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 20+ years. She enjoys literary fiction, narrative-driven nonfiction, and a well-written menu.

Recent posts by Erin

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

The follow-up to the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, Olive Kitteridge; a provocative memoir about a manipulative parent; the heartwarming story of a down-and-out donkey getting a second chance at life; and another memoir that goes uncover with a covert CIA operative...

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Weekend reading

A groundbreaking graphic novel; a book on the impact good design has on our lives; Elton John's highly anticipated autobiography; a beloved Pulitzer Prize-winning novel; and a psychological thriller set on the Norfolk coast. 

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

The first short story collection from Zadie Smith; Megan Phelps-Roper reflects on her extreme upbringing; and Leigh Bardugo spins a tale of dark intrigue in her enthralling adult debut.

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The poet behind the mask

Poet and Instagram sensation, Atticus, explains what inspired him to start writing, and why he covers his face...

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

Three provocative memoirs, and a novel that reads like one...

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Cathleen Schine on "The Grammarians"

How a love of words informed the writing of this delightfully comic novel...

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

The first fiction from Between the World and Me author, Ta-Nehisi Coates; Ann Patchett returns with a story of two moneyed siblings whose lives are upended when their stepmother ousts them from the only home they’ve ever known; Alice Hoffman puts a supernatural spin on a WWII novel, and more.

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Christy Lefteri on "The Beekeeper of Aleppo"

Lefteri describes how volunteering at a UNICEF-supported refugee center in central Athens informed the writing of this profoundly moving novel. 

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

Jacqueline Woodson pens a poignant portrait of a Brooklyn family; Brian Allen Carr tells a tale that's drawing comparisons to The Catcher in the Rye; and Benjamin Moser mines the life of one of the 20th century's most formidable intellectuals.

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Best literature and fiction of September

The first novel from the National Book Award–winning author of Between the World and Me; a spy thriller that dazzles with real-life literary intrigue; Salman Rushdie pays homage to Miguel de Cervantes, and more.

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

The investigation that became a catalyst for the #MeToo movement; the chilling story of the man who oversaw the CIA’s secret drug and mind-control experiments of the '50s and ’60s.; and a fanciful debut about love and family (and a trusty dog named Bad)...

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Weekend reading

The Amazon editors are digging into their towering to-read piles, and we like what we see...

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

The riveting story of the rise and fall of Uber; a novel by Salman Rushdie that pays homage to fellow satirist and cultural critic, Miguel de Cervantes; an intriguing tale of espionage involving the use of Doctor Zhivago as a weapon of war; and a delightfully comic novel about two sisters’ infatuation with language. 

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Sean Gandert on "American Saint"

The author of Lost in Arcadia on the power, and magic, of stories, and the family folklore that spurred the writing of his latest novel.   

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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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