Recipe Road Test: Carrot Cupcakes from "The Perfect Cake"

THE BEST cupcakes I've ever made.  Give them a try and see if you agree.

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

No foolin', this month brings the return of some beloved authors--and their books do not disappoint.

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Spring Reading has Sprung

It may not exactly be spring everywhere, but the beginning of April marks the beginning of Spring Reading.

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"They are people, flawed like the rest of us."

If you're riding a bus, watch out: Jonathan Evison might be watching you. The Lawn Boy author discusses creating—and inhabiting—the characters at the heart of his fiction.

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Graphic Novel Friday: Best Comics of March

March brings an impressive slate of graphic novels, and these seven selections appeal to both the highbrow and the furrowed brow.

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Best Books of March

A doubly tragic true crime tale, Steven Pinker steers us off a cliff, and a novel that captures the exquisite grief of disappointed love...

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Best Books of the Month: Nonfiction

In this month's selection of true grit, we go in search of headhunters, positive vibes, and fresh takes on hippie history.

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Best Books of the Month: Biographies & Memoirs

This month's picks include an unexpectedly tragic true-crime story, the women who pioneered some of the Internet's most crucial technologies, and a recreation of a historic voyage that explores the present as much as the past.

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Best Books of the Month: Literature and Fiction

The latest from the bestselling author of Still Alice, a quintessential American story, magical realism done right, a comedy of errors, and more.

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

Discover our Spotlight and Debut Spotlight picks, cozy (and un-cozy) mysteries, the story of the women who birthed the internet, and more. 

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Best Books of the Month: Literature and Fiction

This month finds Amy Bloom releasing her first work of historical fiction, JoJo Moyes moves her beloved heroine to New York City, and two-time Booker Prize-winning author Peter Carey pens a page-turner set in 1950s Australia. 

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Tara Westover on "Educated"

Let us school you on our Debut Spotlight pick, one of the best memoirs we've read in a long time...

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Best Books of the Month: Nonfiction

A worthy successor to In Cold Blood? Don't laugh. Also, some other titles that won't make you despair.

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Behind a Great Cover: Talking to Designer Michaela Sullivan about “Call Me Zebra”

For readers gripped by cover love, the question is: Why? What is it about that particular combination of color, image, and texture that makes us think that this – this one book among thousands -- is the book we want to read?

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Caitlin Macy Talks About Writing Her New Novel, "Mrs."

"At certain point, I put this novel down, and I just felt that I couldn’t finish it. I was scrapping it, basically. Then all of a sudden, I don’t know if it was just getting older, I’m not sure what it was, but all of a sudden, I said 'No, this is who I am and I’m just going to keep showing up. I’m a writer and I’m going to keep going.' "


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