What We're Reading This Spring

Around here, spring has arrived with a flourish. The cherry trees are in bloom, the daffodils are out in force and we are enjoying, and looking forward to, some of the best books of the season. Each member of the editorial team--our gang of five plus our illustrious wrangler/ringleader/captain--chose three spring books from the top of their reading pile to highlight...

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IndieReader: If You Liked “Gone Girl,” Check out These Twisted Thrillers

Every Thursday we will publish an article from IndieReader that we think might be of interest to our readers.

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Notes from the Legal Pot Underground

What happens when weed-skeptical journalist Bruce Barcott investigates the growers, sellers, and users of the brave new world of legalized marijuana? He emerges with changed opinions, a good book, and a bunch of really strange souvenirs.

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Amazon's Best Books of April: Part One

It's quite a lineup of books this month. Just in the top 5, the nonfiction pendulum swings from a memoir-ish book about a "comma queen" to a hardline journalistic investigation. In fiction, we have novels from seasoned veterans, and there's also a first novel by a virtual unknown (although that's changing fast).

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Eat, Drink, and Read in NYC

The last time the books editorial team went to New York we decided to do a little eating and drinking around four book-related restaurants and bars: Marcus Samuelsson's Red Rooster, famed NYC lounge Death & Co., Gabrielle Hamilton's Prune, and the historic White Horse Tavern. We ate, we drank, and then we revisited the books that brought us there...

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"Preparation for the Next Life" Wins PEN/Faulkner

Atticus Lish's debut novel Preparation for the Next Life has won the 2015 PEN/Faulkner Award.

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Sara Says...Welcome to the Party

Once upon a time, before phones were smart, when tablets were just hunks of papers you carried to school, there was a literary culture. Storytelling, imparting information, analysis of those stories and that information...

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An Interview with Viet Thanh Nguyen, Debut Author of "The Sympathizer"

Viet Thanh Nguyen's The Sympathizer, a major debut, is one of our selections for the Best Books of April. Amazon's Al Woodworth described the novel as follows: "Political, historical, romantic and comic, The Sympathizer is a rich and hugely gratifying story that captures the complexity of the war and what it means to be of two minds."

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Ann Packer: How I Wrote "The Children's Crusade"

Ann Packer's The Children's Crusade was one of our selections for the Best Books of April. Here, she describes just how the book came to be....

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Best Science Fiction Shortlist: Hugo Award Nominees Are Announced

Over the weekend, the Hugo Award nominees were announced with much fanfare. Learn what novels and graphic novels the World Science Fiction Society selected to represent the best in class in science fiction.

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