The Best Nonfiction of October

This month, our featured picks include a successful futurist's guide to the future, a worldwide quest for a better way of death, and an exploration of humankind's family tree that's fit for the layperson. Also an ironically timed celebration of the Chicago Cubs' 2016 World Series triumph.

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Recipe Road Test: Bacon-and-Gravy Mac and Cheese from "MUNCHIES"

Macaroni and cheese. Bacon. Texas-style gravy. Living in harmony in a cast-iron skillet. Make sure you get the big spoon...

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When Doing Your Job Means Risking Your Life

These three women put everything on the line to report from abroad.

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An Interview with Dan Brown

Whether you've already read the book, you're thinking about reading it, or you just like to know how authors think, here's an interview with major best-seller Dan Brown.

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Best Romances of October: Our Top Picks

Put the kettle on and cozy up with one of these five new love stories that will burn through the winter chill.

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YA Wednesday: M.T. Anderson's Post-Apocalyptic Favorites

The award-winning author of Feed and The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, M.T. Anderson talks about the novels that make his top five list, including The Three-Body Problem and a lost gem, The Genocides.

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2017 Man Booker Prize goes to George Saunders

One of the world's most prestigious literary awards, the UK's Man Booker Prize, has been awarded to the American author George Saunders for his first novel Lincoln in the Bardo. The book was selected from a shortlist composed mostly of...

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Matt Bellassai: 10 Books That Make Me Laugh Every Single Time

Social media sensation and host of the hit web series "Whine About It" tells us what tickles his funny bone...

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The Best Mysteries And Thrillers of October

So many big books in this month's Best Mysteries & Thrillers.

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Picture Books to Inspire Artists of Any Age

These female artists demonstrate that vision, accompanied by perseverance, hard work, and independence, can take women where they want to go -- even into the pages of a picture book.

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The Best Biographies & Memoirs of October

This month's selections include the true tales of a spaceman, a GOAT, and a pair of iconic writers.

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A Brave Graphic Memoir Throws a Light on the Shadow of Mental Illness

Katie Green exposes the lingering hold of her mental illness and her stop-and-go progress toward recovery in a vividly honest debut graphic memoir that we picked as one of the ten best books of October.

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What's Kept "A Gentleman in Moscow" on the Bestseller Lists?

“There are a lot of literary novels that everyone loves that immediately fall away from the bestseller lists. But no matter what thrillers come and go, 'A Gentleman in Moscow' is still there,” says Ron Charles, fiction editor at the Washington Post. Which begs the question: what is it about this novel that gives it such staying power? 

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Best Books of the Month: Literature and Fiction

The latest from the likes of Jeffrey Eugenides, Roddy Doyle, and more...

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The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of October: Our Top 6 Picks

Two very different debut fantasy novels, a brilliant overturning of social hierarchy, monsters galore, an insidious fungus, and Ann Leckie's return to the universe of the Imperial Radch are among our top picks of the month of Octobe

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