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5 Delightfully Disturbing Narrators

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5 Delightfully Disturbing Narrators

With Lolita, Vladimir Nabakov dared readers to identify with a monstrous, unreliable narrator. Artistic prose and a strong narrative voice can wreak havoc...
March’s Best New History Books

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March’s Best New History Books

March is a month perfectly situated for history-making—the year is still young and full of promise, inspiring folks to take action. You may not be in a...
March’s Best New Thrillers

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March’s Best New Thrillers

It’s that time of year, when the buzz of a new calendar has faded and we’re all collectively realizing just how long it is before our next vacation. A...
March’s Best New Fiction

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March’s Best New Fiction

The Ides of March—the date on which Julius Caesar was assassinated—seems particularly relevant to this month’s best fiction. With two historical...
7 Short Story Collections to Read in 2017

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7 Short Story Collections to Read in 2017

Short story fans are in for a treat in 2017, with so many collections by long-established masters and intriguing debut authors that it will be hard to...
Books to Read While You’re Waiting for Twin Peaks’ Return

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Books to Read While You’re Waiting for Twin Peaks’ Return

The long dreamed-of return of Twin Peaks is happening, and we haven’t stopped eating celebratory pie and coffee since David Lynch gave word. While...

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You’ll Fall in Love With Lisa Kleypas’ Devil in Spring

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You’ll Fall in Love With Lisa Kleypas’ Devil in Spring

Lisa Kleypas is back with another masterful romance full of intrigue, tension, and true love that conquers all. Devil in Spring is the third book in...
The Book Nerd’s Guide to Picking Your Next Read

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The Book Nerd’s Guide to Picking Your Next Read

Welcome to the Book Nerd’s Guide to Life! Every other week, we convene in this safe place to discuss the unique challenges of life for people whose...
10 Seemingly Unrelated Books that Complement Each Other Perfectly

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10 Seemingly Unrelated Books that Complement Each Other Perfectly

The literary world can like an infinite sea of ideas: walk into a bookstore and the thousands of titles on display—which are only the tip of the...
Romance Roundup: Veteran Heroines, Carpathian Chaos, and Montana Men

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Romance Roundup: Veteran Heroines, Carpathian Chaos, and Montana Men

This week’s Romance Roundup includes a woman who gets a well-deserved tropical vacation, an army veteran heroine who needs lots of hugs, and a guy who is...
Our Favorite Romantic Comedies: A Guest Post from Sex Says Authors Max Monroe

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Our Favorite Romantic Comedies: A Guest Post from Sex Says Authors Max Monroe

William Shakespeare was the original craftsman of the Romantic Comedy genre. It might not be a scientific or mathematical fact, but in our minds it is...

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The 5 Most Brain-Warping Fan Theories About Books

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The 5 Most Brain-Warping Fan Theories About Books

Where once delirious theorizing about novels was the province of English professors and their students, safely locked away in the ivory tower of academia,...

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