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Gimme Shelter: The Role of Books in Providing a Safe Space to Examine Society

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Vote for Your Favorite Book in George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire Series

As we inch closer and closer to the final season of HBO’s Game of Thrones, we can’t help but be reminded of George R. R. Martin’s fantastic A Song of Ice and Fire series that inspired the show. Although still unfinished, we want to know which book in the series is… Read more

Review: The Family Tabor by Cherise Wolas

The Family Tabor by Cherise Wolas is a provocative, gorgeously rendered novel that reckons with the nature of the stories we tell ourselves and our family and the price we pay for second chances. The Family Tabor consists of Harry and Roma, a married couple of 60-plus years, and their… Read more

2018 Thrillerfest XIII Wrap-Up

Thrillerfest 2018 was notable for having Thrillermaster George R. R. Martin as the Guest of Honor. He was interviewed by his editor Anne Groell, no questions were allowed, and he held court from the stage in his trademark Mets cap. Really, only a Mets fan could write The Red Wedding,… Read more

How History Shaped My Mystery: The Remarkable Rivalry of Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas

Stephen Douglas was a towering figure of the mid-19th century in every sense but the literal one. Standing barely five feet tall, Douglas acquired the moniker “Little Giant” early in his public life, and he kept it until his death. And his outsized life fully justified the nickname. Born into… Read more