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'Modern Gods' is an agile domestic drama, split between Ireland and Papua New Guinea
'Modern Gods' is an agile domestic drama, split between Ireland and Papua New Guinea(image)



'Live from Cairo' vividly describes a world where refugees are case numbers
'Live from Cairo' vividly describes a world where refugees are case numbers(image)



4 classic audiobooks

Four recent audiobooks bring new life to titles that should not be forgotten.

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'White Man's Game' details efforts to save Mozambique's Gorongosa Park
'White Man's Game' details efforts to save Mozambique's Gorongosa Park(image)



Bestselling books the week of 7/18/17, according to IndieBound

What's selling best in independent bookstores across America.

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'Magpie Murders' author Anthony Horowitz delivers remarkable twist on the classic whodunnit

The bestselling British author and screenwriter is making his own bid for detective story immortality with an astonishing Golden Age-style mystery novel.

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'The Ministry of Utmost Happiness' is a sprawling tale in which Kashmir looms large
'The Ministry of Utmost Happiness' is a sprawling tale in which Kashmir looms large(image)



'Jane Austen at Home' considers where and how Austen lived and why it matters
'Jane Austen at Home' considers where and how Austen lived and why it matters(image)



'Thoreau: A Life' doesn't shy away from the man's myriad contradictions
'Thoreau: A Life' doesn't shy away from the man's myriad contradictions(image)



'American Fire' spotlights a troubling rural arson spree solved by old-fashioned legwork

The new book by Washington Post reporter Monica Hesse is one of the year's best and most unusual true-crime books.

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'Among The Living And The Dead' is a moving search for traces of the author's Latvian family
'Among The Living And The Dead' is a moving search for traces of the author's Latvian family(image)



'Hannibal' relates the famous general's story with wonderful energy
'Hannibal' relates the famous general's story with wonderful energy(image)



Happy birthday to Henry David Thoreau – an inconvenient yet invaluable friend

I didn't take much to Thoreau the first time I read him. He's been proving me wrong ever since.

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6 baseball books for midseason reading

From an examination of an iconic record to a behind-the-scenes look at the making of a classic movie, these releases offer a variety to baseball book lovers.

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

Summer isn't complete without an intriguing book at your side. Need some inspiration? Amazon editors have selected their picks for the best books that are being released this month. Here's the full list, with thoughts on each from Amazon senior editor Chris Schluep.

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Bestselling books the week of 7/11/17, according to IndieBound

What's selling best in independent bookstores across America.

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'The Hidden Machinery' unveils the magic behind the literature we love
'The Hidden Machinery' unveils the magic behind the literature we love(image)



'Reading with Patrick' tells of a teacher's extraordinary journey
'Reading with Patrick' tells of a teacher's extraordinary journey(image)



'Woolly' is a page-turning look at scientists pushing the limits of DNA research
'Woolly' is a page-turning look at scientists pushing the limits of DNA research(image)



'Six Encounters with Lincoln' challenges America's view of its 16th president
'Six Encounters with Lincoln' challenges America's view of its 16th president(image)