Women's Fiction

Sara Says: RIP Jackie Collins. Your Books Changed My Life

We all have different reading roots – the authors, books and experiences that made us the readers we are today. And while I probably should say my reading life began with mythology, or C.S. Lewis, or Judy Blume – and...

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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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YA Wednesday: Sarah Dessen's Top 5 Summer Reads

Sarah Dessen's books are my favorite kind of beach read--stories about the moments in life that leave a mark, particularly on the heart. I wondered what books she's taken to the beach, and she recommended these five titles...

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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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Sara Says... A Long-Awaited Sequel Appears

Like millions of readers, I was thrilled this week to hear that Harper Lee was finally going to publish another book. To Kill a Mockingbird is one of the touchstones of my youth, of my experience as a reader, as, well. . . as an American. And to learn today that Lee will publish another book about Scout and Gem and Atticus. . .

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A Conversation with Liane Moriarty, on Writing About the Extraordinary Lives of Ordinary Women

Liane Moriarty broke through last year with her book The Husband’s Secret, still a bestseller both here and in her native Australia. This year, just on the eve of the publication of her next bestseller –- Big Little Lies -–...

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Digital Exclusive: Sue Monk Kidd on Oprah's "Super Soul Sunday"

Sue Monk Kidd and Oprah are together again! Kidd's The Invention of Wings was previously an Oprah Book Club 2.0 selection. Now she's chatting with Oprah on the Emmy Award winning OWN Network series "Super Soul Sunday." Here's a digital...

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How Do I Love Thee? 150 Ways...

When we think of February, love frequently comes to mind--and let's face it, for better or worse this four letter word is probably one of the most enchanting, infuriating, and exciting subjects to read about. From stories of an idyllic...

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Character Comebacks: King, Fielding, Grisham, and Doyle Catch Up With Old Favorites

They begin as strangers on the page, slowly coming to life in our minds. We picture the way they look. We imagine their mannerisms. We form opinions about their personalities. In return, they tap into our emotions, entertaining us or...

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Character Comebacks: Helen Fielding Brings Back Bridget Jones

Since the first novel, Bridget Jones's Diary, was published in 1996, our fickle protagonist's affections have swung like a pendulum between arch-rivals Mark Darcy and Daniel Cleaver. It's been 15 years since the follow-up Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason...

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