"Elizabeth Gilbert has said that she wants City of Girls to go down like a gin fizz. (Mission accomplished! ) But she slyly imparts some hard-won wisdom into this bawdy but bighearted novel, written as an antidote to the grief Gilbert was experiencing after the loss of her partner, Rayya Elias: ‘Life is dangerous and fleeting.
"Where his earlier book The Old Ways explored landscape and its effects on human experience, Underland dives into catacombs, caves, nuclear waste facilities, and the land beneath Greenland’s shrinking ice cap to delve into the darker recesses of our imaginations, a place where artists, adventurers, and criminals have traveled, willingly and otherwise.
Those who experience such a trauma frequently talk about moving through a fog of grief, unable to recall the particulars of the days and weeks after the death, memories and heartstrings cauterized by the searing pain of loss.
It’s best not to know too much about this book going into it; instead, allow the transcribed interviews from the band members (they weren’t real, but they seem real), and from those who tagged along during this great fictitious band’s run, to unspool the story for you".
"Whether readers gravitate toward the mythologies, food, and culture of 1930s colonial Malaysia under British rule, or toward the mystery that binds Ren and Ji Lin together, The Night Tiger will win over readers who love to be captured by a great story".
Save Me the Plums is a book not only about a changing food culture, but also about a woman taking on new challenges, pushing boundaries, and hanging onto the sense of wonder that started her on this road to begin with. A memoir to savor".
"Reichl is a marvelous writer, and in Save Me the Plums readers experience her exhilarating journey from New York Times restaurant critic, to the farm-to-table movement of Los Angeles, and finally to the job she never expected to get: editor-in-chief of Gourmet.
There are an overwhelming number of great books in the world, so if you’re struggling to decide on which must-read to pick up next, have no fear — Amazon Books recently announced its selections for the Best Books of the Year, So Far.
Expanding his journey into the realm of ‘deep time’—a parallel expanse of past and future almost unimaginable to human intellect, but also irresistible to contemplate—Macfarlane takes us from the moment of creation into a post-human future, one that might be better off without us".
How amazing, then, that Greene can recall those particulars: the pain, the grief, the fears that their little family will never again experience joy, and the worry that his marriage cannot survive such loss.
"Julie Yip-Williams’ memoir speaks to one of our greatest fears, that we would be diagnosed with a terminal disease, and to our greatest hope, which is that we could face life straight on, fully, without squinting, and live each day with honesty, ambition, and true feeling".
In their annual mid-year list, editors at Amazon Books highlight some of their favorite books that published from January to June.
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Here are 10 of 2019’s best books so far, according to Amazon and Amazon Book Review editors.
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