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8 Mysteries And Thrillers About Dysfunctional Families

Each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way, but these families have their unhappiness set against a backdrop of mysteries and thrills.

8 Novels That Explore The Pros And The Cons Of The Writerly Life

These eight novels take a look behind the world of writing for a living. What is the writerly life? What makes it appealing (or not)?

8 Feminist Cozy Mysteries You Need To Read Right Away

Read these comforting cozy mystery novels that cover stories of rebellious women who don’t let their circumstances hold them back, including Magic, Lies, And Deadly Pies by Misha Popp.

How Does Fiction Capture The Frustrations Of Being A Twentysomething Woman?

When we're on the brink of major life challenges and changes, books help build a ground beneath our feet.

Left on Read: Contemporary Literature and The Perils Of Modern Dating

While technological advancements promise us an easy life, the perils of dating remain. But how does fiction handle this? One writer explores.

An Ode To Books About Crying

Dedicating entire books to tears in a society that discourages crying is a radical act. Here's what books about crying have to say.

How Is Existential Dread Depicted In Fiction?

Literature depicting existential dread is not an aesthetic, but a necessity in understanding and coping with the world we live in today.

How Recent Cozy Mysteries By Authors Of Color Applaud Female Power

We're seeing more strong female characters in cozy mysteries: they stutter, fall, yet rise up to take down everyone who undermines them.

How Do Bad Marriages In Literature Often Enable The Protagonist’s Character Development?

For women we meet in literature, bad marriages often facilitate character growth. Here are a couple examples of how women push back.

How Contemporary American Fiction Capture the Woes Of Immigration

Thousands flee their homelands to settle in America, but is it truly the ticket to a better future? These novels explore the woes of immigration.