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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Weekend Reading

With the onslaught of the rainy season in Seattle, we have plenty of reasons to hang out inside and read. Here are six books that will keep us happily pinned to the couch this weekend.

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The National Book Awards Announces the Longlist for Nonfiction

Here is the NBA longlist for nonfiction. Fiction will be announced tomorrow.

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Inside the Artist's Studio: "Dreamers"

Award-winning author and illustrator Yuyi Morales let us peek inside the studio where she created her gorgeous new picture book, Dreamers, and shares a few early sketches from the book.

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Books About Books Are the Best Kind of Books

And  Bibliophile: An Illustrated Miscellany is all about books. Take a peek inside with samples from this "Illustrated Miscellany" by artist Jane Mount.

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The National Book Awards Announces the Longlist for Young People's Literature

Which of the ten finalists have you read?

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Books We Are Talking About

Here are some of the books we have been talking about this week. 

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YA Wednesday: Courtney Summers' Top 5 True Crime/Podcasts

Sadie is a suspenseful novel of murder, revenge and disappearance told through dual narratives, one of them the transcripts of a podcast.  We asked the author about her favorite podcasts and stories of true crime.

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Maria Dahvana Headley Talks about Reinterpreting "Beowulf" in Her New Novel, "The Mere Wife"

"Language is the great costume," says this wildly imaginative writer, who once sewed corsets for a Shakespeare company. "I’ve changed my life over and over by telling new kinds of stories." 

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Amazon's Best Books of September

A captivating debut for fans of Sarah Waters, one of the funniest novels of 2018, and more. 

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