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S. A. Chakraborty and The City of Brass

Djinn and Dark Secrets Make "The City of Brass" Our #1 Debut of November

S. A. Chakraborty tells us how the history and folklore of the Middle East inspired her electrifying new fantasy novel, "The City of Brass"--our editors' favorite debut book of November.

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The Best Kids' Books of 2017

What a year it's been--so many great books! Not to add to the "to be read" pile, but...here's our picks for the best books for kids this year.

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Easy-Bake Herbed Dressing from "Christopher Kimball's Milk Street" Cookbook

As he says in the introduction to his recipe from Christopher Kimball's Milk Street cookbook, "stuffing is basically a flavorful sponge to soak up gravy and any stray melting butter that escapes a vegetable." I couldn't agree more, and I love Kimball's method of seasoning the bread cubes here. I'm...

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All's Faire with Victoria Jamieson

She won readers' hearts--and got more than one young lady on skates--with her book Roller Girl, and now Victoria Jamieson is taking us to the fair. The Renaissance Faire, that is.

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YA Wednesday: Marie Lu Lightens Up in "Warcross"

Marie Lu gives us an exclusive look at writing her latest novel and going in a different direction.

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Graphic Novel Friday: The Best Comics of October

Chris Ware, Roz Chast, and Katie Green are among the creators of our favorite new comics this month.

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"You Can't Be What You Can't See": A Conversation with Jason Reynolds

Talking with Jason Reynolds about his books, what drives him as an author, and taking his mom to the National Book Awards last year.

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Rupi Kaur Breaks New Ground with "The Sun and Her Flowers"

Rupi Kaur, a worldwide poet phenomenon, speaks with us about her brand-new poetry book, the sun and her flowers, and the other projects that get her creative juices flowing.

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Recipe Road Test: Bacon-and-Gravy Mac and Cheese from "MUNCHIES"

Macaroni and cheese. Bacon. Texas-style gravy. Living in harmony in a cast-iron skillet. Make sure you get the big spoon...

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YA Wednesday: M.T. Anderson's Post-Apocalyptic Favorites

The award-winning author of Feed and The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, M.T. Anderson talks about the novels that make his top five list, including The Three-Body Problem and a lost gem, The Genocides.

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