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I've had the good fortune to fall in love with Agatha Christie's murder mysteries twice. more
The leaves are turning, the air is crisper, the bookstores are open ... and you need a new paperback, don't you? Here are six freshly minted ones for fall reading. more
My husband and I might move. (Then again, we might not.) As we spend more and more time in our house, thanks to pandemic work-from-home mandates, we see its flaws, and we dream of perfection. more
Laura Lippman's new essay collection, "My Life as a Villainess," couldn't be more timely. Given the selection last week of Kamala Harris as the Democratic vice presidential candidate, we're in for three months of pundits droning on about her likability. more
Good news for DC fans: DC's virtual fan event will now take place over two separate weekends. On Wednesday, DC announced that DC FanDome has been expanded into two separate events. more
Eric Utne's "Far Out Man" annoyed me until I started to love it. more
Despite William Shakespeare's singular position at the peak of Western literature, we know vanishingly little about the man himself. more
Looking for a silver lining, we seized on how the stay-at-home mandates of living through a pandemic (and other dire things) would give us more time — hopefully, more time to read. more
This memoir busts a lot of stereotypes in a delightful way. more
LOS ANGELES — In a public address to "Jeopardy!" viewers last week, Alex Trebek assured fans that he was fine. "Feeling great," in fact. more
"Never Ask Me" by Jeff Abbott; Grand Central (368 pages, $27) more
"Bright Precious Thing" by Gail Caldwell; Random House (208 pages, $27) more
MINNEAPOLIS — When the coronavirus pandemic hit, Geri Chavis knew what would help soothe her soul and those of the people she loves: Poems. more
A dead man is the central character in Joyce Carol Oates' timely, monumental new novel "Night. Sleep. Death. The Stars.," whose title echoes a gut-punching Walt Whitman poem. more
We still can't travel much these days, but here's a ray of hope: Your neighborhood bookstore is probably open for curbside service. more
Time for a paperback roundup! Here are six potentially intoxicating reads — and, did you know your local indie bookstore is quite possibly open for curbside service? more
The cartoonish names of the main characters (Serenata Terpsichore, Remington Alabaster, Bambi Buffer) in Lionel Shriver's new novel are the first clues that the book is satire. more
It's an annual tradition for Bill Gates — Microsoft co-founder, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and avid reader — to release a summer reading list in May. more
Jane Austen was most ungenerous to Mary Bennet. more
Here comes the "Midnight Sun." more
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