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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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And the Edgar Goes to...

The foremost mystery and thriller writers in America donned their Sunday best on Thursday, to find out who would win an Edgar Award at a black tie banquet in New York City...

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The Wisdom of "Geek Parenting"

Authors Stephen H. Segal and Valya Dudycz Lupescu talk about their new book, Geek Parenting, and the surprises they found as they surveyed the rich geek pop culture of books, comics, films, and television in order to find lessons for parents.

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The Best Books of April: Biographies & Memoirs

A look at a few of our favorite biographies and memoirs of April, including a journey into the Godfather of Soul's world by National Book Award-winner James McBride, the latest from Augusten Burroughs, and a stupendously good book about... plants.

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Julia Elliott Named Shared Worlds' 2016 Amazon Writer-In-Residence

Critically-acclaimed author and South Carolina native Julia Elliott has been named the Amazon Writer-in-Residence for Shared Worlds, the premier science-fiction and fantasy teen writing camp in North America. Amazon has awarded Shared Worlds an $18,000 grant for the 2016 camp,...

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"There's Just You and the Bad Guy" - Katie Ruggle on Her New Romantic Suspense Novel

Katie Ruggle talks to us about ice rescues, living off the grid, the opportunities for terror in remote locations, and her new romance, Hold Your Breath.

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I Hope You're Hungry--2016 James Beard Award Winners

Congratulations to this year's medal-winning cookbook authors! See who took home prizes at the James Beard Foundation gala hosted by chef, author, and TV host, Ming Tsai.

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2016 Hugo Award Finalists Are Revealed

Last year's Hugo Award nominations set off an explosion of controversy in the science fiction and fantasy world. This year almost twice as many nomination ballots were received. Discover who this year's finalists are.

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And the Winner of the Shakespeare Character Duel Is...

Last week sixteen brave, tough, and sometimes insane Shakespeare characters faced off against each other to determine who would be the ultimate champion. Some battles were lopsided, such as the duel between Richard III and Aaron, in which the killer...

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Anthony Bourdain: How to Be Gorgeous, Self-Indulgent, and Off the Wall

Anthony Bourdain's badass new cookbook, Tokyo, and fried chicken sandwiches...

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Cops and Robbers and Architects: A Burglar's Guide to the City

What compels a burglar to burgle? Geoff Manaugh 's A Burglar's Guide to the City--an Amazon Best Book of April--examines the relationship between crime and architecture from the perspective of the bad guys.

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