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  • 8 best books of May: Amazon editors choose

    8 best books of May: Amazon editors choose

    It's the month of Mother's Day, commencement addresses, cookouts, and the Indianapolis 500 – not quite summer but deep into spring. What should you be reading? If you ask the Amazon editors, here's what they will tell you are the very best titles of May 2011.

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  • Cheney's memoir: few apologies, some evasion, and critical words for Condi Rice

    Chapter & Verse Cheney's memoir: few apologies, some evasion, and critical words for Condi Rice

    An early review of Cheney's "In My Time" suggests that readers of the memoir will react more with frustration than with anger.

  • "Once Upon a River," by Bonnie Jo Campbell

    "Once Upon a River," by Bonnie Jo Campbell

    Campbell's plucky heroine, Margo, carves out her own epic on the Stark and Kalamazoo rivers.

  • The Reading Promise

    The Reading Promise

    A father reads out loud to his daughter – 3,218 nights in a row.

  • Strings Attached

    Strings Attached

    Teens (and their parents) will love Judy Blundell’s stylish noir thriller set in 1950s New York.

  • 8 best books of May: Amazon editors choose

    8 best books of May: Amazon editors choose

    It's the month of Mother's Day, commencement addresses, cookouts, and the Indianapolis 500 – not quite summer but deep into spring. What should you be reading? If you ask the Amazon editors, here's what they will tell you are the very best titles of May 2011.

  • Classic review: Major Pettigrew's Last Stand

    Classic review: Major Pettigrew's Last Stand

    This dryly delightful debut novel is the most endearing love story I've read in a long time.

  • 10 best novels about the US Civil War

    10 best novels about the US Civil War

    It was 150 years ago this week that Confederate troops fired on a federal fort in Charleston harbor and began the violent four-year struggle in which Americans raised arms against Americans. The history books can tell us much about the trauma of war, but for those who prefer the emotional truths that can be conveyed by a good novel, here are 10 classic stories of the US Civil War.

  • St. Patrick's Day: 5 great books that celebrate Ireland

    St. Patrick's Day: 5 great books that celebrate Ireland

    What should you read on St. Patrick's Day? If you're hoping to celebrate Ireland with a book in hand, the hardest part will be figuring out which one, as the Emerald Isle has long been a wildly prolific source of inspiration to writers. And so to my earlier list of 10 best books about Ireland (which I still stand by), I can easily add five more.

  • Townie

    Townie

    Dad may be an acclaimed writer at the nearby college – but that doesn't prevent these kids from growing up unwashed and underfed.

  • Classic review: In the Country of Men

    Classic review: In the Country of Men

    This powerful novel about a 9-year-old boy and his absent father offers an unnerving portrait of life in the Libya of Muammar Qaddafi.