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Fat Girls in Romance Novels

How the fat heroines in romance novels helped one reader accept her own body.

Reading as a Kind of Meditation

“Books don’t offer real escape, but they can stop a mind scratching itself raw.” — David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas Digital ...

Why aren’t Jennifer Weiner and Jodi Picoult Pissed at Jeffrey Eugenides?

There’s nothing I love more than a good literary scandal. It’s so deliciously incongruous. Book people are supposed to be ...