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

Philippa Gregory on "Tidelands"

The bestselling author of The Other Boleyn Girl and other tales of Tudor-era intrigue untethers herself from a specific historical muse in a fascinating new family saga...

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Amazon's best books of August: Today's releases

A book that challenges the reader to take tangible steps towards creating a more equitable society; a deliciously dark thriller; and an account of the astonishing levels of criminal activity happening on the high seas.

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Best literature and fiction of August

The tale of an unruly teen in a religious town; a story that puts a human face on a faraway conflict; an unusual whodunit, and more.

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Amazon's best books of August: Today's releases

A heartfelt novel about a female firefighter; a deeply strange (in a good way) murder mystery; and a deliciously irreverent coming-of-age tale...

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Five literary mysteries worth investigating

Are you a literary fiction fan or are whodunits more your jam? Broaden your reading horizons with these literary mysteries.

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Amazon's best books of August: Today's releases

The story of the "King of the Bootleggers"; the latest from (perhaps) the new Queen of Crime; and Pulitzer Prize-winner Richard Russo returns with a novel that mines the complexities of friendship. 

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Weekend reading

It's due to be a sunny Seafair weekend (which, for the uninitiated, means hydro races, and the Blue Angels...), but these books are still a-callin'...

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Noelle Salazar on "The Flight Girls"

This exciting debut novel, set during WWII, remembers the women that history forgot...

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Eve Ensler on "The Apology"

"I realized that I could turn how my father lived in me from a monolithic monster into an apologist--from this terrifying entity into this broken, sad, tragic little boy. In doing so he lost power over me..." The celebrated author (The Vagina Monologues) and activist on a pathway to healing for survivors of abuse, and for the abusers themselves.

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For your book club's consideration

Five reads sure to spark conversation.

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Sara Quin's favorite recent reads

She's half of the Canadian indie pop sensation, Tegan and Sara--a musician, songwriter, LGBTQ community icon, and now book author. She also happens to be a voracious reader, with excellent taste...

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Best literature and fiction of July

A heart-wrenching novel about a unique family living off the grid in Appalachia Ohio; a story that expertly explores the highs and lows of romantic and familial love; a book senior editor Chris Schluep has dubbed "the great Pacific Northwest novel," and more.

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Amazon's best books of July: Today's releases

A novel by Pulitzer Prize winner Colson Whitehead that finds two boys navigating a nightmarish reform school; Star Trek alum and activist George Takei recounts his family’s incarceration in two internment camps during World War II, and more.

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The best literature & fiction of 2019 so far

It's been an embarrassment of riches this half of the year--full of profound, entertaining, harrowing and moving novels (one or 20 of them just for you).

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Amazon's best books of July: Today's releases

A provocative feat of journalism that provides an unflinching exploration of desire; a surreal psychological thriller with a deeply emotional core; a heart-wrenching novel about a unique family living off the grid in Appalachia Ohio; and one of the best white-knuckle reads of the summer... 

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