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'No Knives in the Kitchen of this City' tells the heartbreaking story of Aleppo
'No Knives in the Kitchen of this City' tells the heartbreaking story of Aleppo(image)



10 best books of February 2017, according to Amazon's editors

The picks this month from the editors at Amazon include everything from how companies such as Airbnb and Uber changed the world to a novel about multiple generations of a family from Korea. Here's the full list, with thoughts from Amazon senior editor Chris Schluep.

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'Glass House' views the rise and fall of US industrialism through one town
'Glass House' views the rise and fall of US industrialism through one town(image)



4 new fiction audiobooks

Fiction dominates this month, with one thriller, one novel based on fact, and two easy-going tales from established authors.

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Bestselling books the week of 2/23/17, according to IndieBound

What's selling best at independent bookstores across America.

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'Traveling with Ghosts' tells a true story of great tragedy, remarkable kindness
'Traveling with Ghosts' tells a true story of great tragedy, remarkable kindness(image)



Found: a lost novel by Walt Whitman (+video)

A graduate student at the University of Houston found a 'quasi-Dickensian' lost novel by Walt Whitman in the archives of the Library of Congress.

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Before 'Lincoln in the Bardo,' George Saunders wrote a short, essential book

As 'Lincoln in the Bardo' attracts widespread attention, now might be a good time to remember Saunders’ shortest book – 'Congratulations, by the Way.'

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'Golden Legacy' celebrates the literary triumph of the Golden Books
'Golden Legacy' celebrates the literary triumph of the Golden Books(image)



3 books about African American history
3 books about African American history(image)



'A Divided Spy' follows MI6 agent Thomas Kell through a maze of intrigue
'A Divided Spy' follows MI6 agent Thomas Kell through a maze of intrigue(image)



How a mystery series sheds light on Tibet

Author Eliot Pattison decries the occupation of Tibet via his 'Inspector Shan' detective series.

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'Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare' unveils Churchill's commando units
'Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare' unveils Churchill's commando units(image)



Bestselling books the week of 2/16/17, according to IndieBound

What's selling best at independent bookstores across America.

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'The Book Thieves' reveals the story of the Nazi assault on books
'The Book Thieves' reveals the story of the Nazi assault on books(image)



'The Home That Was Our Country' recalls Syria as it once was
'The Home That Was Our Country' recalls Syria as it once was(image)



'The Gardens of Consolation' spans six decades of Iranian history
'The Gardens of Consolation' spans six decades of Iranian history(image)



'The Daily Show' tells the surprising story of TV journalism made irresistible
'The Daily Show' tells the surprising story of TV journalism made irresistible(image)



'Age of Anger' seeks to lay bare the roots of today's global intolerance
'Age of Anger' seeks to lay bare the roots of today's global intolerance(image)



An author explains how classic film 'High Noon' illustrated a tense moment in US history

Hollywood historian Glenn Frankel uncovers the links between the blacklist and the classic film.

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