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Weekend Reading

Weekend Reading

Here are the books the Amazon editors will be buried in this weekend. What about you?

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The Lonely City

Weekend Reading

Super Bowl Sunday is upon us! But before the boisterous beer-fest commences, we plan on indulging in some quality quiet time with these, weekend reads...

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Bad News

Writing in a Dictatorship: Anjan Sundaram on "Bad News"

Weeks after finishing Bad News: Last Journalists in a Dictatorship, I remain captured by the paradoxes Anjan Sundaram puts forth, whether familiar or staggering (and there are both here)...

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A Doubter's Almanac

Amazon's Best Books of February: Part One

February is the shortest month, but there’s no shortage of great books. Here, our first installment of the Best Books of the Month...

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Valentine'sDay-sm

Essential Reads: Books for Surviving Valentine’s Day

A Essential Reads list that includes at least one perfect book that will match whichever mood zaps through you when you think, “Whoa, Valentine’s Day is right around the corner!?”

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The Summer Before the War

Weekend Reading

Beware the Ides of March! Only there is nothing foreboding about the crop of titles being released in a month or so, many of which are featured in this edition of Weekend Reading. There's the latest from the likes of Helen Simonson, Helen Oyeyemi, and National Book Award winner...

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The Geography of Genius

The Author of "The Geography of Genius" Talks About the Importance of Place

Eric Weiner’s first book, The Geography of Bliss, found him in search of the happiest places on Earth. Now, in The Geography of Genius, he endeavors to find out why certain places and times in history produced an inordinate number of geniuses...

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Floodpath

Look on My Works, Ye Mighty, and Despair!

How does a man-made disaster that killed 500 innocents near a burgeoning metropolis become a historical footnote? It's a story worthy of the poem "Ozymandias."

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Road-Little-Dribbling

It's Not Dark Yet, But It's Getting There.

At first glance, some of our picks for the best Biographies & Memoirs of January seem a little bit grim. But read deeper and you'll find more that's uplifting than discouraging. We promise.

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Shamed

Shame and the Modern Celebrity

Four celebrities included So You've Been Publicly Shamed in lists of their favorite books of 2015. You see, they're just like you and me after all.

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