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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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Shattered

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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Watchmanfin

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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What Comes Next and How to Like It

Anne Lamott on Abigail Thomas, & "What Comes Next and How to Like It"

You can’t judge a book by its title, of course, but the name of Abigail Thomas’ new memoir -- What Comes Next and How to Like It -- tells a prospective reader everything she wants to know about what’s inside it. This is going to be a book about growing old, about change, and about learning to live with stuff you never thought you’d even meet...

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The Wild Oates Project

Living From Her Body Instead of Her Mind: Robin Rinaldi on Sowing Her Wild Oats

If you’re looking for a straightforward, uplifting memoir about a confused woman having a midlife crisis, the kind of book that you read from beginning to end, piling up in your mind questions answered and lessons learned...

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Magic

Terry Pratchett Dies at 66

Author Terry Pratchett, the best-selling fantasy writer, has died at the age of 66. Despite being diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease eight years ago, Pratchett continued to write and publish--his latest is A Blink on the Screen, a collection of short fiction that will be published next week.

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Jane-dystel11

A Chat with Literary Agent Jane Dystel

Jane Dystel, president of Dystel & Goderich Literary Management, has been an agent since 1986. Her publishing career began at Bantam Books. She then moved to Grosset & Dunlap, where she was a managing editor and later an acquisitions editor. From there, she went on to become Publisher of World Almanac Publications, where she created her own imprint.

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Big Spring Books

Our Picks for the Best Books of the Season

I know this will be hard to believe for many (I’m thinking of you Northeastern states!), but spring is almost sprung and with it a bevy of exciting book releases. From blockbusters to the best in literary fiction, nonfiction, children's...

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