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Amazon announces its picks for the 20 best books of 2019 so far

Amazon Best Books of the Year So Far

Authors

'Game of Thrones' author calls Giants' Daniel Jones pick 'insane'

George R.R. Martin

Tech

Authors discuss Silicon Valley’s top tech mentor, Bill Campbell

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Celebrities

'Game of Thrones' author trashes New York Giants for Odell Beckham Jr. trade

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Awards

Pennsylvania is the fourth most-decorated literary state in the U.S.

John Updike

Business

A Novel Idea, a new community bookstore headed for Passyunk, opens this weekend

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Pop Culture

Sequel to Margaret Atwood's 'The Handmaid's Tale' announced

Margaret Atwood

Celebrities

Tom Hanks will be in Philadelphia on Halloween night

Television

Upcoming FX series described as feminist 'Black Mirror' based on work of Philly writer

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Odd News

Author of 'How to Murder Your Husband' charged with murdering husband

Writing who wrote "How to Murder your Husband" essay charged with murder

Comedy

Andy Cowan's new 'Banging My Head...' book reveals untold 'Seinfeld' storylines

Andy Cowan

Lifestyle

Instagram star's cookbook recalled for potentially dangerous recipes

Cookbook gets recalled for raw morels recipe

Pop Culture

Andrew Shaffer, author of 'Hope Never Dies,' coming to Free Library

"Hope Never Dies" Andrew Shaffer

Obituaries

Questlove posts tribute to Anthony Bourdain, plans memorial playlist

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Movies

'Black Panther' is a temporary moment of escapism for Black America

Black Panther

Books

Here is 'Bingo Love,' the black, queer romantic graphic novella

Bingo Love

Michael Wolff

Opinions run rampant over Michael Wolff’s ‘Fire and Fury,’ despite many having never read it

Carroll - Michael Wolff Fire and Fury at the Free Library of Philadelphia

Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton returns to Philly to talk election, her book and the way forward

Carroll - Hillary Clinton Book Tour Academy of Music

Poetry

Ntozake Shange coming to Free Library of Philadelphia

Authors

In 'Desperate Hours,' 'Star Trek' author melds new and old

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Authors

Chuck Dixon is now the most prolific comic book writer of all time

Filmmaking

Underground filmmaker Nick Zedd says Americans are a bunch of cry babies

Nick Zedd

Books

Gabrielle Union to discuss memoir at Free Library of Philadelphia

Books

'Holding space for death': an excerpt

Holding Space

Media

Local satirist calls for The Onion to retract 'disturbing' articles on Las Vegas rampage

History

Philly author's 'Lilli de Jong' is a new feminist classic for Trump-era America

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Podcasts

New podcast tackles today's tough issues from a Baby Boomer mom's point of view

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Food & Drink

Shake Shack to release first-ever cookbook with recipes for signature burgers, fries, shakes

Shake Shack

Discussions

Caitlyn Jenner to talk 'Secrets of My Life' at Free Library

Education

New book by Philly-area author encourages girls to explore careers in STEM

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Performances

Theater show in cemetery features Edgar Allan Poe's twisted tales

Books

Lauren Grodstein's 'Our Short History' is the novel America needs right now

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Tours

Tour examines how the women in Edgar Allan Poe's life influenced his writing

Discussions

Pulitzer Prize winner coming to Free Library

All The Light We Cannot See

Events

Dickens Christmas Party to be held in local Victorian mansion

Opinions

Book Review: Maria Semple's 'Today Will Be Different' balances humor with heart

Carroll - Book Review Today Will Be Different

Preservation

Groundbreaking book inspires bus tour of the Pinelands

Carroll - John McPhee Book and The Pine Barrens

Events

Three best-selling authors coming to Philly in October

Events

Mutter Museum toasts Poe with morbid 'Masque' party

Mutter Museum

Books

Book Review: Blake Crouch's 'Dark Matter' thrills in any universe

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Events

Revisit classic literature with three book events this fall

Books

Authors

Roving author reflects on her stay in Philly, future travels

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