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The Best Mysteries & Thrillers of February

Here are some standouts from our Best Mysteries, Thrillers & Suspense of February.

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Best of the Month

The Best Literature & Fiction of February

Editorial Director Sara Nelson says that our top pick for Literature & Fiction this month, A Doubter's Almanac, "is the kind of epic story we’ve read before--it’s almost Biblical--and yet [Ethan] Canin makes it all seem new"...

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Katarina Bivald: "There Should Be No 'Should's' about Reading"

Katarina Bivald - former bookseller and the author of our Best of the Month pick "The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend" - talks about the reading life, writing, and when you should to kill off characters.

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What Can Be Sweeter? Theo Chocolate Love...

When I say that Seattle has one of the premier chocolate makers in the country, of course I’m referring to Theo Chocolate. Their gorgeous cookbook might have you opting to make dinner (and definitely dessert!) at home this Valentine’s Day.

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The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of February

It’s a smashing month for new SF and fantasy. Don’t miss Pierce Brown’s incandescent trilogy finale, Charlie Jane Anders’ sci-fi and fantasy mash-up, and many more gripping stories that will expand the horizon of your imagination.

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Bad News

Writing in a Dictatorship: Anjan Sundaram on "Bad News"

Weeks after finishing Bad News: Last Journalists in a Dictatorship, I remain captured by the paradoxes Anjan Sundaram puts forth, whether familiar or staggering (and there are both here)...

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Amazon's Best Books of February: Part One

February is the shortest month, but there’s no shortage of great books. Here, our first installment of the Best Books of the Month...

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YA Wednesday: Ruta Sepetys on "Salt to the Sea"

Our spotlight pick for the best young adult books of February is another exceptional and emotionally stirring work of historical fiction from Ruta Sepetys. Sepetys answers our questions about the book and questions apropos of nothing except curiosity....

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Youngblood

“War books just aren’t for me.”

Actually, they might be. Youngblood author Matt Gallagher shares 10 novels about war for every reader.

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Mind Your Manners

Some picture books defy a childhood expiration point and this applies to the recently released "Miss Moon: Wise Words from a Dog Governess."...

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