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Five Books for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

FIVE BOOKS

Five Books for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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Reading to explore and celebrate the life -- and extend the legacy -- of the great civil rights leader.
The B&N Podcast: Ottessa Moshfegh on the Appeal of Yesterday’s News

B&N PODCAST

The B&N Podcast: Ottessa Moshfegh on the Appeal of Yesterday’s News

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The author of the acclaimed novel "My Year of Rest and Relaxation" joins us to talk about discovering the figure who would animate her first novella.
Late in the Day

FICTION

Late in the Day

Reviewed by Heller McAlpin ×

In Tessa Hadley's latest novel, two couples lives are deeply entangled -- all the more so when one of the foursome isn't there.
Kristen Roupenian: “We Have So Many Selves Wandering the World”

INTERVIEWS

Kristen Roupenian: “We Have So Many Selves Wandering the World”

A Conversation with Maris Kreizman ×

The author of the viral short story "Cat Person" talks with Maris Kreizman on that story and her new collection "You Know You Want It."
The B&N Podcast: Marie Benedict on Hedy Lamarr’s Hidden Genius

B&N BOOK CLUB

The B&N Podcast: Marie Benedict on Hedy Lamarr’s Hidden Genius

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The author of our new B&N Book Club selection "The Only Woman in the Room" talks about her new novel and the fascinating true story that inspired it.
The B&N Podcast: Beth Comstock on the Power of Imagination

B&N PODCAST

The B&N Podcast: Beth Comstock on the Power of Imagination

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The author of "Imagine it Forward" joins us for a conversation about the power of creativity in the workplace -- and the path she took to discovering it.
Handel in London: The Making of a Genius

MUSIC

Handel in London: The Making of a Genius

Reviewed by Anna Mundow ×

The German-born composer found his greatest audience in Britain's capital -- even if they were suspicious of his Italian-language operas.
The B&N Podcast: Maris Kreizman Talking Great Reading in 2018

B&N PODCAST

The B&N Podcast: Maris Kreizman Talking Great Reading in 2018

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Culture writer Maris Kreizman comes into the studio to talk about her favorite books of 2018 (and some from prior years). Recommendations abound!
The Future is (Nearly) Now: Science Fiction’s View of 2018

THE SPECULATOR

The Future is (Nearly) Now: Science Fiction’s View of 2018

By Paul Di Filippo ×

Looking back at a year in speculative fiction -- and what it says about the Brave New World of 2018.
“The Trouble with All the Houses I’ve Lived In”: Lucia Berlin in Fiction and Memoir

Reviews & Essays

“The Trouble with All the Houses I’ve Lived In”: Lucia Berlin in Fiction and Memoir

By Veronica Esposito ×

A posthumous memoir and collection of stories from the author of A Manual for Cleaning Woman offer a glimpse into the writer's fascinating life and a restless intelligence.
Milkman

A READING LIFE

Milkman

Reviewed by Katherine A. Powers ×

The 2018 Man Booker Prize winner charts a young woman's personal struggle amid the broader perils of 1970s Northern Ireland.
The B&N Podcast: Barbara Kingsolver’s Hunger for Stories

B&N PODCAST

The B&N Podcast: Barbara Kingsolver’s Hunger for Stories

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The author of "Unsheltered" talks with us about her new novel, and why we need stories for much more than just entertainment.