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Best Books of the Month: Literature and Fiction

A fitting assortment for a month that honors moms...

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Nine Books That Patricia Lockwood Couldn't Leave Behind

When Patricia Lockwood and her husband moved back in with her parents--one of which is a Catholic priest (long story)--she could take only a small number of books with her. Here are the books she brought, and why.

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Benjamin Ludwig and Ginny Moon

"Fresh, Funny, and Heartbreaking": Adriana Trigiani Speaks with Benjamin Ludwig about "Ginny Moon"

Ginny Moon author Benjamin Ludwig talks with Adriana Trigiani about autism, the challenges of the teenage years, and how he developed Ginny's authentic, original voice in his new novel, which we selected as a best book of May.

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Chariot of Fire: Apollo 8's Daring Mission to the Moon

“The Saturn V engines had only one speed, which was full speed.” Apollo 8 author Jeffrey Kluger reflects on the first humans to orbit the Moon and his own history with the extraordinary "living machine" that made it possible.

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Best Books of the Month: Nonfiction

A few of our selections for the best nonfiction of May, including an exposé of the new Silk Road, a Dark Web site where everything from drugs and guns to passports can be bought and sold.

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

A compelling nonfiction read about the first mission to the moon, and a psychological thriller that gives new meaning to house of horrors...

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The Best History Books of May

Late spring/early summer isn't traditionally a great time for history books--but this season is different. There are a number of excellent history reads coming down the pike (and many have dark, decidedly un-summery covers). Here are some favorites for May.

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

A beautifully wrought literary mystery, and another heroic WWII tale that illuminates the powerful bonds of brotherly love...

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Best science fiction and fantasy of the month

The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of May: 6 Top Picks

An acolyte seeking the blessing of the god of death, an old berserker set on a mission of revenge, a security bot with a big secret, and more are among our favorite science fiction and fantasy books of May.

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"Well, it's like rock and roll. You get it or you don't. You can't really explain it."

In an interview with the Amazon Book Review, John Doe - of the legendary Los Angeles punk band, X - talks about the music, the era, the place, and his collaborative memoir, Under the Big Black Sun. Also the Doors.

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