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Bring It to the Beach: The Third Gate
Bring It to the Beach: The Third Gate

The Third Gate, by bestselling author Lincoln Child, is an unabashed adventure story, shot through… >>

Books: You're Invited to a Wild Wedding
Books: You’re Invited to a Wild Wedding

You can't help but  love a novel that starts with a wedding invitation. Yona Zeldis McDonough's A… >>

Books: The Latest Jeffrey Deaver
Books: The Latest Jeffrey Deaver

Best-selling author Jeffery Deaver (The Bone Collector and others) has come out with the latest… >>

Books: The First Must-Read of 2013 Arrives
Books: The First Must-Read of 2013 Arrives

Bernard Cornwell is a master of  combining a thumping good tale with a fascinating history… >>

Behold, the World's Worst Souvenirs
Behold, the World’s Worst Souvenirs

Surgically enhanced Pink Flamingos from Miami Beach. What every lawn needs! What is it about… >>

Beach Read: Second-Chance Foodie Romance, on Martha's Vineyard
Beach Read: Second-Chance Foodie Romance, on Martha’s Vineyard

If you boiled down the plot of Steven Raichlen's charming debut novel, Island Apart, to a sentence… >>

Be a Rebel! It's Banned Books Week
Be a Rebel! It’s Banned Books Week

The Grand Central Library window (left) says it best: This week, fight against censorship and enjoy… >>

Baseball's Best Short Stories
Baseball’s Best Short Stories

You needn't even be a sports fan to enjoy these 34 hugely entertaining tales. Ring Lardner, James… >>

America's Most Misunderstood Dog
America’s Most Misunderstood Dog

For all that I'm a dog person, I have to admit that I've been less than enthusiastic about pit… >>

All I Did Was Shoot My Man
All I Did Was Shoot My Man

Walter Mosley delivers another whip-smart — and wildly entertaining — murder mystery in his… >>

Abstract City
Abstract City

Everyday experiences — from looking at leaves to riding city subways — are funny and fresh… >>

A Reader's Reminder: Books Still Provide
A Reader’s Reminder: Books Still Provide “Some Kind of Hope”

As a senior editor for Reader’s Digest Select Editions, I read a lot of books. I also read a lot… >>

A More Perfect Heaven: How Copernicus Revolutionized the Cosmos
A More Perfect Heaven: How Copernicus Revolutionized the Cosmos

Dava Sobel, the bestselling author of Longitude and Galileo’s Daughter, attempts a repeat… >>

A Halloween Treat for Grownups
A Halloween Treat for Grownups

With Halloween season well underway, it's time to give some props to good old-fashioned ghosts… >>

A Golden Ticket to the House That Wonka Built
A Golden Ticket to the House That Wonka Built

In my earliest days of reading, Roald Dahl's fantastic collection of children's books left a… >>

A Dublin Student Doctor
A Dublin Student Doctor

Author Taylor, a born and bred Irish physician himself, has created the Irish Country Doctor… >>

A Drink with Holden: 10 Perfect Book-Cocktail Pairings
A Drink with Holden: 10 Perfect Book-Cocktail Pairings

A small secret: I enjoy a drink with my reading every now and then, but I'm not fancy. After… >>

A Death in Summer
A Death in Summer

Under the name of Benjamin Black, Booker-prize winner John Banville has begun a series of crime… >>

A Book We Love (And You Should Read) Earns a Well-Deserved Nomination
A Book We Love (And You Should Read) Earns a Well-Deserved Nomination

We said it back in our July/August issue when we ran a big excerpt in our pages: Kristen Iversen's… >>

99 Ways to Tell a Story
99 Ways to Tell a Story

Aside from my job at Reader's Digest, I'm taking a class in Narrative Theory and Screenwriting. One… >>