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Spring is coming ... soon? Here are six new paperbacks to help you get there — four fiction, two memoir, all recommended. more
(TNS) With the Georgia runoff elections nearly in the rearview mirror, voting-rights champion Stacey Abrams has another major date on the horizon: the release of her latest novel. That's right: … more
(TNS) Lil Nas X is truly a man of his generation. With this week’s release of his new children’s book, the social media-savvy, history-making Billboard chart-topper pleaded with … more
(TNS) Here are the bestsellers for the week that ended Saturday, Dec. 19, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, … more
"Into the Unbounded Night" by Mitchell James Kaplan; Regal House (262 pages, $16.95) more
The kingdom, as it is often called, is a massive piece of land owned by two brothers, located just outside of Os, a small mountaintop village in Norway. The land, mostly forest, is the inheritance of Roy and Carl Opgard, who have co-owned the land since their parents were killed in a car accident not far from the house. more
Reading Jess Walter's new novel, "The Cold Millions," might be the most fun I've ever had with a history lesson. more
The parade of new paperbacks never ends; this week, freshly printed offerings include three novels, two biographies and one essay collection. Happy reading! more
Actors spend much of their public lives speaking words written for them by others. Through those words, combined with some ever-mysterious physical alchemy, some of these actors become stars. A few attain immortality. more
"The Law of Innocence" by Michael Connelly; Little, Brown (432 pages, $29) more
Outdoors, the temperatures are dropping; indoors, the couch is calling. Should you need a new paperback to keep you company there, here are six brand-new ones ready for you. more
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
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