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September's Celebrity Picks: Alan Cumming

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

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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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"Love Warrior" Glennon Doyle Melton Names Her Favorite Books of 2016

"Love Warrior" author Glennon Doyle Melton names three great books that inspired her in 2016.

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"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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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

Amanda Bouchet’s A Promise of Fire brilliantly blends romance, action, and mythology in what is, for me, the year’s best fantasy romance. Heroine Cat Fisa has a lot of powerful magic and even more powerful enemies. She’s been on the run from her family for years, but her disguise as...

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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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"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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Exclusive: Ramona Ausubel on "Sons & Daughters of Ease and Plenty"

What does it mean to be have wealth? Does it free you from want or enslave you as sure as does its opposite? Does money blunt desire – or increase it? These are the questions author Ramona Ausubel explores (but with a far lighter touch) in her lovely novel, Sons...

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Every Bride Has Her Day

Five Unforgettable Fictional Trips Down the Aisle

Lynnette Austin is an expert in tying the knot. With her Magnolia Brides and Maverick Junction series, she's sent many couples happily down the aisle. Now with wedding season in full swing, Austin has created a list of five fictional weddings that stand out above the rest—and will jerk the...

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