12 Summer Reads for the Lazy Weekend or Long Layover

While some prefer summer reading to be on the lighter side, others take the opportunities of long weekends or even longer vacations to sink their teeth into meatier fare. These twelve books range from frothy to timely.

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Native American Tradition and Modern Oakland Spark Conflict and Hope in "There There"

"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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"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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Load up on Prime Reading Page-Turners This Summer

Long days are best spent with a cold drink and a great book.

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Roxane Gay's Favorite Recent Reads

Roxane Gay tells us why these five books - two novels, two nonfiction books, and a volume of poetry - are among her favorite recent reads.

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The 10 Most Anticipated Novels of Summer

These are the books readers plan to scoop up like ice cream this summer, according to Amazon Charts preorder data.

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Deborah Harkness Expands Her All Souls Trilogy

In 2011, Deborah Harkness won the loyalty of readers with her first novel, "A Discovery of Witches." Now she adds to the rich world of her All Souls trilogy...and gives hints about more stories to come.

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8 Memorable Literary Moms, from Heroic to Horrible

Our favorite novels from 2017 and 2018 about good moms, bad moms, the perils of child-raising, and, sometimes, serial killers.

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Seeing Both the Forest and the Trees: Richard Powers's "The Overstory"

National Book Award winning author Richard Powers talks with us about complex communication between trees, humanity's place in the world, and the potential positive intersection between nature and technology.

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Poetry: Amanda Lovelace's "The Witch Doesn't Burn in This One"

We embrace the final day of National Poetry Month with a poem from Amanda Lovelace's most recent collection, "the witch doesn't burn in this one."

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Celebrity Picks: David Duchovny's Favorite Recent Reads

The author of the upcoming novel "Miss Subways" tells us which books he has read and loved lately. Hint: Octopi!

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Poetry: r.h. Sin's "She Felt Like Feeling Nothing"

This month, poet r.h. Sin releases a new collection, "She Felt Like Feeling Nothing." Here's one poem about the weathering of heartbreak. Happy National Poetry Month!

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"The Oracle Year": How Did That Happen?

Charles Soule—author of our April debut spotlight pick, The Oracle Year—talks about how the novel came about, and what he thinks we all believe in. 

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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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Poetry: Najwa Zebian's "Mind Platter"

This week for National Poetry month, we showcase a small but mighty poem from Lebanese-Canadian writer Najwa Zebian.

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