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Ariel Lawhon’s Favorite Quotes from I Was Anastasia

Ariel Lawhon’s Favorite Quotes from I Was Anastasia

We can’t get enough of Ariel Lawhon’s latest novel, I Was Anastasia! Alternating chapters between Anastasia Romanov and Anna Anderson—the woman who claims they are the same person—Lawhon deftly manages …

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Quick Questions with Rebecca Harrington

Quick Questions with Rebecca Harrington

Available in paperback, Sociable is a deliciously irreverent satire about the bewildering etiquette of online dating, the preening male ego, and the capricious nature of Internet fame. Described by Marie …

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Fall in Love with Historical Fiction

Fall in Love with Historical Fiction

A sweeping historical romance novel can be a treat all year long, but we think this genre is especially sweet to read around Valentine’s Day.

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A Devastating Legacy: Novels That Wrestle with Slavery and What It Means to Be Free

A Devastating Legacy: Novels That Wrestle with Slavery and What It Means to Be Free

Abraham Lincoln—whose birthday we commemorate on February 12th—is celebrated for guiding the nation through the American Civil War and ending slavery in the United States. The practice of slavery, however, …

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Empathy and the Wisdom of Children: An Exclusive Q&A with Rhiannon Navin

Empathy and the Wisdom of Children: An Exclusive Q&A with Rhiannon Navin

Rhiannon Navin’s debut novel Only Child is a dazzling, tenderhearted debut about healing, family, and the unexpected wisdom of children.

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Ariel Lawhon on Juggling Chainsaws—Or, What It’s Really Like to Write a Nonlinear Timeline

Ariel Lawhon on Juggling Chainsaws—Or, What It’s Really Like to Write a Nonlinear Timeline

At the heart of Ariel Lawhon’s latest novel, I Was Anastasia, is a question that has captivated our collective imagination for generations—was Anna Anderson in fact Anastasia Romanov, daughter of Tsar Nicholas …

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A Note from Chris Bohjalian on The Flight Attendant

A Note from Chris Bohjalian on The Flight Attendant

Fans of female-driven psychological suspense, rejoice! Chris Bohjalian’s latest novel, The Flight Attendant—now available in paperback—is a powerful story about the ways an entire life can change in one night.

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Recipe by the Book: Qishr for The Monk of Mokha

Recipe by the Book: Qishr for The Monk of Mokha

Dave Eggers’s latest bestseller The Monk of Mokha is a heart-pounding true story that weaves together the history of coffee, the struggles of everyday Yemenis living through civil war, and the courageous journey of a young man following the most American of dreams.

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A Literary Thanksgiving Feast

A Literary Thanksgiving Feast

Here at the Reading Group Center, Thanksgiving is one of our favorite holidays.  Whether you love spending time with your extended family or gathering together means grinding your teeth and …

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Women in War

Women in War

From nurses struggling to save the lives of wounded soldiers to journalists stationed on the front lines, women have played an important part in wars throughout history. It’s no surprise, …

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