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Cactus Ed and the Hippie-Hater: An Illustrated Tale of Two Haircuts

Can you judge a book by its cover? All the Wild That Remains author David Gessner contrasts two icons of Western literature--Edward Abbey and Wallace Stegner--starting at the top with the most conspicuous, if superficial, difference: their chosen hairstyles.

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The Best Kids' Books of April

Our editors' picks for April's best children's books run the gamut from a real-life baby drawing his way through the night, to words of wisdom from the coolest cat around, to stories of magic and growing up...

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Recipe Road Test: "The Complete Vegetarian Cookbook" Baked Ziti with Ricotta and Eggplant

Eggplant is a great meat-like vegetable but it also has potential cooking pitfalls that can have soggy and wholly unappetizing results. Done right, the purple fruit is delicious, and the folks at America's Test Kitchen came up with an eggplant pasta dish in The Complete Vegetarian Cookbook that is oh-so-right...

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What We're Reading This Spring

Around here, spring has arrived with a flourish. The cherry trees are in bloom, the daffodils are out in force and we are enjoying, and looking forward to, some of the best books of the season. Each member of the editorial team--our gang of five plus our illustrious wrangler/ringleader/captain--chose three spring books from the top of their reading pile to highlight...

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Ann Packer: How I Wrote "The Children's Crusade"

Ann Packer's The Children's Crusade was one of our selections for the Best Books of April. Here, she describes just how the book came to be....

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YA Wednesday: The Best Books of April

Keeping the Best YA Books of April list to six titles required some major agonizing given the number of really strong contenders this month, especially in contemporary fiction...

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Recipe Road Test: "The Gourmet Mexican Kitchen" Carnitas de Puerco

There are a lot of really good dishes in The Gourmet Mexican Kitchen (it topped our Best Cookbooks of the Month list in February) but the Carnitas de Puerco recipe put my slow cooker version to shame...

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YA Wednesday: Breaking Down the Walls: Gayle Forman & Nova Ren Suma

The Walls Around Us is the fourth book from Nova Ren Suma, an author Gayle Forman describes as something of a best kept secret--only with all the chatter and excitement this book is getting (including a spot on our own Best YA Books of March list), the secret is out...

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The Spy (Novelist) Who Loved Me: Olen Steinhauer's Top 4 Fictional Spies

Hollywood has seen its share of spy stories turned into blockbuster spy films--consider Ian Fleming's incredibly popular James Bond franchise, multiple novels by John le Carré, the Bourne series based on Robert Ludlum's books, and now Hollywood has come a callin' for one of our Top 10 Books of March: Olen Steinhauer's thriller, "All the Old Knives."...

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YA Wednesday: The Musical Stylings of David Levithan

Authors and song writers are really two of a kind, and music often finds it's way into novels as a means of giving readers insight into characters or as a prelude to the start of a new chapter. With "Hold Me Closer: The Tiny Cooper Story," David Levithan is both author and song writer of this novel-as-musical...

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