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Passing Notes. In Books.

Love and books. Words in Deep Blue is a beautiful reminder of the passages we've circled, and the stories we've shared with people we love.

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A Debut Novel Takes Its Whacks at an Infamous Crime

Lizzie Borden was acquitted of killing her father and step mother on this day in 1893. An acclaimed new novel from Australian Sarah Schmidt revisits the grisly murders and finds a houseful of horror.

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Challenging Misconceptions About Victorian Women: A Q&A With Jessica Shattuck & Sarah Perry About "The Essex Serpent"

Feeble, fainting, fragile women trapped in gilded cages? Think again...

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The 2016 Lambda Literary Award Winners

Last week, the 29th annual Lammys celebrated works of excellence in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender literature. See which books won in fiction, nonfiction, mystery, biography/memoir, and more.

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Author Robyn Harding on How Not to Throw a Sweet Sixteen Party

We're always curious how authors get their ideas, so we asked Robyn Harding to tell us about the origins of The Party.

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Bookmark It

In today's edition, nonfiction for fans of Jurassic Park, a dark and quirky debut reminiscent of Flannery O'Connor, and a book that alleges that Peter Pan wasn't as sweet and innocent as he was portrayed...

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The Best Biographies and Memoirs of June

Bad Feminist author Roxane Gay returns with brutally honest and brave memoir, a couple battles piranhas aboard a rickety raft for their honeymoon, and more in the best biographies of the month.

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Looking Deeper into Maurice Sendak’s Children’s Books

Whether you’re reading Sendak’s books aloud to children, or enjoying them alone, Jonathan Cott’s "There’s a Mystery There: The Primal Vision of Maurice Sendak" shows the ways Sendak used them to surface his intellectual interests and the playful and sometimes serious “wild things” that resided deep in his memories.

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Pride-Worthy Reads

It is Pride month! And in the spirit of celebrating and educating, I put together a list of some of my favorite LGBTQ titles.

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When Workplace Romances Go Hilariously Wrong: Talking with Christina Lauren on "Dating You/Hating You"

Cowriters Christina Hobbes and Lauren Billings—aka Christina Lauren—map the complex path of writing "Dating You/Hating You" and reveal the stories of Hollywood sexism they heard while researching their new book.

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