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Military romances

Heroes Between the Pages! 5 Military Romances That Redefine the Rules of Engagement

USA Today bestselling romance author Julie Ann Walker recommends five military romances for readers who want stories with all the steamy tension of a swoon-worthy romance, the whodunit of a page-turning mystery, and the action and adventure of a nail-biting thriller.

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From AbeBooks: Is Harry Potter Still Relevant?

Wherein our friends at the AbeBooks Reading Copy blog ask the most inflammatory question ever.

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Blair Braverman On Writing "Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube"

Blair Braverman's memoir, Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube, is one of those books--the ones that catch you off guard, stick with you, and challenge you to evaluate your place in life...

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Sons-Daughters

Exclusive: Ramona Ausubel on "Sons & Daughters of Ease and Plenty"

What does it mean to be have wealth? Does it free you from want or enslave you as sure as does its opposite? These are the questions author Ramona Ausubel explores in her lovely novel, The Sons and Daughters of Ease and Plenty.

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Every Bride Has Her Day

Five Unforgettable Fictional Trips Down the Aisle

Lynnette Austin is an expert in tying the knot. With her Magnolia Brides and Maverick Junction series, she's sent many couples happily down the aisle. Now with wedding season in full swing, Austin has created a list of five fictional...

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1971

Twelve Songs That Changed the World, or at Least 1971

From Carole King to the Stones, David Hepworth tracks the pivotal events--and selects the essential songs--of 1971, the year that shaped the music industry for the three decades that followed.

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Modern Lovers

"What Does Growing Up Feel Like?"--Emma Straub on "Modern Lovers"

Emma Straub’s latest cleverly acerbic, and insightful novel focuses on a group of former college friends who are now impending empty nesters, grappling with midlife crisis. Modern Lovers demonstrates that you’re never too old to grow up...

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Alimal

"Muhammad Ali: A Man, Not a King" by Randy Roberts and Johnny Smith

On a day when Muhammad Ali is on all of our minds, we reached out to the authors of a recent (and excellent) book on Ali to get their thoughts on the Greatest of All Time.

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Grunt-Mary Roach

"The Freezer Serves Dual Use as a Morgue"--Fun Factoids from Mary Roach's "Grunt"

It takes a special kind of writer to make topics ranging from death to our gastrointestinal tract interesting (sometimes hilariously so), and pop science writer Mary Roach is always up to the task. In her latest book, Grunt...

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Laura Griffin

Laura Griffin Shines a Light on Cyber Crimes

Laura Griffin interviewed hackers and cyber crime investigators while researching her latest novel, Deep Dark. Learn what she discovered and how to protect yourself from dangers that are all too real.

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