The Best Books of the Month: Literature & Fiction

The latest from Barbara Kingsolver, Jodi Picoult, Leif Enger, and more.

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"Milkman" Delivers the Goods, Wins Man Booker Prize

Congratulations to Anna Burns, winner of one of literature's most prestigious awards.

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The Best Books of October: Nonfiction

This month: An outstanding debut collection of unusual and original essays; an exploration of courage and curiosity from bestselling author Brené Brown; a deep-dive into the disaster that ended the era of supersonic air travel; and two books about books, including the latest from The Orchid Thief author Susan Orlean. 

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The Best History Books of October

October might be the best month of the year for history buffs.

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Amazon's Best Books of October

The definitive biography of one of the most important African-Americans of the 19th century, a moving novel by a war veteran, the first in an impressive fantasy quartet, and more.

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Let Fury Have the Hour

If the Clash and the Sex Pistols were considered rebels for infusing rock with sharp political commentary, imagine the guts it took to do it under the eye of the Stasi. Tim Mohr talks about the East German secret police, psychological terror, and  Burning Down the Haus, his chronicle of punk rock and the fall of the Berlin Wall.

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Charlaine Harris Talks about Her Brand-New Heroine and "An Easy Death"

Charlaine Harris--author of the books that HBO's hugely popular True Blood was based on--launched a new series this month featuring a gun for hire in the former United States, a pair of Russians wizards, and a secret that lives within a very powerful bloodline. Read on for our interview with Harris about An Easy Death.

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Weekend Reading

The weekend is here and we're hunkering down with a handful of great new books...

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Here Is the Shortlist for the National Book Award for Young People's Literature

Five fantastic choices for Young People's Literature.

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Understanding Life & Love While Trying to Promote Your Debut Novel

Elliot Reed, the author of A Key to Treehouse Living, channels his main character in a charming glossary-style essay...

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National Book Awards Shortlist for Nonfiction Announced

The longlist has been whittled down to five. 

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Why Algorithms Won't Take over the World (At Least, Not Yet)

In her engaging new book, Hannah Fry demystifies algorithms and machine learning and explores the benefits and drawbacks to their ever-growing power over our daily lives.

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National Book Awards Shortlist for Fiction Announced

Here is the shortlist for the National Book Award in Fiction.

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"Puppy Styled" - Pictures of Next Level Cuteness

How do you go from cute to cutest?

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The Best Books of the Month: Biographies & Memoirs

The Amazon Books Editors' selections for the best new biographies and memoirs of October include an informative look into the life and work of Frederick Douglass, an emotional (and uplifting?) story of a family that will "destroy each other... destroy themselves," and  The Greatest Love Story Ever Told, as told by two people who absolutely believe it. 

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