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Review: What Comes Next and How to Like It

Abigail Thomas writes a particular type of episodic memoir, in which chapters are often just a few sentences or paragraphs long. Safekeeping is the best example of her style, while A Three Dog Life is her best overall. I would ...
 
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3 Perfect Valentine’s Day Reads

Bookkaholics, romance is in the air. As you all hopefully know, Saturday is Valentine’s Day, the annual call for lovers around the world to celebrate their—well—love. You probably have reservations at one of the fancy downtown ...
 
 
New Reads
 

10 Facts about Harper Lee’s New Novel

It was 1960 when Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird first entered American culture. Lee’s story is one that carries timeless themes: inequality, class, personal perseverance, gender roles, and compassion. Immediately, it was a ...

 
 
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Review: Publishing by Gail Godwin

I had only heard of one Gail Godwin novel – Flora, her most recent – before I spotted this memoir on NetGalley. It turns out she’s the author of 14 novels, two short story collections, and a few nonfiction works, and was a fina...
 
 
Literary Prizes
 

National Book Critics Circle: The Finalists

Last week, the National Book Critics Circle (NBCC) announced its finalists in six categories. The choices, especially in the fiction category, are especially interesting (and worthy) titles. The selected novels aren’t just the ...

 
 
 
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Introducing the Flavia de Luce Mysteries

There’s nothing as cozy as a Flavia de Luce mystery. Normally I shy away from genre fiction, spurn series, and tire quickly of child narrators – and yet I find the Flavia de Luce novels positively delightful. Why? Well, Canadia...
 
 
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WYW by Derek Dollahite – Book Trailer

See larger image WYW: You will know what to do. Kindle Edition: Check Amazon for Pricing Digital Only WYW by Derek Dollahite – Book Trailer Wyatt Fox and his friend Eli live in a world where everything, from clothes and c...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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2015 Pulitzer Prize Predictions (Updated)

With awards season underway, it’s the perfect time to think about the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction contenders. Really any time is okay for such contemplation, but I digress. In July, we gave you our first list of predictions...

 
Book Lists
 

5 Best Book to Movie Adaptations in 2015

Movies and books are closely related. They both tell stories that entertain, expose, and engage us. These are two forms of art that allow us to escape the burdens of our own lives and enter into a fictional realm—one that can e...
 
 
 
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Review: The House of Silk by Anthony Horowitz

Sherlock Holmes first appeared in 1887 in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s mystery novel A Study in Scarlet. For decades Doyle entertained readers with the wit and cynicism of the famous Baker Street detective. Over a century lat...
 
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The 15 Most Anticipated Books of 2015

2014 was a good year to be a reader. We’ve already discussed how there were some spectacular fiction, nonfiction, mystery, and science fiction titles released last year. Truthfully, it’s a little sad to see 2014 go. But, we mus...