Lies, Spies, and the Pursuit of Happiness in Brock Clarke's Smart Fourth Novel

In the wacky, new spy novel The Happiest People in the World, Brock Clarke crafts a satirical commentary on how paranoia and spy-obsessed culture can go wrong – and when this many CIA operatives are involved, [...]

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The Wonder Woman We've Waited For


To Know Penelope Fitzgerald: Hermione Lee's Brand-New Bio


The Slow Burn of Lisa Gornick's Tinderbox


Randomly Riveting: New YA from Tom Leveen


Setting the Standard: In Cold Blood by Truman Capote


Say It Loud: 9 Amy Poehler Quotes for Life and Laughs


November 13, 2014

Romancing History: Penelope Fitzgerald's The Blue Flower

Penelope Fitzgerald called her book The Blue Flower a 'novel of sorts.' Indeed, its complexity and beauty doesn't leave it easily defined.

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November 12, 2014

How to Make Love Last: Meet Linda Carroll's Love Cycles

Author and couples counselor Linda Carroll has set to defining the five stages of all romantic relationships, and takes it even further with this guide to surviving all five and coming out stronger and more loving than before.

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November 11, 2014

From the Front Lines: New Insight Into the Lives of Our Veterans

It's rare that we get a true glimpse into what life is like on the front lines for American soldiers -- as well as on the front lines of recovery when they return. Howard Schultz and Rajiv Chandrasekaran offer such a glimpse, and every American should see it as his or her duty to take this opportunity.

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November 10, 2014

Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan Epic Continues

The third novel in Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan novels continues a story that will have you hooked from the start and keep you coming back for more.

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November 9, 2014

Misdirection and Sleights of Hand: The Doubt Factory

Acclaimed author Paolo Bacigalupi’s second YA novel, The Doubt Factory, is a surprising (and pleasant!) departure from his Michael L. Printz Award-winning Ship Breaker.

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November 8, 2014

A Spark of Life Behind Dead Eyes: The Latest from John Twelve Hawks

Jacob Underwood may be able to walk and talk, but he feels more dead than alive. Nothing is more dangerous than a man with nothing to lose in this dystopian thrill ride from enigmatic author John Twelve Hawks.

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November 7, 2014

On the Evolution of Jimmy Choo

Tamara Mellon is the co-founder of iconic luxury shoe brand Jimmy Choo. Have a peek at a tidbit of the story that goes back to its start.

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