Women's Fiction
Mockingbird

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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Lies

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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Liane Moriarty Explores the Secrets in a Marriage

When we selected The Husband's Secret as a Best of the Month pick this month, Sara Nelson wrote in her review that it "transcends its era and place at the same time that it celebrates same." Liane Moriarty’s books are...

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Sara Says: Give Me An Angry Heroine Any Old Time

In Claire Messud's ferocious The Woman Upstairs, middle-aged Nora, an artist-wannabe who is actually a frumpy suburban schoolteacher, announces her rage in the very first pages. "How angry am I? You don't want to know. Nobody wants to know about...

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Maeve Binchy, Grand Storyteller and Irish National Treasure (1940-2012)

Carole Baron, Maeve Binchy's longtime editor and close friend, shares her fond memories. Maeve Binchy died Monday night, with her beloved husband, Gordon, and her sister, Joan, at her side. She was 72 years old and left us too soon....

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Nora Ephron (1941 - 2012)

I loved Nora Ephron. I loved her long before she got sick, and long before I'd actually met her. Like many, many women my age, I wanted to be her, and everything from her essays (even the ones about having...

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