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Bad Action

Lee Child and James Swain Discuss Con Games and "Bad Action"

Lee Child talks to Bad Action author James Swain (whom Child has called “The Shakespeare of casino stories”) about real-life scams, magic, and the thieves’ code.

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Weekend Reading-Amazon Book Review

Weekend Reading: Mother's Day Edition

Normally this is where the Amazon editors wax on about what's on our to-read piles, but with Mother's Day approaching, it seemed only fitting that we dedicate this edition of Weekend Reading to some of the very special women who nurtured our love of the written word...

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HeatandLight

Jennifer Haigh on Writing "Heat and Light"

In her latest book, Heat and Light, Haigh travels back to Bakerton - the Pennsylvania town brought to life in some of her past novels - to bring us a story of a community both blessed and cursed by its natural resources. We asked her if she would share with us why she decided to revisit this setting and tell this particular story.

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LaRose

Louise Erdrich on "LaRose" (Plus an Excerpt)

National Book Award winner Louise Erdrich on her masterful new novel, a cross-generational story of family, obligation and love set on a Native American reservation.

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Imagine

How Far Will You Go to Save the People You Love the Most?

Adam Haslett talks to the Amazon Book Review about Imagine Me Gone, a sad but honest tale of a family ravaged by mental illness but still, miraculously, a family.

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The Atomic Weight of Love-Amazon Book Review

Amazon's Best Books of May: Today's Releases

Releasing today is an impressive list of novels, some new, some from names you know. If our Best of the Month lists had subtitles, this one would be Love, War and Cryogenics...

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Rich and Pretty-Amazon Book Review

Weekend Reading

In this edition of Weekend Reading, a daughter uncovers shocking truths about her father, a Hemingway classic is deconstructed, and we learn that the country most fanatical about running is...(I won't ruin the surprise)...

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And the winner is

And the Winner of the Shakespeare Character Duel Is...

Last week sixteen brave, tough, and sometimes insane Shakespeare characters faced off against each other to determine who would be the ultimate champion. Some battles were lopsided, such as the duel between Richard III and Aaron, in which the killer...

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Kate and Hamlet duel

Final Shakespeare Character Duel - Hamlet vs. Kate!

The final duel pits Hamlet against Kate in a battle not to be missed! Vote to determine who will win - the mad prince of Denmark or the fiery shrew of Padua. UPDATE: The winner for the Shakespeare Character duel...

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The final four

Shakespeare Character Duel - The Final Four

Our Shakespearean characters battled hard during round two, delivering closely fought duels in which most winners vanquished their opponents by only a few points. At the end of the day, each bracket--the Bracket of Death, the Bracket of Magic, the...

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