The best biographies and memoirs of August

From a life lived in the orbit of a loved (and loathed) burger joint to the submarine adventures of a preeminent cave diver, this month's collection has a little bit of everything. 

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Philippa Gregory on "Tidelands"

The bestselling author of The Other Boleyn Girl and other tales of Tudor-era intrigue untethers herself from a specific historical muse in a fascinating new family saga...

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The best history books of August

Histories come in all shapes and sizes, especially this month.

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"The Whisper Man": author Alex North on thrills, chills, and empathy

The author of a new psychological thriller with a knock-out ending talked to us about his characters and himself.

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Amazon's best books of August: Today's releases

A book that challenges the reader to take tangible steps towards creating a more equitable society; a deliciously dark thriller; and an account of the astonishing levels of criminal activity happening on the high seas.

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The best mysteries & thrillers of August

If you're into psychological thrillers, August has got the books for you.

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The best nonfiction of August

Pirates, bootleggers, bloodsuckers and more in the best nonfiction of the month.

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A year in the life of 'Crawdads'

How Delia Owens' Where the Crawdads Sing set an Amazon Charts record.

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Best literature and fiction of August

The tale of an unruly teen in a religious town; a story that puts a human face on a faraway conflict; an unusual whodunit, and more.

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Amazon's best books of August: Today's releases

A heartfelt novel about a female firefighter; a deeply strange (in a good way) murder mystery; and a deliciously irreverent coming-of-age tale...

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Fighting fires both on and off the job

When a female firefighter from Austin joins an all-male fire station outside Boston, more than one life is upended in Katherine Center's funny, spot-on, and sometimes bittersweet Things You Save in a Fire.

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The best romances of August

Highlanders, dating apps, and a menagerie in Regency London are among our favorite romances of August.

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Best science fiction and fantasy of August

Dragons, djinn, and dangerous AI live among the pages of our favorite new sci-fi and fantasy reads of the month.

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Five literary mysteries worth investigating

Are you a literary fiction fan or are whodunits more your jam? Broaden your reading horizons with these literary mysteries.

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The best business books of the year so far

The first half of the year featured some fine books on leadership. Here are a few examples.

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