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 March: Literature & Fiction

A nail-biting novel by Peter Heller, "the great Zambian novel you didn’t know you were waiting for," a madcap noir, and more. 

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Best Books of March

A fascinating blend of true crime and history, proof that unreliable narrator thrillers are not passé, an especially epic fantasy (at 848 pages), and more.

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Etaf Rum on "A Woman Is No Man"

"After many years of being silenced and afraid, books are what helped me build the courage to speak up against...injustices and tell the stories of the women in my debut novel."

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

A page-turner about the mysterious breakup of a fictional '70s band, a heart-pounding ode to climbing history and culture, and facing your fears, a nail-biting novel about a leisurely canoe trip that turns into a nightmare, and more...

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Don Winslow on "The Border"

Write about what you love, "or else you probably shouldn’t write at all"...

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Nickolas Butler on "Little Faith"

"Books are a reason to believe in magic"...

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Let It Go. Let It Go!

Life is too short to read books that just aren't grabbing you; Don't be afraid to abandon one and pick up another...

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The Best Literature & Fiction of February

Many a tale of fractured families, but also a fascinating biographical novel that tells the story behind The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (and the famous film that followed).   

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Weekend Reading

Mark Bowden revisits a cold case he originally encountered as a cub reporter, a rom-com of a read that'll have you laughing and crying, the latest by Colson Whitehead, and an ode to nature...

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A Q&A with Mesha Maren on "Sugar Run"

"Fiction isn’t for role model building, fiction is doing something much more complicated and deeper than that..."

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

A magical historical novel set in 1930s Malaysia, two dystopian thrillers, a wonderfully quirky coming-of-age memoir, and the story of one of the grossest miscarriages of justice in Cleveland's history.

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Lee Miller's Life of Reinvention

Whitney Scharer brings Lee Miller out of Man Ray's shadow in her debut novel, The Age of Light

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

Two page-turning thrillers, a devastating yet life-affirming memoir, and a historical novel that captures Lee Miller and Man Ray’s passionate, and complicated, relationship...

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Why Read Fiction?

They say people aren't reading as much fiction lately. Here's why we should buck that trend...

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Don't Judge a Book by Its Cover

Don't let bad (or just misleading) covers keep you from a good read...

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