Literature + Fiction

Examining 9/11 through Fiction

I read a review in The New Yorker yesterday about a book I hadn't known about. The review is by Joshua Rothman, and the book he examines is called In the Shadow of the Towers: Speculative Fiction in a Post-9/11 World.

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IndieReader: If You Liked “Go Set a Watchman”, You’ll LOVE…

If you can’t get enough of Scout and Atticus, check out these literary indies.

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Sweet Caress

A Conversation with William Boyd, Author of "Sweet Caress"

One of the reasons I knew that my best friend Jessie was going to be my best friend, and that Sam was going to be my husband was because early on in both relationships, we shared a secret...

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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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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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"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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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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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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