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"What's More Brave than Throwing Yourself into the Unknown?" - A Conversation with Author Jamie Harrison

Jamie Harrison's novel The Widow Nash is a sweeping story about a woman named Dulcy Remfrey. After her father's death, Dulcy escapes her ex-fiance and her complicated past to start a new life in Montana as "Mrs. Nash." While reading the book, I found myself asking the same question over and over - Can she pull it off?

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Best science fiction and fantasy of the year so far

The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of 2017 So Far

After a lot of arm wrestling and speechifying, our editors narrow down the long list of excellent sci-fi and fantasy to name the best books of the year so far.

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Best romances of July

The Best Romances of July

Whether you like cowboys, SEALs, librarians, or dukes, we have five excellent romance novels to recommend to you.

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The Best Nonfiction of the Year So Far

Including a "brief history" of humanity's future, a book by a word-nerd for word-nerds, and a couple of explorations of the darker corners of the internet.

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Destined for War

Forget Russia. Is War with China Inevitable?

Graham Allison's new book sees China as the nation we need to pay attention to. We talked with Allison about whether the U.S. and China are destined to clash, and what sparks--like North Korea--could ignite a war no one wants.

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Amazon's Best Books of July: Today's Releases

Something for speculative fiction fans, gripping nonfiction about a series of mysterious arsons that terrorized a community on the rural Virginia coast, and two impressive debuts...

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Laini Taylor Dreams of Murdered Gods and Magic

Strange the Dreamer, Laini Taylor's first book since she finished the Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy is one of our Top 20 picks for the Best Books of 2017 so far and the only young adult novel on the list. When Taylor was in Seattle we talked about how it came to be...

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Best of the month in July

The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of July

Our editors' pick the best SF and fantasy books of July.

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"Ninefox Gambit" and Gender and Sexuality in the Hexarchate

Award-winning author Yoon Ha Lee on his dystopian novel's view on gender identity--and it's not what you think.

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Cowboys

Amazon's Best Books of July: Today's Releases

A provocative novel about a washed-up cartoonist in the throes of an existential crisis, a fun and funny homage to the 1970s, and cowboys!

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