Weekend Reading

This weekend, the Amazon Books editors are seeking literary enlightenment through stories of family road trips, 1980s mix tapes, magic mushrooms, and the newest super-strange novel by Ottessa Moshfegh.

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Meredith Wild Takes on Suspense

Meredith Wild tells us why she took the leap from hard-edged romance to dark suspense—and which three books have inspired her along her journey.

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An Excerpt from Markus Zusak's "Bridge of Clay"

A brief excerpt from one of the biggest books coming out this fall...

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Tales of Fateful Trips

They say that these are the two best days of boat ownership: The day you buy your boat, and the day you sell your boat. Sometimes, the ocean decides you only get the first. Here are five books about calamity on the open ocean, from the triumphant and inspirational to the mysterious and tragic. 

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A Sex Money Murder Exclusive

Jonathan Green spent years researching one of the most powerful and ruthless gangs of the crack-fueled '80s and '90s that is still referenced in rap songs decades later.  In this exclusive piece, Green talks about the cultural power of Sex Money Murder.

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Tom Wolfe Dies at 88

The groundbreaking author passed away on Monday in New York.

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A Guide to "Roughing It" for Hipsters and Other Artisanal Types

Forget rubberized covers: There's a new aesthetic for books about camping and the outdoors, and it's young and classy. Here's a selection of books that will look bomber on your bookshelf, even if you never read them.

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The Healing Power of Animals

Lorin Lindner, author of Birds of a Feather, on wounded birds helping wounded warriors...

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A.G. Riddle's Most Memorable Reads

Bestselling SF thriller writer A.G. Riddle names the novels that have stuck with him—and why.

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The Hazards of Losing Your Head

Ever wanted to join the circus? Tessa Fontaine, the author of The Electric Woman, on an unexpected occupational hazard...

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Deborah Harkness Expands Her All Souls Trilogy

In 2011, Deborah Harkness won the loyalty of readers with her first novel, "A Discovery of Witches." Now she adds to the rich world of her All Souls trilogy...and gives hints about more stories to come.

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"Be Our Guest!" at Gray Malin's Hotel Circus Extravaganza

What do a lion, an elephant, and a monkey have to do with comfy beds, a turquoise swimming pool, and perhaps a game of croquet?  The answer lies in Palm Springs...

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Weekend Reading

Inspiration for kicking your couch potato status (and a novel that does just the opposite), plus a book that John le Carré said every aspiring journalist should read.

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The Best Biographies and Memoirs of May

What happens when you actually run away and join the circus? Find out in this month's picks, along with a monumental biography of a monumental actor/comedian, an ambivalent story about the ambivalence of parenting, and more.

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The Best Mysteries & Thrillers of May

Here's to the first bumper crop of summer thrillers.

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