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Seveneves

Neal Stephenson Speaks about His Latest Epic: "Seveneves"

In a one-on-one conversation with David Mitchell, author of Cloud Atlas, Neal Stephenson reveals his thoughts on genetic predestination, the survival instinct, and building a sprawling fictional universe.

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Dietland

Sara Says: I’m Binging on "Dietland"

My New Favorite Book of the Moment is this wonderful, oddball, sly-if-not-downright-subversive novel called Dietland...

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War of the Encyclopaedists

The Kids AREN’T All Right: Phil Klay Talks With the Authors of "War of the Encyclopaedists"

A poet and a soldier collaborate on an exciting debut novel called War of the Encyclopaedists, a story that takes us into the lives of a group of millennials who find themselves in Seattle hipsterville and also in Baghdad...

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Lost at Sea: A Survivor's Tale

What do you get when you combine The Perfect Storm with Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage? Last Man Off, Matt Lewis's tense, first-person account about surviving a shipwreck in the Antarctic seas.

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Our Dragon Doesn't Eat the Girls He Takes: Novik's "Uprooted"

We've chosen Uprooted as one of our Best Books of the Month picks for May. Here, author Naomi Novik, well-known for her popular fantasy Temeraire series, delves into the creative genesis of her first stand-alone novel.

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Holly

IndieReader: Great Book Launch Tips (from Two Authors Who Really Know)

Late last week, both Toby and Holly launched new novels, and in their phone calls with each other, discovered that their experiences and strategies were both different and similar.

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Hold Still

Mann to Mann: Amazon's Penny Mann Talks To Sally Mann, Photographer & Author of “Hold Still”

Sally Mann’s memoir, Hold Still, debuted this week and is on our Best Books of the Month list for May. Honestly, I picked this book up knowing I would like it - I have admired and respected Mann’s photography for years, but I fell in love with it because it showed me who Sally Mann truly is...

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Animals

Talking to Christian Kiefer, Author of "The Animals"

Read on to see what author Christian Kiefer had to say about writing his book and writing in general. It's pretty illuminating....

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Missoula

Jon Krakauer Talks About "Missoula"

Jon Krakauer may be best known for his books Into Thin Air and Into the Wild, but both those classics of outdoors adventure turned tragic were published in the late 90s. Since then, Krakauer has been building a list of acclaimed nonfiction bestsellers, and Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town is the latest.

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H Is for Hawk

"How I Flew to the Hawk to Escape a Searing Grief."--Helen Macdonald on "H Is for Hawk"

Boasting one of the best book jackets we've seen this year, Helen Macdonald's much lauded memoir, H Is for Hawk, describes the unusual way she grieved the loss of her father...

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