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The Books Rufi Thorpe Loves That No One Else Has Read

The author of Dear Fang, With Love recommends five books to track down and read immediately.

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Ben Masters on the “Reckless Energy” of Writing Noughties

Having my novel appear in the U.S. was a real thrill for someone brought up on U.S. television, music, and books.

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Top 25 RIF Recommendations
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We asked you to tell us what you're reading these days and you certainly didn't disappoint!

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Reader Spotlight: The Dead Do Not Improve

"Odd, dark, comical, confusing," says RIFer Sharon. "It brought to mind Steve Erickson and David Foster Wallace.

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5 Tragic Mothers in Literature

Kira Walton shares her favorite literary Moms - from the classic Mrs. Dalloway to recent bestseller Room to debut novel Mother, Mother.

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Author Essay

Violence and Making Sense: an Essay from Jay Caspian Kang

Cho Seung-Hui, the shooter in the Virginia Tech massacre, was a Korean American from the South who had entered college with dreams, however mangled and bizarre, of becoming a writer. That same sentence could have been written about me.

By Jay Caspian Kang, author of The Dead Do Not Improve • 3 years ago
Your Reading Life

The Most Unforgettable “Mom” You’ve Ever Read?

We asked members of the Read It Forward community to tell us about unforgettable literary Moms.

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What’s Your Favorite Mother’s Day Book?

What's your favorite Mother's Day book? It could be a book you've given as a gift to a mom in your life, a book with an unforgettable "Mom" character, or a book you're hoping to get this Mother's Day! Tell us in a comment!

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