Jon Foro
Jon Foro
Jon has spent over 25 years in the book business--and over 16 years at—buying, selling, and writing about books. He enjoys narrative nonfiction, literary fiction, and adventure and nature writing, especially books about bears.

Recent posts by Jon

The Best Nonfiction of April

In this month's picks for the best true tales: We catch up with the "comma queen" and her adventures in everything Greek; a gripping, decades-old cold case investigation; a thrilling look back at the Apollo Moon landings; a deep dive into our inherent biases; and a last collection from a beloved scientist and storyteller.

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The Amazon Book Review Podcast: An Interview with George R.R. Martin

The creator of A Song of Ice and Fire talked to us about his new graphic novel ( Starport), his rapidly expanding share-universe series ( Wild Cards), his decades-long writing career, and more. 

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The Man Booker International Prize Shortlist

Judges selected the final six from a list of 108 books written across 25 languages.

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The Best Biographies and Memoirs of April

What do you do when a friend hands you a book by a celebrated psychotherapist called Maybe You Should Talk to Someone and exclaims, "This is a book for you!”? You read it, obviously.

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Binge-Reading for Binge-Watching

Whether you're a first-time viewer or a fanatic from way back, here are four deep-diving companions to some of television's best, most iconic series from the last 20 years.

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Weekend Reading

A few of the things we're doing this weekend: tucking into the memoirs of a legendary culinary editor; traveling back in time to Charles Dickens's London; and pondering possible "post-human" identities. Also, we are going on a Bigfoot hunt.

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Take a Walk on the Wild Side

Have a thirst for adventure? Here are a few spring books to get you dreaming about late sunsets, dusty trails, and wide-open spaces.

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The Amazon Book Review Podcast: The Best Books of March

Nevermind the dubious ventilation. Let's get in a room and talk about our favorite books. 

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Best Books of the Month: Biographies & Memoirs

March is stuffed with great biographies and memoirs. Here are 10 of our favorites.

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Rude & Crude: Beau & Bryan Abbott, the Baseball Card Vandals

These brothers work through their childhood disappointments as industrious kids do, even if they're now legal adults: Puerile vandalism.

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The Best Books of the Month: Nonfiction

Don't let the apparent darkness of these titles deter you. 

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Winners of the 2019 Audie Awards

Need something good for your commute or the treadmill? Last night in New York City, the Audio Publishers Association revealed their judges' selections "recognizing distinction in audiobooks and spoken-word entertainment."

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Amazon Book Review Podcast: Truth in Advertising - Or at Least Publishing? And The Barefoot Contessa!

Did Dan Mallory hurt our feelings? We attempt to unravel our thoughts about the real person behind "A.J. Finn" and The Woman in the Window, plus an interview with Ina Garten about her latest book, Cook Like a Pro

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Happy (Belated) Birthday to Grand Canyon National Park

This week marked the 100th anniversary of the designation of Grand Canyon National Park. (The canyon itself is actually much older.) Here are seven books to celebrate the centennial. 

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Six Celebrity Memoirs to Raise the Tell-all Bar

Sally Field, Trevor Noah, and others offer eye-opening views into their private lives.

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