Margaret Atwood

50 Gripping Books to Read While Traveling

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Well, boys and girls, we’ve entered the season of travel. Whether you’re heading home or to a loved one’s (or, hey, to Key West with a hot date) for the holidays, you’ll likely need a gripping, plot-heavy book to while away the hours cramped on plane or train or automobile.
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50 Great Books About Deliciously Bad Women

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What is it about bad girls that is so alluring? Maybe it’s the seized power they signify, or the agency their badness implies, or just the comebacks and leather jackets, but I always love the “bad” women in literature best. Here are some books that are blessed with such mavens, whose antics range from mere misbehavior to pure evil, who are antagonists and antiheroines and just plain heroines who just also happen to be jerks a lot of the time.
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10 Funny, Tortured, and Melancholy Literary Quotes About Female Friendship

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If “Ferrante Fever” has taught us anything, it’s that the hunger for good literature about female friendship isn’t a hunger for treacly, happy-ever-after stories about gals who stick together through thick and thin. No, readers want stories that show the jealousy, regret, companionship, discovery, love, humor, and hate that make our lifelong friendships such rich fodder for books from the best YA to the most troubling literary fiction.
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The Speculative Genius of Margaret Atwood

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To celebrate Margaret Atwood’s The Heart Goes Last, her fifth novel-length work of speculative fiction, we’ve decided to take a grand tour of her speculative novels since 1985’s The Handmaid’s Tale. The results are by turns scary and absurd (but always brilliant).
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10 Famous Authors’ Favorite TV Shows

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In an era when it’s impossible to open a web browser without stumbling across another “Is television the new novel?” piece, we couldn’t help but wonder, Carrie Bradshaw-style, just what our favorite writers watch in their spare time.
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