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Madea

"I Wanted to Make Her Real": David Vann Reimagines Medea in "Bright Air Black"

The author of Aquarium offers a more complex and fascinating portrait of a typically one-note character from Greek mythology....

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Greg_iles

Celebrity Picks: Greg Iles

Which book inspired the Natchez Burning trilogy? Greg Iles reveals this, and more favorites...

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Stranger-Woods225

Wouldn't You Like to Get Away?

In 1986, Christopher Knight stepped into the Maine woods and stayed there for 27 years, never speaking to another soul. So what makes him - and other hermits - tick? The Stranger in the Woods author Michael Finkel breaks down the common experiences shared by all recluses.

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Tattoo romances

To Ink Is Human: Adriana Anders’s Favorite Tattooed Heroes and Heroines

Under Her Skin author Adriana Anders picks six divine books showcasing inked-up men and women who will steal your heart.

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Jami

"Inciting the Reader to Create a Better World": Jami Attenberg on Books that Improve Empathy

Reading is revolutionary! Discover books that promote kindness, remind us of our humanity, and inspire us to be our best selves...

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Born-Crime225

From Audible: Audiobooks to Warm the Last Weeks of Winter

The calendar might say that spring is just around the corner, but it's not here yet. Here are a few selections from our colleagues at Audible to get you through the last gasps of the season.

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Poetry

"Love Poem" by Courtney Flerlage

Poetry is on the rise again. Read on to discover a new literary talent, Courtney Flerlage.

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Hayes

Bill Hayes: 5 Things I Love About New York City

The author of "Insomniac City" offers words and photographs that evoke the awesomeness of the City That Never Sleeps...

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Rock star romances

A Playlist of the Best Rock-Star Romances, by Scarlett Cole

Scarlett Cole assembles the perfect playlist of rock-star romances, from sweet to sexy and everything in between.

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Kline

The Mystery Woman in the Field: Kristin Hannah Asks Christina Baker Kline About "A Piece of the World"

The author of "The Orphan Train" returns with a novel inspired by a famous Andrew Wyeth painting...

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