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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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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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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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Christodora

City Out of Time: Tim Murphy on "Christodora"

Tim Murphy talks about his novel, a sort of ode to New York, a city that is "both maker and destroyer of memories"...

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Pet romances

Animal Attraction: 8 Books Starring Our Furry Friends

Animal lovers and romance authors Jill Shalvis and Susan Mallery collect their favorite novels featuring beloved pet companions. And yes, one is an elephant.

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Bob Proehl at the Epicenter of Geek Culture: San Diego Comic-Con

Bob Proehl's novel A Hundred Thousand Worlds revolves around a handful of people who come together as they travel cross-country to several comic-cons. So who better than Proehl to write about the experience of attending the pop culture phenomenon that is San Diego's Comic-Con International?

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Lions

American West as Make Believe: Bonnie Nadzam on "Lions"

Bonnie Nadzam talks about the setting of her latest novel, and the heartbreaking limbo of hope...

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Nadja

"The Past Transforms into Whatever We Need it to Be": Nadja Spiegelman on "I'm Supposed to Protect You from All This"

The daughter of Maus creator Art Spiegelman and New Yorker art editor Françoise Mouly talks about her memoir...

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Military romances

Heroes Between the Pages! 5 Military Romances That Redefine the Rules of Engagement

USA Today bestselling romance author Julie Ann Walker recommends five military romances for readers who want stories with all the steamy tension of a swoon-worthy romance, the whodunit of a page-turning mystery, and the action and adventure of a nail-biting thriller.

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From AbeBooks: Is Harry Potter Still Relevant?

Wherein our friends at the AbeBooks Reading Copy blog ask the most inflammatory question ever.

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