Fredrik Backman on "Us Against You"

The author of A Man Called Ove discusses one of our favorite fiction books of the year so far...

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Debbie Macomber on 35 Years of Storytelling—and Still Going Strong

Debbie Macomber talks about how she launched her career against all odds and what she's learned along the way.

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Around the World in 80 Ways - Travel Stories from the Associated Press

Since 1846, the Associated Press has been bringing us news from around the world. They also do some excellent travel writing.

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Let It Bleed

On December 6, 1969, 300,000 fans converged for "Woodstock West," a free concert at the Altamont Speedway outside of San Francisco, featuring Jefferson Airplane, the Rolling Stones, and more. The Hells Angels provided security—in exchange for free beer. Everything went wrong.

Just a Shot Away author Saul Austerlitz runs down the cast of characters involved in the event commonly described as "the death of the '60s."

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A Video Interview with Allison Pearson

The (very funny) author of "I Don't Know How She Does It" discusses her (hilarious!) follow-up novel, "How Hard Can It Be?"

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New Summer Reads for Kids

Iconic sandcastles, monsters going camping, and summer friendships formed in the pages of a graphic novel--here are ten new children's books that celebrate summer. 

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Gail Carriger's Favorite Historically Set Fantasy Novels

Gail Carriger, the master of the comic paranormal Victorian steampunk novel, explains why these four historical fantasy novels are among her top reads.

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Prime Day's Must-Have Kitchen Gadgets--And The Cookbooks To Go With Them

It's Prime Day and a trio of the most popular kitchen gadgets are included in today's deals.  Here they are, along with a couple of my favorite cookbooks to go with each one.

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Fatima Farheen Mirza on "A Place for Us"

Turns out Sarah Jessica Parker has good taste when it comes to fashion, and books...

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The 2018 Thriller Award Winners

On July 14, the International Thriller Writers announced the awards for best hardcover novel, best original paperback novel, best e-original novel, best first novel, and best young adult novel in a ceremony headlined by George R. R. Martin.

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Weekend Reading

A perfect poolside read, two highly anticipated novels, and an investigation into the history of our humanity will keep us happily reading through the summery weekend.

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Misty Water-Colored Memories

If you're feeling wistful about the past, here's a list to wallow in.

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Best Books of the Month: Literature and Fiction

A unique and poignant road trip read, historical fiction set during the Blitz, family drama in Shanghai, and more...

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Early and Late Career Prizes for Novels by Michael Kaan and Michael Ondaatje

The big news this week was that Michael Ondaatje had won a Man Booker "Golden" award for the best work of fiction published in the past 50 years. But a certain Canadian prize was an early indicator of Ondaatje's future fame. This year, Michael Kaan won it for his debut novel, "The Water Beetles."

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The Best Books of the Year So Far: "There There"

Author Tommy Orange speaks with us about identity, Gertrude Stein, and the challenges of growing up as a Native American in urban Oakland, California.

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