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‘Holding On To Nothing’ is a resonant song of the South, all whiskey, bluegrass, Dolly Parton, tobacco fields, and…
This unforgettable debut novel is a sweeping tale of forbidden love, profound loss, and the startling truth of the…
In the spirit of Evicted, Bait and Switch, and The Big Short, a shocking, heart-wrenching investigation into America’s…
From critically acclaimed ‘New York Times’ best-selling author Jami Attenberg comes a novel of family secrets:…
A brilliant, timeless memoir about how the people close to us can break our hearts simply because they have access to…
Best-selling author Tim O’Brien shares wisdom from a life in letters, lessons learned in wartime, and the challenges,…
Four children live on an island that is the repository for all the world’s garbage. Garbage arrives, the children sort…
To save both democracy and a decent economy, here’s why it’s crucial that Americans elect a truly progressive…
Does college still work? Is our system of higher education fair? And how can we help more young Americans achieve…
Books you may have missed. The Booker Prize. Books to check out.
We count down the 21 books high school students should be reading.
The home of The University of Iowa’s famed Writer’s Workshop is a must-see for word-loving travelers.
An insider’s view of life inside the CIA following 9/11, when all the old protocols were off … A revealing and…
A mystery linking Manhattan circa 1991 to eastern Afghanistan in 2012, ‘Blue Hours’ tells of a life-changing…
Three books that you should be reading in 2019. Crawdad’s, a Sixties summer, and seventy-two virgins.
Devin talks about getting turned down by a crush and offers advice to anyone who might be about to share their feelings…
Rosbottom masterfully explores the crucial role played by the young people of France, many still in their teens, in…
A middle-aged housewife turned aspiring reporter pursues the murder of a forgotten young woman.
A doorman at a posh apartment building gets lost in the mean New York City streets, battling his demons as he searches…
On September 14, 1969, Private First Class Judy Talton celebrates her nineteenth birthday by secretly joining the campus…
Rebel, seeker, traveler, observer, vagabond. Writer and poet Jim Christy has been called all these things and more.…
With hairpin twists and immense psychological acuity, Kelsey Rae Dimberg’s ‘Girl in the Rearview Mirror’ is as…
Don and Rosie are back in Melbourne after a decade in New York, and they’re about to face their most important…
In the Hamptons, no rules apply, especially in matters of money—and the heart…
‘Dear Scarlet’ is a poignant and deeply personal journey through the complexities of new motherhood, offering hope…
The New York Times bestselling historical novelist delivers her biggest, boldest, and most ambitious novel yet—a…
What makes a child successful in life? What about raising a successful student? These questions and more answered in one…
The poet, musician, cartoonist, producer and author passed away 20 years ago today, but his art lives on.
When a young woman leaves her family—and the civilized world—to join an off-the-grid community headed by…
A newly published comical reference tome is in truth just another entry in the vast southern propaganda mill. It's time…
A Genius, a Con Man, and the Secret History of the Internet's Rise.
A poignant, dazzling debut novel about a woman who longs to be a mother and the captivating yet troubled child she and…
They live a cloistered life, exotic to modern eyes, founded upon privilege and duty, ruled by byzantine and often…
A disarmingly funny, thought-provoking, and boldly revealing new book that shows us what it means to be human.
The Hemingway Sisters of Cold River, Missouri are local legends. The sisters couldn’t be more different—or more…
Digging down to the roots of our lived experience in the world, ‘Time To Tell’ takes us through a journey replete…
For the first time in almost ten years of Book Talk on BTRtoday, we hear from children. This week’s episode is…
The 91st Academy Awards gave way to a wide-range of writing when it came to the Adapted Screenplay category. A string of…
The incredible story of how one woman managed to emerge from darkness, explore her haunted past, and heal herself from…
The story of a family. The story of an empire. The story of a nation.
A vivid catalog of heartache, loneliness, love and joy, The Twenty-Ninth Year is an education in looking for home and…
Don’t hit on women while they’re working. It’s not going to go the way you want.
It’s the Lunar New Year around the World today, and today we look at the genre and identity of Asian American…
Keggie Carew has an unerring instinct for being in the wrong place at the wrong time, of putting her foot in it, and…
Five must-read books on the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.
From the author of The Water Dancers and Good Family, an exquisitely crafted novel, set in Ohio in the decades leading…
A look ahead at what to expect in January and the first half of 2019 in books, with a special feature on Aaron
'Learning to See’ is a historical novel about Dorothea Lange, the pioneering documentary photographer who captured…

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