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

Best books of May: Literature and fiction

A lyrical, morally complex family saga; an uproarious and provocative work of satire; a sobering story set right after 9/11, and a heart-wrenching but hopeful yarn.

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

An emotional memoir that shines a beacon of light in the darkest of places, the story of how rehabilitating a piece of land also helped to mend a broken family, a brutal but powerful purging that provides a pathway to healing, and more.

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Writing the West, and Other Myths

A good yarn is a good yarn...Pete Fromm, author of Best of the Month pick, A Job You Mostly Won't Know How to Do, on why literary labels shouldn't matter.

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

A story that inspired Harper Lee to embark on her own true crime masterpiece, a lyrical, morally complex family saga, and a heart-wrenching but hopeful novel by "one of the West’s best literary legends"...

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Maybe You Should Talk to Someone

No, really. And you should read Lori Gottlieb's latest, too. It's a moving and witty homage to the therapeutic process--and just being human.

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Publishing Triangle Annouces Best LGBTQ Books of 2018

Gay Pride Month isn't until June but you can get a head start commemorating it in literary style...

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Weekend Reading

The latest from the author of The Silence of the Lambs, something to help with your spring cleaning, and two gut-wrenching, but extraordinary memoirs.

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Rachel Howard on "The Risk of Us"

In this powerful, punch-in-the-heart novel about motherhood, Rachel Howard illuminates "a place where pain and beauty stand side by side."

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Best Books of April: Literature & Fiction

Plimpton Prize-winning author Isabella Hammad has penned an impressive debut; Tracy Garvis Graves gives us an unusual rom-com read; Lydia Fitzpatrick has written a brutal but beautifully told story of love, loyalty, and home, and more...

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Angie Kim on "Miracle Creek"

This unusual whodunit is "a deep dive into the lives of immigrant families and of parents of children with special needs and illnesses, both groups isolated and exhausted by the sacrifices they’ve had to make, desperate for connection."

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Sonia Purnell on "A Woman of No Importance"

Learn more about the extraordinary woman who "showed an astonished male establishment—on both sides of the Atlantic—just what women could do in warfare."

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

The unlikely story of a woman who was one of the Allied forces most feared secret agents, the Kitchen Confidential of the catering world, and an absorbing debut set during a turbulent time in Palestinian history...

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Lydia Fitzpatrick on "Lights All Night Long"

Learn more about one of the most impressive debuts we've read this year...

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Unconditional Love Wins: Tracey Garvis Graves on "The Girl He Used to Know"

The unusual (and delightful) rom-com read you need right now...

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

No foolin', there are a bevy of great books being released this month. These are our favorites, available starting today...

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