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Speaking Truth to Power in The Book of Essie: An Exclusive Q&A with Meghan MacLean Weir

Speaking Truth to Power in The Book of Essie: An Exclusive Q&A with Meghan MacLean Weir

Meghan MacLean Weir’s debut novel The Book of Essie takes us behind the scenes of the reality television phenomenon Six for Hix and into the life of its youngest star—who …

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A Guide to The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency Series

A Guide to The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency Series

Fans around the world adore the bestselling The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency and its proprietor, Precious Ramotswe, Botswana’s premier lady detective. In this charming series, Mma Ramotswe—with help from her loyal associate, Grace Makutsi—navigates her cases and her personal life with wisdom, good humor, and the occasional cup of tea.

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Native American Identity in There There

Native American Identity in There There

Tommy Orange’s sensational, bestselling debut, There There, has taken the literary world by storm.

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Your Favorite Writers Love Anne Tyler

Your Favorite Writers Love Anne Tyler

Seriously, they do.

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April in Italy: Artichoke Omelet for Bella Figura

April in Italy: Artichoke Omelet for Bella Figura

Kamin Mohammadi, a magazine editor in London, should have been on top of the world. But after heartbreak and loneliness, the stress of her “dream life” was ruining her physical …

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Becoming Transfixed by Washington Black: An Exclusive Essay from the Editor

Becoming Transfixed by Washington Black: An Exclusive Essay from the Editor

Esi Edugyan’s Washington Black is the latest book we cannot stop discussing. One of the New York Times’s ten best books of the year, finalist for the Man Booker Prize, …

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Sweet Potato Cobbler from The Best Cook in the World

Sweet Potato Cobbler from The Best Cook in the World

Reading Rick Bragg’s The Best Cook in the World is like sitting down with family for a good old-fashioned home-cooked meal. Bragg brings us into his childhood kitchen, where generations …

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Michael Ondaatje’s Warlight

Michael Ondaatje’s Warlight

Readers who fell in love with Michael Ondaatje’s The English Patient are in luck! His latest novel, Warlight, is out in paperback and delivers a rich, magnificent look into the …

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Near-Death Experiences and Confronting Mortality: An Exclusive Q&A with Maggie O’Farrell

Near-Death Experiences and Confronting Mortality: An Exclusive Q&A with Maggie O’Farrell

Maggie O’Farrell’s extraordinary memoir I Am, I Am, I Am is truly one of a kind. Told through seventeen near-death experiences, it’s a beautifully written and deeply personal account of one woman facing her fears and overcoming hardship.

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The Books in My Book: Jana Casale on the Books She Loved Enough to Include in Her Novel

The Books in My Book: Jana Casale on the Books She Loved Enough to Include in Her Novel

Jane Casale, the author of The Girl Who Never Read Noam Chomsky, talks about the books she loved enough to include in her novel.

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