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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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"Say Cheese" Doesn't Cut It: Photography Secrets from the Masters

Face it: If you own any camera bigger than a deck of cards, you've probably fantasized about becoming the next Brandon Stanton. If it were only that easy. Photographing humans, in New York or elsewhere, requires not just proper technique,...

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Exercise Your Right to Read

Exercise Your Right to Read

September 27-October 3 is Banned Books Week. This annual celebration of the freedom to read was first conceived in 1982 when the Office of Intellectual Freedom received an inordinately high number of challenges to books based on things like offensive...

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The Best Cookbooks of September

The Best Cookbooks of September will take us on a historical cocktail tour, teach the science of making recipes work, or tempt you with sweet and savory chocolate creations--and that's just a taste of what's on the list...

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From IndieReader: The List Where Indies Count

The only bestseller list where self-published books are the only ones that matter. Titles are compiled on Sunday for Monday’s post, culled from The New York Times, USA Today and Amazon best seller lists.

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