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In this edition, a book that will make you nostalgic for your banana seat bike, a memoir by the late, great Carrie Fisher, and a novel about a family of psychics...

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Denis Johnson (1949 - 2017)

The award-winning poet, novelist, and playwright, whose works include Jesus' Son, Tree of Smoke, and Train Dreams, died Wednesday at the age of 67.

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Graphic Novel Friday: Best Graphic Novels of May

Discover the best comics and graphic novels published in May.

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Katherine Heiny’s First Novel, “Standard Deviation,” Is Way Above Average

Knopf has just published short-story writer Katherine Heiny’s first adult novel, and it’s funny, delightful, and poignant beyond any reasonable expectations. Heiny has grown up, and her characters have, too, though they are still acting foolishly and occasionally dating the wrong people.

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In Vino Veritas. But in What Glass? Marissa Ross Lends a Hand...

It's National Wine Day so time to break out a bottle and grab some friends--but what glasses should you use? And, really, what glasses do you need? Blogger and author Marissa A. Ross has the answers.

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Rolling Stone Is 50. How Does It Feel?

Images from 50 Years of Rolling Stone, a celebration of the magazine's groundbreaking journalism, iconic photographs, and legendary contributors.

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As Seen Through Books

“The thing about a story is that you dream it as you tell it, hoping that others might then dream along with you, and in this way memory and imagination and language combine to make spirits in the head. There is the illusion of aliveness.” -Tim O'Brien

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Best Books of the Month: Literature and Fiction

A fitting assortment for a month that honors moms...

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Nine Books That Patricia Lockwood Couldn't Leave Behind

When Patricia Lockwood and her husband moved back in with her parents--one of which is a Catholic priest (long story)--she could take only a small number of books with her. Here are the books she brought, and why.

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It's Been 50 Years, Pony Boy.... A Q&A with S.E. Hinton

Do you remember the first time you read The Outsiders? It's been five decades since it was published, written when Hinton was herself merely sixteen. We sent her some questions about the 50th anniversary, her favorite line from the book, and more...

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