The Best Nonfiction of April

In this month's picks for the best true tales: We catch up with the "comma queen" and her adventures in everything Greek; a gripping, decades-old cold case investigation; a thrilling look back at the Apollo Moon landings; a deep dive into our inherent biases; and a last collection from a beloved scientist and storyteller.

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Sonia Purnell on "A Woman of No Importance"

Learn more about the extraordinary woman who "showed an astonished male establishment—on both sides of the Atlantic—just what women could do in warfare."

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Weekend Reading

From fairytales to nonfiction, from Los Angeles to Nantucket, here are the books we are reading this weekend.

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The Best Biographies and Memoirs of April

What do you do when a friend hands you a book by a celebrated psychotherapist called Maybe You Should Talk to Someone and exclaims, "This is a book for you!”? You read it, obviously.

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Get Crafty

Books for working on a hobby you love or for starting something new

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Binge-Reading for Binge-Watching

Whether you're a first-time viewer or a fanatic from way back, here are four deep-diving companions to some of television's best, most iconic series from the last 20 years.

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Lloyd Kahn's "Driftwood Shacks"

Can't get to the beach today? Relax with these shacks. 

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Books We Are Talking About

We aren't in the office right now, but we're still talking books. 

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The Best History Books of March

"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." -- George Santayana

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Take a Walk on the Wild Side

Have a thirst for adventure? Here are a few spring books to get you dreaming about late sunsets, dusty trails, and wide-open spaces.

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2019 Whiting Award Winners

Congratulations to the recipients who are being recognized for "early accomplishment and the promise of great work to come."

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Mel Robbins's Favorite Recent Reads

"Nothing settles me more than a really good read," says Mel Robbins, author of the motivating and bestselling The 5 Second Rule. See what Robbins is reading and loving lately.

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Best Books of the Month: Biographies & Memoirs

March is stuffed with great biographies and memoirs. Here are 10 of our favorites.

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National Book Critics Circle Award Winners

The National Book Critics Circle handed out awards for fiction, nonfiction, biography, autobiography, criticism, and poetry for outstanding books published in 2018.

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Rude & Crude: Beau & Bryan Abbott, the Baseball Card Vandals

These brothers work through their childhood disappointments as industrious kids do, even if they're now legal adults: Puerile vandalism.

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