Editor's Picks

Old Records Never Die, Nor Irrational Dreams

One man's obsessive quest through the dusty bins and backrooms of the used vinyl trade in order to reclaim the essential albums--and some of the feeling--of his youth.

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Reading "Partners," John Grisham's New Kindle Single

This weekend I read John Grisham’s Kindle Single Partners, which has ranked very high on the Kindle best sellers list since it was published at the end of March. The story is billed as a “standalone prequel to his #1...

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Welcome to National Poetry Month

To start National Poetry Month off with a bang, here are original poems from Rich Cohen, Kate DiCamillo, Chuck Klosterman, Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney, and Amazon editorial director Sara Nelson.

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Harlan Coben on "Fool Me Once"

Best-selling thriller writer Harlan Coben answers questions about his greatest influences, the challenges of sustaining success, and his new book, Fool Me Once.

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The Best Cookbooks of March

This month our favorite cookbooks are an eclectic mix covering a range of topics from broth and bowls to berries and (Bob's) burgers.

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The Difficulty of Writing a Difficult Woman

Terrible Virtue author Ellen Feldman discusses the pitfalls inherent in writing a novel centered on a divisive and challenging character, a project she abandoned three times over ten years.

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Helen Simonson on "The Summer Before the War"

"I’m putting my characters in jeopardy by presenting this incredible summer and we, the readers, know what was coming – but the characters don’t ... There’s nothing being telegraphed that War is Coming, War is Coming."

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Best Books of the Month: Deep Cuts

A look at some of the best books of March that, for one reason or another, didn't make the Top 10, though certainly could have.

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What to Read This Spring...

Around here the daffodils are in bloom but the rain is still coming down--spring has arrived. So what to read this drizzly (or for some, snow blown) season? We've got a few ideas...

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“I Feel Like I Can Breathe Here"

Elizabeth Poliner talks about the influence on family and place in her novel As Close to Us as Breathing, our Spotlight Pick for the Best Books of March.

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