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Amazon's Best Books of December

'Tis the season for glad tidings, and great reads...

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The Best Biographies & Memoirs of the Year

A few of our selections for the Best Biographies and Memoirs of 2016, along with some thoughts about why we liked them.

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The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of 2016

We spotlight eight of our best-of-the-year picks and let you know why we loved 'em.

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The Story Behind "The Wolf Road"-- Best Books of 2016

In an exclusive essay Beth Lewis, author of the second book on our Best Books of 2016 list, The Wolf Road talks about where the voice of her unique character Elka came from.

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"The Secret Keepers" author, Trenton Lee Stewart

Earlier this year, before we chose it as the number one book for readers age 9-12 and the top pick of kids' books in 2016 overall, we chatted with the author of The Secret Keepers

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Danielle Walker's Smoky Candied Bacon Sweet Potatoes

Guess who's coming to dinner? If you need something grain-free, dairy-free, and gluten-free (and still crazy delicious) to put on your Thanksgiving table, this sweet potato side dish is just the thing.

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Fly Me to a Moon

Humankind's next home might be Saturn's largest satellite, Titan. Charles Wohlforth and Amanda Hendrix, the authors of Beyond Earth, tell us a few things about life in the new neighborhood.

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The Best Children's Books of 2016

We read and read and then read some more to decide which of the children's books that released this year are our top picks of 2016...

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Announcing the Editors' Best Books of 2016

Picking our best book of the year is a different experience each time. Sometimes it's difficult and sometimes it's easy. In 2016, it was both.

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The best science fiction and fantasy of the month

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

A grimdark fantasy, a genetically modified bodyguard with a secret identity, Dracula, and Death (well, lots of different aspects of death) are featured in our picks for the best science fiction and fantasy books of November.

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