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BestMan200

The Best Man (can mean a few different things)

On of our best kids' books of September is a modern day novel about role models, family, and the everyday humor of life as a middle schooler. In an exclusive essay, award-winning author Richard Peck shares the background of The Best Man.

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In Such Good Company

Behind the Scenes of the "Most Wonderful, Wacky Times" of Carol Burnett's Life

Carol Burnett on her long-running, and beloved, variety series...

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From Stage to Page-

From Stage to Page: 5 Fabulous Romances Inspired by Plays or Musicals

There's been a surge lately of romances riffing off stage productions such as "My Fair Lady" or "Much Ado About Nothing." Author Elizabeth Michels spotlights her five favorite romance novels based on plays or musicals.

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Cumming

September's Celebrity Picks: Alan Cumming

The Scottish character actor, author, and activist shares what he's been reading lately...

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Konar

Surviving the Ultimate Evil: Affinity Konar on "Mischling"

How do you witness the worst the world has to offer, and still want to live, and thrive, in it...

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Mbue

Debut Spotlight Author Imbolo Mbue on Getting to "Over"

Last month, we picked a debut spotlight that I still find myself thinking about.

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Louise

"I Don’t Actually Think About Murder": Louise Penny on the Chief Inspector Gamache Series

The author of this beloved crime fiction series talks murder, and poetry...

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Perfect horse

How the Army Taught Courage Before World War II: Elizabeth Letts on "The Perfect Horse"

Elizabeth Letts talks about the brave men who remembered the lesson to put their horses first...

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Amanda Bouchet - A Promise of Fire

Break out the Breastplates and Broadswords: Amanda Bouchet Recommends Her 3 Favorite Fantasy Romances

Debut author Amanda Bouchet knocked my helm off with her smart, bold romance series-starter A Promise of Fire, which is easily among my favorite books of the year. Clearly an expert, Bouchet recommends her three favorite fantasy romances in this imaginative subgenre.

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AnotherBrooklyn200

Amazon Book Review Exclusive: Jacqueline Woodson

The author of our August best books of the month spotlight selection shares a very personal look at her memories and poetic perspective in an essay on writing Another Brooklyn.

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