Erin Kodicek
Erin Kodicek
Before Erin was born, her mother worried that she’d be the only Kodicek to take pleasure in reading anything more substantial than a take-out menu. Erin has been happily hawking books for 15+ years. She enjoys literary fiction, narrative-driven nonfiction, and a well-written menu.

Recent posts by Erin

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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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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Nicholas Sparks on the Special Place that Inspired "Every Breath"

You'll have to hold your breath just a little while longer...The latest novel by the beloved author of The Notebook and Nights at Rodanthe will be available on October 16!

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Amazon's Best Books of October: Today's Releases

Check out highly anticipated fall releases from Leif Enger, Ransom Riggs, Andre Dubus III, Jodi Picoult, and more. 

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Weekend Reading

An Antarctic adventure by one of our favorite authors, a book to help us balance logic and emotion, a young adult novel inspired by an infamous cult, and more...

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The National Book Foundation's 5 Under 35 Honorees

Congratulations to these young literary overachievers...And readers! You'll want to make note of them. 

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Good 'Stuff'

Imogen Hermes Gowar, the author of Best of the Month pick The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock, on the importance, and power, of objects in storytelling.

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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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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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The WWII Book Blitz

There's a lot of competition in this uber-popular genre. What should you read?

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The Best Books of the Month: Literature & Fiction

A Huck Finn-ish tale, King Lear set in India, two savvy satires, and more. 

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Amazon's Best Books of September: Today's Releases

A provocative memoir by the daughter of Steve Jobs, a love story that takes place in a very unlikely place, Gary Shteyngart takes a playful poke at the 0.1 percent, and more.

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Now Read This

A handful of under-the-radar reads to add to your to-read piles...

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Sage Advice on Reading...& Living

D. Wystan Owen, author of Other People's Love Affairs, on the virtues of slowing down, and piping down.

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Mara Altman on "Gross Anatomy"

She does embarrassing things so you don't have to, all in service of "[celebrating] our bodies in all of their heinous glory."

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