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Why the Characters from All My Puny Sorrows Will Make an Impression on Your Heart

  You know what will happen when you read Miriam Toews new novel, All My Puny Sorrows? You will cry and then, you’ll laugh. Known for her insightful and memorizing novels, All My Puny Sorrows tells the story of two sisters, one of which is desperately trying to save her sister from committing suicide. It [...]

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The Age is Worth the Wait

  Nancy Lee’s debut novel, The Age, comes 12 years after her stunning short story collection, Dead Girls. And it’s been hotly anticipated in that decade. We’re here to tell you that it was worth the wait. As her editor Ellen Seligman said at a toast for the lovely author earlier this week: Nancy Lee [...]

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Top 10 Reasons to Read Red Rising!

  Maybe you’ve heard us talking about Red Rising on Twitter or Facebook or maybe you’ve heard someone else talking about it? This book is getting a lot of buzz from all over the place! In case you’re not already convinced to pick it up, we’ve got 10 reasons why you should read it! 10. Everybody [...]

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Q&A with Bestselling Author Dean Koontz

Everyone around these parts knows that I have been a long-time fan of Dean Koontz and his writing. I started reading his novels when I was a mere fifteen years old! Dean doesn’t do public appearances, so I highly doubt I’ll be able to thank him in person one day, but I love that he [...]

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End of the Year Round Up in GIFs

  Sometimes words just aren’t enough, sometimes feelings are best conveyed through  GIFs. So we proudly present our end of the year book picks! Books That Made Us Cry: 1. Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy by Helen Fielding: Love, loss and Mark Darcy, pass the kleenex. 2. Drunk Mom by Jowita Bydlowska: An eye-opening [...]

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Books We Are Gifting

  Working in publishing makes giving books for the holidays a no brainer, but the hard part  is picking the perfect book for everyone on our lists. We’ve pulled together our top pick for gift giving this holiday. Cass: My friend Trisha is going to love this. Road Ends by Mary Lawson is really the [...]

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The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson

Read Outside the Box: Non-Fiction

  This week is Read Outside the Box Week. Find out more about the project here. When the team challenged me to read narrative non-fiction for my “outside the box” pick, I eagerly took on that challenge with Erik Larson’s The Devil in the White City.   I don’t often read outside of the fiction genre, [...]

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Read Outside the Box Week

  Welcome To Read Outside the Box Week! As you know, we read a lot here, we read new books, old books and books that haven’t been published yet, but after a while we occasionally get in ruts. More specifically we get comfortable reading some genres more than others. Over the course of this year [...]

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If You Liked Atonement, You’ll Love Perfect

    There is something about novels set in Britain that I am totally drawn to; novels set in big English houses, that are drafty and full of secrets, on estates without neighbours for miles. I think it’s also the way great authors write very English characters, full of emotion that they keep bottled up [...]

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8 Awesome Facts from Bill Bryson’s One Summer

  As you all know, I’m a big fan of narrative non-fiction and Bill Bryson’s new book One Summer falls firmly in the category of narrative non-fiction I love! In fact you should probably read this excerpt to get a sense of it! In the summer of 1927, America had a booming stock market, a [...]

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