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From books that make us nostalgic to stories every bibliophile can relate to, we celebrate books and their lasting impact on our lives.

The Handmaid’s Tale: A Warning About Patriarchy and Power

Gloria Steinem on how Margaret Atwood's classic shows the significance of reproductive freedom.

by Gloria Steinem

Gloria Steinem on the Many Reasons to Read The Group

How Mary McCarthy's classic can be read as an indicator of change—or the lack of it.

by Gloria Steinem

Who’s Your Literary Animal Sidekick?

Take our quiz to find out which cuddly book character you should keep as a pet.

by Molli Carlson

Gloria Steinem Discusses Sex & World Peace

Valerie Hudson's critical book shows how violence against women is a proxy for nationwide violence.

by Gloria Steinem

Test Your Bookish IQ with a Literary Quiz

No doubt you’ve read these seven classic bestsellers . . . but do you know the trivia behind each title?

by Matthew Blackburn

The Nature of Jean Craighead George

Honor the spirit of Earth Day by celebrating the renowned children’s book author and environmentalist.

by Molli Carlson

Quiz: Which Sci Fi Character Would You Be in an Apocalypse?

When zombies, nuclear fallout, or World War III strikes, how will you handle the pressure? Take our apocalypse quiz to find out.

by Kat Sherbo

Forever Relevant: Robin Morgan's The Demon Lover

Gloria Steinem discusses the lasting impact of Robin Morgan's political classic on terrorism.

by Gloria Steinem

“Monster” by Robin Morgan: The Anthem of the Women’s Movement

In 1972, this electrifying poem inspired women everywhere to take a stand in the fight for equality.

by Staff

Fact or Fantasy: All About Female Samurai Warrior Tomoe Gozen

Can you tell the difference between historical Japanese legend and creative fantasy fiction?

by Matthew Blackburn

Our 9 Favorite Episodes of the New Yorker Fiction Podcast

Every month, renowned authors pick a story from the magazine’s archives to read aloud and discuss—with hilarious results.

by Alexandra Carver

“The only source of knowledge is experience”

Mystery authors who draw on their own life experiences

by Emma Pulitzer

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