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Water

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In this edition, LOTS of books about water to quench your reading thirst, Sheryl Sandberg helps get us through the tough times, and the star of the movie Precious has penned a memoir...

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Because He's There.

Following in your father's footsteps is one thing. It's quite another when they point up the slopes of the world's highest peak. Leif Whittaker talks about My Old Man and the Mountain and what it's like to grow up as the son of a world-class mountaineer.

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"Pathological Enthusiasms": Robert Lowell and the Language of Madness

Kay Redfield Jamison examines the effect bipolar disorder had on one of America's most beloved poets...

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The Best Books of the Month: Biographies & Memoirs

Some of our favorites from March, including Ariel Levy's The Rules Do Not Apply ("a memoir sparkling with insight on grief and grit"), Papa Hemingway's secret travels through the underground of spies and spooks, and a collection drawing from 20 years of the award-winning storytelling program, The Moth.

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The National Book Critics Circle Announces Its 2016 Winners

The National Book Critics Circle celebrates the best fiction and nonfiction published in 2016.

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Shattuck

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In this edition, wily WWII widows, double-muscle cows (Google this at your own peril), and separating actual facts from alternative ones...

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Psst..."Strong is the New Pretty." Pass it on.

That say that a picture is worth a thousand words, and in Kate T. Parker's newly released book of photographs those words are about the definition of pretty. Strength, determination, joy, and kindness are just a few of them...

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Wouldn't You Like to Get Away?

In 1986, Christopher Knight stepped into the Maine woods and stayed there for 27 years, never speaking to another soul. So what makes him - and other hermits - tick? The Stranger in the Woods author Michael Finkel breaks down the common experiences shared by all recluses.

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

Our favorite debut, two terrific memoirs, and a novel for fans of "The Martian"...

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Behaving-badly

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What the Amazon editors are reading this weekend...

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