Graphic Breakthrough: Fun Home by Alison Bechdel

When Alison Bechdel started her online comic strip, Dykes to Watch Out For, in 1987, it's safe to assume no one, not even Bechdel herself, could have conceived of the impact her work would eventually have.

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Not What It Seems: The World Before Us by Aislinn Hunter


Or Die Trying: 7 Books on the Triumph of Surviving


The Little Known Story of Beryl Markham: Circling the Sun by Paula McLain


Sweet Reading: 6 Delectable Literary Treats Perfect for Summer


Climbing Up: Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella


Hot at Its Core: New Romance Series 'Take the Fall' by Marquita Valentine


July 24, 2015

To Everything, There Is a Season: 6 Books on Living and Dying Well

It's cliché but true: Death is an unavoidable part of life. Check out these books, whose writers deftly and unflinchingly tackle the taboos and trauma associated with dying and grief. Each of these books, in their own way, shed a some much-needed light on this under-addressed topic.

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July 23, 2015

Family, Fighting, and Felonies up on Brian Panowich's Bull Mountain

Following a family of drug kingpins and their black sheep son, the local sheriff, debut novelist Brian Panowich has created a taut and suspenseful family saga that you won't be able to put down.

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July 22, 2015

Perfect Summer Reading: Barbarian Days by William Finnegan

In Barbarian Days, New Yorker writer William Finnegan recounts a surfing life in exquisite prose and beautifully writ storytelling.

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July 21, 2015

A Twist on Self-Awareness: A Cure for Suicide by Jesse Ball

In his new novel, A Cure for Suicide, Jesse Ball examines one man's struggle to both forget and reconcile with his past in a society that will not allow him to remember it at all.

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July 20, 2015

Magic and Memory: The Confabulist by Steven Galloway

In his imaginative historical novel, Steven Galloway traces a fanciful untold story, crossing time and continents and interweaving two narrative voices to create a novel as intricately constructed as any magician's trick.

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July 19, 2015

Maps, Whitman, and Margo: Paper Towns by John Green

Check out John Green's Paper Towns before the movie lands in theaters!

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July 18, 2015

New Romance Series Alert: Elisabeth Barrett's A Return to Briarwood

Once and Again introduces us to the men and women of Briarwood Country Club, whose pasts are storied and whose lives are so much fun to read.

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