Never Give Up: Shobha Rao on the Core of Hope in "Girls Burn Brighter"

How and why Shobha Rao's novel "Girls Burn Brighter" broke and then mended our hearts on its way to becoming our pick for the best book of March.

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Book-Movie Smackdown: "A Wrinkle in Time"

How does the movie adaptation stack up against the book?  Here's one opinion. 

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Stephen Hawking Dead at 76

The world renowned physicist and best-selling author has died. 

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Enter Sandman: An Interview with Sonny Mehta

The editor-in-chief of Knopf discusses the introduction of Scandinavian thrillers to the U.S., including the most recent in a line that began with Henning Mankell, Jo Nesbo, and Stieg Larsson. 

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Best Books of the Month: Literature and Fiction

The latest from the bestselling author of Still Alice, a quintessential American story, magical realism done right, a comedy of errors, and more.

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Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of March

From a brand-new voice in epic fantasy to an absurdist comedy that just might make you a little paranoid, these six books stand out among the best new science fiction and fantasy of the month.

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Time for Books About Chicks & Bunnies

Books go great with brightly colored eggs and chocolate bunnies.  Here's a handful of titles we recommend for little ones' Easter baskets. 

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Could the Children's Books in Your Attic Fetch a Price at New York's Antiquarian Book Fair?

This year's fair, which runs from March 8 to March 11, contains some gorgeous and unusual examples of children's books, from handmade one-offs to pristine first editions.

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Weekend Reading

Books! Weekend!

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A Hero Passes: Author Neal Bascomb on Roger Bannister and the "The Perfect Mile"

Sir Roger Bannister, the first human to be recorded running a mile in under four minutes, died on March 3 at the age of 88. Neal Bascomb, author of The Perfect Mile: Three Athletes, One Goal, and Less Than Four Minutes to Achieve It, reflects on Bannister's triumph.

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The Modern Loners

You have to hand it to today's hermits. Despite the challenges of escaping today's noisy world, these dedicated recluses found a way.

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Polly Want a Cracker? Images From "Birds of the Photo Ark"

Get ready to see some of the coolest birds you've ever laid eyes on in the newest book of Joel Sartore's photographs for the Photo Ark project. 

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Girl Power: Inspiring True Stories About Women

In honor of International Women's Day, a selection of books by ladies worth celebrating...

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Those Generous Wyndham-Campbell Prizes

The  Wyndham-Campbell prizes are among the biggest awards that a writer can receive, and they're generous both in monetary amount and in spirit.

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Poet Lucie Brock-Broido Dead at 61

A celebrated poet has died. 

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