Weekend Reading

Searching for a wonderful new novel, a family-friendly audiobook, or perhaps an inspiring essay collection? As we slide towards summer, the Amazon Books Editors look forward to a few days with their feet up and their heads in these great books. 

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Native American Tradition and Modern Oakland Spark Conflict and Hope in "There There"

"There There" author Tommy Orange speaks with us about identity, Gertrude Stein, and the challenges of growing up as a Native American in urban Oakland, California.

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The Best Biographies and Memoirs of June

This month, our picks include an inspirational first-personal journey through the challenges of early-onset Alzheimer's Disease, the memoirs of one of our most celebrated (and controversial) journalists, the latest collection from master self-deprecator David Sedaris, and an ingenious biography of director David Lynch.

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Books We Are Talking About

We have many books in the office. These are a few of the ones have been talking about this week. 

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Adrienne Celt Talks About Her New Novel, "Invitation to a Bonfire"

Adrienne Celt’s new novel, Invitation to a Bonfire, is one of our Best Books of the Month, and we can’t recommend it more highly to readers who enjoy ominous literary suspense with a dash of romance, history, and murder.

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"Go West, Young Man, and Take Something"

Maxim Loskutoff grew up among the disenfranchised and angry rebels of the American West's "Sagebrush Rebellion," and his his short story collection, Come West and See, is filled with them. He talks with us about the past, present, and future of "our national release valve"—and what might happen if we choose not to reckon with our growing divide.

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Cue It Up. Barbecue, That Is

Outdoor cooking has never looked so good.  From the best new barbecue books to a welcome trend in camp cuisine that looks better than what I made last night in my kitchen, here are some favorites for Father's Day or just summer inspiration...

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Best Romances of June: 7 Top Picks

From house-flippers in the Hamptons to a Scotswoman who disguises herself as a man so she can train to become a surgeon, here are the best new romances of June.

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Big Prizes for Two of Our Favorite Writers

In the past week, novelists Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Kamila Shamsie won big prizes in the United Kingdom. That’s an opportunity to celebrate their success and also to revisit their terrific work.

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Some Books We Would Have Liked for Father's Day, If We Hadn't Already Read Them

Here's a wide-ranging list of books we would have liked as gifts--had we not already them--and that we think the father in your life might like, too.

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Best Books of the Month

The latest from beloved humorist David Sedaris, a enthralling history of heredity, and an autobiography of a "magnificent weirdo" also described as one of the most important directors of this era...

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Swell: A Conversation with Liz Clark

What's it like to sail and surf around the world? Sometimes it's great. Sometimes it's really, really difficult.

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Load up on Prime Reading Page-Turners This Summer

Long days are best spent with a cold drink and a great book.

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Anthony Bourdain 1956-2018

Remembering Anthony Bourdain, the internationally renowned and much loved chef, author, and television personality.

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Best Books of the Month: Literature and Fiction

The latest from Lauren Groff and Rachel Kusk, a literary thriller inspired by the Nabokov's marriage, and more. 

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