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Susan Wiggs
Susan Wiggs Between You and Me
Susan Wiggs is the bestselling author of more than 50 books, including Just Breathe, 11 books in the beloved Lakeshore Chronicles series, and two books in the Bella Vista Chronicles series. She's back this month with Between You and Me.
Ruth Ware
Ruth Ware The Death of Mrs. Westaway
In Ruth Ware's previous mysteries—The Woman in Cabin 10, In a Dark, Dark Wood, and The Lying Game—women find themselves in the wrong place at the wrong time. For her new book, The Death of Mrs. Westaway, she says, "I wanted to write about someone who…deliberately walks into a situation and sets out to commit a crime."
Chuck Palahniuk
Chuck Palahniuk Adjustment Day
"So much of my process is to take a social model, take somebody's fantasy about how the world should be, fulfill it, and then run it so that its flaws start to show, and then keep running it so that it starts to fall apart," says Chuck Palahniuk, who talked to Goodreads about his extreme research for Adjustment Day.
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Fredrik Backman
Fredrik Backman Us Against You (Beartown, #2)
Swedish author Fredrik Backman first introduced readers to Beartown last year. Now, he's returning to the small, hockey-obsessed village with the second book in the series, Us Against You. "Sports is never just about sports. It's about people. The best and worst in us," he says, recommending his favorite books on the topic.
Lauren Groff
Lauren Groff Florida
Lauren Groff, the bestselling author of Fates and Furies, is back with the short story collection Florida, and each story is marked by a humidity-heavy sense of place. Groff is recommending five more works that take readers around the world from Ghana to Mexico—even into the underworld.
Michael Ondaatje
Michael Ondaatje Warlight
Some books makes such a lasting impression, that readers find themselves returning again and again to their pages. That's certainly true for Michael Ondaatje, the author of The English Patient and this month's Warlight. Here he shares five of his favorite novels to revisit.
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Morgan Matson
Morgan Matson Save the Date
The Unexpected Everything author answers all our questions about her latest YA romance. Here, Charlie Grant wants her sister to have a dream wedding. However, it's anything but. "It's so important to Charlie that everything go perfectly," says Matson, "because I think she can feel that everything is about to change."
Cynthia Hand
Cynthia Hand My Plain Jane (The Lady Janies, #2)
As Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows prepare for the release of My Plain Jane, we asked what inspired the author team to write this "Jane Eyre meets Ghostbusters" historical remix and include a list of their favorite YA historical must-reads.
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I'd Rather Be Reading: A Library of Art for Book Lovers
I'd Rather Be Reading: A Library of Art for Book Lovers translates the passion for reading into contemporary art, photography, and illustrations.

Mark Bradford: Tomorrow Is Another Day
Mark Bradford is best known for his large abstract paintings. He uses fragments of posters, billboards, newsprint, and other found objects to create commentaries on class, race, and gender through his lens as a black American artist.

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Lauren Layne
Lauren Layne Hot Asset (21 Wall Street, #1)
Get your finances in order—Lauren Layne's about to make the stock exchange sizzle. She answers your questions about falling for "suit-wearing, power-lunching men" and the sultry battle of wits in her new romance, Hot Asset.
Courtney Milan
Courtney Milan After the Wedding (The Worth Saga #2)
Courtney Milan on Jane Austen and "Dorky" Romances text Text Once upon a time, Courtney Milan got her graduate degree in theoretical physical chemistry as well as a law degree. Then she became a bestselling author of historical romances. The talented, self-professed dork answers your questions about her new book, After the Wedding.
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Penny Reid
Penny Reid Dating-ish (Knitting in the City, #6)
Life coaches and professional cuddlers and medication, oh my! Dating-ish author Penny Reid shares her favorite books on relationship research.
Megan Whalen Turner
Megan Whalen Turner Thick as Thieves (The Queen's Thief, #5)
Bow down to YA royalty—Megan Whalen Turner is back with a new The Queen's Thief adventure. She shares the books that inspire her love of history and magic.
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International Literacy Association
The International Literacy Association is a global nonprofit organization of more than 300,000 educators, researchers, and experts across 78 countries. Its mission is to make literacy accessible for all.

Asian American Writers' Workshop
Established in 1991, the Asian American Writers' Workshop is a national not-for-profit arts organization devoted to creating, publishing, and developing creative writing by Asian Americans.

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James A. McLaughlin
James A. McLaughlin Bearskin
A former smuggler tries to start a new life as a caretaker of an Appalachian forest preserve, in the thriller Bearskin. But his reprieve ends when poachers invade the woods. Author James A. McLaughlin tells us how his debut was inspired by a hitchhiker, and he describes the book's long road to publication.
Aja Gabel
Aja Gabel The Ensemble
The Ensemble is a novel about a professional string quartet, the musical career they create, and the relationships in art they forge with one another. It's about the family you choose, the peculiar bonds you make through the common dream of music, or art-making of any kind.
Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar
Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar The Map of Salt and Stars
"I wanted to explore the stories we tell ourselves when we are in pain. Particularly for those of us who have experienced severe trauma, can our stories help us heal?" says debut novelist Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar of her heartbreaking look at the Syrian refugee crisis through the eyes of a 12-year-old girl.
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Nicola Yoon
Nicola Yoon Meet Cute: Some People Are Destined to Meet
All love stories have to start somewhere. Nicola Yoon, the author of The Sun Is Also a Star and Everything, Everything, shares an excerpt about young love from the new anthology, Meet Cute, which also features short stories from Jennifer L. Armentrout, Nina LaCour, and Sara Shepard.
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