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Weekend Reading

In this edition of Weekend Reading, high-stakes Survivor, an unsung 60s icon, and the Twelve Days of Christmas (you read that right).

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Weekend Reading

In this edition of Weekend Reading, Putin, body-snatching aliens, and...hamsters!

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The 2016 Man Booker Prize Shortlist

The shortlist for the 2016 Man Booker Prize has been announced. Originally awarded in 1969, the prize endeavors "to encourage the widest possible readership for the best in literary fiction."

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Weekend Reading

In this edition of Weekend Reading, empathy implants, Thomas Dolby (earworm alert), and the latest by a Printz Award winner...

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"True-life Source Material Is Fabulously Bizarre" - Carl Hiaasen Answers Our Questions about "Razor Girl"

Carl Hiaasen, the master of the gonzo novel, answers our questions about his new story Razor Girl, bloodsucking-lawyers, and his thoughts on reality TV.

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Surviving the Ultimate Evil: Affinity Konar on "Mischling"

How do you witness the worst the world has to offer, and still want to live, and thrive, in it...

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Amazon's Best Books of September: Today's Releases

Includes our Spotlight Pick--a novel involving Auschwitz's infamous "Angel of Death"--a tender family drama from Jonathan Safran Foer, and Amor Towles gives us a unique view into a tumultuous time in Russia's history...

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Weekend reading

Weekend Reading

This edition features a detective tale set in Victorian London, two Beach Boy bios, and a salve for the slovenly...

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Debut Spotlight Author Imbolo Mbue on Getting to "Over"

Last month, we picked a debut spotlight that I still find myself thinking about.

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"I Don’t Actually Think About Murder": Louise Penny on the Chief Inspector Gamache Series

The author of this beloved crime fiction series talks murder, and poetry...

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