Literature + Fiction

An Excerpt from Jonathan Dee’s New Novel, "The Locals"

Dee follows the lives of the residents of Howland, a small blue-collar town in the Berkshires, in the period immediately following the attacks of 9/11, and gives his readers America in a microcosm.

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Weekend Reading

In this edition, Renaissance men, witches, the beef on big-scale farming, and more.

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Midnight Texas

Five New Fall TV Shows Ripped from the Pages of Books

Five books and comics series bring storytelling depth (we hope!) to the new TV lineup.

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A Fantastical Tour with Natasha Pulley among "The Bedlam Stacks"

It's the rare author who can mix history and the fantastical into a mesmerizing read. We talk with Natasha Pulley about her newest novel, "The Bedlam Stacks," and why she returns again and again to Victorian times.

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Amazon's Best Books of August: Today's Releases

A cat-and-mouse thriller, a story about being bummed out in the Berkshires, and a moving memoir from the late host of ESPN's The Sports Reporters...

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Amazon's Best Books of August: Today's Releases

Tom Perrotta's latest, a tale of two criminals, and more...

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Weekend Reading

In this edition, the conclusion of a popular sci-fi series, book-talk in bathrooms, a plea for audiobook recommendations, and monied people make a muck of things...

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Post-apocalyptic Amish Fiction: David Williams tells the tale.

A booming city, a thriving Amish community in the outskirts, and a sudden catastrophic event. The inspiration behind When the English Fall.

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Working for the Queen of Spies: Kate Quinn and Stephanie Dray Discuss "The Alice Network"

The popular book club read that was inspired by a unique espionage group...

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"What's More Brave than Throwing Yourself into the Unknown?" - A Conversation with Author Jamie Harrison

Jamie Harrison's novel The Widow Nash is a sweeping story about a woman named Dulcy Remfrey. After her father's death, Dulcy escapes her ex-fiance and her complicated past to start a new life in Montana as "Mrs. Nash." While reading the book, I found myself asking the same question over and over - Can she pull it off?

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