How Could Ordinary, Seemingly-Upstanding People Enable the Holocaust?: Jessica Shattuck on "The Women in the Castle"

Author one-on-one: Christina Baker Kline interviews Jessica Shattuck on the powerful new addition to the canon of great WWII literature...

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"Offering Kindness in the Most Improbable Situations": Victor Lodato on "Edgar and Lucy"

Victor Lodato explains how the plot of this literary thriller developed, and his soft spot for certain characters, particularly the story's improbable hero...

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Courtney Milan: 9 Historical Romances "for Those Who Want Something More Than a Little Different"

Courtney Milan - who knows a little something about historical romance - assembles a list of extraordinary historical romances that break the mold.

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"Pathological Enthusiasms": Robert Lowell and the Language of Madness

Kay Redfield Jamison examines the effect bipolar disorder had on one of America's most beloved poets...

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"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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