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And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini published today

Some authors churn out books nearly at the pace one would read them, but Khaled Hosseini takes his time with his craft.  It has been six years, less a day, since Khaled Hosseini published  A Thousand Splendid Suns; and  it is one week shy of the 10th anniversary of  his debut novel, The Kite Runner, […]

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AbeBooks monthly bestsellers from April 2013

AbeBooks Top 10 Signed books from April 2013 1. The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson 2. The Downing Street Years by Margaret Thatcher 3. Life after Life by Kate Atkinson 4. The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks 5. Wool by Hugh Howey 6. The Path to Power by Margaret Thatcher 7. The Steep Approach […]

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AbeBooks Top 10 bestsellers from March 2013

AbeBooks.com top 10 bestselling books for March 2013 1. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury 2. Super Rich: A Guide to Having it All by Russell Simmons 3. Lord of the Flies by William Golding 4. The Help by Kathryn Stockett 5. The Best of Cooking Light by Cooking Light magazine 6. The Prince of Frogtown […]

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American Sniper tops February Bestseller Lists

The most popular title last month was the autobiography of ex-Navy Seal Chris Kyle who became the most successful sniper in U.S. military history logging more than 150 confirmed kills during his career.  In the book Kyle provides a first person account of how he went from being a rodeo cowboy in his home state […]

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25 of the Most Wonderful Book Covers of the Year

I strongly dislike the vast majority of theatlanticwire‘s 25 Most Wonderful Book Covers of the Year, proving once again that art is artbitrary, and its value highly subjective. So I’m posting them, because you might love them, and someone clearly put some thought and work into the selection. Here are three covers that I did […]

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Hilary Mantel Takes Home the 2012 Man Booker Prize

Congratulations to Hilary Mantel. As predicted by many, her novel Bring up the Bodies has just been announced in London’s Guildhall as the winner of this year’s £50,000 Man Booker Prize award. This also means that signed copies of Bring Up the Bodies will increase in value very quickly, so jump on it if you […]

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50 Shades of Grey Cupcakes

The publishing sensation that just won’t quit… still hasn’t. E.L. James’ naughty, erotic Fifty Shades Trilogy still shows little signs of slowing. Rumors abound about who’s playing Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele in the movie version. Police sketch composite technology is used to generate a picture of Christian Grey. Otherwise respectable women in their thirties […]

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Bestselling Books and Bestselling Signed Books, August 2012

The bestselling signed book on AbeBooks.com for August was The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce, the debut novel from English author Rachel Joyce. The top 10 bestselling books on AbeBooks.com in August included two titles by Toni Morrison – her first and fifth novels, The Bluest Eye and Beloved, respectively. The surge […]

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2012 Booker Prize Shortlist Announced

The shortlist has been announced for this year’s Man Booker Prize. The judges went from a list of 145 novels down to just 12 titles for the longlist, down to these six finalists. Narcopolis by Jeet Thayil Swimming Home by Deborah Levy Bring up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel The Lighthouse by Alison Moore Umbrella […]

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