8 Lovecraftian Tales for Those Who Don't Want to Read Lovecraft

Intrigued by Lovecraft's tales but dismayed by the bigoted beliefs of the author himself? These eight novels bring their own innovative spin—and sometimes stand Lovecraft on his head—as they offer a different taste of the dark magic lingering in Lovecraft's tales.

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Weekend Reading

With a weekend forecast of "wintry mix" staring balefully at us, our editors have assembled a wide range of books to keep the cold (and reality) at bay.

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Now Hear This

What have you been listening to lately?  The Audie award finalists are out, and I've got a handful of my own favorites to recommend.

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Looking for the Next "Hamilton"

Digging deep to find material for a Broadway phenomenon can lead to some unlikely and unexpected places, especially if your judgment is bad.

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The 2018 PEN America Awards

At last night's ceremony, Edna O'Brien, Edmund White, and Dave Kindred were honored with lifetime-achievement awards. Among other major prize winners: books by poet Layli Long Soldier and Jenny Zhang, whose short-story collection, "Sour Heart" won the debut fiction prize.

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Olympic-Worthy Sports Romances

Watching the Winter Olympics? If your mind has ever wandered down the "I wonder who figure skater Adam Rippon would fall in love with...?" trail of thought, these mostly M/M and one F/F romances recommended by Tamsen Parker will win the gold for you.

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Team Paper, or Paperwhite?

Do you prefer paper books or do you like to read on a Kindle or reading app? Even if you're in the former camp, there are certain situations when a Kindle comes in handy...

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Chloe Benjamin: Five Authors Who Made Me a Writer

The author of "The Immortalists" is not yet 30 years old, but her writing and wisdom suggest that she has many more years of experience as a reader and a novelist than her age indicates. We asked her which authors had taught her the most about her craft, that this is what she told us.

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Tara Westover on "Educated"

Let us school you on our Debut Spotlight pick, one of the best memoirs we've read in a long time...

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Talking to National-Book-Award Winner Cynthia Kadohata About "Checked," Her New Novel for Young Readers

Thematically,  Checked is a departure for Kadohata, who won the Newbery Medal for  Kira-Kira and a National Book Award for The Thing About Luck. Whereas her earlier books took on subjects like the Japanese-American immigrant experience and international adoption,  Checked is about one boy's passionate love of sports. 

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Best Books of the Month: Nonfiction

A worthy successor to In Cold Blood? Don't laugh. Also, some other titles that won't make you despair.

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Penny Reid: Romantic Comedy Trailblazer

Independent author Penny Reid talks with us about smart romances, writing outside the box, being ahead of trends in romance, and what she's been reading and loving lately.

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"It was just a thing that I was supposed to do": Jim Herrington on "The Climbers"

Why did a successful rock and roll photographer go in search of some of the 20th century's most celebrated mountaineers? Because they're (still) there.

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Weekend Reading

In this edition of Weekend Reading, a riveting novel about trees (no, really!), another chronicle of cool 70s peeps, Tom Rachman takes on daddy issues, and a book that aims to help you get that smartphone monkey off your back...

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Behind a Great Cover: Talking to Designer Michaela Sullivan about “Call Me Zebra”

For readers gripped by cover love, the question is: Why? What is it about that particular combination of color, image, and texture that makes us think that this – this one book among thousands -- is the book we want to read?

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