Fates and Furies

Best Books of 2015: Fiction

If you're lucky, you stuffed yourself silly this Thanksgiving. And for those of you not engaging in the bloodsport that is Black Friday shopping, today is a day to decompress. What better way to do that than with a great...

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Best of November

Amazon's Best Books of November: Part Two

Yes, we just revealed our picks for the Best Books of 2015—a list that is compiled, in part, from culling Best of the Month selections. In fact, the November pick, The Witches, is included, and had we not had to...

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Best Books of 2015

Our Picks for the Best Books of 2015

"What are you reading and loving right now?"--One of my favorite questions that came up again over dinner a couple nights ago, eliciting an unusually effusive response from a colleague who had just discovered Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan novels. "These may...

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100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime

Whether you’re a newcomer to this region of literature who is looking for recommendations or a longtime reader checking how many of these stories you’ve read, we hope you will find books on this list that will expand your mind…and some that will surprise you.

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IndieReader: Making the Time to Write

What’s key is that every writer who had to support himself or herself with a job wrote in his or her spare time. “What spare time?” I hear you asking yourself.

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Fall Reading Preview

Fall Reading Preview

For those of you clinging to the last vestiges of summer, the headline of this post might sting a little bit. The good news is...

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Go Set a Watchman

Scout Grows Up: Reading Harper Lee's "Go Set a Watchman"

After months of “leaks,” thousands of pre-orders, and untold anticipation, Go Set a Watchman has arrived. The prequel/sequel/companion to To Kill a Mockingbird...

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The Essential Rumi

Celebrate National Poetry Month

Here’s my confession of today--a day that just happens to be the first of National Poetry Month: I don’t read enough verse, I barely know cantos and I’m woefully unfamiliar with sonnets. In other words, I’m a poetry slacker...

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IndieReader: Nine Authors Who Break Boundaries with Indie Lit

The publishing world is oft-criticized for being male-, hetero-, cis- and white-centric. But because the world of indie-publishing gives authors more freedom, previously marginalized writers are able to reach a wider audience—and readers can be treated to a wealth of new perspectives and...

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Cover for Harper Lee's Novel Revealed

Arguably the most-discussed book of the year had its cover revealed on People.com this morning. It's Harper Lee's Go Set a Watchman, and it's a lovely homage to the classic cover of Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird. Here's what we...

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