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Shirley Jackson Gets To The Heart Of The Home In 'Let Me Tell You'

To read one of Shirley Jackson's signature works is to live in a house built on sand. From novels like <i>We Have Always Lived in the Castle</i> to the iconic "The Lottery," Jackson's worlds carve some essential, uncanny instability out of the everyday, and any of us can sink without warning into something …

Go Set a Watchman: Book review

With To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee created one of fiction’s greatest heroes – but has its sequel destroyed him? Lucy Scholes reads Go Set a Watchman to find out.<p>Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel To Kill a Mockingbird stands as a touchstone of heroism in the face of bigotry and injustice …

Literature

30 Reasons Girls Just Want to Have Fun Is Still Great, 30 Years Later

Hard to believe, but on April 12, 1985, the teen flick <i>Girls Just Want to Have Fun</i> first hit theaters. Skip past the part where this 30th anniversary …

What We're Reading This Weekend: Trouble in Paradise Novels

If there’s one thing most people can agree on, it’s that marriage is really hard work. As blissful as matrimony can be – in this week’s cover story, …

A Discovery of Witches

• <b>Author:</b> Deborah Harkness<p><b>"A wonderfully imaginative grown-up fantasy with all the magic of Harry Potter and Twilight."<br>-People</b><p>In a sparkling debut, <i>A Discovery of Witches</i> became the "it" book of early 2011, bringing Deborah Harkness into the spotlight and galvanizing fans around the world. In this …

Dollbaby

• <b>Author:</b> Laura Lane McNeal<p><b>A Top Ten Finalist for Best Historical Novel, Goodreads Choice Awards, and a LibraryReads and Okra Pick</b><p><b>A big-hearted coming-of-age debut set in civil rights-era New Orleans—a novel of Southern eccentricity and secrets</b> <br>When Ibby Bell’s father dies unexpectedly in the summer …

What We're Reading This Weekend: Best Sellers

Popularity isn’t everything, but it has its advantages. Take this week’s cover girl Jessica Simpson for example. Not just anyone gets to wear a …

Save the Date

• <b>Author:</b> Mary Kay Andrews<p>Can this wedding be saved?<p>Up-and-coming floral designer Cara Kryzik is about to score the wedding of a lifetime—one that will solidify her career as the go-to-girl for Savannah society nuptials. The only problem is, life seems to be conspiring against her. Cara's implacable …

The Girls from Corona del Mar

• <b>Author:</b> Rufi Thorpe<p>Best friends Mia and Lorrie Ann couldn’t be more different; where Mia is reckless and proudly hard-hearted, Lorrie Ann is kind, serenely beautiful, and seemingly immune to the kind of teenage mistakes that Mia can’t help but make. <br>But within a few years, fortunes change. …

You Had Me At Hello

• <b>Author:</b> Mhairi McFarlane<p>What happens when the one that got away comes back? Find out in this sparkling comedy from bestseller, Mhairi McFarlane.<p>‘Think of the great duos of history. We're just like them.’<br>‘You mean like Kylie and Jason? Torvill and Dean? Sonny and Cher?’<br>‘I think you’ve missed the …

28 Incredibly Beautiful Places You Won't Believe Actually Exist

I want to go to there.