New Trailer Offers First Look at <em>Bel Canto</em>

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    New Trailer Offers First Look at Bel Canto

    Julianne Moore and Ken Watanabe star in the adaptation of Ann Patchett's novel based on the Lima hostage crisis.

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    &quot;Slouching Towards Bethlehem&quot;: Joan Didion's Iconic Essay on 1960s Subculture

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    The 1967 piece on San Francisco hippies is included in the critically-acclaimed collection of the same name.

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    9 Books Like <em>Outlander</em> That'll Give You All the Feels

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    Here's what to read when you're missing Jamie and Claire.

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    PBS' <em>Man In An Orange Shirt</em> is a Heartbreaking Study of Love, Shame, and Suppressed Desire

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    PBS' Man In An Orange Shirt is a Heartbreaking Study of Love, Shame, and Suppressed Desire

    Partly inspired by his father's secret past, author Patrick Gale has written a powerful, multi-generational gay love story for the small screen.

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    11 Charming Lord Peter Wimsey Books by Dorothy Sayers

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    The debonair sleuth charms everyone who comes his way—including generations of mystery readers.

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    Anne Frank and Her Life in the Secret Annex

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    Anne Frank and Her Life in the Secret Annex

    A book published by the Anne Frank House profiles the Secret Annex—the Frank family's two-year hideout—and the famous diarist's life inside.

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    A Mother Can't Escape Her Past in This Drama by <em>Euphoria</em> Author Lily King

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    In The English Teacher, a dark secret drives a wedge between Vida Avery and her new family.

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    5 Must-Read Carson McCullers Books

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    5 Must-Read Carson McCullers Books

    Throughout her career, the author of The Heart is a Lonely Hunter showed a deep empathy for, and understanding of, the outsider.

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    15 Problems Unique to Book Lovers

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    15 Problems Unique to Book Lovers

    Being a bibliophile comes with its own set of issues.

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    7 Books by Master Storyteller John Jakes

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    7 Books by Master Storyteller John Jakes

    The New York Times bestselling author is behind some of the most beloved family sagas, in addition to sword and sorcery tales.

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    Spanning Decades: 10 Historical Mystery Books 

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    Spanning Decades: 10 Historical Mystery Books 

    Go on a wild journey through time and crime.

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    6 Rachel Carson Books That Will Make You See the World With New Eyes

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    6 Rachel Carson Books That Will Make You See the World With New Eyes

    Through writing and research, the legendary conservationist shaped our modern perspective of the environment.

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    <em>Looking Back</em>: Joyce Maynard on Her Career-Launching Essay and Relationship With J.D. Salinger

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    Joyce Maynard's 1972 essay captured life in 1960s America—and the attention of one of the world's most enigmatic icons.

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    How Edward Gorey Helped Revolutionize the Publishing Industry

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    As a cover designer for Doubleday Anchor, the famed illustrator played a part in the roll-out of the "trade paperback."

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    Lifetime's <em>You </em>Looks Just As Creepy As Its Source Material

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    Lifetime's You Looks Just As Creepy As Its Source Material

    Watch the trailer for the adaptation of Caroline Kepnes' psychological thriller, which hits the small screen this fall.

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    The 19 Books That Changed Joan Didion's Life

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    The author of The Year of Magical Thinking cites old classics and 20th century masterpieces as inspiration for her own work.

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    6 Eye-Opening Books About Autism 

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    These memoirs, novels, and nonfiction accounts remind us that autism isn't a disorder, but a difference.

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    E.R. Braithwaite Wrangles Unruly High School Students in <em>To Sir, With Love</em>

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    By treating his students as equals, a schoolteacher creates a unique bond with his class.

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    Viola Davis Pens New Adventure for Corduroy the Bear

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    Viola Davis Pens New Adventure for Corduroy the Bear

    Corduroy Takes a Bow will be published in September for the series' 50th anniversary.

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    The Life and Genius of Graham Greene

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    The author of The Quiet American and The End of the Affair was an unforgettable voice of the 20th century.

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    An Irish Immigrant Gets a Second Chance in Taylor Caldwell's <em>Captains and the Kings</em>

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    While en route to Pennsylvania, a penniless teenager meets the man who will change his life forever.

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    11 Madeleine L'Engle Books You May Have Missed

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    11 Madeleine L'Engle Books You May Have Missed

    Look beyond A Wrinkle in Time, and discover the true breadth of the Newbery winner's talent.

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    9 Books for Fans of <em>Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries</em>

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    These female sleuths would earn Phryne's seal of approval.

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    Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington to Adapt <em>Little Fires Everywhere</em>

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    Celeste Ng's bestselling novel about trouble in suburbia is set to become a television series.

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    10 Must-Read Books by Iconic Black Authors

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    Pick up the novels that changed how we read, what we read, and who we read.

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    The Absurd Meets Reality in This Darkly Humorous Story Collection

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    The Absurd Meets Reality in This Darkly Humorous Story Collection

    The titular story in Julia Slavin's collection, "The Woman Who Cut Off Her Leg at the Maidstone Club," is a wacky satire of elitism.

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    Another Margaret Atwood Adaptation is in the Works

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    Another Margaret Atwood Adaptation is in the Works

    Paramount TV has acquired the rights to the MaddAddam Trilogy, a dystopian series by "The Handmaid's Tale" author.

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    13 Books Our Favorite Celebrities Love

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    7 Wartime Books That Tell Stories of Life on the Home Front

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    The home front can be just as perilous as the front lines.

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    We Can't Stop Watching the New <em>Red Sparrow</em> Trailer

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    We Can't Stop Watching the New Red Sparrow Trailer

    The film adaptation of Jason Matthews' spy thriller is set to release on March 2, 2018.

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    7 Donald Trump Books Written By Authors from Both Sides

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    Orange-faced ogre, or the savior of our country? Opinions vary...vastly.

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    The Best Books You Read in 2017

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    It may have been a crazy year, but at least we read crazy-good books.

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    20 of the Best New York Times Notable Books

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    With the announcement of 2017's Notable Books, we look back on previous honorees that still deserve the spotlight.

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    A White Lie Becomes an Act of Charity in the Witty &quot;Uggs for Gaza&quot;

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    In the titular story of his collection, Gordon Haber examines identity with a sense of humor.

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    13 Novels That’ll Take You Back to School

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    Hit the books and dive into the crazy world of academia.

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    Gloria Steinem Biopic Will Bring the Icon's Memoir to Life

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    Gloria Steinem Biopic Will Bring the Icon's Memoir to Life

    Oscar-winning actress Julianne Moore is set to star in an upcoming adaptation of Steinem's "My Life on the Road."

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    Introducing the 2017 National Book Award Winners

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    A searing history of Russia, family dramas, and more nab the coveted literary prize.

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    9 Books for Fans of <em>Murder on the Orient Express</em>

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    <em>Anne of Green Gables</em> Returns to PBS in <em>The Good Stars</em> 

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    This Thanksgiving, a more grown-up Anne faces more grown-up challenges.

    by Olivia Mason

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