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"Born Into a New Life Through Violence": Paulette Jiles on "News of the World"

The real-life story that inspired this National Book Award nominee...

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A Novel Born Out of Fear: Brit Bennett on "The Mothers"

The story behind one of the must-read debuts of the season...

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I Came, I Saw, I Voted: Elections, Roman-Style

If we think this presidential election is unprecedented, we might just not be looking back far enough. Historian Adrian Goldsworthy--author of Pax Romana, Caesar, and How Rome Fell compares this season's circus to the political antics of ancient Rome.

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Do You Want to Believe? Ben Mezrich Does.

What happens when a bestselling nonfiction writer turns his eyes skyward in search of visitors from another planet? Ben Mezrich discusses the people and places from his new book, The 37th Parallel: The Secret Truth Behind America's UFO Highway.

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Stomaching Shakespeare with Margaret Atwood

The speculative fiction maven speculates on the eating habits of fictional characters...

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From AbeBooks: The Gloriumptious World of Roald Dahl

September 13 marked the 100th anniversary of Roald Dahl's birth, a truly gloriumptious author who made an indelible impact on children's literature. But did you know that Dahl also wrote books for adults, often described as "macabre," "twisted," and "gruesome"?

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James Dashner's Reading List

If you haven't yet read James Dashner's best-selling Maze Runner series I highly recommend it for the next book on your list--the latest one is just out tomorrow. So what books does Dashner recommend? We've got his top five favorites....

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After Yorktown: The War Without End

How much do we really know about the American Revolution? After Yorktown goes beyond the iconic, highlight reel moments to explore the war from unexpected angles.

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The Best Man (can mean a few different things)

On of our best kids' books of September is a modern day novel about role models, family, and the everyday humor of life as a middle schooler. In an exclusive essay, award-winning author Richard Peck shares the background of The Best Man.

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In Such Good Company

Behind the Scenes of the "Most Wonderful, Wacky Times" of Carol Burnett's Life

Carol Burnett on her long-running, and beloved, variety series...

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