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Amazon Could Expand Recommendation Services With Goodreads Purchase, already a major force in the publishing world, announced on Friday the acquisition of Goodreads, a reader recommendation website. Reaction from readers was mixed.
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Joyce Carol Oates: "The Accursed"

Acclaimed author Joyce Carol Oates on her latest Gothic tale of vampires, demons and a dark secret.


Amazon Buys Book-Recommendation Site Goodreads

Financial terms of the sale, which is expected to close in the second quarter of 2013, were not disclosed. The announcement comes just weeks after major publishers launched their own book-recommendation website.

Book News: Taliban Shooting Victim Is Publishing A Memoir: 'I Am Malala'

Also: Sheryl Sandberg's spokesperson reportedly lashes out at a critic; Sylvia Plath's children's book; and the Atlas Shrugged adaptation no one asked for.

Book Review: 'All That Is'

Critic Alan Cheuse reviews the new novel All That Is by James Salter.

The Apathy In 'A Thousand Pardons' Is Hard To Forgive

The rich and good-looking get a taste of life among the 99 percent in Jonathan Dee's novels. In A Thousand Pardons, his protagonist, Helen Armstead, finds a secret talent for getting powerful men to apologize after her marriage falls apart and she is forced to enter the working world.