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.

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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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Amazon's best books of July

The latest novel from the best-selling author of Matterhorn; a fascinating nature narrative about the fabled (?) Sasquatch; a debut that mines the messiness of even loving families; and an entertaining history of fast food...

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"Life is not orderly and that's ok." Elizabeth Gilbert on "City of Girls"

Learn more about our favorite book of the year so far, a bawdy, big-hearted romp in 1940s New York...

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Best books of 2019 so far: "Mrs. Everything"

"I wanted to show that gay characters are just characters, and how, under our skin, women are more similar than we are different." How Jennifer Weiner's mother inspired her latest novel, a great read to commemorate Pride month (or any month for that matter).

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Best books of 2019 so far

Our favorites, published between January and June... 

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"Never let anyone tell you there are no words."

The author of the memoir Once More We Saw Stars on one powerful way to process profound loss and embrace life again.

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Jennifer Weiner on "Mrs. Everything"

"It wasn't the book that I set out to write, but it’s the book that I had to write at this moment in time." And we're so glad she did. Learn more about one of our favorite books of June.

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Jean Kwok on "Searching for Sylvie Lee"

How well do we truly know our loved ones? Learn more about the smart literary thriller you want to read this summer...

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Amazon's best books of June: today's releases

Jennifer Weiner's best book to date; a propulsive, sci-fi thriller from Blake Crouch, and more. 

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Amazon's best books of June: today's releases

The latest novel from the author of Eat, Pray, Love; historical true crime that reads like Gangs of New York meets Devil in the White City; a memoir from Fab Five fashion expert Tan France, and more.  

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Weekend reading: BookExpo edition

The Amazon editors went on a field trip to New York this week for BookExpo America, the biggest annual book trade fair in the U.S. Here are some of the books we learned about and are excited to share with you...

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Tim Murphy: The books that brought me to Baghdad

Murphy explains what informed the writing of best of the month pick, Correspondents...

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