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The Art of Invisibility

Weekend Reading

Strange (and creepy) events captured on VHS, a hacker's advice on how to be safe from people like himself, and re-creating the Big Bang in a laboratory are among the books our editors are reading this weekend.

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Preston

Amazon's Best Books of January

A bevy of impressive debuts kicks off a promising new year of great reads...

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Year of the Woman

We've Read a Lot of "Girl" Books Lately. Will 2017 Be the Year of the "Woman"?

From "Gone Girl" to "The Girl on the Train" to "Lab Girl," we're read a lot of books in recent years about female protagonists who were, actually, women. Will 2017 be the year of the "woman"?

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Oliver

Weekend Reading

If these titles are any indicator of what's to come, 2017 is going to be another great year for book lovers...

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Carrie Fisher

Carrie Fisher (1956 - 2016)

Though you might have thought of her as Princess Leia, the Mystery Woman from The Blues Brothers, or Sally's best friend in When Harry Met Sally, Carrie Fisher made a name for herself as a bestselling author by being very much herself.

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Hillbilly Elegy

"Hillbilly Elegy" Author J. D. Vances Answers Our Questions about Family, Working-Class Struggles, and More

J. D. Vance's memoir "Hillbilly Elegy" touched a nerve and lit a spark this year. We talk with Vance about his book, the struggles of the Rust Belt, and what's next.

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The Best Books of the Year: Nonfiction

A few of our selections for the Nonfiction of 2016, along with some thoughts about why we liked them.

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Great Gifts for 21st Century Gearheads

If you ever wondered what's under the hood of the the Millennium Falcon, a Saturn V rocket, or NASA's Mars rovers, it turns out a Haynes Owner's Workshop Manual is still helpful.

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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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