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Regina or Alison?

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The winners were revealed at the 69th National Book Awards ceremony.

"Is there A Little Life support group out there? Hanya Yanagihara has broke me."

The Witch Elm, which follows a privileged man whose life gets derailed, is a timely window into what happens when men lose their precious power.

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With so many great books coming out, it can be almost impossible to choose.

All these things would just make life so much easier.

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Time to find out!

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Wedding planning is hard. Choosing a book for the honeymoon shouldn't be.

In the months before his death, Clare's husband’s secret self started coming out into the open; she could only assume it had been waiting inside him all along. (An excerpt from The Third Hotel.)

An excerpt from R.O. Kwon's debut novel The Incendiaries.

In The Pisces and My Year of Rest and Relaxation, self-destruction is a welcome respite from the self-improvement industrial complex.

A short story from How To Love a Jamaican by Alexia Arthurs.

Rona Jaffe’s The Best of Everything outlined the dynamics and the costs of sexual harassment, decades before anyone talked openly about it.

A short story called "Just Friends" from Neel Patel's If You See Me, Don't Say Hi.

In the story ‘Of Ghosts and Shadows’ by Roxane Gay, two women defy their Haitian hometown by unapologetically loving each other — even if they have to keep that love hidden.

In this excerpt from Who Is Vera Kelly? a CIA operative meets her target's girlfriend — and she suspects she knows more than she's letting on.

In this excerpt from A Place For Us, 13-year-old Hadia knows she's just one of Abbas Ali's many admirers — but that doesn't make their interactions any less meaningful.

Fiction has long had a history of using mental illness as a plot device or symbolism, but some recent novels are depicting mental illness in refreshingly nuanced ways.

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Fiction is an addiction.

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Would you rather be at Hogwarts or The Shire?

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This is gonna be a wild ride.

In this excerpt from Mem, memories exist as vacant clones, removed from the people who no longer want them — but Dolores Extract #1 wants a life of her own.

In an excerpt from Aja Gabel's novel The Ensemble, Jana is trying to lead her quartet to greatness — but a much older famous violinist might be getting in the way.

In Rumaan Alam's new novel That Kind of Mother, a white woman adopts her black nanny's baby in the aftermath of tragedy. Read an excerpt here.

"No one really wanted satiety. It was the prospect of satiety—the excitement around the notion that we could ever be satisfied—that kept us going." An excerpt from Melissa Broder's new novel, The Pisces.

[ANZEIGE] Traust du dich, diese unbequeme Wahrheit über dich zu erfahren?

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Move over, Sorting Hat, we got this.

Andrew Sean Greer won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for Less; Martyna Majok's Cost of Living took home the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

"Why would you want to tell this story about a bunch of black Southern guys discovering bread anyway? What purpose does it serve unless it’s to show yourself as somehow better than them?" An excerpt from Nafissa Thompson-Spires' short story collection Heads of the Colored People.

"Stepping out, his bag grazed the fabric, which was against his nipples, which were very nipple-y."

"Mason jars. Chalk menus. Social media tie-ins. I’m probably speaking another language to you, right!?" An excerpt from Michelle Markowitz and Caroline Moss's novel Hey Ladies!: The Story of 8 Best Friends, 1 Year, and Way, Way Too Many Emails.

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Here's what you should read (or reread) next.

When young artist Andrea Morales runs into her ex-girlfriend at a music show, she witnesses the unthinkable. (An excerpt from Chelsey Johnson's novel Stray City.)

A fisherman finds a magic flounder and turns to a friend for advice in this excerpt from Mallory Ortberg's short story collection The Merry Spinster.

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Put your literary knowledge to the test!

"If he was anything, Big Angel was the father and patriarch of the entire clan. And, by the way (bi de guey), the de La Cruz family has been around here since before your grandparents were even born." (An excerpt from Luís Alberto Urrea's novel The House of Broken Angels)

J'espère que vous avez l'œil pour évaluer la valeur d'un yacht.

With her fourth novel, An American Marriage (and a little help from Oprah), Jones is arriving at the big moment she’s been waiting for.

Get ready to *book it* to the bookstore.

16-year-old trans girl Angel is thrilled to finally wear dresses in public, but faces repercussions at home. Read more in this excerpt from Joseph Cassara's novel The House of Impossible Beauties.

Here are the books we can't wait to read in 2018! (Ranked in no particular order.)

Become the book reader you've always wanted to be.

Looking for something different to listen to? Try these, including Casefile, Dead Pilots Society, The Read and more.

The conversation over the viral New Yorker short story “Cat Person” is reiterating the same old bias against personal essays as a frivolous, artless, and feminine form of writing.

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Books for your friends who love fantasy, romance, sci-fi, and more!

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