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The Most Hilarious Letters of All

Julie Schumacher’s witty epistolary novel, Dear Committee Members, provides a glimpse into Professor Jason T. Fitger’s sorry life through a series of absurd and hysterical letters of recommendation he begrudgingly writes for his students and colleagues.

August 19, 2014

From Alchemist to Adultery: Paulo Coelho's Latest

It is resoundingly clear that many delicate choices were made in the crafting of this first-person narrative set in famously neutral Switzerland.

August 18, 2014

Short Stories from the Master: Lydia Davis's Can't and Won't

Lydia Davis is a master of the shortest of short stories, as evident in her most recent collection, Can’t and Won’t.

August 16, 2014

Snakes on Vacation: A $1.99 Kathy Reichs Thrill

Have you ever had a vacation get off to a really, really bad start? So has Tempe Brennan.

August 15, 2014

You're Getting Warmer: 6 Late-Summer Mysteries

Summer is threatening to disappear – but that doesn’t mean your long days of reading outdoors are close to over. Check out these seven mysteries to keep your momentum going.

August 14, 2014

On Heartache and History: The Narrow Road to the Deep North

Richard Flanagan’s latest novel, The Narrow Road to the Deep North, brings readers on a journey into a dark part of world history – and all of the heartache within it.

August 12, 2014

New Murakami to Read Right Now: Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage is Haruki Murakami’s latest novel, long-awaited after the English translation of 1Q84 hit the shelves in 2011.

August 11, 2014

A Truly Unique Beach Read: Graham Joyce's The Ghost in the Electric Blue Suit

Think back to the summers that joined your college years. And now immediately forget them as you dive into Graham Joyce's latest thrilling novel.

August 9, 2014

Bound and Determined: Mastering the Marquess by Lavinia Kent

A whirlpool of emotions, Lavinia Kent’s Mastering the Marquess is not one to be missed.

August 7, 2014

Cristal, Maybach, Diamonds on Your Timepiece: Emma Campion's A Triple Knot

A word to anyone about to read Emma Campion’s A Triple Knot: Readjust your expectations regarding children between the ages of seven and thirteen for the duration of the book.

August 5, 2014

Not It: Celebutant on the Run in Dear Daughter

Elizabeth Little’s debut – featuring the calculating and mesmerizing Janie Jenkins – walks that fabulous line between high-brow and low-brow, and keeps it entertaining every step along the way.

August 4, 2014

A New Story from Jodi Picoult: Free Until Friday!

In advance of Jodi Picoult’s forthcoming novel, Leaving Time, check out Larger Than Life, an original eShort – free until Friday, August 8!

August 2, 2014

On the Fast Track: 5 Questions for Julie Garwood

As Julie Garwood's latest novel is released, we catch up with her to talk inspiration, recommended reads, and more.

July 31, 2014

New From Amy Bloom: Lucky Us, Quirky Family Saga

From the opening two sentences of her new, thoroughly engaging novel, Lucky Us, Amy Bloom has the reader in her thrall

July 29, 2014

On Superheroes and Satisfaction: Nick Harkaway's Tigerman

If strong box office numbers are any indication, something about the heroic epic still fascinates and influences our culture. In his new novel, Tigerman, Nick Harkaway plays with the idea of comic book stories and further explores heroism.