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The Good, the Bad, the Ugly

Looks like you might want to add Noah Hawley’s new suspense novel Before the Fall to your reading list — this review by the New York Times is effusive in its praise. Check out the other side of what a Times review can do and pair it with this review of Laura Tillman’s The Long […] The post The Good, the Bad, the Ugly appeared first on The Millions.

‘Double Cup Love’: Twist on first-generation American story

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'Fresh Off the Boat' author Eddie Huang’s latest book takes the first-generation American’s journey and reverses the trip.

Being Your Own Brand

We know we want more, but we're not sure what it is that we need... More often it's not the elimination of a clog but the creation of a new path. Gary Szenderski - Szen Zone: Reaching a State of Positive Change My mother always had a...Show More Summary

We Own the Internet

Looking to be a Content Generator for a Major Internet Website? Look no further than this piece from McSweeney’s: “We pay $15 per piece of content, whether it be a well-cited, thoroughly researched 5,000-word essay or ten captions under fair-use photos, so, y’know, more bang for your buck with the photos. Show More Summary

Followed by Frost by Charlie N. Holmberg

This has been a rather difficult review to write, but then, Followed by Frost was a rather difficult book to read. Not because it was a bad book. Far from it: Holmberg writes with an engaging, readable narrative, and once the plot really got going I was glued to the book right up to the end. Show More Summary

Parting Is Blah Blah Blah

Say goodbye to Sadie Stein! Stein, who is moving on after two years as The Paris Review Daily’s correspondent, had this to say: “It is a strange thing to monetize your emotions. Anyone who writes or creates knows this. And the work one...Show More Summary


“Should we understand a photographic document as being first and foremost an artifact of memory, a light-written ghost? Or is it more important to stress its status as a material thing created from pigment, silver, emulsion, paper, plastic,...Show More Summary

Followed by Frost by Charlie N. Holmberg

Smitha is seventeen and seems to have it all: she’s one of the smartest, prettiest, richest girls in town. Sure, she can be a little bit vain and lazy and rude, but what does that matter? Then she makes the mistake of turning down the...Show More Summary

Rock the Vote

Well, that’s one way to get the youth involved in politics. According to this piece over at The Daily Beast, “Before Tinder, before shopping malls, drive-ins, or speak-easies, young people searched for a place to meet and flirt. In 19th century America, wild political rallies offered the perfect opportunity.” The post Rock the Vote appeared first on The Millions.

Outlander 2.07: “Faith”

Trigger warning for child abuse and stillbirth. The title card pans over books – they are not 17th century books – and then a small hand turns a page to a picture of a large water bird, and a small red-headed girl says, “Look, Mama!Show More Summary

The Summer of Me by Angela Benson

The Summer of Me succeeds unequivocally in one way – it makes you care deeply about the main character. I had a ton of issues with the book. But I kept reading it avidly because I cared so much about the heroine and I wanted things to work out for her. Show More Summary

Real Life Romance: Mary Tudor and Charles Brandon

It’s time again for Real Life Romance, in which we discuss some of history’s most interesting couples. If you want relationship drama, look no further than the Tudors, and for drama with a more or less happy ending, behold Mary Tudor (not to be confused with Queen Mary I) and Charles Brandon, who risked everything to marry for love. Show More Summary

Staff Picks: Need a song for the summer, a book for the beach, or a discography for your road trip? We’ve got you covered.

A$AP Ferg’s “Strive” (featuring Missy Elliott) I officially nominate A$AP Ferg’s “Strive” for song of the summer. That’s a thing I can do, right? With all due respect to Justin Timberlake (whose newest song, while fun, should be disqualified...Show More Summary

Bookshelf: The Hasidic School District That Was Created in Secret

“The Curious Case of Kiryas Joel” retraces the political maneuvering that allowed a religious group in Orange County to establish its own school system.

Weekend Reading

Here's what some of the Amazon editors are planning to read over the long weekend...

Is Brown the New White?

At a time when we're being assaulted by new levels of hate, intolerance, and bigotry in our political campaigns, an important new book, Brown is the New White: How the Demographic Revolution Has Created a New American Majority, points the way toward a more inclusive, just, and fair society. Show More Summary

Finding the Words

At Louisiana Channel, Colm Tóibín discusses finding the perfect sentence to start your book. In honor of the Oscars, Bill Morris wrote about the adapted screenplay for Tóibín’s Brooklyn. The post Finding the Words appeared first on The Millions.

Newswire: Image exclusive: Teenage werewolves run wild in She Wolf #1

It’s been a great year for unconventional werewolf stories at Image Comics, with both Cry Havoc and Wolf offering intriguing new twists on werewolf characters. Rich Tomasso’s She Wolf completes Image’s werewolf trinity when it hits stands...Show More Summary

Why Books Still Matter

After college, I was struck by a drunk driver and left unable to walk for nearly a year. Living a life in bed, pre-Internet, afforded two things: a lot of writing and reading. A friend gave me a copy of The Alchemist with the vivid purple cover and intriguing third eye pyramid. Show More Summary

How I Got There: Sandra Brown

Sandra Brown is an American bestselling author of romantic and thriller suspense novels. Brown is the author of sixty-seven New York Times bestsellers, including Chill Factor, White Hot and Where There's Smoke. Brown began her writing career in 1981 and since then has published over seventy novels, most of which remain in print. Show More Summary

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