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FICTION

No Time Machine? Try One of These New Works of Historical Fiction Instead

No Time Machine? Try One of These New Works of Historical Fiction Instead

If you’ve been watching the new TV adaptation of Outlander, you may recently have found yourself yearning for the chance to step back in time. And assuming your neighborhood is low on standing stones and ancient Druidic magic, your best […]

by × August 26, 2014 ×

SUMMER READING

You Don’t Need a Beach to Love these 10 Books, But it Wouldn’t Hurt

You Don’t Need a Beach to Love these 10 Books, But it Wouldn’t Hurt

The perfect beach book combines maximum readability with a story you can dip in and out of it without losing the thread, built sturdily enough to accommodate distractions by sandcastle builders, thieving seagulls, and the soothing, sleep-inducing beat of the […]

by × July 2, 2014 ×

THE B&N BOOKSHELF

Take a 5-Book Journey from Victorian England to 1970s Atlanta

Take a 5-Book Journey from Victorian England to 1970s Atlanta

Taking a summer vacation in the pages of a book is cheaper than any cruise, and puts you at zero risk of delays, tourist traps, and glasses-shaped sunburns (unless, of course, you fall asleep reading on the beach). This season’s […]

by × June 24, 2014 ×

NEW RELEASES

Frog Music: Singing the San Francisco Blues

Frog Music: Singing the San Francisco Blues

Juliet’s father in “Romeo and Juliet” tends to get off easy. Audiences feel bad for both sets of parents, Capulet and Montague, at the end of the play, because both are bereaved; but that doesn’t mean their grief is created […]

by × May 21, 2014 ×

HISTORICAL FICTION

6 Bad Girls of Historical Fiction

6 Bad Girls of Historical Fiction

Though the genre may suggest narratives covered in a fine layer of dust, rooted as they are in ancient artifacts like crinkled letters and age-dark paintings, historical fiction is actually pretty sensational, often brought to life by quirky casts of […]

by × April 21, 2014 ×

THE B&N BOOKSHELF

5 Sweeping Historical Tales to Take You Far, Far Away

5 Sweeping Historical Tales to Take You Far, Far Away

It’s April 1, which means that 1) your risk of sitting on a whoopie cushion is at an all-time high, and 2) spring is undeniably here! As the earth comes back to life, wake up your bookshelves with 5 great […]

by × April 1, 2014 ×

QUOTES WE LOVE

The Quotable Swashbuckler: 12 Telling Lines

The Quotable Swashbuckler: 12 Telling Lines

No other genre lends itself so readily to the well-turned phrase as the swashbuckler. Something about the combination of adventure, swordplay, and high romance liberates, and lubricates, a writer’s flair for the dramatic. Whether swinging from a chandelier or the […]

by × March 4, 2014 ×

THE B&N BOOKSHELF

3 Books That Will Inspire You to Unplug

3 Books That Will Inspire You to Unplug

If your thoughts have started forming in 140-character blurbs, and your hand is permanently frozen in the shape of a cell-phone claw, then this list is for you. Prepare to remember life as it was lived before Apple TV, and […]

by × February 25, 2014 ×

SUE MONK KIDD

Sue Monk Kidd’s The Invention of Wings Lives and Breathes

Sue Monk Kidd’s The Invention of Wings Lives and Breathes

The Invention of Wings, the latest novel from Sue Monk Kidd, is a recent Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 selection—and a triumph. Reading it is a sensory, transformative experience. Accounting for nearly 40 years of painful American history, Kidd’s meticulously researched […]

by × February 4, 2014 ×