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Family Secrets: The Story Behind "Orhan's Inheritance"

Our debut spotlight pick for April, Orhan's Inheritance is a beautiful and moving account of two people deeply in love, torn apart by war and terrible sacrifice. There is a story behind this story, and as you might suspect it is rooted in family history. Here is Aline Ohanesian's account of how she came to write about a young Turkish man, an elderly Armenian woman, and how long-buried memories touch future generations...

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The Secrets of Carriage H

Sara Says...Check Out This Kindle Single

You know how, sometimes, when there’s a big public event – usually a disaster, but not always – say, an accident, some happening around a celebrity or maybe a royal wedding – you’re riveted to the news wherever you can find it...

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MadMen

From IndieReader: "Growing Up the Son of a 'Mad Man'" by Chris Pfaff

For someone like me, who was a small child during those years, with a father who may have been the model for someone like Don Draper, the show is an inescapable reflection of just how great that era really was.

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Ms Marvel

Eisner Awards Nominate the Best in Comics and Graphic Novels

Dig into the very best of comics and graphic novels with the nominees for the Eisner Awards, which highlight the finest works for a wide range of readers.

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YA Wednesday: 5 Things to Do Before You Die

Like nearly everyone he knows, Denton Little has been aware of the date he will die from a very young age, though without the knowledge of what will actually kill him. This is the story of what Denton does with his last days and begs the question, what would you do? Author Lance Rubin answers that question, and takes it beyond what you might think...

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Cowed

Would You Like Some Cow in That Lipstick?

Odds are, it's already there. Denis and Gail Boyer Hayes explore everything bovine--including everything you didn't want to know--in Cowed: The Hidden Impact of 93 Million Cows on America’s Health, Economy, Politics, Culture, and Environment. Plus some classic Earth Day reads, new and old.

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Speed

A Guest Review of Nicole Haroutunian's "Speed Dreaming"

Julia Fierro's Cutting Teeth was one of the most anticipated novels of 2014. Here she turns her eye toward Nicole Haroutunian's Speed Dreaming, a debut story collection that "captures the zeitgeist of today’s young women, who, despite their education and privilege and ambition, struggle to make a life for themselves in the gloomy economic climate."

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GirlAndGreens

Eat Your Greens

Chef and restauranteur April Bloomfield schooled us on all things pig in her cookbook-memoir, A Girl and Her Pig, and now she's turning our attention to the bounty of the garden (and the farmer's market) with A Girl and Her Greens...

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Iles

"My Father’s Death Cheated Me of a Key to Myself." - A Conversation Between Greg Iles and Pat Conroy

Last year's Natchez Burning--the first in the "Natchez Burning" trilogy--was a best seller that further established Greg Iles as one of the finest contemporary Southern writers working today.

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Anne Rice Exclusive: "How Times Have Changed"

Anne Rice was miles ahead of the erotica and adult fairy-tale trend when she wrote her Sleeping Beauty Trilogy in the 1980s. Here, Rice speaks about the current golden age of literary erotica that inspired her dramatic new novel, Beauty's Kingdom.

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Graphic Novel Friday: Daredevil

By night, Daredevil is a blind hero with super-senses as a result of a radioactive chemical spill. By day, his alter ego, Matt Murdock, runs his own law firm to defend the defenseless. A superhero law drama? Why, that sounds like a great idea for a…television show!

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