Aeronaut's Windlass

"Everybody Has More Power Than They Think They Do": An Interview with Jim Butcher

This month we selected Jim Butcher’s newest fantasy release, The Aeronaut’s Windlass, as a Best Book in Science Fiction and Fantasy. When Butcher was in town, we spoke to him about his new book, the Dresden Files, and much more.

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Pharrell Williams is Happy!

Going from hit single to picture book may not seem like the obvious choice, but Pharrell Williams explains why he made that jump in this exclusive Q&A...

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From AbeBooks: Gothic Fiction

Gothic fiction is a literary genre that has appealed to readers since the release of ­­The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole in 1764 - considered by many to be the book that launched the genre.

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"What the Hell Am I Doing?": Sloane Crosley on Writing "The Clasp"

Sloane Crosley is one of a kind: what some reviewers have called her "slightly cracked" sense of humor and her wry world view will never be mistaken for anybody else's. She tells us a little bit about how she researched her new novel, The Clasp --a tale that owes a bit to Guy de Maupassant's "The Necklace."

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“The Martian” Author Andy Weir Asks: Why Send Humans to Mars?

Andy Weir, author of The Martian, has spent a lot of time thinking about how people can survive on Mars. Learn what he has to say about the Red Planet and the future of humanity.

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Sara Says: Two Women You Never Heard of, Two Memoirs You Won't Soon Forget

Amazon Book Review executive editor Sara Nelson on two novelish memoirs – or maybe they’re memoirish novels – that will introduce you to women you might once have known, and lives you might have thought you wanted to lead. Or not.

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The Best Books of the Month: October, Part One

We are happiest when we make discoveries–when we find books that are a little off the radar. We also, of course, like to get our hands on the things people have been waiting for and talking about for months. In October we got a little bit of both.

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Debbie Macomber Christmas Books

How Debbie Macomber Shares Her Christmas Spirit

Debbie Macomber reveals her traditions that make Christmas one of her favorite holidays.

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The National Book Foundation's "5 Under 35" Honorees

This morning, the National Book Foundation announced the 10th edition of its "5 Under 35 Honorees," all selected by writers previously recognized by the program. 5 Under 35 Honorees are writers under the age of 35 who have published one...

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The Best Business Books of September

Here are the Business & Leadership picks from our Best Books of September. Read, enjoy, learn, and profit. Charlie Munger: The Complete Investor by Tren Griffin Warren Buffett's much-less-famous partner has become a source of fascination for those with more...

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A Window Opens

How a Working Mother's "So-Called Manuscript" Turned Into a Delightful Debut

Elisabeth Egan’s buoyant debut novel, A Window Opens, has that oh-boy-have-we-all-been-there quality many of us recognize, whether we’re mothers who work outside the home – or not. Here the author explains how she – mother of three, book editor, aspiring...

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