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RIF’s Favorite Reads of September

Helping you sort out the best from the rest published this month.


What to Read When Mercury is in Retrograde

Grab a book and hide under the covers until the planets realign.

By • 3 weeks ago

My Favorite Bookstore

For a book lover, the bookstore is a place of worship.

By • 4 weeks ago

Philip Roth’s Novels, Ranked

Ready to tackle the complete works of the 20th century's best novelist? Start here.

By • 4 weeks ago

Episode 10: Erik Larson

Narrative nonfiction author Erik Larson gives readers a new perspective on history's happenings in Dead Wake.

By • 4 weeks ago

Start Reading The Dollhouse by Fiona Davis

This stunning novel imagines the lives of the women who inhabited New York's infamous Barbizon Hotel.

By Fiona Davis • 4 weeks ago

Autofiction: What Really Happened?

In these 14 novels, it's a blurry line between fiction and nonfiction.

By • 4 weeks ago
Author Essay

The Authors (Dead and Alive) at my Ideal Dinner Party

Shari LaPena, with the help of a Ouija board, brings eight of her favorite authors to the table.

By SHARI LAPENA • 4 weeks ago
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