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Salt Houses Author Hala Alyan on Finding a Home, Airport Detention, and The Role of Art in Talking About Palestine

By Janet ManleyApril 27, 2017
Picture your childhood home. Your parents might still live there. A new family might have moved in. It might exist only in the... More  →
<i>Salt Houses</i> Author Hala Alyan on Finding a Home, Airport Detention, and The Role of Art in Talking About Palestine

What Is the Tech World If Not a Shakespearean Farce: An Interview With Author Doree Shafrir

By Janet ManleyApril 10, 2017
When I'm feeling introspective, I often turn to this face swap of a fish pillow, artist and date unknown, and think, Snapchat... More  →
What Is the Tech World If Not a Shakespearean Farce: An Interview With Author Doree Shafrir

The BEST Gift Ideas of 2016 (Everyone Is Getting a Book)

By SparkNotesDecember 9, 2016
Look, you *could* get everyone on your list pyramid shelves and a succulent this holiday season (our backup plan, tbh), but... More  →
The BEST Gift Ideas of 2016 (Everyone Is Getting a Book)

The Best Books of 2016

By SparkNotesNovember 28, 2016
Whether or not you're feeling like 2016 went down as a garbage fire of malcontent, it was a banner year for fiction,... More  →
The Best Books of 2016

Mr. Darcy Is the Most Eligible Bachelor Ever in This Hysterically Funny Pride & Prejudice Retelling

By Janet ManleyApril 19, 2016
No matter the specific details of any Pride and Prejudice remake, Darcy pretty much always ends up wet-shirted. Whether we are in Georgian England,... More  →
Mr. Darcy Is the Most <i>Eligible</i> Bachelor Ever in This Hysterically Funny <i>Pride & Prejudice</i> Retelling

NEW SEUSS BOOK ALERT! It Rhymes, Has Animals, Will Send Us Back to Second-Grade Reading Level and We Don't Care

By SparkLifeFebruary 19, 2015
If you're like us, you not only own way too many horse books, but you hoard the children's books you grew up... More  →
NEW SEUSS BOOK ALERT! It Rhymes, Has Animals, Will Send Us Back to Second-Grade Reading Level and We Don't Care

YA Author Alecia Whitaker Talks to Us About Wildflower, Country Music and the Music Competition You Need to Enter!

By Janet ManleySeptember 12, 2014
BE HONEST, are you a sucker for the slide guitar; gone on guys who sing in cowboy hats; in love with the idea... More  →
YA Author Alecia Whitaker Talks to Us About <i>Wildflower</i>, Country Music and the Music Competition You Need to Enter!

5 New YA Books You Should Be Reading This Month

By Melissa AlbertMay 13, 2014
It's finally spriiiing, which means instead of hiding out in our houses all day reading books like a bunch of dorks, we'll... More  →
5 New YA Books You Should Be Reading This Month

The Summer YA Novels We Can't Wait For

By KathApril 25, 2014
If you’re looking forward to all the non-required reading you can cram into your noggin this summer, we know the feeling! Check... More  →
The Summer YA Novels We Can't Wait For

YA Author Sara Benincasa Revamps THE GREAT GATSBY with a Same-Sex Relationship

By Emily WinterApril 8, 2014
We should all want to be Sara Benincasas when/if we grow up: The hilarious and thoughtful writer has mastered standup comedy, radio,... More  →
YA Author Sara Benincasa Revamps THE GREAT GATSBY with a Same-Sex Relationship