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April 21, 2017

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini.

Partly set in Afghanistan, this bestseller by Khaled Hosseini chronicles the friendship of two young boys who fly kites together as children despite vast differences in their social status. The story follows the devastating betrayal o...

Posted: 11 Apr 2017 04:00 AM PDT

Let your genre choose you. That probably sounds strange, but I believe that each serious writer has potential to do well in at least one area. And there are any number of ways you let the genre choose you. I’ve previously mentioned your...

April 11, 2017

John Steinbeck's classic novella follows two migrant workers, George and Lennie, as they struggle to subsist during the Great Depression. They're driven by the American Dream to own their land, but as the title foretells, best laid plans often go awry. And that becomes...

This best-selling novel by Audrey Niffenegger tells the love story of Clare and Henry—which would be so perfect if only Henry didn't have a pesky genetic illness that causes him to travel through time without warning. This causes his wife Clare all kinds of hassles and...

Katherine Paterson's cherished classic Bridge to Terabithia, published in 1977, will stir your soul as well as inspire sobbing. Paterson's lovable characters Jesse and Leslie are two youngsters who connect as friends despite their contrasting home lives. After they fac...

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