The Great American Read Begins Tonight on PBS

PBS's ambitious series THE GREAT AMERICAN READ is finally here, and we can't wait to watch it. 

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Parenting Perils: An Interview with Neal Thompson, Author of "Kickflip Boys"

When Neal Thompson and his wife Mary welcomed their sons Leo and Sean into the world, they "wanted to raise them to explore, to take chances, to  live." But then the boys hit their teens, and faced with pot-smoking, skate-obsessed kids, Neal began to wonder whether he and Mary had made the right choices. Were the boys somehow "insufficient," or were they "beautiful, vital young men, finding their way"?

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Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of May: 5 Top Picks

Murderbots, magicians, and vampire hunters—oh my! Learn why these books made our list of the best new SF and fantasy of May.

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Celebrity Picks: Giada De Laurentiis' Favorite Recent Reads

Celebrity chef and author of the bestselling cookbook Giada's Italy, Giada De Laurentiis shares her favorite recent reads. 

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The Dogs of the Story: Jeanne Birdsall on The Penderwicks

As with many families, we remember the dogs as well as the people.  In an Amazon Book Review exclusive, Jeanne Birdsall writes about the dogs in her life and in the lives of her beloved characters, the Penderwicks. 

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Amazon's Best Books of May

The story of one of the biggest corporate frauds in recent history, Michael Pollan takes a trip, Robin Williams is remembered, and more...

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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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