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Melissa is the founding editor of the B&N Teen Blog and an editor at B&N Reads. She reads books, worries about strangers' dogs (they look thirsty), and gets mad at people who block the escalator. You can find her on Twitter @mimi_albert.

Judy Blume Is Back With In the Unlikely Event, a Portrait of a Town Under Siege

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Judy Blume Is Back With In the Unlikely Event, a Portrait of a Town Under Siege

In her first adult novel in 17 years, Judy Blume returns to preoccupations familiar to fans who met her at any age: family ties, sex, the innocent and...
An Ember in the Ashes Author Sabaa Tahir on the 5 Books That Made Her a Writer

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An Ember in the Ashes Author Sabaa Tahir on the 5 Books That Made Her a Writer

Sabaa Tahir’s An Ember in the Ashes, a bloody fantasy series starter set in the fully fledged world of the Martial Empire, combines epic storytelling...
May’s Top Picks in Fiction

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May’s Top Picks in Fiction

In May’s most exciting fiction releases, Kate Atkinson returns to characters introduced in her masterful award winner Life After Life, Chuck...
Before Seeing Paper Towns, Catch Up on Your John Green

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Before Seeing Paper Towns, Catch Up on Your John Green

Last summer, the adaptation of John Green’s tearjerker The Fault in Our Stars became a historic hit. This July, a second John Green book will make...
April’s Top Picks in Fiction

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April’s Top Picks in Fiction

This month we’re getting long-awaited sequels, the latest from a Nobel Prize-winning novelist, an ice-cold noir thriller, and a delicious...
Add Some Greens to Your Plate with These 6 Cookbooks

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Add Some Greens to Your Plate with These 6 Cookbooks

Eating your greens doesn’t have to mean crunching your way through a mountain of romaine and ranch, or a pile of freezer spinach. Just as kale has...
Celebrate The Sound of Music‘s 50th Anniversary By Falling In Love With It All Over Again

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Celebrate The Sound of Music‘s 50th Anniversary By Falling In Love With It All Over Again

The Sound of Music first enchanted moviegoers a half century ago, with its epic musical arrangements, sweeping Austrian vistas, and an unforgettable...
5 Reasons Melissa Rivers' The Book of Joan Is on Our Must-Read List

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5 Reasons Melissa Rivers' The Book of Joan Is on Our Must-Read List

There is not, nor will there ever be, another comedian like Joan Rivers. A pioneer, a truth-teller, and an unapologetically sharp-tongued staple of the red...
10 Reasons We're Inviting Neil Gaiman and Daniel Handler to Our Next Dinner Party

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10 Reasons We're Inviting Neil Gaiman and Daniel Handler to Our Next Dinner Party

Alone, Neil Gaiman and Daniel Handler are plenty charming. But in conversation together, as they were last night at BAM, they comprise a charm offensive...
Why Nick Hornby's Funny Girl Is a Must for Every Reader

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Why Nick Hornby's Funny Girl Is a Must for Every Reader

Nick Hornby is back with a charming, funny, heart-tugging novel you’ll want to gulp down in a single sitting. (As I did—books like this are what...
The Otherworldly Magic and Ordinary Delights of Kelly Link's Get in Trouble

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The Otherworldly Magic and Ordinary Delights of Kelly Link's Get in Trouble

“Light,” the final story in Kelly Link’s newest collection, is set in a world full of pocket universes, where twins grow from...
February's Top Picks in Fiction

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February's Top Picks in Fiction

This month readers are diving into a story of Nazi-occupied France told through the eyes of two estranged sisters, a multigenerational epic set in...

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