Debbie Amoroso

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Less (Winner of the Pulitzer Prize)

• <b>Author:</b> Andrew Sean Greer<p><i>Who says you can't run away from your problems?</i> You are a failed novelist about to turn fifty. A wedding invitation arrives in the mail: your boyfriend of the past nine years is engaged to someone else. You can't say yes--it would be too awkward--and you can't say no--it …

10 Beach Towns You Can Actually Afford to Buy a House In (+ Listings We Love)

1 of 20<p>St. Marys, Georgia<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 20<p>Hot Listing<p>3 of 20<p>Astoria, Oregon<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 20<p>Hot Listing<p>Advertisement<p>5 of 20<p>Pensacola, …

North Carolina

14 Classic Summer Vacations Everyone Should Take at Least Once

How many of these summer staple trips have you taken?<p>There’s a summer vacation — and then there’s one you can’t explain with a postcard.<p>While plenty …

The Way Life Should Be

• <b>Author:</b> Christina Baker Kline<p>From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Orphan Train, and the critically acclaimed author of Bird in Hand, comes a novel of love, risk, and self-discovery—includes a special PS section featuring insights, interviews, and more.<p>Angela can feel the clock ticking. …

If You Care About Data, Change These 15 Default Privacy Settings Right Now

Say no to defaults.<p>On the Internet, the devil's in the defaults.<p>You're not reading all those updated data policies flooding your inbox. You probably …

For the Birds

• <b>Author:</b> Denise Grover Swank<p>Book two in the New York Times best selling Rose Gardner Investigation series.<p>Book two in the New York Times and USA Today bestselling Rose Gardner Investigations series.<p>Rose Gardner is trying to build a new normal. One that leaves the Fenton County crime world—including …

The Most Underrated Islands in the U.S.

Whether it’s colorful locals, or just that special element of nature that one finds on slices of isolated land, being on an island—even one close by—can often feel like a completely different world. America has some truly world-class islands to visit—Mackinac, Catalina, and everything in Hawaii—but …

Saints for All Occasions

• <b>Author:</b> J. Courtney Sullivan<p><b>A NATIONAL BESTSELLER</b><p>A <i>New York Times</i> Critics’ Top Book of 2017<p><b>A sweeping, unforgettable novel from The New York Times best-selling author of Maine, about the hope, sacrifice, and love between two sisters and the secret that drives them apart.</b><p>Nora and Theresa Flynn are …

How I added four hours of battery life to my smartphone every day for free

I’ve had big-time battery drain issues on my last three iPhones. I just figured it was my fault — maybe I’m too addicted to apps, take too many photos, or just use my phone too much?<p>It’s an issue I’ve gone to Apple for help with many times. But the Genius’s — Apple's retail support — were …

6 of the Most Fabulous Food Writers of All Time

<b>A.J. LIEBLING</b><p>A. J. Liebling<p>“The primary requisite for writing well about food is a good appetite,” intoned <i>New Yorker</i> writer Liebling, and he knew of what he spoke. Gluttony was the name of his game, and he detailed his heaping boards with the same zeal that he applied to city life and boxing, his …

The 20 best travel books of all time

100 Notable Books of 2016

<i>The year’s notable fiction, poetry and nonfiction, selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review. This list represents books reviewed since Dec. 6, 2015, when we published our previous Notables list.</i><p><b>Fiction & Poetry</b><p><b>ALL THAT MAN IS.</b> <i>By David Szalay. (Graywolf, $26.)</i> Szalay writes with …

The perfect Thanksgiving music: 5 playlists to cook, eat and clean up by

Unlike Christmas or New Year’s Eve or even Halloween, Thanksgiving has no established musical repertoire. That makes sense, because it’s a relatively new tradition. But it’s also surprising, given all that music can do for us on the day. It can motivate and quicken our pace while we prepare for the …

Music

The Most Overrated Attractions in Europe (And Where to Go Instead)

When it comes to traveling in Europe, it seems like everyone has something to say. There are countless online polls of best and worst sights to pore …

Commonwealth

• <b>Author:</b> Ann Patchett<p>#1 New York Times Bestseller<p>The acclaimed, bestselling author—winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Orange Prize—tells the enthralling story of how an unexpected romantic encounter irrevocably changes two families’ lives.<p>One Sunday afternoon in Southern California, Bert …

10 Techniques to Teach Whole Class Novels

Each school year Cheryl Mizerny's 6th graders explore three whole novels as a class. In this post, she shares the 10 techniques she's developed to …

How to back up your iPad using iCloud or iTunes

Backing up your iPad is the most important habit you should try to keep with regard to routine maintenance of your device. It’s the first step in your line of defense before ever attempting any trouble-shooting measures. Furthermore, it is a prudent operation you should take prior to updating to a …

iCloud

10 Fictional Mothers Who Will Make You Thank God for Yours

Literature is teeming with bad mothers. This list of manipulative, abusive, selfish, and often downright cruel women is an impressive survey of the …

Literature

The Ultimate Devil's Food Cake

I dreamt about chocolate cake the other night.<p>Chocolate cake plagues me unlike any other baking project. There are so many versions, from buttermilk to cocoa to flourless. Until now I’ve been sticking with my go-to recipe (from the back of the Hershey’s box), but can one person ever be satisfied …

14 Of The Most Buzzed-About Books Of 2016

(So far.)<p>Below are the books that have been highest-rated by users, and that are also getting added to tons of "Want to Read" lists.

This weird trick can free up gigabytes of space on your iPhone

It seems like iPhone storage is always at a premium, especially if you have an entry-level model with just 16GB -- an economic necessity for many an iPhone owner. It's the rare person who doesn't know the pain of trying to download a new app or snap a few more photos and seeing the dreaded "not …

Magic

The First Order

• <b>Author:</b> Jeff Abbott<p><b>Sam Capra is on a one-man mission to find his brother . . .<br>And to stop a war.</b><p>Two brothers. One dead, executed by extremists on a grainy video. The other forged into a top undercover agent. But now, Sam Capra has reason to believe that his brother, Danny, may be alive. And if …

The Book of Secrets

• <b>Author:</b> Elizabeth Arnold<p><b>At once a captivating mystery, a love letter to classic literature, and a sharp-eyed examination of marriage, The Book of Secrets is a gripping novel of family, friendship, and the undeniable pull of the past.</b> <br>After more than twenty years of marriage, Chloe Sinclair comes …

Shortcut Ramen with Beef and Mushrooms

2 to 4 Servings<p>Prep Time: 30 min<p>Total Time: 30 min<p>Anyone who has made pho will recognize the technique of charring the onions and ginger to add smoky aromatic flavor to this broth, which is exceptional when done with homemade stock, and a brilliant flavor shortcut when using a store-bought stock. …

Recipes

Crack Pie

10 to 12 Servings<p>Prep Time: 40 min<p>Total Time: 15 min<p>Anyone who has taken a bite of Milk Bar's best selling crack pie immediately knows the reason for the sassy name. This rich, salty-sweet pie recipe has an irresistible oat cookie crust.<p>September 2010Print<p>Ingredients<p>Oat Cookie Crust<p>Nonstick …

Baking

Special Sauce

makes about 1 cup<p>Smear this special sauce on a grilled burger for the perfect hamburger.<p>June 2011Print<p>Ingredients<p>1/2 cup mayonnaise<p>2 tablespoons ketchup<p>1 tablespoon finely grated onion<p>1 tablespoon sweet relish or 1 tablespoon dill pickle relish<p>2 teaspoons adobo sauce from canned chipotle chiles in …

Recipes

Slow Way Home

• <b>Author:</b> Michael Morris<p>On the surface, Brandon Willard seems like your average eight-year-old boy. He loves his mama, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, and G. I. Joe. But Brandon's life is anything but typical.<p>Wise beyond his years, Brandon understands he's the only one in this world he can count …