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Bookstrology: Capricorn

Capricorn (December 22–January 20) Happy Birthday, Capricorn! You’re ambitious, determined and hardworking. No one more than Capricorn deserves to relax with a good book.   Book of the Month: The Black Painting by Neil Olson Four cousins of an old money family are summoned to the family estate after a painting goes missing: a self-portrait by… Read More »

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Mother and Daughters: A Complex Relationship in Six Stories

Is there any relationship more interesting, nuanced—and often, complicated—as the one between a mother and daughter? Whether best described as a window, a mirror or a wall, the mother/daughter dynamic can be endlessly mined for stories and has been so by writers for generations. This generation of storytellers is no exception, and for readers looking… Read More »

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6 Books With Twists You Won’t See Coming

  Looking for a read with an amazing twist? We have 6 books here that you absolutely need to check out. Don’t worry, no spoilers here!

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Get Lost in a Character’s Shoes

Books give us so many things, but one of the most important is the opportunity to become completely absorbed in someone else’s life, seeing the world from a completely different perspective. If you love books that will let you look at the world through another person’s eyes and ask yourself what you would do if… Read More »

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