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The Girl Who Slept with God

"Uncovering the Mystery that was My Older Sister": Val Brelinski on "The Girl Who Slept with God"

The Girl Who Slept with God is Val Brelinski’s stunning debut. A highly autobiographical novel about her devout, evangelical family...

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Ferrante

Sara Says: Ferrante-mania

Here are two of the best feelings a passionate reader can have: 1. Pleasure in watching a beloved author have her moment, break out, find her time and audience. 2. Pride in having even the smallest bit to do with...

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Girl

"The How and Why of A Girl Is a Half-Formed Thing" by Eimear McBride

Eimear McBride's debut novel A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing is a book you may have heard about at some point. It won several awards, receiving attention from publications like The New Yorker and The Washington Post along the way....

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Can't Quite Say Goodbye...A Conversation with Rebecca Stead

Seventh grade. Have you ever met anyone who would voluntarily return to that time in their life? No thank you. Yet this tumultuous time is the setting for "Goodbye Stranger," Rebecca Stead's latest novel and one of my favorite reads this year so I asked her, why go there?...

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Best of the Month

Amazon's Best Books of September: Part One

As the poet never said, September is the busiest month. Maybe it’s the back to school effect, but every fall we see an abundance of great books to read. Here are the first five titles in our Best of the...

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Best of the Month

Best Books of the Month in Literary Fiction

Throughout this month, we have featured some of our favorite fiction in pieces about...

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The Best Mysteries & Thrillers of August

It's nearly the end of summer-- take a look at the Editors' picks for the best Mysteries, Thrillers & Suspense novels of August and try to make your summer reading last just a little longer.

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DinnerSolved

Recipe Road Test: "Dinner Solved!" One-Skillet Beefy Enchilada Noodle Casserole

Katie Workman is a busy mom with a great sense of humor who knows how to create recipes that totally work for the rest of us. The recipe below is from the "I Need a Big Fat Hug" chapter in her latest cookbook, "Dinner Solved!" and it's gotten rave reviews across the board...

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The Crayons Are Back...

Have you ever found crayons buried in between the couch cushions or covered in dog hair under a bed? The crayons who've been left behind have something to say about it in this follow-up to "The Day the Crayons Quit"...

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"Voices in the Ocean," an Exclusive Essay from Author Susan Casey

The best-selling author of Voices in the Ocean reveals some special details about dolphins and how a chance meeting with a curious group of them caused "effects that rippled out, wave-like, to every corner of my life."

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