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What's Kept "A Gentleman in Moscow" on the Bestseller Lists?

“There are a lot of literary novels that everyone loves that immediately fall away from the bestseller lists. But no matter what thrillers come and go, 'A Gentleman in Moscow' is still there,” says Ron Charles, fiction editor at the Washington Post. Which begs the question: what is it about this novel that gives it such staying power? 

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Best Books of the Month: Literature and Fiction

The latest from the likes of Jeffrey Eugenides, Roddy Doyle, and more...

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BestSFF-October

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

Two very different debut fantasy novels, a brilliant overturning of social hierarchy, monsters galore, an insidious fungus, and Ann Leckie's return to the universe of the Imperial Radch are among our top picks of the month of Octobe

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A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived

Adam Rutherford on Surprises in Our Genetic Past (Like: Interbreeding!)

Adam Rutherford on how we know that we're all far more closely related than you'd ever imagine.

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Team Norse or Team Greek? Rick Riordan's Battle of the Gods

Imagine an epic battle between Zeus and Odin, Freya and Aphrodite--who would win in a battle between the Greek and Norse gods? Rick Riordan has some thoughts on the subject...

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Shadow

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

Our favorites this month include the rare inclusion of a graphic novel and a collection of poetry, a Man Booker Prize contender, and an ambitious history...

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Provenance

Ann Leckie Puts a New Spin on a Familiar Universe

At the very beginning of her 11-city tour, we spoke with Ann Leckie about her new book that follows her prize-winning Imperial Radch series, what she's been reading, and what a shelf full of awards means for her writing life.

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A Former Writer for this Blog has a Movie Coming Out

We couldn't have been happier for Jeff VanderMeer. Until now.

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A Decade of Change for Vegan Cooking: "Veganomicon 10th Anniversary Edition"

Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero talk about vegan cooking in the decade since they wrote their seminal cookbook, Veganomicon, and share a favorite recipe from the new 10th anniversary edition.

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The Best Biographies & Memoirs of September

The word of the month is determination. Or is it perseverance? Dedication? Whichever, September's picks are overflowing with it.

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