everything in Imogen's work-centered universe.

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May 18, 2015

A New Endeavor from Mark Z. Danielewski

Mark Z. Danielewski, the author who brought us House of Leaves, returns with the first in a twenty-seven-part series.

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May 17, 2015

Dystopian Debut: An Ember in the Ashes

In her excellent young adult book An Ember in the Ashes, debut novelist Sabaa Tahir has created an unforgettable, brutal world and, in it, a heroine named Laia, who shines as bright as an ember and holds on to her humanity and hope despite living in a time and place that values these things so little.

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May 16, 2015

Revenge and Twists in Breaking Noah by Missy Johnson and Ashley Suzanne

Get ready, because the prologue to Breaking Noah, by Ashley Suzanne and New York Times best-selling author Missy Johnson, will grab you right away with its high emotion and the story only intensifies from there.

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May 15, 2015

How to Comprehend Creation, Courtesy of Leonard Mlodinow

In The Upright Thinkers: The Human Journey from Living in Trees to Understanding the Cosmos by Leonard Mlodinow, the fascinating evolution and history of man’s insatiable curiosity and quest for knowledge is revealed.

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