Kristina McMorris's "Sold on a Monday" is Perfect for Readers Who Loved "Before We Were Yours"

Kristina McMorris's Sold on a Monday follows in the footsteps of Orphan Train and Before We Were Yours. Lisa Wingate, the author of Before We Were Yours, spoke with McMorris about her new novel.

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A Taste of "Flights," Winner of the 2018 Man Booker International Prize

"It's a cornucopia of delights, really. It's a vivacious, sparkling witty, imaginative book," said Lisa Appignanesi, chair of the Man Booker International Prize committee, announcing this year's winner, Olga Tokarczuk's  Flights.

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Sonic Boom: Author Sam Anderson on OKC's Wild & Weird Movers & Shakers

If Oklahoma City didn’t strike me as a place that would make a particularly interesting subject of a 400-page “biography,” I probably wouldn’t be alone. Apologies to every Oklahoman: We’d all be wrong.

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Now Read This

A handful of under-the-radar reads to add to your to-read piles...

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Sage Advice on Reading...& Living

D. Wystan Owen, author of Other People's Love Affairs, on the virtues of slowing down, and piping down.

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Ilona Andrews's Favorite Recent Reads

The husband-and-wife writing team behind the pseudonym Ilona Andrews - and the bestselling Kate Daniels books - reveal which five reads are among their favorites.

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Weekend Reading

A masterful spy story from John le Carré's nonfiction counterpart, a middle grade fish-out-of-water story, the latest from Michael Connelly, and a memoir from the daughter of Steve Jobs... 

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Fall Fling: 6 Binge-Perfect Romance Series with 8 or More Books

Disgraced dukes, billionaires hiding in Maine, small-town police officers, and more fill the pages of these long romance series perfect for longer autumn nights.

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Four New Story Collections from Innovative Women Writers

Want to challenge yourself to read more adventurously, or to explore new trends in fiction? Short stories are the place to start.

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The Summer of Survival Stories: "I Am Still Alive"

Kate Alice Marshall's novel is one of my favorites this summer; a gritty wilderness story of survival and revenge that kept me on the edge of my seat all the way through.  Marshall shares her thoughts on what makes a character survive.

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When Your Mother-in-Law is "The Other Woman"

Author Sandie Jones on writing her debut thriller.

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Books. Cats. Life Is Good.

Behind every great writer there's a great cat—Willis, Crazy Alice, Tobimaru, Smucky, and Fred the Black Cat are just a few.  Writers and Their Cats presents 45 celebrated authors, their mewling muses, and the inspirational roles they play in the world of arts and letters—even if that means just being cute.

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Mara Altman on "Gross Anatomy"

She does embarrassing things so you don't have to, all in service of "[celebrating] our bodies in all of their heinous glory."

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Amazon's Best Books of August: Today's Releases

A profane paean to “one of the great weirdo cities of the world,” and a novel that captures the profound complexity of female friendships...

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Love, Music, and Longing in "The Air You Breathe": An Interview with Frances de Pontes Peebles

For the two young heroines of this sensuous historical novel, “Music is a way to be seen and heard in a world that tries, again and again, to discount and demean them. Music is their weapon and their solace.” 

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