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David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants

Perceptive and surprising, Gladwell's new book illuminates the concepts of obstacles and adversity through moving and provocative stories. Demonstrating the unexpected or overlooked advantages to being disadvantaged, Gladwell once again offers an engaging and enlightening reinterpretation of a common perception.


Hemingway’s Boat

I recently started the unique biography Hemingway's Boat, which explores the mind and passions of the legendary author. Beautifully written, it reads with great promise.


A Renegade History of the United States

In this surprising and wickedly entertaining work of history, Russell presents us with a provocative look at a cast of unrecognized American heroes, the prostitutes, rebels, rascals, and hippies, who led us toward the rights and freedoms that Americans now hold dear.


Johannes Cabal the Detective

In this fiendish and funny fantasy, detective and necromancer, Johannes Cabal, returns to face another murder and becomes embroiled in more diabolical intrigue than it appears he can handle.


The Last Werewolf

Wow! This smart, sexy, and wholly original werewolf tale is a knockout.


The Disappearing Spoon

Sam Kean proves that chemistry makes for great storytelling with this entertaining look at the human stories behind the elements found in the periodic table. A delightful history of science, The Disappearing Spoon makes for both an engaging and enlightening read.


Citrus County

John Brandon's dazzling and dark novel quickly draws you inside a world of characters that both repel and intrigue. Coupled with his rich imagination and wit, Citrus County is an entertaining and admirable read.


The Snowman

If you're making a list of hot Nordic mysteries, Nesbø's Harry Hole series should be among the top. Perfectly paced, this ambitious and gripping thriller is impossible to put down.


In the Garden of Beasts

The rise of the Third Reich as observed by William Dodd, America's first ambassador to Hitler's Germany, and his free-spirited daughter is the chilling topic of Erik Larson's impressive new book. With his gift for narration, Larson has once again created a work of history that reads as compellingly as a great work of fiction.


Fire Season

Connors' reflections on the New Mexico wilderness he watched over atop a fire lookout tower for nearly a decade are passionate and deeply poetic, making Fire Season a noteworthy addition to modern environmental writing and destined to become a classic.


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