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Amazon's Best Books of December

'Tis the season for glad tidings, and great reads...

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The Best Biographies & Memoirs of the Year

A few of our selections for the Best Biographies and Memoirs of 2016, along with some thoughts about why we liked them.

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Celebrity Picks: Padma Lakshmi's Favorite Reads of 2016

The host of Top Chef dishes about the books that resonated with her most...

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The Gift of Beautiful Beasts

I've decided Wildlife Spectacles is this year's give-to-everyone holiday present. Take a look at some of these sample pictures and you just might add it to your own wish list...

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From AbeBooks: Decoding the World’s Most Mysterious Manuscript

Is there a Robert Langdon inside of you, burning to infiltrate secret societies and crack their arcane secrets? Our colleagues at AbeBooks might have just the book for you....

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"Joe Montana's Shoes" by Steve Young

Here is an excerpt from Young's autobiography QB: My Life Behind the Spiral that we enjoyed and wanted to share with our readers.

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Fly Me to a Moon

Humankind's next home might be Saturn's largest satellite, Titan. Charles Wohlforth and Amanda Hendrix, the authors of Beyond Earth, tell us a few things about life in the new neighborhood.

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Announcing the Winners of the 2016 National Book Awards

Last night, the National Book Foundation announced the winners of the 2016 National Book Awards.

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Celebrity Picks: Anthony Bourdain's Favorite Reads of 2016

The author of our favorite cookbook this year reveals the books that resonated with him most...

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Weekend Reading

In this edition of Weekend Reading, behind the scenes in restaurant kitchens in Italy, a case for rational compassion, and what we have in common with...octopuses.

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