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Celebrity Picks: Diana Gabaldon's Favorite Reads of 2017

The author of the uber-popular Outlander series reveals the books that resonated with her most this year...

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Celebrity Picks: Jason Reynolds' Favorite Reads of 2017

Jason Reynolds writes award-winning books for kids and young adults, and his favorite books of the year include one of this year's National Book Award winners. See all three of his picks and why he chose them.

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Sticky Fingers: Jann Wenner and the Birth of the Modern Celebrity

The Rolling Stone founder called Joe Hagan's biography "tawdry." He might be right, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. We talked to Hagan about Wenner, the magazine, and the industrialization of rock and roll.

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Celebrity Picks: Dar Williams' Favorite Reads of 2017

Singer-songwriter Dar Williams was inspired by these three books this year as she toured the U.S. and learned firsthand how communities reached for greatness.

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Rethinking Rural: The New Women Writers of the Countryside

Looking back at 2017, three authors stand out for incorporating extraordinary visions of the countryside with some of the best writing of the year. Call them the Rural Feminists?

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An Essay from Ursula K. Le Guin's New Book "No Time to Spare"

A sample chapter from the literary master.

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Celebrity Picks: Gail Simmons' Favorite Reads of 2017

Culinary expert and Top Chef judge Gail Simmons is always on the go, but she still makes time to read. Here are three of her favorite books from this year.

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YA for Everyone: Hilary Reyl's Neuro-Diverse Romance

"I wanted to have the reader sense that Martin was on the spectrum but not have that define him. I hope the reader will love him as a character first." We spoke to author Hilary Reyl about how she came to write "Kids Like Us," a funny, astute, and touching novel that should appeal to readers of any age.

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An Interview with Ed Asner, The Grouchy Historian

"Wipe away little of the idolatry connected with the Constitution." The avuncular actor talks about Founding Fathers and the the supreme law of the land with grouchy co-author Ed. Weinberger. Opinions ensue.

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Celebrity Picks: Pierce Brown's Favorite Reads of 2017

The author of the uber-popular Red Rising series talks about the books that resonated with him most this year...

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