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"Born Into a New Life Through Violence": Paulette Jiles on "News of the World"

The real-life story that inspired this National Book Award nominee...

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Ken Burns' Top Five Presidents

In 2014 Ken Burns did a highly acclaimed documentary on the Roosevelts and earlier this year he published his first children's book, about all 44 United States presidents. So who does he think were the standouts of the Oval Office?

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Bill is Back (Thank You Berkeley Breathed)

I'll admit it, I had given up on ever seeing my beloved Opus, Bill the Cat, or Steve Dallas in new strips again. And then Berkeley Breathed came back, bringing laughter, joy, and two new books.

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The Best Biographies and Memoirs of October

A few of our favorite biographies of the month, including the strange tale of a pair of brothers abducted into the circus, the life and adventures of a true-life Spaceman, and the American "second act" of a très famous French chef.

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"Damn Delicious" Chicken Lettuce Wraps

A popular P.F. Chang's dish that you can make at home in about 20 minutes (for real), straight from the pages of Chungah Rhee's new cookbook, Damn Delicious

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100 Books for a Lifetime of Eating & Drinking

Our editors' list of 100 books for a fun and inspiring culinary lifetime...

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Tahir and Rothfuss

Sabaa Tahir and Patrick Rothfuss Answer Readers' Questions...Hilariously [Exclusive video]

Fantasy powerhouses Patrick Rothfuss and Sabaa Tahir answer readers' questions, and the results will make you laugh, sigh, and love these authors even more.

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The Best History Books of October

We have entered the season when big books are being released every week. There's a winning crop of history books this month, five examples of which are below.

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Jodi Picoult on Writing "Small Great Things"

The book Jodi Picoult has been wanting to write and how it's changed her...

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Best of the Month-SFF

The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Books of October: Our Top 6 Picks

A nurse who roams postapocalypse San Francisco, a young woman who seizes leadership of her clan on an adrift spaceship, and an immortal who makes one destiny-changing (and hilarious) decision are among our picks for the best SF and fantasy books of the month.

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