"Go West, Young Man, and Take Something"

Maxim Loskutoff grew up among the disenfranchised and angry rebels of the American West's "Sagebrush Rebellion," and his his short story collection, Come West and See, is filled with them. He talks with us about the past, present, and future of "our national release valve"—and what might happen if we choose not to reckon with our growing divide.

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A Sex Money Murder Exclusive

Jonathan Green spent years researching one of the most powerful and ruthless gangs of the crack-fueled '80s and '90s that is still referenced in rap songs decades later.  In this exclusive piece, Green talks about the cultural power of Sex Money Murder.

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A.G. Riddle's Most Memorable Reads

Bestselling SF thriller writer A.G. Riddle names the novels that have stuck with him—and why.

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Damian Dibben's Top Six Literary Dogs

Six dogs—real and fictional—who have influenced the core of Western literature.

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"A Desperate Attempt to Speak with the Past": Stefan Merrill Block on "Oliver Loving"

Why read fiction? In this guest post, the author of one of our Best of the Month picks for January, offers a very compelling reason... 

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Celebrity Picks: Jenna Bush Hager's Favorite Reads of 2017

Author, news correspondent, and daughter of a former president Jenna Bush Hager picks a devastating memoir and two critically acclaimed novels as her favorite reads of the year.

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Matt Bellassai: 10 Books That Make Me Laugh Every Single Time

Social media sensation and host of the hit web series "Whine About It" tells us what tickles his funny bone...

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You Knead This Novel: Robin Sloan on "Sourdough"

Whether you're gluten-intolerant or not, you'll love the latest from the author of Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore...

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Freedom, or the Love of Your Life?: Shilpi Somaya Gowda Asks Kristopher Dukes About "The Sworn Virgin"

This debut explores a brutish Albanian tradition...

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Ulrich Boser's Ten Commandments of Learning to Learn

In today's world, you have to always learn more to keep ahead--or just keep up. Here, Ulrich Boser has 10 life-changing tips for learning how to learn.

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"How We Survive Terror": Rene Denfeld on "The Child Finder"

This unusual, and wonderful, thriller is full of horror--and hope.

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"Are We Prepared To Let Some People Live Above the Law?": Fredrik Backman on "Beartown"

Need a great read for the holiday weekend? Here's one we love from the author of A Man Called Ove...

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A Tale of Heroism, Adventure, and Love: Mark Sullivan on "Beneath a Scarlet Sky"

In a sea of WWII novels, what sets this one apart?

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Jane Green Interviews Susan Wiggs About "Map of the Heart"

Two author pals wax on about this moving historical drama...

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Capturing Light Amidst the Darkness: Ayobami Adebayo on "Stay with Me"

The author of one of the most talked about debuts of the summer, and a Best of the Month pick for August, answers our questions...

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