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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Kristin Hannah on "The Great Alone"

We recently sat down with the author of The Nightingale to chat about her latest novel, the "Me Decade," mile marker books, and much more.

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YA for Everyone: Hilary Reyl's Neuro-Diverse Romance

"I wanted to make Martin a person first and have the reader sense that he was on the spectrum but not have that define him. I hope the reader will love him as a character first."

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An Interview with Ed Asner, The Grouchy Historian

"Wipe away little of the idolatry connected with the Constitution." The avuncular actor talks about Founding Fathers and the the supreme law of the land with grouchy co-author Ed. Weinberger. Opinions ensue.

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Louise Erdrich's Dystopian Vision

"Sure, there’s a political agenda to everything I write.  But the story always comes first."

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Looking Again at a National Book Critics Circle Finalist: Caroline Fraser's Biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder

"One of the extraordinary stories of Wilder’s life is her relationship with her daughter and the ways in which it helps create these classic books. There really isn’t any other relationship like it in literary history that I am aware of."

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Djinn and Dark Secrets Make "The City of Brass" Our #1 Debut of November

S. A. Chakraborty tells us how the history and folklore of the Middle East inspired her electrifying new fantasy novel, "The City of Brass"--our editors' favorite debut book of November.

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Talking to Anne Fadiman About Her Memoir, "The Wine Lover's Daughter."

"Books and wine were interconnected in his mind. Both represented the patrician life that he always imagined lay on the other side of the river."

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Lee Child Talks about Opioids, Jack Reacher, and "The Midnight Line"

We talk with Lee Child about the opioid epidemic, whether Reacher will ever get a dog, and his new novel, The Midnight Line.

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A Different Way of Looking at History

"All the skills you might want your child to learn can be taught through what they’re interested in. Curiosity should be at the heart of how we reform our education in the future," says Christopher Lloyd, whose "Wallbooks" might change how you view history.

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The Morbid Ruminations of a Weird Dad

John Hodgman spoke with us at Book Expo about terrible facial hair, the emergent terrors of middle age, and his new memoir, Vacationland: True Stories from Painful Beaches.

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Uncovering the Story of the Washingtons' Runaway Slave

In the run-up to the National Book Awards next month, we spoke to finalist Erica Armstrong Dunbar, who spent nine years researching the life of Ona Judge, the fugitive slave whose "life story forces readers to examine George and Martha Washington in different and difficult ways."

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The Lore of "Lore"

Aaron Mahnke tells us about how his popular podcast began, the recent jump of "Lore" to books and TV, and whether he believes in ghosts.

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Talking to Francesca Hornak about "Seven Days of Us."

In this hilarious and heartwarming new novel, a family quarantines itself in the ancestral home for the holidays, but nothing goes quite as planned.

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"I Wrote it to Help People Make Decisions Better" - A Conversation with Ray Dalio

Ray Dalio is one of the world’s most successful investors and entrepreneurs--but he is also one of those people who transcends the industry in which he has been successful.

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