Best of August

Amazon's Best Books of August: Part One

August always seems to be peak reading time – and this month, we found almost more great books than we could cram into allotted weeks of vacation...

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Q&A with "Red Rising" and "Golden Son" Author Pierce Brown

The Amazon editors check in with author Pierce Brown on the much-anticipated third and final book to his Red Rising trilogy.

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On the (Un)Natural History of Vampires

Vampires come in all shapes and sizes. Some are handsome and popular, their skin sparkling beguilingly under the fluorescent lights of a crowded high school hallway. Others, hideous revenants with cauliflower ears and talon-like fingers, linger with the rats for...

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Alice

"This Is Not Wonderland": Christina Henry on Her New, Original Take on Alice

Christina Henry speaks about her new dark, fantastical thriller, in which Alice lives in a menacing world where the Rabbit, the Whale, and the Jabberwock stalk the grimy streets of Old City, and her only savior might be an axe murderer, the mad Hatcher....

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Silva

Best Mysteries, Thrillers, and Suspense of July

Here on the editorial team, we tend to read a couple of months ahead (we're reading September and October titles right now). So for us, summer is over--if not literally, then at least literarily. (I don't think that's a real...

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"Fiction at Its Finest": The 2015 Man Booker Prize Longlist

The longlist for the 2015 Man Book Prize has been announced. This "Man Booker dozen" of 13 books is the first step in selecting the prestigious award for literary fiction; the shortlist will be announced September 15, and the winner...

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The Last (?) Dr. Seuss

After months of waiting and speculation readers have been weighing in on Harper Lee's "Go Set a Watchman" and now we've finally cracked another much-discussed manuscript curiosity, Dr. Seuss' "What Pet Should I Get?"...

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Circling the Sun

Paula McLain on the Much Anticipated Follow-Up to "The Paris Wife"

Circling the Sun is the story of Beryl Markham, one of the first female aviators and a compelling character long before she had wings...

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"9 Questions for Ben Marcus" by Andrew Eisenman

Vintage Contemporaries this week published New American Stories, a long-awaited anthology of short fiction selected and curated like a playlist by author Ben Marcus.

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Romance Writers of America Name Best Romances of the Year

Winning romance writers thanked readers for their support and told their fellow writers to keep believing in themselves throughout RWA’s sparkling awards ceremony in New York City.

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Graphic Novel Friday: Wild West Vacation

V-A-C-A-T-I-O-N! That spells my annual trip into the Canadian wilderness, where regular GNF readers will know that I tend to over-pack comics in fear of running out of things to do while dodging ticks and mosquitoes. This year, I plan...

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