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Kirstin Valdez Quade's debut book of short fiction is inspired by her family and its long history in the "romanticized" region of northern New Mexico.
Stephen King has said his novel Carrie is about women's power and men's fear — an idea reporter Beth Accomando says has gotten lost in newer adaptations of the horror classic for stage and screen.
Richard III has been buried, two years after his abandoned bones were found under an abandoned parking lot. NPR's Scott Simon reflects on the man Shakespeare turned into one of his great characters.
Disney Junior will make an animated television movie and weekly show from the best-selling “Fancy Nancy” book series.
Arianna Huffington offers tips for creating a healthy work-life balance in Thrive. It appears at No. 14.
At No. 11, Michael Connelly's The Burning Room follows Harry Bosch as he investigates a man's death from an injury sustained nine years earlier.
Gretchen Rubin examines daily habits and how to change them in Better Than Before, which debuts at No. 6.
In Jacqueline Winspear's A Dangerous Place, lone traveler Masie Dobbs is pulled in a brutal murder investigation after suffering her own loss. It debuts at No. 5.
The lists are compiled from weekly surveys of close to 500 independent bookstores nationwide.
Clean Reader — an app designed to find, block and replace profanity in books — has drawn considerable criticism from authors. This week, makers of the app announced they would no longer sell e-books.
Heidi Julavits discusses “The Folded Clock”; Alexandra Alter has news from the literary world; Jeffrey Lieberman talks about “Shrinks”; and Gregory Cowles has best-seller news.
Despite a ragtag army, Washington plotted the way to victory.
Essays consider a range of American masculinities, especially at home.
A personal look at the place of women in Pakistani culture.
A pilot escapes North Korea in the Cold War’s early days.
In this first novel, a loner is intent on a greater understanding of the civilized world, and his place in it.
A biography of the Rev. Richard John Neuhaus, an intellectual maverick of 20th-century Roman Catholicism.
Alejandro Zambra’s stories draw from the age of computers and the legacy of Pinochet.
Thomas McGuane’s story collection, his first in nine years, returns to the untamed spaces of his native Montana.
Time loops and circles forward in the essays that make up Heidi Julavits’s diary.