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Amazon's Best Books For September 2014

<i>Originally published on Amazon</i><p>A Bill Cosby biography, David Mitchell's latest saga and a funny and informative new release from the founder of Internet comic XKCD are just a few of this month's new releases.<p><i>For more of Amazon's Best Books of the Month, click here.</i><p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>Amazon's Best Books …

13 Tomato Pastas for the End of Summer

As much as you hate to admit it, you need to give raw tomatoes a rest. You know that you’ll be pining for them come winter, but right now, you’ve exhausted all the possibilities. You've had your fill of raw tomatoes in salads, on BLTs, in gazpacho, and on bruschetta, and now you're ready for …

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Samuel Johnson Prize 2014 longlist announced

The non-fiction book prize has revealed the 15 titles on its longlist<p>The Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction has revealed the 15 books on its longlist.<p>Now in its 16th year, the prize is open to non-fiction books on the topics of current affairs, history, politics, science, sport, travel, …

The Last Thing You’ll Ever Need to Read About Setting and Achieving Goals

<i>Huh? Set goals? Why?</i><p>Setting goals can improve your life. Goal setting is one of the four techniques the military used to increase Navy SEAL passing …

New Best Peanut Butter Cookies

<i>Every week, baking expert Alice Medrich is going rogue on Food52 -- with shortcuts, hacks, and game-changing recipes.</i><p><i>Today: It's hard to say no to peanut butter and toffee.</i><p>Kids of all ages will go nuts for super-peanutty peanut butter cookies encrusted with crunchy sweet coconut toffee- or plain …

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The Snow Kimono by Mark Henshaw review – a philosophical puzzle

Henshaw’s first book in 25 years is not only a novel about mysteries, but a metaphor for the nature of storytelling<p>One night in Paris, in 1989, retired inspector Auguste Jovert receives a letter from a woman in Algiers claiming to be his daughter. A chance encounter with a stranger – Tadashi Omura, …

Best Books For Fall 2014

2014's beach days are numbered. Time to trade in your summery reads for the best new titles this fall has to offer. <i>Below are 27 forthcoming new books, fiction and non-, that we're itching to pick up:</i><p><b>Acceptance by Jeff Vandermeer</b><p><i>Publishes September 2</i><p>The third and final installment in Vandermeer's …

Folia: a Google Docs Rival That Lets You Contextually Link Documents

Re-inventing the word processor might not sound like the most exciting thing in tech right now – and indeed, it might not be – but with our workday increasingly peppered by distractions and ‘Columbo tasks’ (“Just one more thing”), saving time and improving the way in which we work is a worthwhile …

Herb Salted Garlic Parmesan French Fries

Herb Salted Garlic Parmesan French Fries.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> August 8, 2014 72<p>Friday fries! We’re doing it.<p>Especially because if there is a time a place to …

13 Garlicky Dishes for Summer

Here's how you know that you're definitely not a vampire:<p>You start off every meal by sliding a hefty pile of minced garlic into a sauté pan full of sizzling olive oil.<br>• There's no feeling more gratifying than when a garlic clove's skin comes off with one valiant smash of your knife.<br>• You don't consider …

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First fiction 2014: New voices read-alikes - Blog Post

<i>August is First Fiction Month on BookPage.com! Click here to read all our First Fiction coverage on the blog; click here to read our most recent</i> …

It's Almost Time for You to Read 'The Bone Clocks' - Unbound Worlds

If you’re familiar with David Mitchell’s (<i>The Cloud Atlas</i>, <i>The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet</i>) work, then you probably know that it defies easy …

The Incarnations by Susan Barker review – multilayered and masterful

"Last week I met a shoeshine boy in Wangfujing, who was first made flesh during the Neolithic era, when men were cave dwellers and dragged their knuckles on the ground."<p>Suspend your disbelief, flow along with this wonderful book, like the crazy traffic flowing around Beijing's six ring roads. It is …

PW Picks: Books of the Week, August 11, 2014

This week, new Murakami, racial reassignment surgery, and looking for Jack Kerouac.<p><i>The Philosophy of Praxis: Marx, Lukacs and the Frankfurt School</i> by …

9 Books Everyone Is Talking About

<i>Originally posted on Kirkus</i>.<p>When a book really gets some buzz behind it, it seems like that’s the only book anyone’s talking about. You might hear from your friends or co-workers about it, and sure, you trust their judgment. But since we review around 10,000 books a year at Kirkus Reviews, we not …

The Daily Beast’s Best Longreads, Aug 10, 2014

From Texas executions to challenging pictures from the Gulf War, The Daily Beast picks the best journalism from around the web this week.<p><b>The</b> …

The Guns at Last Light

• <b>Author:</b> Rick Atkinson<p><b>#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER</b><p><b>The magnificent conclusion to Rick Atkinson's acclaimed Liberation Trilogy about the Allied triumph in Europe during World War II</b><p>It is the twentieth century's unrivaled epic: at a staggering price, the United States and its allies liberated Europe …

NPR Bestsellers: Paperback Fiction, Week Of August 7, 2014 : NPR

NPR Bestsellers: Hardcover Fiction, Week Of August 7, 2014 : NPR

To Kill a Mockingbird

• <b>Author:</b> Harper Lee<p>Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterwork of honor and injustice in the deep South—and the heroism of one man in the face of blind and violent hatred<p>One of the best-loved stories of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird has been translated into more than forty languages, sold more …

Pope Joan

• <b>Author:</b> Donna Woolfolk Cross<p><b>"Pope Joan has all the elements one wants in a historical drama – love, sex, violence, duplicity, and long-buried secrets. Cross has written an engaging book."–Los Angeles Times Book Review</b><br>In this international bestseller and basis for the 2009 movie of the same name<i>,</i> …

Meals as Metaphors: Two New Movies Provide Food for Thought

Ismail Merchant’s name is already a noun: Merchant Ivory films, so-called after the production company he cofounded, are synonymous with lavish …

In Montmartre: Picasso, Matisse and Modernism in Paris 1900-1910 – review

Leo Stein said of Picasso that he was "just completely there … more real than most people". This book is also just completely there. Like the Catalan sardana, a dance, as Picasso told Braque, that is "a communion of souls … each step must be counted … rich and poor, young and old, dance it …

'The Kill Team' a harrowing picture of the casualties of war

"The Kill Team" is a chilling documentary that chronicles a shameful and horrific chapter in recent American military history: Producer-director Dan Krauss presents a concise, clear-eyed account of the rogue platoon of U.S. soldiers who, in 2010, were involved in the "sport" killings of three …

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All the Light We Cannot See

• <b>Author:</b> Anthony Doerr<p><b>WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE</b><br>From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, the beautiful, stunningly ambitious instant <i>New York Times</i> bestseller about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the …

Nothing to Envy

• <b>Author:</b> Barbara Demick<p><b>An eye-opening account of life inside North Korea—a closed world of increasing global importance—hailed as a “tour de force of meticulous reporting” (The New York Review of Books)</b> <b><br>NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST • NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST</b> <b></b><br>In this landmark …

Lilting review – heartfelt tale of an Anglo-Chinese friendship

This debut feature from the Cambodian-born, London-based film-maker Hong Khaou is heartfelt, intelligent film-making on a shoestring budget. Exactly how autobiographical it is doesn't matter: it is clearly very personal, and involving. Ben Whishaw plays Richard, a gay man grieving the loss of his …

6 Great Examples of Dirty and Gritty American Fiction

In the introduction to the latest (and best issue in quite some time) of Granta, “American Wild,” editor Sigrid Rausing tells a story about hitting …

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