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SF Books for People Who Don’t Read Science Fiction

SF Books for People Who Don’t Read Science Fiction

Here’s a list of some of our favorite SF and SF-adjacent titles to get you started.

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Colson Whitehead on the True Story Behind The Nickel Boys

Colson Whitehead on the True Story Behind The Nickel Boys

Following the publication of his Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award–winning novel The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead skyrocketed to the top of the literary world. Expectations were high for his next book, The Nickel Boys, and readers have been thrilled to discover that it delivers.

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The Rebirth of Chris Bohjalian’s Water Witches

The Rebirth of Chris Bohjalian’s Water Witches

Twenty-five years ago, bestselling author Chris Bohjalian published Water Witches, one of his first novels. Originally released in 1995, Water Witches is a prescient environmental drama that was truly ahead of its time as a cautionary tale about climate change.

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The Secrets We Kept Book Club Kit

The Secrets We Kept Book Club Kit

When you think of Doctor Zhivago, you probably think of dramatic, tragic love affairs and very cold winters. After reading The Secrets We Kept, we’re betting an entirely different set …

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Learning from Our Past: A Q&A with Julie Orringer

Learning from Our Past: A Q&A with Julie Orringer

Julie Orringer’s The Flight Portfolio is a stirring historical novel based on real events. It follows Varian Fry, an unlikely hero, as he works tirelessly to save some of Europe’s greatest minds from the Nazis.

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Bond with Dad over These Books

Bond with Dad over These Books

Father’s Day is coming up and this year we’re looking for creative ways to celebrate with the important men in our lives. We’ve learned that even when we’re far apart …

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Empty Watchlist? Queue the (Literary) Drama and Thrills

Empty Watchlist? Queue the (Literary) Drama and Thrills

So you’ve been ignoring your bookshelf in favor of Netflix’s siren song or Hulu’s ever-expanding catalog. Don’t worry, we’ve been doing the same. Luckily, we also have a stack of …

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Armchair Adventurer: The French Countryside in The Second-Worst Restaurant in France

Armchair Adventurer: The French Countryside in The Second-Worst Restaurant in France

Renowned food writer Paul Stuart does not have much luck when it comes to love. In Alexander McCall Smith’s novel The Second-Worst Restaurant in France, Paul once again finds himself …

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6 Novels to Transport You to France During World War II and Beyond

6 Novels to Transport You to France During World War II and Beyond

As travel isn’t an option for many of us right now, books are more necessary than ever to take us to the faraway places we long for. In case anyone …

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Book and Wine Pairings for National Wine Day

Book and Wine Pairings for National Wine Day

Not only is May 25th the traditional kickoff of summer, it also happens to be National Wine Day! We can’t think of a better way to celebrate than by pouring …

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