Literature + Fiction
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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Fall Reading Preview

Fall Reading Preview

For those of you clinging to the last vestiges of summer, the headline of this post might sting a little bit. The good news is...

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Make Your Home Among Strangers

A Story Somehow More True for Being Fiction: Jennine Capó Crucet on "Make Your Home Among Strangers"

Make Your Home Among Strangers is a coming of age novel about a Cuban American girl making her way north. We asked author Jennine Capó Crucet to talk to us about the book, and then current events intervened...

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From IndieReader: Indie Books with Amazing Covers

Many people unfamiliar with today’s indie titles cite lousy editing and bad book covers as their primary reasons for steering clear. While in some instances, we cede to the first point, one only has to take a look at these diverse and gorgeous specimens to realize that ugly indie book covers are no longer the norm.

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Audio Excerpt: Kevin Morris on the Problems of the Modern White Man

In White Man's Problems, Kevin Morris explores the typical (and stereotypical) problems of the modern male through nine stories that follow men of different ages and stages of life, artfully walking a fine, often funny line between poignancy and pathos....

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Kitchens of the Great Midwest

Inspirations of the Great Midwest

We could tell J. Ryan Stradal was a good guy: his generosity and humor are on every page of his stellar novel, and our August Debut Spotlight pick, Kitchens of the Great Midwest...

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"Ivan Doig: The Blacksmith’s Handshake" by Tony Angell

A friend's touching tribute to the great western writer, Ivan Doig.

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Everybody Rise: A Conversation Between Authors Stephanie Clifford and Elisabeth Egan

In Stephanie Clifford’s Everybody Rise, out Aug. 18 from St. Martin’s Press, an outsider twenty-something throws herself at glamorous old money New York, with severe consequences. Here, author Elisabeth Egan interviews Stephanie....

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Sara Says: Prep for Prep

I love me a good prep-school novel. In fact, sometimes I find the prep school stories in a book that’s really not about prep schools at all – like, say, Kitty Kelley’s takedown...

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Street Poison

Amazon's Best Books of August: Part Two

In part one of Amazon’s Best Books of August, Sara Nelson pointed out that it’s an embarrassment of riches when it comes to great reads. The trend continues in part two..

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