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The Re-Read: Anne Sexton

Rediscover the poetry of Anne Sexton—beyond your high school English class.

Girl Squad: Fierce Females Throughout History

If girl squads were a thing in the past, these gals would put Taylor and her supermodels to shame.

Your Favorite Characters from YA Books: Where Are They Now?

Say hello to your friends! And find out what they've been up to. But beware, spoilers!

Valentine’s Day Antidote: Villette by Charlotte Brontë

Fight reductive HEA (Happily Ever After) with Charlotte Brontë's last, best, novel.

The Re-Read: A Wrinkle in Time

A Wrinkle in Time created the space, especially for girls, to be interested in science fiction and fantasy.

In Defense: Advice Columns

In Defense: Advice Columns

Why we find comfort in the soft, sticky, hidden parts of people that live in advice columns.

The Only Family More Notorious than the Lannisters

In City of God, Cecelia Holland explores the dark and powerful world of Italy's original crime family: The Borgias.

Literary Pilgrimage: Virginia Woolf’s England

Take a tour of England through the life and work of Virginia Woolf.

Authors Read Their Meanest Online Reviews

"This is a satanic book, and should be banned."

15 Famous Books That Were Initially Rejected

As Samuel Beckett once said: "Try again. Fail again. Fail better."

8 Haunted Libraries That Will Make You Whisper-Scream

The ghost in the library ate my homework, I swear.

9 Shocking Things You Didn’t Know About the Suffrage Movement

You know they battled for a woman’s right to vote, but did you know they also faced feeding tubes, macho critics, and police brutality?

Library Borrower Returns Books More Than 50 Years Late

Outdated textbooks return to Portland State University half a century after first being borrowed.

The Re-Read: Little House on the Prairie’s The Long Winter

A writer revisits a childhood favorite and finds it's not all butter churning and buggy rides.

All The Dead Literary Ladies (And Some Dudes, Too)

Jessa Crispin, in the midst of an existential crisis, follows the lives of exiled writers and artists.

National Book Awards Short-List Finalists Announced

Which books are your favorites to win on November 18?

National Book Awards Announce Long List Finalists

The National Book Awards announce their complete list of finalists for 2015. Which books will you read?

Life Lessons from a Warhol Superstar

Author and filmmaker Catherine O’Sullivan Shorr first met singer and Warhol star Nico one brief summer day, when she was making the biggest decision of her life.