Nest

From IndieReader: If You Liked "The Nest," You'll Love...

The Nest is one of the breakout books of the summer. What are some comparable indie books?

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Pumpkin-Flowers

Best Books of the Year So Far: Biographies and Memoirs

A look at a few of our favorites from the first half of 2016, including an unexpected soldier's story, the latest from a winner of the Pulitzer Prize and a National Book Award, and the story behind Hemingway's best book.

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Layne and Probst

Jennifer Probst & Lauren Layne on the Writing Life and the Dreaded Deadline

Romance authors Lauren Layne and Jennifer Probst recently got together to chat about the writing life, the pressure of the looming deadline, the Property Brothers, Sex and the City, and much more.

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Dollhouse

Proust or Pop: What's in Your Beach Bag?

What constitutes summer reading? Like any open ended question, this one has plenty of answers.

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Best romances of 2016 so far

The Best Romances of 2016 So Far

Looking back at the first half of the year, a few things stand out for me: The small-town romance is still going strong, like a brawny contractor determined to get the job done right. Billionaires and dukes remain on top...

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Under the Udala Trees

"What Lambda Means to Me": Chinelo Okparanta, author of "Under the Udala Trees"

The winner of the Lambda Award in fiction reflects on the Orlando shooting, and offers a bit of much needed light to combat this dark time...

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BBQ200

Smoke 'Em If You Got 'Em: 4th of July Barbecuing

Ten titles to make you the star of this year's Independence Day barbecue...

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Best of the year so far

The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Books of 2016 So Far

It's been a darn good year so far for science fiction and fantasy, and selecting the best titles was tough. The last cuts I made to cull the list to only 20 titles were especially brutal. Whether you like space...

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The Trees

Weekend Reading

In this edition of Weekend Reading, ill-tempered trees, a desperate mother, and our very own Jon Foro seeks closure...

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Micheal-Herr

Michael Herr (1940 - 2016)

Michael Herr, war correspondent and author of Dispatches--widely considered to be the definitive history of the Vietnam War--has died at the age of 76.

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Hot Dog Taste Test

Graphic Novel Friday: Hot Dog Taste Test

Hot Dog Taste Test by Lisa Hanawalt is a book to take home, understanding that everyone will read it before you and laugh at all the funny parts, teasing, “O.K., but you have to look at this page for one...

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