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 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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The many reconfigurations of "Rabbits for Food"

Binnie Kirshenbaum's latest follows a writer succumbing to crippling depression, who is then institutionalized. Hilarious, right?! Actually, it is. Here, Kirshenbaum describes her process for piecing a book together, including this acerbic literary treat.

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

The long-awaited latest from the author of The Silence of the Lambs, another tale involving the Winklevoss twins, and an uproarious and provocative work of satire...

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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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