Amazon's Best Books of November

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2017 Kirkus Prize Winners Announced

Kirkus names its picks for the best fiction, nonfiction, and young readers' books among those that gained starred Kirkus reviews this year.

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Uncovering the Story of the Washingtons' Runaway Slave

In the run-up to the National Book Awards next month, we spoke to finalist Erica Armstrong Dunbar, who spent nine years researching the life of Ona Judge, the fugitive slave whose "life story forces readers to examine George and Martha Washington in different and difficult ways."

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Weekend Reading

In this edition, a Halloween read, an uncomfortable Gay Talese encounter, something for kid chefs, and more.

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Go Beyond the Puffy Coat with Patagonia Books

You probably already know about Patagonia, makers of that most ubiquitous of down jackets designed for mountaineering, but more commonly observed in upscale shopping malls and on the sidewalks of tech-industry neighborhoods. But if you're at all interested in tales of nature and adventure sports, you should be paying attention to Patagonia Books.

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"I Wrote it to Help People Make Decisions Better" - A Conversation with Ray Dalio

Ray Dalio is one of the world’s most successful investors and entrepreneurs--but he is also one of those people who transcends the industry in which he has been successful.

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A Taste of "France is a Feast: The Photographic Journey of Paul and Julia Child"

"In France, Paul and Julia were deeply in love—with each other, with photography and food, with the people and the places they encountered. ... 'I was so excited' to be in that place at that time, Julia recalled, 'that I sometimes forgot to breathe.' ”

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Celebrating a Beloved Bunny

The blue-jacketed-bunny book was first published this month in 1902. Beatrix Potter's biographer tells us a little more about the great writer, illustrator and conservationist -- and which of Potter's stories was the most autobiographical.

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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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Weekend Reading

In this edition, long overdue reads, a book to help you brave Mt. Rainier, a Man Booker finalist, and more...

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A Happy Little Piece About Bob Ross and The Joy of Painting

A look back at the strangely soothing landscapes of Bob Ross and their unlikely geographies, uncommon colors, and "happy little trees."

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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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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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Weekend Reading

In this edition, something for Star Wars and superhero fans, a modern-day retelling of King Lear, a chilling exposé from a storied whistle-blower, and more...

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Family Portraits - from Beyond the Grave!

Images from The Apparitionists, Peter Manseau's weird tale of "spirit photographer" William Mumler, his ghostly images, and those who dearly wanted to believe him.

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