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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

Gloria Steinem on The Color Purple

The iconic feminist praises Alice Walker's ability to move readers.

By Gloria Steinem

11 Iconic Books that Defined the 1960s

Go inside the sexiest and most scandalous decade in U.S. history.

By Brook Frazier

10 Must-Read LGBT Books

Thought-provoking stories by renowned LGBT authors.

By Stephanie Almazan

Required Reading: 15 Classic High School Books to Read Again

It's time to revisit the great literature we skimmed through in English class.

By Renata Sweeney

In-Flight Entertainment: 8 Books to Read on a Plane

Flying is so much better when you have a book to keep you company.

By Olivia Mason

Powerful Quotes About Depression from William Styron's Memoir Darkness Visible

Author William's Styron's public fight with depression has helped others who have struggled with mental illness.

By Laura De Silva

13 Novels That’ll Take You Back to School

Hit the books and dive into the crazy world of academia.

By Olivia Mason

10 Must-Reads for Die-Hard Jane Austen Fans

There’s more to discover outside of your favorite author’s six books.

By Sarah Mangiola

9 Irrational Fears We Can Blame on Books

Logic aside, these book based fears still haunt us today.

By The Reading Room

The Re-Read: Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre is imperfect—and far more appealing for it.

By Cailey Hall

The Laborious Birth of Jane Eyre

Discover the story behind Jane Eyre in Juliet Barker's astounding biography, The Brontës.

By Jessica Ferri

10 Brainy Beach Reads

Just because you're checked out of the office doesn't mean you're checked out of great reading.

By Noomie Tiwutanond

Which Bennet Sister Are You?

We all want to be Lizzie, of course.

By Molly Reiniger

11 Brilliant Female Authors You’ve Never Heard Of

These underappreciated writers deserve your attention.

By Jessica Ferri

The Re-Read: Little Women

Were we too young to appreciate Alcott's classic novel?

By Molly Reiniger

5 Early Female Irish Writers

Ireland was home to some of the most forward-thinking female writers.

By Cailey Hall

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