So Much More Than Nothing: Patti Smith's Latest

Patti Smith’s latest memoir, M Train, follows her world travels, profound love of coffee, and memories of the incredible people who filled her life.

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An Old Testament Retelling in The Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks


A Whole Life in Its Pages: Sandra Cisneros's New Memoir


A Worthy Follow-up: After You by Jojo Moyes


You're Imperfect (Or, Reason to Read The Blue Guitar)


YA to Cry Over: Edwidge Danticat's Untwine


On the Intersection of Mixed Martial Arts and Romance by Sarah Robinson


October 2, 2015

New Revolution: Unfinished Business by Anne-Marie Slaughter

In her latest book, Anne-Marie Slaughter shifts the focus of the work-life balance conundrum and frames it as a business and policy issue. And it’s a good thing she did.

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October 1, 2015

Beyond Battleborn: Desert Dreams in Gold Fame Citrus

Claire Vaye Watkins’s debut novel, Gold Fame Citrus, takes a very real tragedy to apocalyptic heights.

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September 30, 2015

Untangled Truths: A Collection Addressing What's Top of Mind

Some of the most interesting things to read, write, or think about are right in front of us but rarely discussed. In a new anthology, editor Elizabeth Benedict brings together twenty-seven women writers and their perspectives on just such a seemingly commonplace topic: hair.

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September 29, 2015

Terrifying New Fiction from Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood continues to terrify readers with her glimpse at a twisted new world that, as usual, isn’t very far from plausible.

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September 28, 2015

The Holocaust: A Vital Perspective

Jane Marks’s 1995 book, The Hidden Children, is as important today as it was when it was first published twenty years ago. Here, the author expresses why that is.

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September 27, 2015

Let the Glitter Fall Where It May: Dumplin' by Julie Murphy

Julie Murphy's charming book Dumplin' celebrates the self - specifically the teenaged, plus-sized self of Willowdean Opal Dickson, daughter of the winner of Clover City's Miss Teen Blue Bonnet (1997), and fan of all things Dolly Parton.

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September 26, 2015

The Deacons of Bourbon Street Are Back: Fire Me Up by Rachael Johns

A tough-as-nails biker, a bohemian artist, and her wrinkly little dog add up for great romance and adventure in Fire Me Up by Rachael Johns.

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