March 24, 2015

An Emotional Ride: Hausfrau by Jill Alexander Essbaum

There are many reasons we read fiction. Sometimes, we just want an escape. Sometimes we want to learn. Sometimes we want to laugh. And sometimes, it is to have a glimpse into someone else’s human condition.

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March 23, 2015

The Nightingale: Kristin Hannah's Tale of Love and Family in WWII

World War II has millions of stories to tell and to inspire, with many still unwritten. Kristin Hannah has already proven herself as a bestselling author with a huge fan base for her novels, books about families, friendship, and love. When you bring the two together, the result is powerful.

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March 22, 2015

Lost + Portnoy's Complaint + Teens = Grasshopper Jungle

If you squished together the TV show “Lost,” the spilled seed in Portnoy’s Complaint, and the adulation of teens and librarians into one big ball of a book, I’m pretty sure you’d get Andrew Smith’s Grasshopper Jungle. Oh wait, there are six-foot insects, too.

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March 21, 2015

A Hot New Series for Fans of Jacquelyn Frank

From New York Times bestselling author Jacquelyn Frank comes the scorching hot first book in a thrilling new series featuring four warrior brothers who have the power – and the curse – of immortality. Herewith, an excerpt from Cursed by Fire in the Immortal Brothers series.

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March 20, 2015

Henry David Thoreau, the Hound, and the Turtle Dove

‘A fidelity to the ungraspable can be found at the root of both biological existence and what we experience as beauty; the steepest pitches of the heart and mind make their own shade.’

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March 19, 2015

Your Need-to-Know: A Q&A with Katherine Heiny

'Really, it’s amazing I have any friends left at all.' Check out our Q&A with writer Katherine Heiny.

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March 18, 2015

Who You Are and What You Do: Better than Before, by Gretchen Rubin

Gretchen Rubin is back with Better Than Before, another tool in your arsenal of how to live more productively and efficiently.

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