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Wednesday, November 26, 2014
The Peripheral
  1. The Peripheral
    by William Gibson
  2. Yes Please
    by Amy Poehler
  3. Not That Kind of Girl
    by Lena Dunham
  4. Being Mortal
    by Atul Gawande
  5. Lila
    by Marilynne Robinson

Staff Picks


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#1
Special

As You Wish Signed Edition
by Cary Elwes and Joe Layden

Review
"Cary Elwes' book recounts the wacky antics of Billy Crystal, Rob Reiner and others behind 'The Princess Bride'....[A] delightful remembrance of the three months he spent making the unsung movie that went on to become a family classic." New York Daily... (read more)

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#2
Humor

Yes Please
by Amy Poehler

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#3
Special

Let Me Be Frank with You Signed Edition
by Richard Ford

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#4
Travel

100 Places in France Every Woman Should Go (Travelers' Tales Guides)
by Marcia DeSanctis

Synopsis
Told in a series of stylish, original essays, 100 Places in France Every Woman Should Go is for the serious Francophile, for anyone dreaming of a trip to France, and for those who just love to read rich, well-written travel essays about anywhere on the pl... (read more)

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#5
Literature

Redeployment
by Phil Klay

Publisher Comments
Phil Klay's Redeployment takes readers to the frontlines of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, asking us to understand what happened there, and what happened to the soldiers who returned. Interwoven with themes of brutality and faith, guilt and fear... (read more)

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#6
Science Fiction and Fantasy

The Slow Regard of Silent Things Signed 1st Edition
by Patrick Rothfuss

Review
"As seamless and lyrical as a song...This breathtakingly epic story is heartrending in its intimacy and masterful in its narrative Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (... (read more)

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#7
Film and Television

Not That Kind of Girl Signed 1st Edition
by Lena Dunham

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#8
Children's

Horton and the Kwuggerbug and More Lost Stories
by Dr. Seuss

Publisher Comments
DR. SEUSS is quite simply one of the most beloved children's book authors of all time. Contributor CHARLES D. COHEN is a graduate of Haverford College and the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and has been a practicing dentist for over twenty... (read more)

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#9
Children's Picture Books

Green Eggs and Ham
by Dr. Seuss

Publisher Comments
How do you like your green eggs and ham? In a house with a mouse? Or maybe on a boat with a goat? Beginning readers are offered these ingenious choices, and so much more, courtesy of the ever-enthusiastic Sam-I-am. Dr. Seuss turns 50 simple words... (read more)

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#10
Featured Titles

The Wild Truth Signed Edition
by Carine McCandless

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#11
Children's Picture Books

One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish (I Can Read It All by Myself Beginner Books)
by Dr. Seuss

Publisher Comments
Since 1960, this beloved Beginner Book by Dr. Seuss has been introducing young readers to fantastically funny creatures like the winking Yink, the boxing Gox, and more than a few fanciful fish. A simple yet utterly silly book, it provides a perfect... (read more)

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#12
Science Fiction and Fantasy

The Peripheral Signed Edition
by William Gibson

Review
"Spectacular, a piece of trenchant, far-future speculation that features all the eyeball kicks of Neuromancer and all the maturity and sly wit of Spook Country. It's brilliant." Cory... (read more)

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#13
AWARD

Missing Person
by Patrick Modiano

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#14
Sports and Fitness

The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
by Daniel James Brown

Publisher Comments
The New York Times–bestselling story about American Olympic triumph in Nazi Germany Out of the depths of the Depression comes an irresistible story about beating the odds and finding hope in the most desperate of times—the improbable, intimate... (read more)

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#15
Literature

Still Life with Bread Crumbs
by Anna Quindlen

Review
“There comes a moment in every novelist’s career when she...ventures into new territory, breaking free into a marriage of tone and style, of plot and characterization, that’s utterly her own. Anna Quindlen’s marvelous romantic... (read more)

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#16
Humor

What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions
by Randall Munroe

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#17
Cooking and Food

The Portlandia Cookbook: Cook Like a Local
by Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein and Johathan Krisel

Publisher Comments
The companion cookbook to the hit show Portlandia by the Emmy-nominated stars and writers Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein, with 50 delicious recipes for every food lover, freegan, organic farmer, and food truck diehard. Food plays a very special... (read more)

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#18
Literature

Gilead
by Marilynne Robinson

Staff Pick
This is one of the few books I have read that has made me actively slow down my reading pace. Every sentence, every word feels purely distilled into its most emotionally resonant core. Robinson's prose conjures up that curious feeling you get sometimes... (read more)

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#19
Children's Middle Readers

Unstoppable Octobia May
by Sharon Flake

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#20
Featured Titles

Falling from Horses Signed Edition
by Molly Gloss

Publisher Comments
In a new novel from the best-selling author of The Hearts of Horses and The Jump-Off Creek, a young ranch hand escapes a family tragedy and travels to Hollywood to become a stunt rider.   In 1938, nineteen-year-old ranch hand Bud Frazer sets out for... (read more)

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#21
Children's Picture Books

Fox in Socks (I Can Read It All by Myself Beginner Books)
by Dr. Seuss

Publisher Comments
Fox in Socks is a children's book by Dr. Seuss, first published in 1965. It features two main characters, Fox and his partner Knox, who converse almost entirely in densely rhyming tongue-twisters. The book in some ways bears a resemblance to Green... (read more)

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#22
General

No Matter the Wreckage
by Sarah Kay

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#23
Music

Legends of the Blues [With CD (Audio)]
by William Stout

Publisher Comments
Robert Johnson, Ma Rainey, Billie Holiday, Howlin Wolf, Bessie Smith, Muddy Waters—say their names out loud and you can just hear the blues. Now, acclaimed artist William Stout visualizes these artists and their music with 100 stunning portraits... (read more)

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#24
Children's

The Lorax
by Dr. Seuss

Publisher Comments
Before "going green" was mainstream, Dr. Seuss warned against the dangers of not treating the environment with care and respect in his story, The Lorax. With the release of the blockbuster film version, the Lorax and his classic tale have educated a new... (read more)

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#25
Children's

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (Book 9)
by Jeff Kinney

Publisher Comments
A family road trip is supposed to be a lot of fun... unless, of course, you're the Heffleys. The journey starts off full of promise, then quickly takes several wrong turns. Gas station bathrooms, crazed seagulls, a fender bender, and a runaway pig &mash;... (read more)

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#26
Children's Middle Readers

A Single Shard
by Linda Sue Park

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#27
Sociology

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End
by Atul Gawande

Review
“A deeply affecting, urgently important book — one not just about dying and the limits of medicine but about living to the last with autonomy, dignity, and joy.”Katherine... (read more)

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#28
Special

Texts from Jane Eyre Signed Edition
by Mallory Ortberg

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#29
Children's

Fallen Angels
by Walter Dean Myers

Publisher Comments
An exciting, eye-catching repackage of acclaimed author Walter Dean Myers' bestselling paperbacks, to coincide with the publication of SUNRISE OVER FALLUJA in hardcover. A coming-of-age tale for young adults set in the trenches of the Vietnam War in the... (read more)

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#30
Poetry

Blue Horses: Poems
by Mary Oliver

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#31
Children's

Once Upon an Alphabet
by Oliver Jeffers

Review
"An altogether stimulating, surprising, and satisfying reading experience." School Library Journal, starred... (read more)

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#32
Politics

The Art of Asking (Signed Edition): How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help
by Amanda Palmer

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#33
Children's

The Blood of Olympus (The Heroes of Olympus #5)
by Rick Riordan

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#34
Special

Coming Out to Play Signed Edition
by Robbie Rogers

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#35
World History

Fields of Blood: Religion and the History of Violence
by Karen Armstrong

Review
“Armstrong again impresses with the breadth of her knowledge and the skill with which she conveys it to us.” Booklist, (starred review)... (read more)

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#36
Biography

The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution
by Walter Isaacson

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#37
African American Studies

The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration
by Isabel Wilkerson

Staff Pick
The Warmth of Other Suns is a fascinating epic narrative of the Great Migration by the brilliant and beautiful Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson.... (read more)

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#38
Science Fiction and Fantasy

The Martian
by Andy Weir

Review
“Brilliant…a celebration of human ingenuity [and] the purest example of real-science sci-fi for many years.…Utterly compelling.” Wall Street... (read more)

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#39
Science Fiction and Fantasy

Earthsea Cycle #04: Tehanu
by Ursula K Le Guin

Publisher Comments
andlt;b andgt;The Nebula and Locus Awardand#8211;winning fourth novel in the renowned Earthsea series from Ursula K. LeGuin gets a beautiful new repackage.andlt;/bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;In this fourth novel in the Earthsea series, we rejoin... (read more)

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#40
Literature

Americanah
by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Publisher Comments
From the award-winning author of Half of a Yellow Sun, a dazzling new novel: a story of love and race centered around a young man and woman from Nigeria who face difficult choices and challenges in the countries they come to call home. As teenagers in a... (read more)

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#41
Metaphysics

The Bone Clocks
by David Mitchell

Publisher Comments
Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize An elegant conjurer of interconnected tales, a genre-bending daredevil, and master prose stylist, David Mitchell has become one of the leading literary voices of his generation. His hypnotic new novel, The Bone Clocks,... (read more)

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#42
Cooking and Food

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing
by Marie Kondo

Review
"All hail the new decluttering queen Marie Kondo, whose mess-busting bestseller has prompted a craze for tidying in homes across the world...one proper clear out is all you need for the rest of your life." Good... (read more)

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#43
Cooking and Food

Thug Kitchen: Eat Like You Give A F*ck: The Official Cookbook
by Thug Kitchen

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#44
Children's

Horton Hatches the Egg
by Dr. Seuss

Publisher Comments
Meet Horton the elephant, one of the most commendable heroes in children’s books. “I meant what I said, and I said what I meant. . . . An elephant’s faithful, one hundred per cent!” Horton is kind and trustworthy, but... (read more)

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#45
Science Fiction and Fantasy

The Strange Library
by Haruki Murakami

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#46
Health and Medicine

Pain Free a Revolutionary Method for Stopping Chronic Pain
by Pete Egoscue

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#47
Popular Fiction

The World of Ice and Fire: The Untold History of Westeros and the Game of Thrones (Song of Ice and Fire)
by George R. R. Martin and Elio Garcia and Linda Antonssen

Publisher Comments
George R. R. Martin is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of many novels, including the acclaimed series A Song of Ice and Fire—A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, A Feast for Crows, and A Dance with Dragons—as well... (read more)

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#48
Children's

Wildwood (The Wildwood Chronicles #1)
by Colin Meloy and Carson Ellis

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Prue McKeel's life is ordinary. That is, until her brother is abducted by a murder of crows and taken to the Impassable Wilderness, a dense, tangled forest on the edge of Portland. No one's ever gone in — or at least returned to tell of it. So... (read more)

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#49
Literature

The Goldfinch
by Donna Tartt

Staff Pick
Donna Tartt delivers a beautifully rendered story about a young boy whose life takes a striking turn when an art museum explosion presents him the opportunity to "rescue" a priceless painting that will always hauntingly remind him of his mother.... (read more)

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#50
Biography

Paper Love: Searching for the Girl My Grandfather Left Behind
by Sarah Wildman

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