"I Wanted to Make Her Real": David Vann Reimagines Medea in "Bright Air Black"

The author of Aquarium offers a more complex and fascinating portrait of a typically one-note character from Greek mythology....

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Celebrity Picks: Greg Iles

Which book inspired the Natchez Burning trilogy? Greg Iles reveals this, and more favorites...

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Wouldn't You Like to Get Away?

In 1986, Christopher Knight stepped into the Maine woods and stayed there for 27 years, never speaking to another soul. So what makes him - and other hermits - tick? The Stranger in the Woods author Michael Finkel breaks down the common experiences shared by all recluses.

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To Ink Is Human: Adriana Anders’s Favorite Tattooed Heroes and Heroines

Under Her Skin author Adriana Anders picks six divine books showcasing inked-up men and women who will steal your heart.

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"Inciting the Reader to Create a Better World": Jami Attenberg on Books that Improve Empathy

Reading is revolutionary! Discover books that promote kindness, remind us of our humanity, and inspire us to be our best selves...

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From Audible: Audiobooks to Warm the Last Weeks of Winter

The calendar might say that spring is just around the corner, but it's not here yet. Here are a few selections from our colleagues at Audible to get you through the last gasps of the season.

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"Love Poem" by Courtney Flerlage

Poetry is on the rise again. Read on to discover a new literary talent, Courtney Flerlage.

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Bill Hayes: 5 Things I Love About New York City

The author of "Insomniac City" offers words and photographs that evoke the awesomeness of the City That Never Sleeps...

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A Playlist of the Best Rock-Star Romances, by Scarlett Cole

Scarlett Cole assembles the perfect playlist of rock-star romances, from sweet to sexy and everything in between.

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The Mystery Woman in the Field: Kristin Hannah Asks Christina Baker Kline About "A Piece of the World"

The author of "The Orphan Train" returns with a novel inspired by a famous Andrew Wyeth painting...

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"There Are Plenty of Murders to Go Around": A Q&A with Mystery Writers Louise Penny and Deborah Crombie

The author of the Chief Inspector Gamache series asks Deborah Crombie about her nightmarish Notting Hill mystery...

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Don't Worry. Read Yourself Happy.

Feeling sad? Here are 10 bookish self-help tips from AbeBooks for cheering yourself up when things look grim.

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"The Brand New Catastrophe" Wins the 2017 Christopher Doheny Prize

Mike Scalise's memoir The Brand New Catastrophe has won this year's Christopher Doheny Prize, which recognizes excellence in writing about serious illness.

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Nothing Is True and Everything Is Possible: Moving and Shaking in 21st Century Russia

Peter Pomerantsev's award-winning Nothing Is True and Everything Is Possible documents the movers and shakers of Putin's post-Soviet regime. This is not your father’s Russia, and yet it kind of is.

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"I Wanted to Bring the Inimitable Energy of Australia to Life": Jane Harper on "The Dry"

A disheartening visit to a childhood haunt inspired the writing of this thrilling debut...

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