Author Essay

The Power of Reflection and Memory in Fiction

Mary Rose Maccoll, author of Lost Autumn, explains why we seek that "final coming home" in fiction.

By MARY-ROSE MACCOLL • 4 days ago
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How Libraries Affirm Our Humanity

Pastor and author Emily M. D. Scott praises the enduring promise of public libraries.

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Why Slow Reading Is Perfectly Okay

The author of Do Nothing calls for enjoying words as a luxurious meal, rather than a hurried buffet.

By Celeste Headlee • 4 weeks ago
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Books to Read to Inspire Hope

A neurosurgeon shares five books that helped him see so much grace and light in the world.

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Thrillers Need Heroines Because We Need Heroines

We can speak up. We can fight back. We can take charge.

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Why We Need More Historical Fiction with LGBTQ+ Characters

What cannot be remembered might still be imagined and loved, through the power of art.

By SHANNON PUFAHL • 3 months ago
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Why Millennials Are Going Deeper When Reading About Astrology

Astrology is part of a 2.2 billion dollar industry—and it's growing every day. Here's why.

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Why Active Reading to Our Children Matters

Spoiler: There are far more benefits to reading to your children than you can imagine.

By DANIEL J. SIEGEL and TINA PAYNE BRYSON • 3 months ago