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

The first novel in twenty years from the bestselling author of The God of Small Things, and more...

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Lake

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In this edition, stories by the author the Washington Post calls a "kinder, gentler John Irving," the biography of the man who built the Brooklyn Bridge, a good read for Goodfellas fans, and more...

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The 2016 Bram Stoker Award Winners for Horror Writing

The Horror Writers of America announce the best works in horror and dark fantasy published in 2016.

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In this edition, a book that will make you nostalgic for your banana seat bike, a memoir by the late, great Carrie Fisher, and a novel about a family of psychics...

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Standard-Deviation

Katherine Heiny’s First Novel, “Standard Deviation,” Is Way Above Average

Knopf has just published short-story writer Katherine Heiny’s first adult novel, and it’s funny, delightful, and poignant beyond any reasonable expectations. Heiny has grown up, and her characters have, too, though they are still acting foolishly and occasionally dating the wrong people.

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As Seen Through Books

“The thing about a story is that you dream it as you tell it, hoping that others might then dream along with you, and in this way memory and imagination and language combine to make spirits in the head. There is the illusion of aliveness.” -Tim O'Brien

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Burma

Best Books of the Month: Literature and Fiction

A fitting assortment for a month that honors moms...

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Nine Books That Patricia Lockwood Couldn't Leave Behind

When Patricia Lockwood and her husband moved back in with her parents--one of which is a Catholic priest (long story)--she could take only a small number of books with her. Here are the books she brought, and why.

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It's Been 50 Years, Pony Boy.... A Q&A with S.E. Hinton

Do you remember the first time you read The Outsiders? It's been five decades since it was published, written when Hinton was herself merely sixteen. We sent her some questions about the 50th anniversary, her favorite line from the book, and more...

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Othello on the Jungle Gym

Tracy Chevalier sets her reimagining of Shakespeare’s Othello in the city and era of her childhood, 1970s Washington D.C.

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