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Tea parties and tickle tag with primates—the animal lover who wrote Water for Elephants describes the friendships she made with bonobos while crafting
The celebrated scribe of The Corrections talks about his latest portrait of an American family in
and argues that a book doesn't have to be difficult to be great.
The criminal mastermind behind the Stephanie Plum mysteries leaves New Jersey for Salem, Massachusetts, with
a new series with a magical twist.
The father of cyberpunk, cyberspace, and maybe even cybersex picks his five favorite books about London, the setting of his new techno-thriller,
The dynamic female characters from Waiting to Exhale return 15 years later in
Getting to Happy.
The writer shares her currently reading list.
Told through the whimsical eyes of five-year-old Jack, life with Ma in an 11-foot-square room behind a locked door isn't all that bad. Then, after seven years of captivity, Ma decides to escape their prison.
In this gripping true story, a vengeful Amur tiger goes on a methodical man-eating killing spree in far-east Siberia—a region that even Russians think is remote. Vaillant vividly recounts the plight of an endangered species.
Regret plagues Emmett Conn when a brain tumor triggers long-suppressed memories of his role as a Turkish gendarme during the Armenian genocide. At age 92, he vows to find the Armenian woman he loved half a lifetime ago.
Plunge into the adrenaline-junkie subculture of extreme surfing. As climate-change scientists seek to understand the rising frequency of monster 100-foot waves, surfers travel the globe hoping to catch Mother Nature's ultimate ride.
Just as divorcée Andie Miller is poised to move on, her dashing ex-husband persuades her to look after two orphaned children in his care. Andie learns that true love may need a second chance in this screwball comedy.
As an employee of the Paranormal Containment Agency, Evie tags beasties like shapeshifters, faeries, and hags. When something starts killing paranormals, a dark prophecy dumps Evie at the epicenter of a mystery.
In 1943, a stampede at a London tube station killed 173 people who were responding to a false air raid alarm. The Report covers the confusing aftermath of a historical disaster.
On a continent where almost 50 million children have never attended school,
Books For Africa
ships books to classrooms in 45 African countries.
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A novelist's characters are literally lined up in her driveway—waiting to be written—but one anxious man can't wait his turn.
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People become faces, the
Books had no illustrations,
I couldn't see myself in the
—Jorge Luis Borges
Like blindness, losing each other was gradual
The petals of the white lilacs
Fell softly, vanished
And you held me at arms length
The streetlights wore haloes
There was a blankness
In the center of making love.
I no longer
Believed our bodies could
Solve equations of loss. We disengaged
To argue over coffee.
Every remark led
To a stupid argument the way
Failing sight makes a man
Stumble over thresholds.
If we had learned Braille,
The language of feeling,
Would anything be different?
Borges says black and red
Are the first colors to be dismissed,
Colors of drama, passion,
Deadly games of challenge.
The blind live
In a luminous greenish mist,
A sort of confusion and grief,
Like this, like this.
Read more poetry
Jessica, Elizabeth, and the Goodreads Team
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