Sara Nelson
Sara Nelson
Sara became the Editorial Director of after working as books editor at O, the Oprah magazine, and as editor in chief of Publishers Weekly. In other words, her job for many, many years has been to read a lot of books and talk and write a lot about books. Tough life, huh?

Recent posts by Sara

A Doubter's Almanac

Amazon's Best Books of February: Part One

February is the shortest month, but there’s no shortage of great books. Here, our first installment of the Best Books of the Month...

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“War books just aren’t for me.”

Actually, they might be. Youngblood author Matt Gallagher shares 10 novels about war for every reader.

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"A Long Lineage of Wanderers": Q&A with Shilpi Somaya Gowda

Bestselling author Christina Baker Kline (Orphan Train, The Way Life Should Be) asks the author of The Golden Son a few choice questions about her novel of family love, honor, tradition, and identity.

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Ambition, Secrets, and Sacrifice: Sari Wilson's "Girl Through Glass"

Two of our favorite authors--Sari Wilson and Kimberly McCreight--discuss Wilson's new novel about a ballet-obsessed girl growing up in New York City.

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The Point Is: New & Newsy Books

Here’s the first in our regularly irregular roundup of what we’ve been hearing and reading about what to read.

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Attention Readers: It's National Reading Day

Celebrate by giving a kid--or anyone--a book.

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How Truth Becomes Fiction

Andria Williams--author of The Longest Night, our Best of the Month Debut Spotlight--shares her favorite historical novels, and how they inspired her.

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The Doctor Who Became a Patient

Amazon Editorial Director Sara Nelson on When Breath Becomes Air, Paul Kalanithi's moving, posthumous account of his struggle with terminal cancer.

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Expatriate Games: An Interview with Novelist Janice Y.K. Lee

The author of The Piano Teacher talks to Amazon Book Review Editorial Director Sara Nelson about her new novel, The Expatriates, and a life lived "between worlds."

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Sara Says: All I Want for New Year’s...

Amazon Editorial Director Sara Nelson sneak-previews her most anticipated novels of 2016.

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Best of January

Amazon's Best Books of January: Part One

Well, it’s finally winter--and a good thing, too, as we’ve got a bunch of great hunker-down books to keep you busy this month. From brand-new voices to beloved tried-and-trues, here are our first five books from our Best of the...

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