Jon Foro
Jon Foro
Jon has spent over 25 years in the book business--and over 16 years at—buying, selling, and writing about books. He enjoys narrative nonfiction, literary fiction, and adventure and nature writing, especially books about bears.

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Jim Harrison (1937-2016)

The author of over thirty books including Legends of the Fall, died Saturday at the age of 78.

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Best Books of the Month: Deep Cuts

A look at some of the best books of March that, for one reason or another, didn't make the Top 10, though certainly could have.

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The National Book Critics Circle Award Winners

Announcing the winners of the National Book Critics Circle Awards, including prizes in fiction, nonfiction, biography, autobiography, and more.

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The Best Books of March: Biographies & Memoirs

A sampling of our favorite true-to-life stories from March, led by Lee Smith's Dimestore, a collection of autobiographical essays set in Appalachian Virginia.

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Eruption: Countdown to Catastrophe

In May, 1980, more than a thousand feet disappeared from the top of Mt. St. Helens in a black plume of boiling ash and lightning; a shockwave of pulverized rock and liquefied glaciers instantly leveled miles of old growth forest, reshaped the landscape, and killed 57 in its path. Steve Olson's Eruption tells the tale.

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Best Books of February: Biographies & Memoirs

Wherein the Amazon Books Editors avail themselves of Leap Day to present one more list of the best books of the month before turning the calendar to March.

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Headbangers: They're Just Like Us

Webster's defines headbanging as "A special dance form that encompasses violent shaking of the head in rhythm to music. One 'bangs' one's head back and forth or around so that one's hair wildly follows in correlation to the rhythm. This form is most common for rock music and heavy metal."

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Best Books of February: Nonfiction

A look at a few of our picks for February, led by Tom Wainwright's Narconomics: How to Run a Drug Cartel, an analysis of the business-side of the drug business.

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Your Administration Will Be Amazing: A Primer for the POTUS in All of Us

Are you ready to throw your hat into the presidential (three) ring (circus)? Here's your not-so-essential reading list for surviving the debates, partisan barbs, and internecine attacks you'll encounter on the trail.

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No Country for Old Men

In honor of Peyton Manning's victory over death and inexorable time, a list of writers over retirement age with new books coming this year.

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