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How Books Really Get Banned

"Banning books is one thing, killing them is something else."

By Grace Srinivasiah

The Genius of Kate Atkinson

With Life After Life, the English writer takes the reincarnation story to new heights.

By Jessica Ferri

Literary Pilgrimage: Asheville, North Carolina

Head to the foothills of the Blue Ridge mountains to tour an important town for four major American writers.

By Jessica Ferri

Beyond Sister Wives: 5 Reads That Explore Mormonism

Everyone's favorite plural family is back! Complement your poly-binge-watching with these Mormon-related reads.

By Jessica Ferri

Which Mega Popular Fall Book Should You Read?

You don't have time to read them all, so take this quiz to find your perfect book of the season.

By Jessica Ferri

14 Book Lovers to Follow on Instagram

These book-centric Instagram accounts will give a serious reading problem (as if you don't have one already).

By Jessica Ferri

National Book Awards Announce Long List Finalists

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

By Jessica Ferri

5 Most Under Appreciated Crime Writers

And why they deserve to be read forever.

By Otto Penzler

10 Fantasy Books That’ll Give You Chills

These genre-bending reads are both horrifying and fantastical.

By DeAnna Janes

10 Books That Are Nothing Like the Film Adaptation

If you've only seen the movie, you don't know the real story.

By The Reading Room

HistoReads: Top 10 Greatest Leaders of All Time

Play "follow the leader" with biographies about history’s most notable people.

By DeAnna Janes

10 Survival Books like The Maze Runner

Get lost in stories of survival, discovery, and determination.

By Kaitlyn Johnston

Axis vs. Allies: 10 Riveting World War II Thrillers

Rev up your mind—and your pulse—with these action-packed novels set during World War II.

By Grace Srinivasiah

Gloria Steinem on Pat Conroy’s The Great Santini

The Great Santini stands as a classic account of families shaped by the rigid patriarchy around them.

By Gloria Steinem

Literature’s Sexual Rebels

Erica Jong shocked readers with her novel about women's sexuality in the 1970s, and she tells us why she's ready to do it again.

By Erica Jong

This Is Susan Griffin, Hear Her Roar

The pioneering ecofeminist and Woman and Nature author discusses her book and today's discriminatory climate.

By Early Bird Books Staff

11 Sexy Books That Stimulate Your Brain

Get turned onto books that mix humor, philosophy—and, yes, sex.

By Greta Shull

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.

By Catherine O’Sullivan Shorr

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