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    What's hot in memoirs and biographies

    Each month, Candace of Beth Fish Reads invites you to meet fascinating people by reading a buzz-worthy memoir or biography. New fall...
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    Must-read memoir: All Gone by Alex Witchel

    Each month Candace of Beth Fish Reads invites you to meet a fascinating new person by reading a buzzworthy memoir or biography. New...
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    Fiction meets non-fiction: A mashup

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    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: Love Slave by Jennifer Spiegel

    In her debut novel, Jennifer Spiegel tells the story of three young people trying to make it in New York while learning to balance...
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    Must-read: The Absent One by Jussi Adler-Olsen

    In Jussi Adler-Olsen's second cold case crime novel, Detective Superintendent Mørck sets out to solve the 20-year-old murder of two...
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    Must-read memoir: One Hundred Names for Love

    After Paul West, author and wordsmith, suffered a stroke that left him literally speechless, his wife, Diane Ackerman, fought to...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    Must-read: Broken Harbor by Tana French

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    Tana French is well-known for her absolutely gripping mysteries. She burst onto the scene with In the Woods , a novel that inspires...
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    Must-read memoir: My First New York

    Out this month in paperback from the editors of New York magazine is a fascinating collection of 56 essays by well-known...
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    Must-read: Size 12 and Ready to Rock by Meg Cabot

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    Meg Cabot makes a triumphant return to the Heather Wells mystery series with her latest novel, Size 12 and Ready to Rock .
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    SheKnows book review: Dreams of Joy by Lisa See

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    Lisa See picks up the adult lives of sisters Pearl and May from The Shanghai Sisters . In the follow-up, no previous reading is...
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    Must-read: Keepsake by Kristina Riggle

    Kristina Riggle made a splash on the women's fiction scene with her debut novel Real Life & Liars . Since then, she's written two...
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    Must-read: The Girl Below by Bianca Zander

    Psychological thrillers and mysteries have become very popular lately. Books such as Before I Go To Sleep by S.J. Watson combine...
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    Must-read: And Laughter Fell from the Sky by Jyotsna Sreenivasan

    The struggle between doing what is expected of you and following your heart is a familiar one across cultures and time periods --...
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    Must-read: Beach Colors by Shelley Noble

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    A vivid novel set in a coastal town of Connecticut, Beach Colors is the story of one woman’s broken dreams and new beginnings.
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    Must-read: Sea Change by Karen White

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    Karen White’s latest novel Sea Change offers readers a breathtaking journey between past and present, following a modern-day...
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    Must-read: What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty

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    From the movie The Vow starring Rachel McAdams to the slew of recent women's fiction, women suffering from memory loss seems to be...