Rich and Pretty-Amazon Book Review

Weekend Reading

In this edition of Weekend Reading, a daughter uncovers shocking truths about her father, a Hemingway classic is deconstructed, and we learn that the country most fanatical about running is...(I won't ruin the surprise)...

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Consequence-Amazon Book Review

"The Truth About What I Did in Iraq": Eric Fair on "Consequence"

Chronicling his experiences as an interrogator in prisons, including the infamous Abu Ghraib, Eric Fair’s disarmingly matter-of-fact memoir addresses the moral ambiguity and emotional toll our soldiers’ actions take...

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The Mathews Men-Amazon Book Review

Amazon's Best Books of April: Today's Releases

A book for fans of Unbroken and The Boys in the Boat, a super saucy thriller, and a retelling of a Jane Austen favorite, here are some of our Best of the Month selections, available starting today...

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Pulitzer Prize-Amazon Book Review

2016 Pulitzer Prizes

The 2016 Pulitzer Prizes were announced this week. Congratulations to the winners in the literature categories...

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Weekend Reading-Amazon Book Review

Weekend Reading

In this edition of Weekend Reading, secrets and lies, George Washington and Benedict Arnold, and a "rib-tickler" about death (of course)...

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Best of April-Amazon Book Review

Amazon's Best Books of April: Today's Releases

A Richard Price-ian novel, a biography (sort of) of the Godfather of Soul – April 5 brings a bounty of Best of the Month choices...

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At the Existentialist Cafe

Existentialism: from the Club Tabou to the 21st Century

Existentialism. You probably haven't heard the term since reading Waiting for Godot in high school, and while its definition may seem murky, it's not just something literature majors are pondering over at Starbucks...

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Innocents and Others

Amazon's Best Books of March: Part Two

A new look at an old disaster, an interesting take on globalization (really!), and the latest from a master thriller writer...You'll find all of this and more in the second installment of the Best Books of March. We begin with...

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Finding the Past in the Present: Andromeda Romano-Lax on Writing "Behave"

(In)famous psychologist John Watson—the founder of the school of behaviorism--penned a popular parenting guide in 1928 that warned against the perils of…showing affection toward your children! Society is cruel, you see, so if you coddle your kids they will be...

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Weekend Reading

In this edition of Weekend Reading, buzzworthy biographies of the Godfather of Soul and the "Rough Rider," the latest from a National Book Award winner, a book about a guy who decides to take a holiday from being human by impersonating a goat...

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