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Bettyville

Amazon's Best Books of March: Part One

In Bettyville: A Memoir, author George Hodgman leaves Manhattan for Paris to take care of his aging mother. Amazon editor Erin Kodicek quips in her review, "Did I mention that it’s Paris, Missouri?"

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UnlikelyHero

YA Wednesday: Best Books of March

This month our five-book selection of the best YA titles includes amazing debuts and new books by established YA authors that I've been waiting to see (get ready Will Grayson, Will Grayson fans)...

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Straight on Till Morning: Iconic Images from the Voyager Missions

I was too young to remember the moon missions. By the mid-1970s, the country had overcome its zeal for space exploration, leaving grainy tape of Apollo-Soyuz and Evel Knievel rocket bikes as sorry substitutes for a generation of Star Trek-addled brains yearning to go where no one had gone before.

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YA Wednesday: Guest Essay from Gayle Forman

For many YA readers a new book by Gayle Forman is cause for celebration and now the film adaptation of If I Stay has introduced her to an even wider audience...

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Gordon

Authentic Voices: New Memoirs from Kim Gordon and Robert Christgau

Unfortunately, sometimes great things just don't get along. Cats and dogs. Bacon and ice cream. Musicians and music critics. Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon and renowned critic Robert Christgau offer their thoughts on their careers, their heroes, and the relationship between musician and reviewer.

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Get Cooking: February's Best Cookbooks

Our favorite cookbooks this month range from single ingredient focused, like Virgin Territory, to the best new books on grain-free cooking, and decadent treats in Dessert for Two or Chocopologie. Here are five of the Best Cookbooks of February...

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Seehowsmall

"I Wanted to Push This Some" - Scott Blackwood on His Novel "See How Small"

Scott Blackwood's novel See How Small was our spotlight pick for January's Best Books of the Month. The story is built around a real-life, unsolved murder that happened in Austin, Texas, but the book is not a straightforward murder/mystery. Blackwood is an extremely talented, forward-looking writer, and there is no neat bow at the end of See How Small.

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WhatIDoCover

It's What She Does: The Remarkable Life and Photographs of Lynsey Addario

Lynsey Addario's passport reads like a litany of misery. An aspiring photojournalist at the moment of 9/11, Addario was recruited to record the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan. Her decision to go launched her career as one of the world's most dedicated and celebrated chroniclers of human conflict.

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Life

100 Biographies & Memoirs to Read in a Lifetime

We're a quixotic lot, we Amazon Books editors. I mean, we knew it was an impossible task to boil down literature to 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime, but we gave it a shot. Then we did it again...

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"The Jaguar's Children" and John Vaillant's Mexico

"One sunny October day in my early twenties, I swam across the Rio Grande. The current was strong, the water cool and thick with silt. I made the far bank in a couple of minutes and, once there, stood naked beneath a cliff with river mud oozing between my toes."

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