Weekend Reading

Here's what we are reading this weekend. 

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Marisha Pessl: Neverworld Wake

Marisha Pessl, author of the highly acclaimed novels Night Film and Special Topics in Calamity Physics, recently published her first young adult novel. We met over biscuits to talk about it.

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Tatjana Soli Talks About Her New Novel, "The Removes"

Soli's dramatic historical novel imagines the very different lives of two young women of the Civil War era: Libbie Bacon Custer, intrepid wife of swashbuckling General George Armstrong Custer, and Anne Cummins, a pioneer girl who must fight to survive after she is captured by the Cheyenne during an attack on her family's homestead.

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The Best Nonfiction of the Year So Far

A look at a few of our favorite true stories from the first half of 2018, including a bird-brained heist caper, the dirty secrets behind massive fraud in Silicon Valley, the mysterious disappearances of two explorers in the Borneo wilderness, and more.

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The Best Books of the Year So Far: Tara Westover on "Educated"

Tara Westover's  Educated—a stirring chronicle of her path from a survivalist upbringing to Cambridge University—is our top pick for the best books of 2018 so far. Here's our interview with Westover, originally published on February 20, 2018.

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Books We Are Talking About

This week we launched our list of the Best Books of the Year So Far, which drew a lot of our attention. For some reason, we've also been talking a lot about cookbooks and food. 

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Best Kids' Books of 2018 So Far

We're halfway through 2018 and it's the time of the year when we look back and choose our favorite books. Here are our top picks for kids of all ages:

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12 Summer Reads for the Lazy Weekend or Long Layover

While some prefer summer reading to be on the lighter side, others take the opportunities of long weekends or even longer vacations to sink their teeth into meatier fare. These twelve books range from frothy to timely.

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Books for Your Swimming-Pool Library

A handful of books about swimming's sublime, soul-healing pleasures. Care to take a dip?

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The Amazon Editors' Best Books of 2018 So Far

Drum roll, please...

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Suspense in Seattle: When Ruth Ware Came to Town

We caught up with bestselling mystery-thriller author Ruth Ware on the Seattle leg of her book tour for The Death of Mrs. Westaway.  And now we can't wait for her to return.  

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Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of June: 5 Top Picks

Five of our favorite new science fiction and fantasy books of the month, including a new genre-busting novel that's winning comparisons to "Station Eleven."

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Weekend Reading

Searching for a wonderful new novel, a family-friendly audiobook, or perhaps an inspiring essay collection? As we slide towards summer, the Amazon Books Editors look forward to a few days with their feet up and their heads in these great books. 

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Native American Tradition and Modern Oakland Spark Conflict and Hope in "There There"

"There There" author Tommy Orange speaks with us about identity, Gertrude Stein, and the challenges of growing up as a Native American in urban Oakland, California.

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The Best Biographies and Memoirs of June

This month, our picks include an inspirational first-personal journey through the challenges of early-onset Alzheimer's Disease, the memoirs of one of our most celebrated (and controversial) journalists, the latest collection from master self-deprecator David Sedaris, and an ingenious biography of director David Lynch.

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