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Notable Works from Peter Handke and Olga Tokarczuk, Newly Named Winners of the Nobel Prize for Literature

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Notable Works from Peter Handke and Olga Tokarczuk, Newly Named Winners of the Nobel Prize for Literature

Last year, the literary world lamented when the Swedish Academy announced that it would not award the 2018 Nobel Prize in Literature due to a scandal...
8 Books to Read if You Loved The Testaments, September’s B&N Book Club Selection

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8 Books to Read if You Loved The Testaments, September’s B&N Book Club Selection

The Barnes & Noble Book Club selection for September, Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments, picks up more than 15 years after the events in her original...
Romance Roundup: Alaskan Rangers, Quarreling Coworkers, and Gilded Age Widows

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Romance Roundup: Alaskan Rangers, Quarreling Coworkers, and Gilded Age Widows

This week’s Romance Roundup includes a wounded warrior who ends up falling for a very special lady, a cancer survivor who’s about to meet a very hunky...
21 Books for Fans of HBO’s Succession

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21 Books for Fans of HBO’s Succession

The second season of HBO’s Succession is in full swing, and I’m absolutely obsessed. The Roy family saga is one of constant undermining, financial...
Announcing the 2019 National Book Awards Finalists

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Announcing the 2019 National Book Awards Finalists

In late September, the longlists for the 2019 National Book Awards were announced, with the selection of finalists in each of five categories—Young...
The Best Thrillers of October 2019

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The Best Thrillers of October 2019

It’s fall, which means we’re heading into prime stay-in-and-read weather. Thankfully, October boasts plenty of great thrillers to keep you busy,...
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An Interview with Danielle Steel On Motherhood, Writing Every Day, and the Novels That Have Meant the Most to Her

Danielle Steel is a venerable novelist who has written over 180 books and is a staple of the New York Times bestseller list. In the interview below, she...
The Best New Vinyl To Spin in October 2019

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The Best New Vinyl To Spin in October 2019

Start off spooky season the right way this year by picking up some new records from the Vinyl Store! We’ve got two Peanuts soundtracks...
11 Books to Help You Make Sense of the Impeachment Process

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11 Books to Help You Make Sense of the Impeachment Process

If you imagine discussion of current events as one of those text clouds in which the size of the word reflects its frequency of use, the word...
Romance Roundup: Christmas Miracles, Royal Secretaries, and Gallery Owners

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Romance Roundup: Christmas Miracles, Royal Secretaries, and Gallery Owners

This week’s Romance Roundup includes a married couple that wants to get pregnant, a single mom who meets a very handsome (and formal) British man, and a...
October’s Best New Fiction

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October’s Best New Fiction

Holiday season is upon us, so break out the Halloween candy and the eggnog (along with some great reads, of course)! Joe Hill and Leigh Bardugo’s new...
The Best History & Current Affairs Books of October 2019

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The Best History & Current Affairs Books of October 2019

This October feels like an especially good time to remember that history is happening all around us, all the time. Certainly, this is the ideal month to...

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