So Many Delights: Family Furnishings by Alice Munro

It should come as no surprise that Alice Munro, Nobel Prize laureate and quintessential short story writer, is a pleasure to read. Her deft depiction of character and setting are legendary. But what a reader [...]

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A Mad Max-esque Thrill from Ryan Graudin


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Inside the Mind of Richard Branson


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Exclusive Fiction from Monica McInerney: A Change of Key


December 15, 2014

12 Adapted Books to Read Now

In celebration of adaptations and the great books from which they're sourced, check out one of these twelve books before seeing its movie version.

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December 14, 2014

A Real-life Character Who Tells It Like It Is

Dear Nobody: The True Diary of Mary Rose by Gillian McCain and Legs McNeil is a tough book to read: it’s at turns sobering, haunting, and somehow ultimately inspiring.

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December 13, 2014

Murders by the Book: Curl Up With Great Detectives

Winter is as good as here so we've assembled a killer list of new detective series for you to curl up with when it gets cold outside.

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December 12, 2014

Sloane Crosley: The Other Voice of a Generation

Sloane Crosley, a former book publicist, is the author of two essay collections that, together, tell a fascinating story of her young life and her unique way of understanding the contemporary human experience.

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December 11, 2014

In a World with No Sleep: Karen Russell's Sleep Donation

Imagine a world where sleep is not necessarily available to you – unless you find a donor of course.

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December 10, 2014

Find the Season's Meaning: The 13th Gift by Joanne Huist Smith

As recounted in her book, The 13th Gift, December, 1999, was anything but happy for Joanne Huist Smith. She of numerous Santa figurines and the perfect tree. Three wonderful children. No – just two months after her too-young-to-die husband’s death, she wanted nothing to do with Christmas.

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December 9, 2014

Excerpt: Stephen King's Weeds from Dark Screams

Stephen King is one of five writers featured in the new short story collection Dark Screams. Check out an exclusive excerpt from his story.

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