Literature + Fiction
Best of the Month

The Best Literature & Fiction of February

Editorial Director Sara Nelson says that our top pick for Literature & Fiction this month, A Doubter's Almanac, "is the kind of epic story we’ve read before--it’s almost Biblical--and yet [Ethan] Canin makes it all seem new"...

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Katarina Bivald: "There Should Be No 'Should's' about Reading"

Katarina Bivald - former bookseller and the author of our Best of the Month pick "The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend" - talks about the reading life, writing, and when you should to kill off characters.

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The Lonely City

Weekend Reading

Super Bowl Sunday is upon us! But before the boisterous beer-fest commences, we plan on indulging in some quality quiet time with these, weekend reads...

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A Doubter's Almanac

Amazon's Best Books of February: Part One

February is the shortest month, but there’s no shortage of great books. Here, our first installment of the Best Books of the Month...

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The Opposite of Everyone

"A Story About Stories"--Joshilyn Jackson on "The Opposite of Everyone"

A mysterious letter from an erstwhile parent plunges a daughter on a journey of discovery in Joshilyn Jackson's latest, The Opposite of Everyone. Here, best-selling author Laura Lippman talks with Ms. Jackson about...

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Youngblood

“War books just aren’t for me.”

Actually, they might be. Youngblood author Matt Gallagher shares 10 novels about war for every reader.

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Valentine'sDay-sm

Essential Reads: Books for Surviving Valentine’s Day

A Essential Reads list that includes at least one perfect book that will match whichever mood zaps through you when you think, “Whoa, Valentine’s Day is right around the corner!?”

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The Summer Before the War

Weekend Reading

Beware the Ides of March! Only there is nothing foreboding about the crop of titles being released in a month or so, many of which are featured in this edition of Weekend Reading. There's the latest from the likes of Helen Simonson, Helen Oyeyemi, and National Book Award winner...

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Gowda

"A Long Lineage of Wanderers": Q&A with Shilpi Somaya Gowda

Bestselling author Christina Baker Kline (Orphan Train, The Way Life Should Be) asks the author of The Golden Son a few choice questions about her novel of family love, honor, tradition, and identity.

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Girl-Through-Glass

Ambition, Secrets, and Sacrifice: Sari Wilson's "Girl Through Glass"

Two of our favorite authors--Sari Wilson and Kimberly McCreight--discuss Wilson's new novel about a ballet-obsessed girl growing up in New York City.

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