The riveting six-part documentary series Wild Wild Country recounts the weird, dark tale of "the Bhagwan," his thousands of maroon-clad acolytes, and their takeover of a tiny Oregon town. How did this happen, and why are people drawn to megalomaniacs, over and over again? Here are four books exploring cults of personality, from family-size to village-scale, with endings ranging from uplifting to disastrous.Read more
Her new graphic novel is a memoir of camp that is a must-read as we head into summer; Vera Brosgol let's us inside her creation process and some pretty funny letters home from camp...Read more
What can be better than the perfect chocolate chip cookie? In her cookbook
, Magnolia Table, and here on the Amazon Book Review, Joanna Gaines shares her recipe for a family favorite.
Catherynne M. Valente talks with us about sentience, Eurovision, the dark roots of glam rock, and making jokes in space.
Davies, one of the most prolific and beloved writers of children's books about the natural world, talks about her work, her sources of inspiration, and what kids don't know about the environment around them.Read more
In Barnes’s ruminative, finely wrought, and often wryly funny novel, The Only Story is the story of love: the ideal of love, and love as it is lived.Read more
Besides the daffodils and tulips, spring is turning up loads of exciting new young adult novels. Here are some of the ones we're most looking forward to.