Star-Trek

Best Books of June: Humor & Entertainment

A few of our favorite Humor & Entertainment titles this month, including the perfect gift for the Trekker Dad, a unlikely rap-to-(almost)-riches tale, and a collection of self-effacing sketches of motherhood and other inconveniences of adulthood.

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Big Love: Esther the Wonder Pig

If you've never seen Esther the Wonder Pig, prepare to fall in love. She's a Facebook phenom, and now the subject of a best-selling book. Here are a handful of photos showing Esther in all her porcine glory.

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Write What You Know: Emma Cline, Charles Manson, and "The Girls"

Can a twenty-something write realistically about events that happened more than two decades before she was even born? As Emma Cline's gripping novel, The Girls, shows, yes she can.

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Every Bride Has Her Day

Five Unforgettable Fictional Trips Down the Aisle

Lynnette Austin is an expert in tying the knot. With her Magnolia Brides and Maverick Junction series, she's sent many couples happily down the aisle. Now with wedding season in full swing, Austin has created a list of five fictional...

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Mta

The Best Mysteries & Thrillers of June

Summer tends to bring out the blockbusters, so it makes sense that a number of big mysteries and thrillers landed on our main Best Books of June list. But it's not all blockbusters in our Best Mysteries, Thrillers & Suspense....

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Best of the Month

The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of June

From time-traveling librarians to a mathematically-minded soldier who holds the future of the galaxy in her mind, here are the best science fiction and fantasy books of June.

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1971

Twelve Songs That Changed the World, or at Least 1971

From Carole King to the Stones, David Hepworth tracks the pivotal events--and selects the essential songs--of 1971, the year that shaped the music industry for the three decades that followed.

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Dad

Lose the Tie: Some Book Suggestions for Dad

Here is a list of typical Father's Day gifts: A tie. A book. Grilling equipment. Breakfast in bed. A "free hug" coupon. Socks. If this list sounds familiar to you, let me make a suggestion: get him a book.

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The Girls

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

These Best of the Month selections, available starting today, offer the epic and the epically creepy...

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Abbreviated-Life

"Up is down. You can’t find your balance": An Excerpt from "An Abbreviated Life"

Mothers and daughters. Could there be a more complicated relationship? In her new memoir, journalist Ariel Leve plumbs the depths of her own painful experiences with a shockingly callous parent.

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