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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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Lore on Amazon Prime Video

The Lore of "Lore"

Aaron Mahnke tells us about how his popular podcast began, the recent jump of "Lore" to books and TV, and whether he believes in ghosts.

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The Sun and Her Flowers

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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Stanger Things 2

Strange Books to Get You Ready for "Stranger Things 2"

Five books to whet your appetite for more bloodthirsty creatures, more evil, and more kids to the rescue.

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The Name of the Wind

Ten Years after "The Name of the Wind," Patrick Rothfuss Talks about What Brings Him Joy

We talk with Patrick Rothfuss about the ten years since "The Name of the Wind," working with Lin-Manuel Miranda on getting the Kingkiller Chronicles to the screen, and Rothfuss's legendary bear sanctuary.

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LighterThanMyShadow_KatieGreen

A Brave Graphic Memoir Throws a Light on the Shadow of Mental Illness

Katie Green exposes the lingering hold of her mental illness and her stop-and-go progress toward recovery in a vividly honest debut graphic memoir that we picked as one of the ten best books of October.

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Botm

Best Books of the Month: Literature and Fiction

The latest from the likes of Jeffrey Eugenides, Roddy Doyle, and more...

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BestSFF-October

The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of October: Our Top 6 Picks

Two very different debut fantasy novels, a brilliant overturning of social hierarchy, monsters galore, an insidious fungus, and Ann Leckie's return to the universe of the Imperial Radch are among our top picks of the month of Octobe

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Gretchen Rubin author photo credit The Girls Lounge

Which of the Four Tendencies are you? Take Gretchen Rubin's Quiz

The fundamental question is “How do you respond to expectations?"

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Crash Override

Zoe Quinn Faces off Against Online Hate

Zoe Quinn talks about her new book, Crash Override, her Gamergate experience, trolling versus abuse, and how individuals can take a clear-eyed look at whether they are unwittingly adding to online bile.

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