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

The story of the "King of the Bootleggers"; the latest from (perhaps) the new Queen of Crime; and Pulitzer Prize-winner Richard Russo returns with a novel that mines the complexities of friendship. 

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Ten years of #1s

A look back at ten years of the Amazon editors' #1 Books of the Year. 

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Noelle Salazar on "The Flight Girls"

This exciting debut novel, set during WWII, remembers the women that history forgot...

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The best nonfiction of July

Fast food. Tawdry details. Sasquatch. All that and more in the best nonfiction of the month.

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Eve Ensler on "The Apology"

"I realized that I could turn how my father lived in me from a monolithic monster into an apologist--from this terrifying entity into this broken, sad, tragic little boy. In doing so he lost power over me..." The celebrated author (The Vagina Monologues) and activist on a pathway to healing for survivors of abuse, and for the abusers themselves.

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Best cookbooks and food writing of 2019 so far

In just the first six month's of 2019 we've already seen a wealth of riches in cookbooks and food writing.  Here's a sample of the books that made our top 20 list.

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The best biographies & memoirs of July

Epic fashion, epic fishing, epic road-tripping, and more!

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The best mysteries & thrillers of July

July is high season for great mysteries & thrillers. See our favorites here.

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"The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise": Dan Gemeinhart on the line between truth and fiction

The author of our top pick for kids books so far this year shares the story behind the story.

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Best literature and fiction of July

A heart-wrenching novel about a unique family living off the grid in Appalachia Ohio; a story that expertly explores the highs and lows of romantic and familial love; a book senior editor Chris Schluep has dubbed "the great Pacific Northwest novel," and more.

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A conversation with Karl Marlantes, author of "Deep River"

Talking to the celebrated author of Matterhorn about his new novel Deep River.

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The best nonfiction of 2019 so far

Just 20 slots for the year's best nonfiction? Impossible! We tried, anyway.

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False fears, false foes: George Takei on “They Called Us Enemy”

George Takei shares moments from his childhood years in an internment camp for Japanese Americans and asks what we've learned since.

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

A novel by Pulitzer Prize winner Colson Whitehead that finds two boys navigating a nightmarish reform school; Star Trek alum and activist George Takei recounts his family’s incarceration in two internment camps during World War II, and more.

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The best literature & fiction of 2019 so far

It's been an embarrassment of riches this half of the year--full of profound, entertaining, harrowing and moving novels (one or 20 of them just for you).

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