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Patrick deWitt
Patrick deWitt French Exit
Patrick deWitt is known for his quirks in prose, characters, and plotlines. French Exit, his fourth and latest, is a darkly comedic look at how Upper East Side widow Frances Price starts her life over, even as she heads out the door.
Shari Lapena
Shari Lapena An Unwanted Guest
After focusing on marriage thrillers with The Couple Next Door and A Stranger in the House, Canadian author Shari Lapena is expanding her list of suspects in the puzzle mystery An Unwanted Guest. She spoke with Goodreads about finding the confidence to write thrillers and her advice for would-be novelists.
Beatriz Williams
Beatriz Williams The Summer Wives
A fascination with islands and Shakespeare's The Tempest were among the inspirations for Beatriz Williams' ninth historical novel, The Summer Wives, a story of love, class, and murder set on an elite resort island in the summers of 1951 and 1969.
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T. Greenwood
T. Greenwood Rust & Stardust
Author T. Greenwood is making her first foray into historical fiction with Rust & Stardust, based on the true story of the 1948 kidnapping of 11-year-old Sally Horner, which reportedly inspired Vladimir Nabokov’s classic novel Lolita. Greenwood recommends four novels (and one story) which were also ripped from the headlines.
Megan Abbott
Megan Abbott Give Me Your Hand
In the new psychological thriller Give Me Your Hand, author Megan Abbott looks at how a life-changing secret can destroy an unlikely friendship. Abbott knows a thing or two about writing about the dark side of female friendships, and here she picks her favorite literary duos.
Ottessa Moshfegh
Ottessa Moshfegh My Year of Rest and Relaxation
In Ottessa Moshfegh's disturbing and darkly humorous My Year of Rest and Relaxation, a young woman in pre-9/11 New York City enters into a self-imposed hibernation with the help of a terrible psychiatrist and copious amounts of prescription drugs. Here Moshfegh shares her favorite New York City novels that inspired her.
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Alexandra Bracken
Alexandra Bracken The Darkest Legacy (The Darkest Minds, #4)
As the first book in Alexandra Bracken's dystopian trilogy gets ready to hit the big screen, she answered all our questions about the latest installment in her bestselling series, The Darkest Minds. "You get to see what the original cast has been up to, and how their world has—and hasn’t—changed," she says.
Morgan Matson
Morgan Matson Save the Date
The Unexpected Everything author answers all our questions about her latest YA romance. Here, Charlie Grant wants her sister to have a dream wedding. However, it's anything but. "It's so important to Charlie that everything go perfectly," says Matson, "because I think she can feel that everything is about to change."
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I'd Rather Be Reading: A Library of Art for Book Lovers
I'd Rather Be Reading: A Library of Art for Book Lovers translates the passion for reading into contemporary art, photography, and illustrations.

Mark Bradford: Tomorrow Is Another Day
Mark Bradford is best known for his large abstract paintings. He uses fragments of posters, billboards, newsprint, and other found objects to create commentaries on class, race, and gender through his lens as a black American artist.

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Penny Reid
Penny Reid Dr. Strange Beard (Winston Brothers, #5)
The bearded brothers are back! In Penny Reid's Dr. Strange Beard, it's mischievous Roscoe's turn to find love. The beloved author talks to us about hairy situations, "deep crafting," and favorite books.
Helen Hoang
Helen Hoang The Kiss Quotient
How hard can it be to learn about flirting and foreplay? Math genius Stella hires an escort to teach her in Helen Hoang's irresistible debut, The Kiss Quotient. "I wanted the lesson plans to look a bit like a performance-improvement plan that you might get at an office job," Hoang says. "But with sex!"
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Penny Reid
Penny Reid Dating-ish (Knitting in the City, #6)
Life coaches and professional cuddlers and medication, oh my! Dating-ish author Penny Reid shares her favorite books on relationship research.
Megan Whalen Turner
Megan Whalen Turner Thick as Thieves (The Queen's Thief, #5)
Bow down to YA royalty—Megan Whalen Turner is back with a new The Queen's Thief adventure. She shares the books that inspire her love of history and magic.
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Books Through Bars
The volunteer-run nonprofit organization Books Through Bars distributes free books to incarcerated people in the states of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, and West Virginia.

International Literacy Association
The International Literacy Association is a global nonprofit organization of more than 300,000 educators, researchers, and experts across 78 countries. Its mission is to make literacy accessible for all.

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Christina Dalcher
Christina Dalcher Vox
The debut novel Vox is set in a dystopian near-future where women live in forced silence, limited to 100 words a day, and are forbidden from holding jobs.
Stephen Markley
Stephen Markley Ohio
Stephen Markley's novel, Ohio, follows four former classmates in the aftermath of the Great Recession and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Markley describes feeling haunted by his Midwestern hometown and why he doesn't want his book to be an explainer for "what's happening in flyover country."
R.O. Kwon
R.O. Kwon The Incendiaries
A young Korean American college student grieving the death of her mother is drawn deep into a dangerous cult in the debut novel The Incendiaries. R.O. Kwon talked about being inspired by her own religious upbringing and loss of faith and why she spent a decade completing the book.
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Nicola Yoon
Nicola Yoon Meet Cute: Some People Are Destined to Meet
All love stories have to start somewhere. Nicola Yoon, the author of The Sun Is Also a Star and Everything, Everything, shares an excerpt about young love from the new anthology, Meet Cute, which also features short stories from Jennifer L. Armentrout, Nina LaCour, and Sara Shepard.
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