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Dive into the Beauty and Danger of Fred Waitzkin’s Deep Water Blues

A calm sea turns into a tempestuous storm in the Searching for Bobby Fischer author’s latest novel. 

by Hezra Martinez

A Mother Unravels in This New Psychological Thriller   

Kaira Rouda is back with her new novel, The Favorite Daughter.   

by Sarah Mangiola

A Young Woman Endures the Civil War in This Historical Fiction Novel

The Abolitionist’s Daughter takes readers inside a lesser-known history of the South during the 1850s and ‘60s. 

by Sarah Mangiola

A Chilling Book Comes to Life in This Gothic Mystery by Elly Griffiths 

When a high school English teacher is haunted by her own subject matter in real life, who can she trust? 

by Sarah Mangiola

Inside the Surveillance War Between James Baldwin and the FBI

Before the If Beale Street Could Talk author became a symbol of today's Black Lives Matter movement, he was a high-priority target of FBI surveillance during the 1950s, '60s, and '70s.

by Olivia Mason

MI6 Recruits a Bumbling Salesman in Our Man in Havana

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

by Olivia Mason

The Author of The Other Einstein Brings Hedy Lamarr's Incredible Story to Life

The Only Woman in the Room paints a fictionalized portrait of the Hollywood actress who was so much more than a pretty face.

by Olivia Mason

Rediscover the Magic of P.L. Travers' Mary Poppins

Before you catch Mary Poppins Returns in theaters, get reacquainted with the original story that stole the hearts of readers everywhere.

by Olivia Mason

Fans of Westerns Will Love This Poignant Novel by the Author of Peace Like a River

In So Brave, Young, and Handsome, a stumped writer gets more than inspiration from his adventure across the Wild Wild West.

by Olivia Mason

A Young Woman is Haunted by a Childhood Disappearance in This Psychological Thriller 

Sarah Meuleman’s debut novel, Find Me Gone, jumps between 1996 and 2014 to paint a devastating portrait of a woman confronted by her past. 

by Sarah Mangiola

One of the Best Mystery Novels of 2018 is Finally Here

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

by Sarah Mangiola

Beyond Politics: An Inside Look at the Life of Elizabeth Warren

Learn more about this political leader in Antonia Felix’s new book, Elizabeth Warren: Her Fight. Her Work. Her Life. 

by Sarah Mangiola

"Slouching Towards Bethlehem": Joan Didion's Iconic Essay on 1960s Subculture

The 1967 piece on San Francisco hippies is included in the critically-acclaimed collection of the same name.

by Olivia Mason

Anne Frank and Her Life in the Secret Annex

A book published by the Anne Frank House profiles the Secret Annex—the Frank family's two-year hideout—and the famous diarist's life inside.

by Olivia Mason

A Mother Can't Escape Her Past in This Drama by Euphoria Author Lily King

In The English Teacher, a dark secret drives a wedge between Vida Avery and her new family.

by Olivia Mason

Remembering Philip Roth: A Great American Novelist

On May 22, 2018, author Philip Roth died at age 85. Read an enlightening conversation between Roth and writer Milan Kundera in Roth's collection of essays and interviews, Shop Talk. 

by Sarah Mangiola

How Mary Roberts Rinehart Got Her Start—and Invented a New Kind of Mystery

The so-called "American Agatha Christie" revolutionized the mystery genre with her 1908 novel, The Circular Staircase.

by Murder & Mayhem

Looking Back: Joyce Maynard on Her Career-Launching Essay and Relationship With J.D. Salinger

Joyce Maynard's 1972 essay captured life in 1960s America—and the attention of one of the world's most enigmatic icons.

by Olivia Mason

E.R. Braithwaite Wrangles Unruly High School Students in To Sir, With Love

By treating his students as equals, a schoolteacher creates a unique bond with his class.

by Olivia Mason

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