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Jeff Somers is the author of We Are Not Good People, the Avery Cates series, Lifers, and Chum. He was first sighted in Jersey City, New Jersey, after the destruction of a classified government installation in the early 1970s; the area in question is still too radioactive to go near. Jeff has published over thirty short stories, including “Ringing the Changes,” which appeared in the Best American Mystery Stories 2006 anthology.

Every Megan Abbott Book, Ranked

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Every Megan Abbott Book, Ranked

Megan Abbott is having a Moment. With the publication of her ninth novel, Give Me Your Hand, comes the realization that this brilliant author has flown...
The Ultimate Slow Burn Reading List

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The Ultimate Slow Burn Reading List

Podcasts have come into their own in recent years, and in a post-Serial world, we’re all suffering from choice paralysis when it comes to picking our...
Nerdfighters Unite: Hank Green’s An Absolutely Remarkable Thing is the Next B&N Book Club Pick

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Nerdfighters Unite: Hank Green’s An Absolutely Remarkable Thing is the Next B&N Book Club Pick

Of the many wondrous effects the rise of internet culture has had on the world, perhaps the most delightful is the Rise of the Nerd, led by folks like Hank...
September’s Best Thrillers

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September’s Best Thrillers

Fall is coming, and with it a host of new thrillers to keep you turning pages as the weather cools. From masters like James Patterson and Mary Kubica to...
September’s Best History Books

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September’s Best History Books

This month’s crop of history books includes a fascinating look into the nature of leadership from one of our greatest living historians, a thriller-like...
Chuck Palahniuk’s Novels, Ranked

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Chuck Palahniuk’s Novels, Ranked

Chuck Palahniuk is a difficult writer to discuss; even among his fans, there’s great disagreement about which of his books are classics and which are...
10 Books That Prove People Are Getting Serious About Happiness

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10 Books That Prove People Are Getting Serious About Happiness

When we find ourselves in unsettled times, we turn to books for insight and guidance. And we aren’t the only ones: more people than ever are looking...
10 Books to Read Before Getting Divorced

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10 Books to Read Before Getting Divorced

Despite the knowledge that many marriages aren’t forever, most who say “I do” assume their partnerships will be forever—otherwise, why...
Don DeLillo’s Novels, Ranked

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Don DeLillo’s Novels, Ranked

Reading Don DeLillo, the cult novelist who ascended to literary superstardom, can be a tense, exhausting experience. The universes he creates for us are...
August’s Best New Thrillers

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August’s Best New Thrillers

The dog days of August are known for their heat. Still, even with a nice shady spot and a tall glass of something iced, this month’s best thrillers may...
6 Books in Which the Internet Helps Destroy the World

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6 Books in Which the Internet Helps Destroy the World

It’s remarkable how quickly the internet has moved from new innovation to simply become the way we live now. It’s possible no other technology has...
10 The Best Books to Read This Summer to Become a Better, Smarter, Happier Person

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10 The Best Books to Read This Summer to Become a Better, Smarter, Happier Person

Whether your summer means more free time or—shout out to parents whose kids are on summer break—much less, you can use it to power up your reading,...

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