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Books with Secretive Families

Every family has a secret. Some are darker than others.

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Monthly Favorites

RIF’s Favorite Reads of May

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

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Literature’s Greatest Liars

Kristy Woodson Harvey, author of Lies and Other Acts of Love, reminds us not to believe everything we read.

By Kristy Woodson Harvey • 6 days ago
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Books You Read in College as an English Major

14 classic novels you can finally read for pleasure—instead of homework.

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Seven Books I Wish I Could Read Again For The First Time

Author Miranda Beverly-Whittemore shares the titles she wishes she could read with fresh eyes.

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Author Essay

On Writing About Nazis

Author Martha Hall Kelly on inhabiting her characters—even when they have nothing in common.

By Martha Hall Kelly • 2 weeks ago
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Books Every Woman Must Read by the Time She’s 20

Or whenever. No pressure.

By • 3 weeks ago
Author Essay

The Power of History

Alison Love, author of The Girl from the Paradise Ballroom, explains how her novel was shaped by uncovering the truth behind her characters’ lives.

By ALISON LOVE • 3 weeks ago