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Secrets Unravel in A Girl Named Anna, an Exciting New Thriller

Who do you trust when you find out everything was a lie?

By Kaytie Norman

Aretha Franklin: The Queen of Soul Has Died at 76

Read an excerpt from this music legend’s biography. 

By Sarah Mangiola

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

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

By Olivia Mason

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.

By Olivia Mason

Family and Fireflies: Anecdotes from the Real-Life Durrell Family

An excerpt from the memoir by Gerald Durrell that inspired the PBS hit, "The Durrells in Corfu."

By Olivia Mason

"Villainous Perfidy": Benedict Arnold's Betrayal of George Washington

"Washington: The Indispensable Man" examines the character of the first President of the United States, and how the treachery of a man who he considered to be an ally shaped his future.

By Olivia Mason

The Forgotten Rivalry: Michelangelo and Leonardo Da Vinci

An excerpt from Stephanie Storey’s art history thriller about the warring Renaissance masters.

By Olivia Mason

Joan Didion's Play It As It Lays: The Dark Heart of the American Dream

An excerpt from the literary icon's novel about loneliness and life's unanswerable questions.

By Olivia Mason

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