book picks

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    RED HOT BOOK OF THE WEEK: The Second Empress by Michelle Moran

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    Michelle Moran is beloved by readers of historical fiction for her lively and well-researched novels. In The Second Empress, her...
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    SheKnows book review: The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin

    Amanda Coplin's beautiful debut novel, set as the 20th century opens, centers around an unconventional family whose members discover...
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    Must-read: The Prophet by Michael Koryta

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    Triple story lines twist and weave in Michael Koryta's standalone tale of murder, high school football, and two brothers seeking...
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    Read it first: August's books to read then see the movie

    Some of the best movies and television series were born from the pages of a book. Here are five books that made it to the screen....
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    Femme fatale: August edition!

    There has been quite a resurgence of thrillers written by women as of late. Each month, Jenn Lawrence will spotlight those...
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    Historical fiction beyond Anne Boleyn: The Wars of the Roses

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    Philippa Gregory is a hugely popular author of historical fiction, most of it revolving around the British royal family. Her The...
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    Adventures in e-reading: Worth the download

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    Each month, Swapna Krishna from S. Krishna's Books brings us the hottest titles to download to our e-readers -- from the enhanced...
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    Must-read: A Girl Like You by Maria Geraci

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    Maria Geraci's back with another smart and funny novel, A Girl Like You . With a heroine who we can all relate to, Geraci's latest...
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    Now in paperback: August picks

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    Do you sometimes skip over titles at the bookstore, unsure if they're really worth $35? You're in luck! Most books make the...
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    Fiction meets non-fiction: A mash-up

    Which is better -- fiction or non-fiction? We've paired some favorite fiction reads with some non-fiction suggestions that explore...
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    RED HOT BOOK OF THE WEEK: The Care and Handling of Roses with Thorns

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    Nothing is more important to 36-year-old Gal Garner than tending her roses and making sure her high school students are pushed to...
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    Enough with the Grey!

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    Look, we all know about the 50 Shades of Grey phenonmenon. And that’s great. But what if you just aren’t into it? These great new...
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    Must-read: What the Nanny Saw by Fiona Neill

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    There have been many books set during the financial downturn, from stories about formerly wealthy women forced to start over to...
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    Lou Berney talks Whiplash River

    Author Lou Berney visits the SheKnows Book Lounge to talk about his new book, cooking and the writing process.
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    Must-read: Dare Me by Megan Abbott

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    Megan Abbott's latest novel Dare Me is a provocative, disturbing look at teenagers and the difficult nature of love and loyalty....
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    Fiction meets non-fiction: A mashup

    Which is better -- fiction or non-fiction? We've paired some favorite fiction reads with some non-fiction suggestions that explore...
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    Adventures in e-reading: Worth the download

    Each month, Swapna Krishna from S. Krishna's Books brings us the hottest titles to download to our e-readers -- from the enhanced...
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    July's book passages: Pick your favorite

    When I have trouble deciding what to read next, I like to skim the opening pages of the books on my night stand to see which one...
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    Living the Sweet Life with Jessica and Elizabeth Wakefield!

    Who doesn't have fond memories of the Wakefield twins from Sweet Valley High? Thanks to author Francine Pascal, the blonde twins...
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    RED HOT BOOK OF THE WEEK: Where We Belong by Emily Giffin

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    Emily Giffin is one of women's fiction's most celebrated authors. She hit the ground running with Something Borrowed , introducing...