Best Romances of September: 7 Top Picks

Whether you like your love stories hot, sweet, funny, or dark, there's something for you among the best romances of the month. See why these books made our list.

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Weekend Reading

If variety is the spice of life, this list of weekend reading is very spicy.

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Take Off to the Great White North!

Part adventure, some history, and a little bit Studs Terkel,  Northland—Porter Fox's exploration of 4,000 miles of the U.S./Canadian divide—is filled with encounters with people as diverse as the landscape. Here are some of his can't-miss destinations along "America's Forgotten Border." 

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Hot off the Presses: The Man Booker Shortlist

The chair of the awards committee says, "All of our six finalists are miracles of stylistic invention."

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A Glimpse of the Genesis of Deborah Harkness's "Time's Convert"

Deborah Harkness talks about her brand-new All Souls novel, Time's Convert, and the challenges that face a "modern" 18th-century vampire who is plunged into a medieval-minded patriarchy.

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Talking to Arthur Levine About 20 Years of Harry Potter

Two decades ago now, Arthur A. Levine introduced American audiences to an unknown author named J.K. Rowling, and her first novel, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Earlier this year we went to his office in Manhattan and talked to him about it.

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The Best History Books of September

Make history this month, or at least read some. 

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Good 'Stuff'

Imogen Hermes Gowar, the author of Best of the Month pick The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock, on the importance, and power, of objects in storytelling.

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No Sympathy for the Devil

Fright-meister Grady Hendrix—author of Paperbacks from Hell and the new novel, We Sold Our Souls—examines the long-running relationship between heavy metal music and horror, with all of the pulp, camp, and histrionics that surround it.

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Behind a Great Cover: Lisa Brennan-Jobs's Memoir, "Small Fry"

The author hoped the cover design would convey her memoir's "joy and lightness" as well as its "struggles and difficulties." 

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

An unusual adventure tale, two astute American history reads, and a memoir that demonstrates that the "hard work pays off" adage doesn’t always hold true....

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"Whiskey in a Teacup": Reese Witherspoon's Gospel of Southern Charm

Reese Witherspoon's first book is a delightful hybrid of memoir, cookbook, and Southern lifestyle guide.  We caught up with her via email to talk about recipes, tradition, and more.

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2018 Science Fiction and Fantasy Award Winners Roundup

Science fiction and fantasy covers a vast range of territory and ideas, so it's no wonder that it also sparks a lot of awards. Here are the 2018 winners of more than a dozen different awards—including one novel that swept three of the most prestigious awards in the genre.

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The Best Books of the Month: Nonfiction

September marks the advent of the high season for publishing, a cavalcade of noteworthy and much-anticipated books hitting the shelves, as well as our reading lists. Here are 14 of our favorite true tales of the month, including the latest from Doris Kearns Goodwin, Jill Lepore, and Noah Yuval Harari.

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The National Book Awards Longlist for Fiction

Young People's Literature and Nonfiction are great, but there's a reason the National Book Foundation releases their Fiction list last. And this year's selections don't disappoint.

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