Amazon Book Review Podcast: Looking Ahead to 2019, and an Interview with Chef Magnus Nilsson

The Amazon Books editors look forward to a new year of reading and Seira Wilson talks to chef Magnus Nilsson about his latest kitchen opus, The Nordic Baking Book.

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

Kristin Hannah's The Great Alone thrilled (and chilled) us with its tale of both fractured family and psyche, making it one of our favorite novels of 2018 . Here's our interview with Hannah, originally published on February 5, 2018.

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The Amazon Book Review Podcast: Our Favorite Mysteries of 2018 and an Interview with Markus Zusak

The Amazon Books editors recap a thrilling year for thrillers, and Seira Wilson talks to Markus Zusak about Bridge of Clay, his long-awaited follow-up to The Book Thief.

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Diane Setterfield's Lively New Novel Explores the Power of Storytelling

Storytelling, the search for lost things, and a tug-of-war between folklore and science spark an unforgettable historical novel that we chose as one of the ten best books of 2018.

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Why John Scalzi's "The Consuming Fire" Isn't About Our World Today...but Maybe Kinda Is

John Scalzi talks with us about our interconnected lives, our willful blindness to realities that don't suit us, and the state of science fiction writing today. And because we weren't discussing only serious stuff, he also told us he has a Twitter handle for his cats called The Scamperbeasts.

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Nora Roberts on Her Post-Apocalyptic Book Series That Remakes the World

Nora Roberts talks about The Chronicles of The One, writing (almost) 50 Eve Dallas "In Death" books, and what she's been reading and recommending.

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"Big Little Lies" Author Liane Moriarty on Her New Novel, "Nine Perfect Strangers"

At the tail end of a book tour that spanned three continents, Liane Moriarty speaks with us about her new novel set at a remote spa, the shiny promises of personal transformation, and what's next for Big Little Lies season 2.

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The Best Books of 2018: "There There" by Tommy Orange

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 2018: "Indianapolis"

Indianapolis is among our top 3 books of 2018. We spoke with the authors about why the survivors of the torpedoed ship revealed troubling moments that had never been spoken of before, and why it's important that the full story of the disaster has been finally told.

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A Conversation with Michael Connelly

With a best-selling new novel, the fifth season of "Bosch" in production, and a new podcast on the horizon, it seemed like a good time to catch up with Michael Connelly. 

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"I Am Antarctica": A Tale of Obsession, Endurance, and "The White Darkness"

We talk to author David Grann about adventurer and Ernest Shackleton-acolyte Henry Worsley, and his a fascinating account of struggle and determination against the grimmest of odds.

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Tana French on "The Witch Elm," Donna Tartt, and a Different Point of View

We talked to bestselling author Tana French about her new mystery, the book she considered a game changer, and what she's thinking about next. 

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Martha Wells and Her Award-Winning Murderbot Diaries Series

All Systems Red, the first novella in Martha Wells's Murderbot Diaries series, swept the Nebula, Locus, and Hugo Awards. Upon the release of the fourth and final novella, Exit Strategy, we spoke with Wells about her complex cyborg protagonist, what she's been reading and loving (lots!), and what, if anything, is next for Murderbot.

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YA Wednesday: Laini Taylor on "Muse of Nightmares"

When award-winning author Laini Taylor was in town this got together to chat about her new book, recurring themes for her, and more.

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Casey Gerald Explores the Shadowy Side of the American Dream in "There Will Be No Miracles Here"

Casey Gerald could be held up as the poster child of someone who achieved the American Dream despite the vast odds against him. But that path to success is a dark and thorny one and is perhaps not one we should be encouraging kids to take. Gerald talks to us about his memoir that we chose as a Best Book of October.

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