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“So Matilda’s strong young mind continued to grow, nurtured by the voices of all those authors who had sent their books out into the world like ships on the sea.” - Roald Dahl

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In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin
Erik Larson
Winter's Tale
Mark Helprin
Cleopatra: A Life
Stacy Schiff
Attention All Passengers: The Airlines' Dangerous Descent---and How to Reclaim Our Skies
William J. McGee
Peril at End House: A Hercule Poirot Mystery (Hercule Poirot Mysteries)
Agatha Christie
Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm: A New English Version
Philip Pullman, Jacob Grimm
Consider the Fork: How Technology Transforms the Way We Cook and Eat
Bee Wilson
Progress: 71/279 pages
Cloud Atlas
David Mitchell

As Competition Wanes, Amazon Cuts Back Discounts

As Competition Wanes, Amazon Cuts Back Discounts

 

Jim Hollock’s first book, a true-crime tale set in Pennsylvania, got strong reviews and decent sales when it appeared in 2011. Now “Born to Lose” is losing momentum — yet Amazon, to the writer’s intense frustration, has increased the price by nearly a third.

 

“At this point, people need an inducement,” said Mr. Hollock, a retired corrections official. “But instead of lowering the price, Amazon is raising it.”