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Ten Books for Readers Who Truly, Madly Love Liane Moriarity

Ten Books for Readers Who Truly, Madly Love Liane Moriarity

Fiction fans just can’t get enough of Liane Moriarty’s addictive domestic dramas. In her latest, Truly, Madly, Guilty, three families’ lives are changed forever by one moment of carelessness. Recommend these other emotionally charged tales of what happens when the bonds of family and friendship are tested.  Best Friends Forever, by Jennifer Weiner Don’t Try to […]

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Eight Space Operas Written by Women

Eight Space Operas Written by Women

This month’s SF/fantasy and horror-centric Booklist features a Core Collection of space operas—none of them written by women. Not to fear! There are enough awesome, women-penned space operas to send you to Naboo and back at least three times. Here are eight of them, with links to their Booklist reviews when available: Ancillary Justice, by Ann […]

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Hot for Teacher: 41 Reasons to Look Forward to Going Back to School

Hot for Teacher: 41 Reasons to Look Forward to Going Back to School

Rejoice! The academic year is on the horizon, and there are many chances for romance when school is in session. There’s always that cute new guy in your English class or the hottie you might meet cute (with him in just a towel) when you walk down to the co-ed showers. Teacher/student romances or teacher/parent […]

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Alternate-History Books for Fans of The Man in the High Castle
By December 7, 2015 7 Comments Read More →

Alternate-History Books for Fans of The Man in the High Castle

The alternate-history TV series The Man in the High Castle, loosely based on the 1962 Philip K. Dick novel of the same name, has become Amazon’s most-watched original series. The premise here is that the Axis powers won WWII and the U.S. has been split into the Greater Nazi Reich and the Pacific States. People live in […]

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A Big-Top 10: High-Flying Circus Books for Kids

A Big-Top 10: High-Flying Circus Books for Kids

I’m not exactly sure when my fascination with the circus started. I never went as a child; I was more concerned with getting on Broadway than running away with Ringling. Still, over the past several years I’ve been drawn to the circus aesthetic—its daring, inherent otherness. I can pore over vintage posters, sideshow banners, and cabinet […]

Do Not Disturb: Books with Bellhops

Do Not Disturb: Books with Bellhops

First Wes Anderson’s gorgeous film The Grand Budapest Hotel wins four academy awards. Now The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is climbing its way up the box office charts. Seems that hotels are the perfect place to have characters explore who they really are when the neighbors aren’t watching. Of course, novelists have known this for […]

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Give It Up: Books for the Abstemious

Give It Up: Books for the Abstemious

From the sobering to the silly, your stacks are filled with books to scare straight any readers who need a little extra incentive to stay on the straight and narrow this Lenten season. Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Meth Addiction, by David Sheff Confessions of a Shopaholic, by Sophie Kinsella Covet: A […]

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Waiting for Harper Lee’s “Go Set a Watchman”? Try These Read-alikes for “To Kill a Mockingbird”
By February 10, 2015 1 Comments Read More →

Waiting for Harper Lee’s “Go Set a Watchman”? Try These Read-alikes for “To Kill a Mockingbird”

Sadly, there has been a backlash of sorts to the stunning announcement that a new Harper Lee novel, Go Set a Watchman, written before To Kill a Mockingbird but set later and subsequently lost, will be published in July 2015. Unconfirmed reports that the ailing Lee may not have been fully aware of what she […]

Another Tale of Southern Homecomings for Impatient Harper Lee Fans

Another Tale of Southern Homecomings for Impatient Harper Lee Fans

Readers who can’t wait to get their hands on Harper Lee’s “new” book Go Set a Watchman can’t be expected to go bookless until July. Whet their appetites for tales of a southern daughter’s return by recommending Eudora Welty’s 1972 Pulitzer Prize winning The Optimist’s Daughter. Laurel Hand comes home to visit her father, Judge […]

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Dusty Book: Women’s Fiction for Readers of All Ages
By November 4, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Dusty Book: Women’s Fiction for Readers of All Ages

Laura Moriarty’s The Center of Everything (2008) is a sensitive and moving portrait of a precocious girl and her single mom living just shy of real poverty in 1980s Kansas. Evelyn is a gifted 10-year-old but risks failing school because her home life is chaotic. Her mother, Tina, just can’t catch a lucky break. The […]

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