A Glimpse of the Genesis of Deborah Harkness's "Time's Convert"

Deborah Harkness talks about her brand-new All Souls novel, Time's Convert, and the challenges that face a "modern" 18th-century vampire who is plunged into a medieval-minded patriarchy.

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No Sympathy for the Devil

Fright-meister Grady Hendrix—author of Paperbacks from Hell and the new novel, We Sold Our Souls—examines the long-running relationship between heavy metal music and horror, with all of the pulp, camp, and histrionics that surround it.

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Get Up, Stand Up: The Story of Jamaica in One "Marvellous" Novel

The Marvellous Equations of the Dread is Marcia Douglas's ode to Jamaica's tumultuous history, Rastafarianism, reggae music, and its resilient people. It also features a reincarnated Bob Marley. Douglas discusses the book, Marley's legacy, and what it means to write "A Novel in Bass Riddim."

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Carlton Cuse: Creating a New Chapter with "Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan"

TV series creator Carlton Cuse talks about modernizing CIA analyst Jack Ryan to step up to today's challenges while staying true to Tom Clancy's vision in the first season of Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan.

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August Debut Spotlight: "Meet Me at the Museum"

Our debut spotlight title this month is a charming epistolary novel called Meet Me at the Museum.  Author Anne Youngson shares the unusual source of inspiration behind her first novel. 

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The Man Booker Prize Longlist Features Three American Writers

Some of our favorite authors made the list. Which are you rooting for?

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The Perfect Summer Read: "When Life Gives You Lululemons"

Lauren Weisberger's latest novel is laugh-out-loud funny and the star is none other than Emily Charlton, who we first met in The Devil Wears Prada.  If this is your first introduction to Emily, prepare to love her. Weisberger tells us why she does.

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Debbie Macomber on 35 Years of Storytelling—and Still Going Strong

Debbie Macomber talks about how she launched her career against all odds and what she's learned along the way.

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The Best Books of the Year So Far: "There There"

Author Tommy Orange speaks with us about identity, Gertrude Stein, and the challenges of growing up as a Native American in urban Oakland, California.

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Chanel Cleeton's Top 5 Historical Fiction Reads

Inspired by the evocative storytelling of Next Year in Havana—now a Reese Witherspoon book club pick for July—we asked Chanel Cleeton to tell us about her own favorite historical novels.

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The Best Books of the Year So Far: "The Immortalists"

Chloe Benjamin is not yet 30 years old, but her writing and wisdom suggest that she has many more years of experience as a reader and a novelist than her age indicates. We asked her which authors had taught her the most about her craft, that this is what she told us.

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Summer Reading Flashback: The 6 Most-Read Books That Readers Enjoyed Last Summer

How different are the three Most Read fiction and the three Most Read nonfiction books of summer 2017 from what people are reading this summer?

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Susan Wiggs's Favorite Recent Reads

Susan Wiggs, the master of the heartfelt novel, shares four books that she's been reading and recommending lately. And one involves bees.

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Road Trip Essentials: Audiobooks for Your Next Epic Drive

The miles will fly by with these entertaining listens everyone in the car will love.

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The Best Books of the Year So Far: "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 books of 2018 so far.

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