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Go on a Book Bender: 4 Excellent Series with 10+ Books for Romance Binge-Readers

As the nights get longer and the days get colder, now is the perfect time to start a long-term reading relationship with these prolific and talented romance writers.

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"Born Into a New Life Through Violence": Paulette Jiles on "News of the World"

The real-life story that inspired this National Book Award nominee...

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Announcing the 2016 Man Booker Prize Winner

Paul Beatty's The Sellout has won the prize given "to encourage the widest possible readership for the best in literary fiction." Also £50,000. He is the first U.S. writer to win the award.

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Ken Burns' Top Five Presidents

In 2014 Ken Burns did a highly acclaimed documentary on the Roosevelts and earlier this year he published his first children's book, about all 44 United States presidents. So who does he think were the standouts of the Oval Office?

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Kathryn Hall's Perfect Score

Here on the West Coast it seems like there are new wineries popping up all the time, but what does it take to be a successful wine maker? We asked Kathryn Hall, author of The Perfect Score, to share some insights.

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Greg Mitchell and The Tunnels

Incredible Escapes: How JFK Tried to Suppress Documentaries about Digging Tunnels under the Berlin Wall

Historian Greg Mitchell, author of The Tunnels, talks with us about this fascinating and very human slice of history that reads like a Cold War spy thriller.

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Weekend Reading

Hitler vs. Dracula, and a kitten!

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Bill is Back (Thank You Berkeley Breathed)

I'll admit it, I had given up on ever seeing my beloved Opus, Bill the Cat, or Steve Dallas in new strips again. And then Berkeley Breathed came back, bringing laughter, joy, and two new books.

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The Best Biographies and Memoirs of October

A few of our favorite biographies of the month, including the strange tale of a pair of brothers abducted into the circus, the life and adventures of a true-life Spaceman, and the American "second act" of a très famous French chef.

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A Novel Born Out of Fear: Brit Bennett on "The Mothers"

The story behind one of the must-read debuts of the season...

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