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The Best Mysteries & Thrillers of August

Here is a selection of some of our picks for the Best Mysteries & Thrillers of August.

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City Out of Time: Tim Murphy on "Christodora"

Tim Murphy talks about his novel, a sort of ode to New York, a city that is "both maker and destroyer of memories"...

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YA Wednesday: Book Club Q&A "The Serpent King"

Jeff Zenter, author of one of our best YA books of 2016 so far, fields our questions about snake handlers, music, and unglamorous places.

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Best Books of August: Biographies & Memoirs

A sampling of our favorite true-to-life stories from August, led by Nadja Spiegelman's I’m Supposed to Protect You from All This, a memoir of mothers and daughters, memory, and the invention of family narrative.

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Animal Attraction: 8 Books Starring Our Furry Friends

Animal lovers and romance authors Jill Shalvis and Susan Mallery collect their favorite novels featuring beloved pet companions. And yes, one is an elephant.

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Judging a Book by Its Cover

Book lovers, prepare to geek out on some of the incredible cover designs from Classic Penguin: Cover to Cover (now might be a good time to clear some space on your bookshelf. just sayin').

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

The Best of the Month selections released today include a novel penned by an author typically known--and beloved--for her young adult fiction, and the inside scoop on the movers and shakers who manage--or try to--Tinseltown's elite...

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"Use your voice; take up space": Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda on Their New Graphic Novel Hit, "Monstress"

Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda swept through Seattle recently, and I sat down to chat with them about why their hit graphic novel, Monstress, has been sucking readers into its fantastical vortex.

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Weekend Reading

In this edition of Weekend Reading, the first adult offering from a best-selling YA author, falling in love in another language, and one of the kings of spy fiction tells how his background in British Intelligence informed his work, and his life...

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Bob Proehl at the Epicenter of Geek Culture: San Diego Comic-Con

Bob Proehl's novel A Hundred Thousand Worlds revolves around a handful of people who come together as they travel cross-country to several comic-cons. So who better than Proehl to write about the experience of attending the pop culture phenomenon that is San Diego's Comic-Con International?

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