Literature + Fiction

Not Your 1950s Housewife...

Besides having one of my favorite book covers in recent memory, "American Housewife" is funny, smart, and one of the best short story collections I've read in a long time...

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Best Fiction of January

The Best Literature & Fiction of January

Our top pick for Literature & Fiction this month also wins the prize for most unwieldy title—Sunil Yapa’s Your Heart Is a Muscle the Size of a Fist. Taking place during the 1999 WTO protests in Seattle, reviewer Al Woodworth...

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Announcing the Edgar Award Nominations

The Mystery Writers of America announced the nominees for the Edgar Awards for the best mystery works (fiction, nonfiction, and television) published or produced in 2015.

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"Killing Monica" with Candace Bushnell

Candace Bushnell talks about her book, "Killing Monica," her "Harriet the Spy" tool belt, and how she feels about Carrie Bradshaw.

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National Book Critics Circle Finalists

The National Book Critics Circle Awards Finalist Are Announced

The National Book Critics Circle announced the finalists for their awards for outstanding books of 2015. Thirty finalists from six categories were selected by the 24-person board of directors, who are book critics and periodical editors. The finalists are chosen...

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Orphan X

Amazon's Best Books of January: Part Two

The introduction of a budding Lee Child, riveting nonfiction set in Rwanda and Los Angeles, an affectionate tome that tugs at the heart strings, a follow-up to a beloved classic, and a fresh take on historical fiction--There truly is something...

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Expatriate Games: An Interview with Novelist Janice Y.K. Lee

The author of The Piano Teacher talks to Amazon Book Review Editorial Director Sara Nelson about her new novel, The Expatriates, and a life lived "between worlds."

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Sara Says: All I Want for New Year’s...

Amazon Editorial Director Sara Nelson sneak-previews her most anticipated novels of 2016.

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Best of January

Amazon's Best Books of January: Part One

Well, it’s finally winter--and a good thing, too, as we’ve got a bunch of great hunker-down books to keep you busy this month. From brand-new voices to beloved tried-and-trues, here are our first five books from our Best of the...

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IndieReader's Best Indie Covers of 2015

While it’s true that you really can’t judge a book by its cover–let’s face it, especially when it comes to a self-published title–the creativity, time and energy that is spent on the cover can be a decent gauge to the contents within.

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