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Announcing the Edgar Nominees (Get Ready to Scroll)

The 2017 Edgar Award nominees have been announced. If you're a regular reader of our editors' recommendations, you'll have seen many of these books mentioned in 2016. Here are the Edgar nominees in key categories:

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The Best Books of the Month: Biographies & Memoirs

Some of our favorites from January, including an insightful look at the life of the creator of Goodnight Moon, and a card-counter's rise from the blackjack tables of Vegas to Wall Street success.

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2017 PEN America Literary Awards Finalists

PEN America "champions the freedom to write, recognizing the power of the word to transform the world"...

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The Best Mysteries & Thrillers of January

This is the perfect season for reading mysteries. Here are some of our favorites of January...

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Discover Who Christine Feehan Is Reading...

Christine Feehan reveals which authors she herself loves to read when she's in between writing her many paranormal romance series.

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National Book Critics Circle Announces 2016 Finalists

On Tuesday, January 17, the National Book Critics Circle listed the finalists for their award for outstanding books published in 2016. The finalists are in six categories: autobiography, biography, criticism, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. The awards will be given to the winners on March 16, 2017, in New York City....

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Brave New Writers: SF & Fantasy Authors Recommend Talented Newcomers You Shouldn't Miss

Learn which new writers have gained the attention of top-notch science fiction and fantasy authors such as Terry Brooks, Elizabeth Bonesteel, Seanan McGuire, Greg Bear, Michael J. Sullivan, K.B. Wagers, and Genevieve Cogman.

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In the Footsteps of the Flâneuse

Kathleen Rooney reflects on gals gadding about town in literature...

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Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Children's Books

As we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy today, we want to call attention to ten new books for young people that shine a long-overdue spotlight on other inspiring African-Americans in our nation's history.

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: "Now What Do We Do to Fix This Thing?"

The basketball great, thoughtful commentator, and author of Writings on the Wall shares his list of books for understanding our country's tumultuous history with race.

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