Best of the Month

The Best Literature & Fiction of February

Editorial Director Sara Nelson says that our top pick for Literature & Fiction this month, A Doubter's Almanac, "is the kind of epic story we’ve read before--it’s almost Biblical--and yet [Ethan] Canin makes it all seem new"...

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No Country for Old Men

In honor of Peyton Manning's victory over death and inexorable time, a list of writers over retirement age with new books coming this year.

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Katarina Bivald: "There Should Be No 'Should's' about Reading"

Katarina Bivald - former bookseller and the author of our Best of the Month pick "The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend" - talks about the reading life, writing, and when you should to kill off characters.

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What Can Be Sweeter? Theo Chocolate Love...

When I say that Seattle has one of the premier chocolate makers in the country, of course I’m referring to Theo Chocolate. Their gorgeous cookbook might have you opting to make dinner (and definitely dessert!) at home this Valentine’s Day.

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The Lonely City

Weekend Reading

Super Bowl Sunday is upon us! But before the boisterous beer-fest commences, we plan on indulging in some quality quiet time with these, weekend reads...

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The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of February

It’s a smashing month for new SF and fantasy. Don’t miss Pierce Brown’s incandescent trilogy finale, Charlie Jane Anders’ sci-fi and fantasy mash-up, and many more gripping stories that will expand the horizon of your imagination.

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Bad News

Writing in a Dictatorship: Anjan Sundaram on "Bad News"

Weeks after finishing Bad News: Last Journalists in a Dictatorship, I remain captured by the paradoxes Anjan Sundaram puts forth, whether familiar or staggering (and there are both here)...

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A Doubter's Almanac

Amazon's Best Books of February: Part One

February is the shortest month, but there’s no shortage of great books. Here, our first installment of the Best Books of the Month...

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Loitering

Loitering: A Conversation with Essayist and Author Charles D'Ambrosio

"Any real essayist knows that certainty is an editorial decision, arrived at, not through conviction, but through suppression, the denial of a whole range of possibilities, of alternatives that we jettison, sometimes necessarily, in order to steady the ship." - Charles D'Ambrosio

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YA Wednesday: Ruta Sepetys on "Salt to the Sea"

Our spotlight pick for the best young adult books of February is another exceptional and emotionally stirring work of historical fiction from Ruta Sepetys. Sepetys answers our questions about the book and questions apropos of nothing except curiosity....

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Ready to binge-read

Spring into Binge-Reads: Five Series to Obsess Over

Sure, stand-alone romances are fine. But to truly immerse yourself, you need to surrender to the binge-read experience. Here are five series you shouldn’t miss in historical romance, contemporary romance, new adult contemporary romance, paranormal romance, and romantic suspense.

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