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The Best Biographies & Memoirs of the Year So Far

In the olden days, you'd have to wait till November or December to find out which books were the year's best. Not anymore; here are the best biographies and memoirs of 2017... so far. (This list may change in November or December.)

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The Weight of Ink by Rachel Kadish

Reading Back in Time: 8 Captivating Historical Novels

Rachel Kadish recommends eight gripping historical novels in which you can immerse yourself.

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The Best Books of the Year...So Far

Our favorites, published from January through June...

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When Workplace Romances Go Hilariously Wrong: Talking with Christina Lauren on "Dating You/Hating You"

Cowriters Christina Hobbes and Lauren Billings—aka Christina Lauren—map the complex path of writing "Dating You/Hating You" and reveal the stories of Hollywood sexism they heard while researching their new book.

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Vivian Howard's Must-Have Cookbooks

Edna Lewis' classic is here, along with The French Laundry Cookbook and it's contemporary equivalent... See what cookbooks award-winner Vivian Howard couldn't do without.

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What Do You Get When You Cross Herman Melville with Cormac McCarthy?

You get The North Water, Ian McGuire's dark and violent - yet brilliant - thriller set aboard an arctic whaling ship. We asked him a few questions about the book, a selection for our best books of 2016.

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Bill Hayes: 5 Things I Love About New York City

The author of "Insomniac City" offers words and photographs that evoke the awesomeness of the City That Never Sleeps...

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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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Best Cookbooks of 2016

It's been an exceptional year for cookbooks, but here are the ones that made the top five on our list.

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"Hillbilly Elegy" Author J. D. Vances Answers Our Questions about Family, Working-Class Struggles, and More

J. D. Vance's memoir "Hillbilly Elegy" touched a nerve and lit a spark this year. We talk with Vance about his book, the struggles of the Rust Belt, and what's next.

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