Author Essay

A Daughter Discovers Her Manic-Depressive Father’s Secret Manuscript

When we offered up Advance Reader's Copies of He Wanted the Moon, many of you shared touching stories of your own family's experience living with mental illness. How do you think public perceptions have changed since Dr. Perry Baird and his family dealt with his manic depression in the 1940s and 50s? Tell us in the comments!

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The Book Club Ice-Breaker

Welcome book group members and book group facilitators! Read It Forward is here to help you create a one-of-a-kind book club experience.

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Author Essay

How to Write Memoir If You Have a Rotten Memory

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The award-winning author shares her powerful thoughts on womanhood today in Mexico.

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A Novel Told Through Office Memos, Emails, Articles, and Divorce Papers

Susan Reiger's latest The Divorce Papers explores paperwork, love and the intricacies of law.

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Top 10 Literary Halloween Costumes

Who says only the children get to dress up? For your reading pleasure, I’m listing my favorite 10 literary Halloween costumes for the bookish prankster in all of us.

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10 Surprisingly Spooky BOOks!

[Editor's note: Here's a fun article we shared last year ... #TBT Halloween edition!] Readers Beware: not all these novels appear spooky at first: but as we’ve learned, it’s not fair to judge a book by its cover—much less its synopsis.

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