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Gene

Best Books of the Month: Nonfiction

A selection of some of our favorite nonfiction picks for May, including a "biography" of the gene, a meditation on tribal culture--across all cultures--from Sebastian Junger, and a story of modern China as told through the lens of a single Shanghai street.

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Walking-Himalayas

Not Just Another Walk in the Woods

Spectacular images from Walking the Himalayas, the latest of two epic accounts of travel and adventure on foot by Levison Wood.

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StarTouchedQueen200

YA Wednesday: Tips from a Star-Touched Queen

From the author of one of our recent Best YA Books of the Month picks--The Star-Touched Queen--an otherworldly list of life hacks...

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Sport-of-Kings

Best Books of May: Literature & Fiction

A selection of some of our favorite novels of May, including an epic novel of lineage, legacy, and race horses, a beautiful and compelling story about fracking (!), and an apocalyptic thriller that's anything but typical.

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KateDiCamillo_Raymie

Kate DiCamillo's Summer Reading List

Suddenly school is almost out and it's time to load the kids up with books for summer vacation--but what? Multiple-award winning author Kate DiCamillo has a few ideas...

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Summer-Reading

Summer Reading: We're Going to Need a Bigger Bag

Sometimes you just can’t help using a cliché. So, with beach brain kicking in a little early this year, let me say.... It’s Summertime and the reading is... easy? Long? Light? Heavy? Full of pictures? All of the above, probably – as evidenced by our Summer Reading Roundup.

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AtomicWeightLoveBig

Something to Crow About

Elizabeth Church's novel delves into many things including love, sacrifice, ambition, and...crows. In this exclusive piece, we learn five ways the crows mirror human behavior. I know I'll never look at them the same way again...

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Bridge-Ladies

Mothers and Daughters, a Card Game, and Bridging Generations

In The Bridge Ladies, Betsy Lerner delves into her memories of her mother's Bridge club--a near universal experience for women of a certain era and station--to learn a lot about herself, and about how mothers and daughters do and don’t always get along.

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Goat-Man

All the Goaty Details

1. Ask yourself, "Wouldn't it be nice to be an animal for a bit?"
2. Build a goat exoskeleton
3. Go to the Alps, live with the goats
4. Write a book called GoatMan: How I Took a Holiday from Being Human

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Girls-on-Fire

"If They Drown, They Will at Least Drown Together"

Teenage angst, anyone? Surely you had some. Surely some of us still do. In her new novel, Girls on Fire, Robin Wasserman bursts out with a chilling, creepy tale of two best friends who would do anything to each other. Oops. I meant “for” each other. Or did I?

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