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OUR FALL READING GROUPS

 

 

This season, we are pleased to offer a diverse selection of groups, ranging from those centered around canonical works by Proust, Melville, and Woolf to those devoted to modern masters such as Elena Ferrante, David Foster Wallace, and Primo Levi. READ MORE

BIBLIOTHERAPY

 

A Novel Approach

 

More Magazine writes, "In quaint headquarters, tucked among the blank towers of midtown Manhattan, the Center for Fiction feels like somewhere you'd be more likely to run ito Bartleby the Scrivener than your therapist—unless she's a "bibliotherapist" like Noreen Tomassi, the center's executive director, who manages a service called A Novel Approach. For $125, Tomassi will handpick 12 books, basing her choices on a 45-minute phone call, an e-mail exchange or, preferably, a face-to-face session with you..."READ MORE

 

For more on bibliotherapy or to schedule a session, please CLICK HERE

ESSENTIAL READING

BOOK RECOMENDATIONS:

Non-Beach Reads

 

Summertime often means lemonade, balmy evenings, and inevitable lists of “beach reads.” But for those of us who are staying at our desks this summer, we’re offering you a list of books guaranteed to give you at least a mental vacation. And heck, if you’re one of the lucky ones headed to the shore, we hope you’ll find this list helpful too. Wiggle your toes in the sand for us! CHECK OUT OUR PICKS

 


 


JUNIOR EDITION:

New Books for Younger Readers

Column #25

 

In Celia McGee’s new Junior Edition, have your heart broken in the best possible way (Louisa Meets Bear), explore the smoldering landscape of a mythic world (The Boys of Fire and Ash), thwart a chicken thief with the help of a resilient youngster (Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer), and ride on a giraffe through a wild, moonlit savannah (The Song of Delphine).  READ MORE

 


 

Announcing the 2015 First Novel Prize Long List

 

We are thrilled to announce the Long List for the 2015 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize! The Short List will be announced on September 15 and the award presented at our Benefit Dinner on December 8. READ MORE

 


 

Shelf Life: Jami Attenberg

 

We asked the widely acclaimed author of the new novel Saint Mazie (published this June) to show us a section of her bookshelf. Here, she talks about the stack of books—both fiction and nonfiction—that she used for research and inspiration for her new novel. 

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Shelf Life: Anna North

 

We asked New York Times editor and author of the new novel The Life and Death of Sophie Stark to show us a section of her bookshelf. Anna was at The Center on June 18 to discuss her book with Sarah Heyward and Carolita Johnson. READ MORE

 


 

The Revival of Renata Adler

 

We love New Republic's write-up about Renata Adler and her visit to The Center: "In 2013, during a rare appearance at the Center for Fiction in New York, Renata Adler squinted to address a packed house...." READ MORE

 


 

 

 

 


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