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The Muralist

“Go For It. But Don’t Give Up the Day Job” -- Author B.A. Shapiro on the Art of Writing, & Writing About Art

The disappearance of a young painter in New York City on the eve of World War II shapes B.A. Shapiro’s fascinating historical novel, The Muralist. The book, the latest from the best-selling author of The Art Forger, blends historical and fictional characters...

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Between the World and Me

The Winners of the 2015 National Book Awards

The 2015 National Book Awards presentation in New York was a packed affair, better attended than in recent years and elegant as always in the old Wall Street bank that is now Cipriani. There were no overtly political speeches about...

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Best of November

Amazon's Best Books of November: Part Two

Yes, we just revealed our picks for the Best Books of 2015—a list that is compiled, in part, from culling Best of the Month selections. In fact, the November pick, The Witches, is included, and had we not had to...

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Best Books of 2015

Our Picks for the Best Books of 2015

"What are you reading and loving right now?"--One of my favorite questions that came up again over dinner a couple nights ago, eliciting an unusually effusive response from a colleague who had just discovered Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan novels. "These may...

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"A Little Bit of Tuesdays with Morrie in Everything": Mitch Albom on His New Novel

Amazon Book Review Editorial Director Sara Nelson talked to Mitch Albom at his home in Detroit about his new book, The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto, his career, and why his wife never reads his books.

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Cometh the Hour

Jeffrey Archer on the Best-Selling Clifton Chronicles Series

Touching on the major events of the 20th and 21st centuries, and mining the classic themes of love and honor, Jeffrey Archer's Clifton Chronicles series is an ambitious family saga that has sold millions of copies worldwide. The highly anticipated...

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Spooky Reads

Treat Yourself to These Scary Reads, Quoth the Amazon Editorial Team

Soon it will be All Hallows Eve, when children dressed like ghouls and goblins and Donald Trumps will be roaming the streets begging for candy, and egging people’s houses that dare dole out KIND Bars (not kind, kids). To commemorate...

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After Alice

Lev Grossman Asks Gregory Maguire about “After Alice”

Gregory Maguire gave a surprising spin to Oz with “Wicked.” Now he’s written “After Alice,” a reimagination of Lewis Carroll’s Wonderland. Lev Grossman interviews Gregory Maguire about his new book.

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Lex Author: Jesse Eisenberg on "Bream Gives Me Hiccups"

Actor/author Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network, Batman vs. Superman) talks to the Amazon Book Review about his short story collection, Bream Gives Me Hiccups, the parallels between acting and writing, and why people might call him "whip-smart."

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From IndieReader: Why Traditionally Published Authors Choose to Go Indie

Here’s how the indie success story typically goes: little-known new author puts out a book, which skyrockets in popularity in sales and eventually attracts a lucrative deal with a mainstream publisher. But what about the opposite side of the coin?

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