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Jen is a writer and editor whose work has appeared in xoJane, Seattle Weekly, Alaska Airlines Magazine, Zap2it, and a bunch of other places. She lives with her husband, two daughters, and Labrador in Boulder, Colo., where she enjoys drinking iced lattes year-round, OD’ing on ’90s nostalgia, and tweeting @HarperJen.

December’s Can’t-Miss New Releases in Young Readers

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December’s Can’t-Miss New Releases in Young Readers

The holiday season is upon us, which means decking those halls, wrapping presents, baking cookies, and making sure the kids have enough reading material to...
Celebrate the Deluxe Signed Edition of Becoming with 15 Inspiring Quotes from Michelle Obama’s Iconic Memoir

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Celebrate the Deluxe Signed Edition of Becoming with 15 Inspiring Quotes from Michelle Obama’s Iconic Memoir

A year after the release of former First Lady Michelle Obama’s bestselling memoir Becoming, readers continue to revel in the warmth, wisdom, humility,...
9 Books to Read if You Loved The Ninth House, October’s B&N Book Club Selection

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9 Books to Read if You Loved The Ninth House, October’s B&N Book Club Selection

The Barnes & Noble Book Club selection for October, The Ninth House, found readers tearing into a richly dark fantasy novel—author Leigh Bardugo’s...
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...
9 Books to Read if You Loved Inland, August’s B&N Book Club Selection

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9 Books to Read if You Loved Inland, August’s B&N Book Club Selection

The Barnes & Noble Book Club selection for August, Téa Obreht’s Inland, combines magical, mystical elements with historical fiction set in the rich,...
7 New Cookbooks Fit for Fall

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7 New Cookbooks Fit for Fall

Fall is just around the corner, which is great news for everyone who loves to cook but couldn’t bear to turn their stoves on during those off-the-charts...
12 Books to Read If You Loved The Nickel Boys, July’s B&N Book Club Selection

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12 Books to Read If You Loved The Nickel Boys, July’s B&N Book Club Selection

The Barnes & Noble Book Club selection for July, Colson Whitehead’s The Nickel Boys, captures the devastating story of two boys snared in the trap of...
9 Books to Read If You Loved Mrs. Everything, June’s B&N Book Club Selection

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9 Books to Read If You Loved Mrs. Everything, June’s B&N Book Club Selection

The Barnes & Noble Book Club selection for June, Jennifer Weiner’s Mrs. Everything, opens in 1950s Detroit with the Kaufman family living in a house...
7 Fun New Gift Books for Graduates of All Ages

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7 Fun New Gift Books for Graduates of All Ages

We can almost hear those opening notes of “Pomp and Circumstance,“ as everyone rushes to wrap a new copy of Oh, the Places You’ll Go! for...
Girl, Stop Apologizing: 15 Insta-worthy Quotes from Rachel Hollis’s New Book

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Girl, Stop Apologizing: 15 Insta-worthy Quotes from Rachel Hollis’s New Book

In 2018, she told readers to wash their faces, and now she’s back with another important piece of advice for her legions of fans: Stop apologizing!...
5 Novels to Inspire Your Next International Adventures

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5 Novels to Inspire Your Next International Adventures

Books have the power to transport readers anywhere in the world—and to inspire real-life travel to lands far and wide. We’ve rounded up five fantastic...
6 Cookbooks That’ll Make You Love Your Instant Pot Even More

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6 Cookbooks That’ll Make You Love Your Instant Pot Even More

The Instant Pot is all the rage, but sometimes it can feel a little daunting to integrate a new cooking device into your dinner prep routine. Or maybe...

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