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Read These 16 Powerful, Important Books Written By Immigrant Authors

Stories of humanity that have come from all over the world.<p>For the moment, justice has put a hold on Donald Trump's executive order preventing people from seven Muslim-majority countries and refugees from entering the United States. That this order showed prejudice and unwarranted fear of outsiders …

The 26th Annual Discover Awards: The Finalists

We’re thrilled to share the<b> 2016 Barnes & Noble Discover Awards finalists,</b> selected by a panel of distinguished judges from among the 2016 Discover …

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20 Essential Books to Prepare You for What's Next

A handy reading list featuring not-so-speculative dystopian fiction, political memoirs, and cautionary tales from Nazi Germany.<p>One of the many stark differences between the 44th and 45th Presidents of the United States is their attitude toward literature. Barack Obama has credited books as his …

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These are Amazon’s picks for best books this February

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>If you're looking for something to keep you occupied before bed or on your commute to work this February, we suggest checking out Amazon's …

10 books to read before they become TV adaptations

Literary adaptations continue to dominate television, with an array of eagerly-anticipated book-inspired shows due to hit our screens in 2017 and …

Wellcome book prize reveals longlist for 2017 award

Crime writer Val McDermid, who is chairing the judges for this year’s Wellcome book prize, has criticised the divide between arts and sciences in the UK’s education system, speaking out as the longlist for the £30,000 award was announced.<p>In an interview with the Guardian about the longlist, which …

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6 powerful books on war and rebellion

<i>Journalist and former Marine platoon commander Elliot Ackerman shares his favorite books about political unrest and conflict:</i><p><b>Man's Fate by André</b> …

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7 Exceptional Books to Read in Times of Grief

<b>FICTION</b><p>A satisfyingly sprawling tome about a married pair of New York City artists whose children die in a bus accident, Lynne Sharon Schwartz’s <i>Disturbances in the Field</i> captures the unhappy specificity of grief with a cultural stenographer’s unflinching eye – and wonderful descriptions of food, …

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20 short books worthy of your whole weekend

No luck on your New Year’s resolution to read more? Pick up one of these short titles and you can call yourself well read by Monday morning<p><i>This</i> …

20 Indispensable High School Reads

The specter of World War II, with its themes of totalitarianism, social fragmentation, mass surveillance, and the decline of individual freedom, …

Literature

28 books to read in 2017

We're only in the first month of the new year, but this much is already clear: There are a lot of good books coming our way. From nonfiction that …

The 100 best nonfiction books: the story so far

As this <i>Guardian</i>-<i>Observer</i> list reaches its halfway mark with a gay Englishman and a polemical African American social scientist (Lytton Strachey and WEB Du Bois), having now plundered more than a century of Anglo-American prose, and with at least two more centuries to come, it’s a good moment to …

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The Best Reads of 2016

Like all Best-of Lists, the HT Editors’ list of the most interesting reads this year is subjective. However, unlike lists that emerge from a single …

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The Best and Worst Presidential Memoirs

Jefferson set an impossibly high standard for subsequent presidents in many areas, including memoir. No one matched him until Grant, and since then …

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8 Best Books to Know Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald

The celebrated 1970 biography by Nancy Milford is, in many ways, the definitive account of Zelda Fitzgerald’s life. Tracing her earliest days as the daughter of a southern judge through her tragic death in 1947, her marriage to F. Scott Fitzgerald – and the torment and upheaval that followed – is a …

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11 Indigenous Authors You Should Be Reading Instead Of Joseph Boyden

Turn these pages.<p>In a written statement, Boyden, who has at various points claimed Metis, Anishinaabe, Nipmuc and Mi'kmaq heritage, admits he has stolen the spotlight on Indigenous issues as he is "a white kid from Willowdale with native roots."<p>What does authenticity mean when it comes to fiction? …

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34 books we’re excited about in 2017

13 Long Books For When You're Snowed In

Now that the holidays are over, the bitter winter weather seems a lot less magical and a lot more dreadful. Its time to prepare for those long nights …

24 Books Becoming Movies this Year

Be prepared. And smug.<p>If you're anything like us, you probably like to read the book before seeing the movie. This year, as usual, Hollywood is adapting a slew of books—fiction and nonfiction—into films. If you want to prepare yourself for these literary movies, look no further: We've compiled a …

Shantaram Book Review - Lunchtime Lit with Mel

Shantaram Book Review - Lunchtime Lit with Mel<p>Updated on September 13, 2015<p>Updates from my Rolling Reading Room<p>After slogging through The Brothers …

Fiction Book Review: History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund. Atlantic Monthly, $25 (288p) ISBN 978-0-8021-2587-3

History of Wolves<p>Emily Fridlund. Atlantic Monthly, $25 (288p) ISBN 978-0-8021-2587-3<p>More By and About This Author<p>In Fridlund’s stellar debut novel, …

This year's biggest book adaptations – and which ones are worth reading first

Thanks to Hollywood’s baffling inability to produce anything that wasn’t first a book, a question that gets asked more and more these days is: “Should I read the original?” There is no default answer. Sometimes, the book is so far removed that reading it lends nothing new to the cinematic …

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You Need To Read These Books By British Authors Of Colour

The inaugural longlist for the Jhalak Prize for Book of the Year by a Writer of Colour.<p>For more info visit their website.

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The most eagerly anticipated books of 2017

With Arundhati Roy and Hilary Mantel coming out with much-awaited works, this will be a year of big ones. Here are some that are on our list:

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33 science fiction and fantasy books that everyone will be talking about in 2017

Better make some space on your shelves<p>We’ve already taken a look at what novels are hitting bookshelves this month, but 2017 promises to be a huge year for science fiction and fantasy literature as a whole. There’s going to be some great reads from debut authors, while some of the best names in the …

All the books you should have read in 2016

Bob Dylan won the Nobel Prize for Literature, Paul Beatty became the first American writer to win the Booker Prize, the Internet picked sides when …

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Most Anticipated: The Great 2017 Book Preview

Although 2016 has gotten a bad rap, there were, at the very least, a lot of excellent books published. But this year! Books from <b>George Saunders</b>,</b> …

How the CIA Infiltrated the World's Literature

The new book, Finks, reveals how great writers such as Baldwin, Márquez, and Hemingway became soldiers in America's cultural Cold War.<p>When the CIA's connections to the <i>Paris Review</i> and two dozen other magazines were revealed in 1966, the backlash was swift but uneven. Some publications crumbled, …