Erin Kodicek
Sara Nelson
Before Erin was born, her mother worried that she’d be the only Kodicek to take pleasure in reading anything more substantial than a take-out menu. Erin has been happily hawking books for 15+ years. She enjoys literary fiction, narrative-driven nonfiction, and a well-written menu.

Recent posts by Erin

The Trees

Weekend Reading

In this edition of Weekend Reading, ill-tempered trees, a desperate mother, and our very own Jon Foro seeks closure...

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Jerusalem

Weekend Reading

In this edition of Weekend Reading, one of the biggest books of fall, one of the most talked about books of fall, and other books we're just hoping to fall for....

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The Girls

Amazon's Best Books of June: Today's Releases

These Best of the Month selections, available starting today, offer the epic and the epically creepy...

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Modern Lovers

"What Does Growing Up Feel Like?"--Emma Straub on "Modern Lovers"

Emma Straub’s latest cleverly acerbic, and insightful novel focuses on a group of former college friends who are now impending empty nesters, grappling with midlife crisis. Modern Lovers demonstrates that you’re never too old to grow up...

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Wendy walker

Weekend Reading

In this edition of Weekend Reading, lots of depressing (but utterly riveting) books! I think the happiest one on this list is about the upending of two marriages, but hey, that could be a happy thing indeed...

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Grunt-Mary Roach

"The Freezer Serves Dual Use as a Morgue"--Fun Factoids from Mary Roach's "Grunt"

It takes a special kind of writer to make topics ranging from death to our gastrointestinal tract interesting (sometimes hilariously so), and pop science writer Mary Roach is always up to the task. In her latest book, Grunt...

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Erin

"Writing Is a Weird Job"--Kate Hamer in Conversation with Fiona Barton

Two authors of best-selling psychological thrillers dish about unreliable narrators, balancing writing and promoting their books, and much, much more...

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The Weekenders

Mary Kay Andrews's Five Favorite Beach Reads

One of the queens of the summer read is best-selling author Mary Kay Andrews. When she's not busy writing, Ms. Andrews enjoys a good warm weather yarn herself...

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Weekend Reading

Weekend Reading

In this edition of Weekend Reading, it's a hard-knock life in Jamaica, we ride the rails with hoboes, and a dude writes like a lady...

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Everyone Brave Is Forgiven

"We Don’t Know Our Hearts Until Life Puts Us to the Test"--Chris Cleave on "Everyone Brave Is Forgiven"

On the heels of Memorial Day it seems apropos to post this Q&A we did recently with Chris Cleave, author of Everyone Brave Is Forgiven, which is set during WWII...

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It's Ok to Laugh

Life Ain't Always Instagram-Friendly: Nora McInerny Purmort on "It's Okay to Laugh: (Crying Is Cool Too)"

Life was just dandy for Nora McInerny Purmort until she turned 27. Sure, she was jumping from job to job, but she had an amazing boyfriend, who would soon become her fiancé...after he was diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer...

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