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When you're in need of an undercover spy, who you gonna call? The owner of a vacuum cleaner store, of course.

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Stuart Turton's debut novel puts readers at the center of a murder mystery...with a twist.

Sylvia Plath's Lost Short Story, "Mary Ventura and the Ninth Kingdom"

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In Conversation with Alice Walker

The author of The Color Purple reads three of her poems and answers reader questions about her work, life, and views on society.

Biloxi Blues: School District in Mississippi Bans To Kill a Mockingbird

In light of the recent ban on Harper Lee's classic, one writer reflects on the history of racism and "To Kill a Mockingbird" in the South.

Read an Excerpt From Overcoming Hate Through Dialogue

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An Interview with Award-Winning Author Ben Okri

The Nigerian author is known for his own brand of magical realism.

Paul Monette's Fiercely Honest AIDS Memoir

The author candidly writes about the death of his partner, Roger Horwitz.

The Complete Oprah’s Book Club List

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Valley of the Dolls: 50 Years Later

For its 50th anniversary, Jacqueline Susann's misunderstood novel gets a re-read.

5 Children’s Books That Celebrate Jewish Heritage

Author Heidi Smith Hyde shares the inspiration behind her books.

Ted Hughes: An Introduction

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Get to know Vincent Price's softer side in his memoir of his beloved dog, The Book of Joe.

James Gleick’s 5 Favorite Books

The acclaimed writer of Chaos shares a handful of nonfiction works that have inspired his own.