"Whiskey in a Teacup": Reese Witherspoon's Gospel of Southern Charm

Reese Witherspoon's first book is a delightful hybrid of memoir, cookbook, and Southern lifestyle guide.  We caught up with her via email to talk about recipes, tradition, and more.

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The Best Books of the Month: Nonfiction

September marks the advent of the high season for publishing, a cavalcade of noteworthy and much-anticipated books hitting the shelves, as well as our reading lists. Here are 14 of our favorite true tales of the month, including the latest from Doris Kearns Goodwin, Jill Lepore, and Noah Yuval Harari.

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YA Wednesday: Courtney Summers' Top 5 True Crime/Podcasts

Sadie is a suspenseful novel of murder, revenge and disappearance told through dual narratives, one of them the transcripts of a podcast.  We asked the author about her favorite podcasts and stories of true crime.

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Amazon's Best Books of September

A captivating debut for fans of Sarah Waters, one of the funniest novels of 2018, and more. 

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Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of September: 6 Top Picks

Six of our favorite new science fiction and fantasy books range from mecha battles in the United States of Japan to an epic conclusion to a bestselling urban fantasy series.

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The Best Books of the Month: Literature & Fiction

A Huck Finn-ish tale, King Lear set in India, two savvy satires, and more. 

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A Crash Course in This Brave New World

Yuval Noah Harari's  21 Lessons for the 21st Century addresses urgent, shape-shifting topics that will impact our present and near future—in other words, everything you're not supposed to talk about at Thanksgiving. Here are brief descriptions for five of his theses, and they're not reassuring. 

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

A provocative memoir by the daughter of Steve Jobs, a love story that takes place in a very unlikely place, Gary Shteyngart takes a playful poke at the 0.1 percent, and more.

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"Dopesick": Beth Macy on the Opioid Crisis in America

We talked to the author of our spotlight pick for the Best Books of August about her timely and important new book.

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The Summer of Survival Stories: "I Am Still Alive"

Kate Alice Marshall's novel is one of my favorites this summer; a gritty wilderness story of survival and revenge that kept me on the edge of my seat all the way through.  Marshall shares her thoughts on what makes a character survive.

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

A profane paean to “one of the great weirdo cities of the world,” and a novel that captures the profound complexity of female friendships...

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A Conversation with Ottessa Moshfegh

One of my favorite books this year is My Year of Rest and Relaxation, a book that elicits strong responses from readers. 

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August Debut Spotlight: "Meet Me at the Museum"

Our debut spotlight title this month is a charming epistolary novel called Meet Me at the Museum.  Author Anne Youngson shares the unusual source of inspiration behind her first novel. 

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The Best Biographies and Memoirs of August

Before the fall behemoths hit the shelves, enjoy these lesser known—though no less rewarding—stories of underdog airplane racers, an unheralded Founding Father, an unlikely fight doctor, and more. And did you know your favorite gelatinous dessert came with a curse? Read on.

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Best Romances of August: 6 Top Picks

A would-be duke hidden in the wilds of Scotland, an FBI agent undercover in her hometown, and a defense attorney who risks her own life to get justice for her client are among the characters in our picks for the best romances of August.

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