Maura Fritz

Recent Posts By Maura Fritz

The October Book Poll Is Open

Hi, Bookies: October, with its falling leaves and corn mazes, apple picking and pumpkins, Halloween and trick-or-treaters. (At least, that’s this New Yorker’s version of October; what’s yours?) And for our group: a choice between three very different novels and one fascinating work of nonfiction. RS.com Deputy Editor Maggie Shi, who handles all of our recipe content, has a big […]

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Gone Girl’s Gillian Flynn Answers Your Questions

Hi, Bookies: It’s been one crazy summer for Gillian Flynn, the author of Gone Girl, but I guess that’s what happens when your book has been called the It read of the season. Still, she took time out to answer our questions about her wildly popular thriller. From reader Rosemary Wolfe: I did not like the ending. Looking forward to […]

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Fall Reading Lists: Mine, Yours, and Anderson Cooper’s

Hi, Bookies: We recently asked Anderson Cooper what books he’s really looking forward to reading this fall, and his three picks ranged widely in a way that, I guess, is not surprising for someone who hosts both a nighttime news-oriented show and a daytime talk show (its second season premieres on September 10). It made me think about what books […]

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Your September Winner!

Hi, Bookies: It was pretty much no contest. M.L. Stedman’s highly regarded debut, The Light Between Oceans, zoomed out in front early on and never let up. September discussion leader Erin Henry, RealSimple.com’s associate producer, will check in before the long weekend to set up our reading schedule. See you later in the week!

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Remember: Vote for September’s Book!

Hi, Bookies: A quick hello to remind you that we’re coming up on the deadline for September votes. Our group leader next month, RealSimple.com Associate Producer Erin Henry, has picked four novels—all recent debuts—for us to choose from. You’ll see them below, and if you haven’t yet voted, you have until 11:59 p.m. ET this Sunday, August 26, to check your […]

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Vote for September’s Book

Hello, Bookies: I can’t believe we’re thinking September, and Labor Day, and end of summer already, but here we are. One thing we have to look forward to: spending a long holiday weekend with one of the four books below, chosen by our September group leader, Erin Henry. You may remember Erin, RealSimple.com’s associate producer, who was our discussion leader […]

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Answer This Question for the November Issue

Hi, Bookies: Hard at work on the November 2012 issue—which will coincide with the conclusion of the current presidential race—our colleagues over on the print side of RS were inspired to ask this question: What book should be on the president’s nightstand? Give us a line or two below—including the title of the book, its author, and why the book […]

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Your August Winner

Hi, Bookies: By a wide margin, our winner is The History of Love, Nicole Krauss’s tender, wry, surprising novel about a novel, also called The History of Love, that ties together two lonely people: an elderly emigrant of Nazi-occupied Poland and a teenage girl who’s nursing her own deeply felt loss. Real Simple Associate Research Editor Claudia Bloom will be […]

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Have You Voted for August Yet?

Hi, Bookies! Are you enjoying Gone Girl? It’s been a long time since I’ve blown through a book as quickly as I did that one: I devoured it. Emily will cover the last section on Friday, and I can only imagine you’ll all have a lot to say about it. In the meantime, did you vote for your August book […]

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Tina Fey Answers Questions From the No-Obligation Book Club

Hi, Bookies: Between the end of shooting season 6 of 30 Rock and the beginning of shooting its final season, Tina Fey filmed the big-screen comedy Admission, which also stars Paul Rudd and Michael Sheen (a.k.a. Liz Lemon’s destiny-delivered “settling soul mate,” Wesley Snipes). And in between the end of shooting the movie and whatever is next on her agenda […]

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