The Best Books of the Month: Literature & Fiction

The latest from Liane Moriarty and Stephen King, a novel that speaks to the payoffs--and pitfalls--of speaking truth to power, and more.

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What "The Princess Bride" Taught Me About Life

Five life lessons from William Goldman's The Princess Bride.

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Hear All About It: Introducing the Amazon Book Review Podcast

The only thing we like better than writing about books is talking about books. So we launched a podcast.

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Catch Up on Five Popular Prime Reading Page-Turners

Whether you've already read these books or always planned to, now's the time to take advantage of Prime Reading and cozy up with these great reads.

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How "The Dream Daughter" Propelled Diane Chamberlain into a Leap into the Unknown

Diane Chamberlain took a leap of faith that her readers would follow her when she incorporated a surprising element of time travel in "The Dream Daughter." With a current customer rating of 4.6 stars for her new novel, Chamberlain's gamble has paid off. Discover what inspired her bold decision.

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Game Night for Bookworms

Do you love books? How about games? Do you also find that you don't have as much time as you like for either? The Writers Game solves this ancient problem.

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The Best Books of the Month: Literature & Fiction

The latest from Barbara Kingsolver, Jodi Picoult, Leif Enger, and more.

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Five Ghost Stories That Go Boo-yond the Haunted House

Why settle for spooking around one home when you can set up shop in a hotel, country inn, or a furniture store?

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A Glimpse of the Genesis of Deborah Harkness's "Time's Convert"

Deborah Harkness talks about her brand-new All Souls novel, Time's Convert, and the challenges that face a "modern" 18th-century vampire who is plunged into a medieval-minded patriarchy.

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No Sympathy for the Devil

Fright-meister Grady Hendrix—author of Paperbacks from Hell and the new novel, We Sold Our Souls—examines the long-running relationship between heavy metal music and horror, with all of the pulp, camp, and histrionics that surround it.

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Get Up, Stand Up: The Story of Jamaica in One "Marvellous" Novel

The Marvellous Equations of the Dread is Marcia Douglas's ode to Jamaica's tumultuous history, Rastafarianism, reggae music, and its resilient people. It also features a reincarnated Bob Marley. Douglas discusses the book, Marley's legacy, and what it means to write "A Novel in Bass Riddim."

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Carlton Cuse: Creating a New Chapter with "Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan"

TV series creator Carlton Cuse talks about modernizing CIA analyst Jack Ryan to step up to today's challenges while staying true to Tom Clancy's vision in the first season of Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan.

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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 Man Booker Prize Longlist Features Three American Writers

Some of our favorite authors made the list. Which are you rooting for?

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The Perfect Summer Read: "When Life Gives You Lululemons"

Lauren Weisberger's latest novel is laugh-out-loud funny and the star is none other than Emily Charlton, who we first met in The Devil Wears Prada.  If this is your first introduction to Emily, prepare to love her. Weisberger tells us why she does.

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