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8 Spells, Potions and Objects in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince That Will Make You Wish Magic Was Real

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8 Spells, Potions and Objects in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince That Will Make You Wish Magic Was Real

Behind every fictional bad guy is the dark and troubled past that made him this way. Lord Voldemort of the Harry Potter series (aka, the most villainous...
7 Hilarious Gift Books by Funny Women

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7 Hilarious Gift Books by Funny Women

Coming as they do at the end of the year, the holidays are as much a time of joy and togetherness as they are a time of last-minute bustle and unfestive...
7 Feminist Poetry Collections that Empower and Inspire

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7 Feminist Poetry Collections that Empower and Inspire

For centuries, the world’s most embattled social and political movements have expressed themselves in part through poetry—and feminism is no different....
Oprah Names a New Nonfiction Book Club Selection

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Oprah Names a New Nonfiction Book Club Selection

Glennon Doyle Melton has unleashed a memoir of epic proportions with Love Warrior. This is the latest book from the Internet sensation, who, since...
Feminist Book Club: Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman, by Lindy West

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Feminist Book Club: Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman, by Lindy West

Welcome to Feminist Book Club! FBC is a monthly column in which we explore written works through a feminist lens. Each post features one book and announces...
In Remembrance of Elie Wiesel, Holocaust Survivor and Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize

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In Remembrance of Elie Wiesel, Holocaust Survivor and Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize

Elie Wiesel, Holocaust survivor, Nobel Peace Prize winner, and author of concentration camp memoir Night, has died. He was 87. A Voice for Six Million...

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A Moving Story of Sisters, and a Perfect Book Club Pick

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A Moving Story of Sisters, and a Perfect Book Club Pick

Sibling relationships of all kinds are complicated at best, coming by definition with a lifetime’s worth of family baggage. The relationships that...
4 Times Don DeLillo Predicted the Future

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4 Times Don DeLillo Predicted the Future

Most of us would consider Don DeLillo to be among the Great American Novelists, the author of towering works of classic, cerebral, (but approachable)...
Maestra Author L.S. Hilton Shares Her Top 10 Female-Fronted Thrillers

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Maestra Author L.S. Hilton Shares Her Top 10 Female-Fronted Thrillers

L.S. Hilton’s pitch-black trilogy starter Maestra gives us a new amoral heroine to love: Judith Rashleigh, art house assistant by day and hostess by...
Shelf Improvement: Books to Improve Your Life and Library: Quintessential Wiseguys Edition

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Shelf Improvement: Books to Improve Your Life and Library: Quintessential Wiseguys Edition

Shelf Improvement is a column highlighting books guaranteed to improve your library and your life. From literary fiction, young adult, and humor, to...
Where to Start Guide: Toni Morrison

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Where to Start Guide: Toni Morrison

The incomparable Toni Morrison looms large in American literature. She’s the only living American novelist who has won the Nobel Prize in literature,...
Where to Start With: T.C. Boyle

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Where to Start With: T.C. Boyle

I’m such a T.C. Boyle fan I’ve interviewed him three times for three different newspapers—several of which no longer exist. It’s not...

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