Look, Ma, No Rope!

Mark Synnott talks to us about the climbing life and  The Impossible Climb, his bestselling eyewitness account of Alex Honnold's staggering free-climb of Yosemite's legendary El Capitan.

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Writing the West, and Other Myths

A good yarn is a good yarn...Pete Fromm, author of Best of the Month pick, A Job You Mostly Won't Know How to Do, on why literary labels shouldn't matter.

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Amazon's Best Books of May: Today's Releases

A story that inspired Harper Lee to embark on her own true crime masterpiece, a lyrical, morally complex family saga, and a heart-wrenching but hopeful novel by "one of the West’s best literary legends"...

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The Best Biographies and Memoirs of May

When I look at these books together, I wonder if we're all okay. But despite their heaviness, there's rich reading here.

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Maybe You Should Talk to Someone

No, really. And you should read Lori Gottlieb's latest, too. It's a moving and witty homage to the therapeutic process--and just being human.

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Why I Wrote "Daisy Jones" the Way I Did

The author of "Daisy Jones & the Six" tells us why she wrote the book as an oral history. And why it worked. 

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Much More Than Just "Some Stories"

"I've found that I get a lot of creative satisfaction from breaking the rules in sport and business. Plus, it's a lot easier than conforming and, in the end, leads to better stories." Patagonia Inc. founder Yvon Chouinard's unconventional new collection of articles, reminiscences, letters, and photographs proves it.

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The Best Romances of April: Our Top Five Picks

Honey badger shape-shifters, bounty hunters, a scientist on a deadly mission, and a single parent bucking against the pressure of football are among the totally cool heroines of the best romances of the month.

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Women Call the Shots in Jenna Glass’s Epic Fantasy “The Women’s War”

Veteran author Jenna Glass takes to epic fantasy with a reimagining of a world in which one spell upends the power hierarchy of gendered magic in ways no one fully expects.

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Best Books of April: Literature & Fiction

Plimpton Prize-winning author Isabella Hammad has penned an impressive debut; Tracy Garvis Graves gives us an unusual rom-com read; Lydia Fitzpatrick has written a brutal but beautifully told story of love, loyalty, and home, and more...

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Welcome to "Hotbox"

Matt Lee and Ted Lee, authors of one of our editors picks for April, gave us an exclusive tour through their book along with some behind-the-scenes photographs.

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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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Angie Kim on "Miracle Creek"

This unusual whodunit is "a deep dive into the lives of immigrant families and of parents of children with special needs and illnesses, both groups isolated and exhausted by the sacrifices they’ve had to make, desperate for connection."

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Sonia Purnell on "A Woman of No Importance"

Learn more about the extraordinary woman who "showed an astonished male establishment—on both sides of the Atlantic—just what women could do in warfare."

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Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of April: 5 Top Picks

Five new science fiction and fantasy novels will have you ignoring the April flowers and glued to the page.

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