Best of the Month
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The Best Books of the Month: Biographies & Memoirs

Some of our favorites from January, including an insightful look at the life of the creator of Goodnight Moon, and a card-counter's rise from the blackjack tables of Vegas to Wall Street success.

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National Book Critics Circle Announces 2016 Finalists

On Tuesday, January 17, the National Book Critics Circle listed the finalists for their award for outstanding books published in 2016. The finalists are in six categories: autobiography, biography, criticism, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. The awards will be given to the winners on March 16, 2017, in New York City....

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In the Footsteps of the Flâneuse

Kathleen Rooney reflects on gals gadding about town in literature...

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Best Books of the Month: Literature and Fiction

A feisty flâneur, family secrets, and an unsettling gem..You'll find this and more in our favorite fiction of January...

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Best Books of the Month: Nonfiction

A few of our selections for the best nonfiction of January, including a dangerous search for a legendary lost city, a revealing investigation into why we credit (or blame) testosterone for... everything, and Will Schwalbe's follow-up to his beloved The End of Your Life Book Club.

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Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of January

The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Books of January: Our Top 5 Picks

From fantastical folklore to genetic engineering, January brings a wealth of new fantasy and science fiction from veterans and newcomers alike.

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Taking Flight in Children's Books

This month our spotlight pick for middle school readers, Flying Lessons & Other Stories is a collection of short stories by some of the biggest names in young people's literature. We asked editor Ellen Oh about the inspiration for the book, it's dedication to Walter Dean Myers, and more.

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Best Romances of January

The Best Romances of January: Our Top 6 Picks

Among the fighter pilots, hockey players, security professionals, sword-swinging warriors, and football players, there's a lot of testosterone in this month's top romance picks. But that's the way we like 'em.

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Amazon's Best Books of January

A bevy of impressive debuts kicks off a promising new year of great reads...

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A Conversation with Jonathan Safran Foer

We interviewed Jonathan Safran Foer earlier in the year. His new novel is great. Turns out Jonathan Safran Foer is pretty great, too.

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