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YA Wednesday: The Best of 2015

Choosing the Best Young Adult Books of 2015 is one of the hardest lists to compile because there can only be 20 titles. I know that sounds like a lot but believe me, when you start looking over that shelf of favorites it seems like a very small number. That said, for me the number one YA novel this year can only be...

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Best Children's Books of 2015

Looking back on the year, there are books that immediately come to mind as the best of what came out in 2015. In the case of children's books, that covers a lot of ground (as it should) so we chose our favorite books for babies and toddlers, picture books, chapter books, exciting nonfiction, and of course the novels...

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On the Side: Thanksgiving with "V is for Vegetables"

Somehow Thanksgiving is just around the corner and once again I'm looking for a new side dish to try. Enter Michael Anthony's recipe for Parsnip & Kale Gratin...

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Celebrity Picks: Jeff Kinney's Favorite Reads of 2015

Our third featured celebrity for 2015 will be familiar to any kid who has learned to love reading since 2007: author Jeff Kinney, whose Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School - the 10th installment of his best-selling, widely adored series - was published on November 3.

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Best Books of 2015

Our Picks for the Best Books of 2015

"What are you reading and loving right now?"--One of my favorite questions that came up again over dinner a couple nights ago, eliciting an unusually effusive response from a colleague who had just discovered Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan novels. "These may...

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Guest Review: Andrew Solomon on "Dear Mr. You"

The National Book Award-winning author of The Noonday Demon and Far From the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity reviews our selection for the Best Book of November, Mary-Louise Parker's Dear Mr. You.

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Best Books of the Month: Entertainment

We are living in a Golden Age of celebrity memoirs, if that's a reasonable thing to say. Here are five selections from Best Books of November in Entertainment, including Carrie Brownstein's Hunger Made Me a Modern Girl.

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Recipe Road Test: Double Dippin' in "Milk Bar Life"

Christina Tosi, known for her addictive desserts at Momofuku Milk Bar, lets us belly up to the table for whatever she and her friends are cooking up in "Milk Bar Life" -- here are two of my favorite recipes that go together like peanut butter and jelly. Or meat and noodles...

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Bond. James Bond.

This weekend the new 007 movie, SPECTRE, opens in theaters and I, for one, can't wait to see it. If you also have a love of this particular British secret agent, here are ten cool Bond books to check out...

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The Best Books of the Month: November, Part One

The final two months of the year are often a little light on great books, so consumed are readers and publishers with the bumper crop that was September and October. This month, however, is hefty, full of great reads, both fictional and nonfictional.

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