"Do it all the way, because then possibilities are endless."

In The Hard Stuff, Wayne Kramer—guitarist and the leader of the legendary Detroit band, the MC5—offers his frank reflections on his mistakes, his misdeeds, his regrets, and the path out of the darkness.

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What Pushes a Parent To Do the Unthinkable?

A conversation between Lisa Wingate and Kristina McMorris, two writers who have been able to take heart-wrenching tragedies from history and turn them into inspiring, emotional reading experiences.

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Getting to the Heart of "Soul": Our Top Cookbook of 2018 So Far

Todd Richards' debut cookbook stole our hearts and appetites this year with his winning combination of creativity, style, and Soul food roots. We asked Richards what cookbooks are on his shelf, the must-have kitchen trifecta, and more...

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The Profound Mystery: Kristine McKenna on David Lynch and "Room to Dream"

The co-author of Lynch's fascinating blend of biography and memoir talks to us about the book, working the the unconventional director, and other Lynchian things.

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Debbie Macomber on 35 Years of Storytelling—and Still Going Strong

Debbie Macomber talks about how she launched her career against all odds and what she's learned along the way.

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The Best Books of the Year So Far: "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 Books of the Year So Far: "Children of Blood and Bone"

Tomi Adeyemi's debut novel is a richly developed fantasy that we loved so much we made it a top 10 pick for our favorite books of 2018 so far. In this Amazon Book Review exclusive originally published earlier this year, Adeyemi shares the influence of her heritage on the book and the risk she took to write it. 

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The Best Books of the Year So Far: "Girls Burn Brighter"

How and why Shobha Rao's novel Girls Burn Brighter broke—and then mended—our hearts on its way to becoming our pick for the best books of 2018 so far.

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The Best Books of the Year So Far: "The Feather Thief"

Clever and informative, Kirk Wallace Johnson's tale of the strangest museum heist you've never heard of is number three on our list of the best books of 2018 so far. Here's our interview with Johnson, originally published on May 9, 2018.

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The Best Books of the Year So Far: "The Great Alone"

Kristin Hannah thrilled (and chilled) us with her tale of both fractured family and psyche, landing in the second spot on our list of the best books of 2018 so far. Here's our interview with Hannah, originally published on February 5, 2018.

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Marisha Pessl: Neverworld Wake

Marisha Pessl, author of the highly acclaimed novels Night Film and Special Topics in Calamity Physics, recently published her first young adult novel. We met over biscuits to talk about it.

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Suspense in Seattle: When Ruth Ware Came to Town

We caught up with bestselling mystery-thriller author Ruth Ware on the Seattle leg of her book tour for The Death of Mrs. Westaway.  And now we can't wait for her to return.  

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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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James Patterson on Why He Wrote "The President Is Missing"

James Patterson sits down with us to talk about co-writing "The President Is Missing" with President Clinton and why the threat at the core of the novel is more dire than we believe.

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All Families Are Unorthodox In Their Own Ways: Stephen McCauley on "My Ex-Life"

The author of The Object of My Affection returns with another wry look at an unusual domestic arrangement...

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