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Thursday, October 23rd
Today's Dose by Daniel from West Hartford, Connecticut
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1Q84 (Vintage International) 1Q84 (Vintage International)
by Haruki Murakami

A whale of a book, in both size and bang for your buck. Murakami tells the story of an alternate 1984, where there are two moons in the sky and a nefarious group of 'little people' (only about a foot high) appear from the mouth of a dead goat and cause evil to come into this world. Murakami's imagination is always a marvel to behold, but he's particularly inventive in this novel. After being immersed in the book for about a month, I had to check the sky above my head to see how many moons were up there. (read more)

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October 22nd
Selected by David from Little Rock, Arkansas


Gilead Gilead
by Marilynne Robinson

Before I read her new book in this series I wanted to re-read 'Gilead,' the first book. I'm not sure what impresses me more -- that a middle-aged woman can voice so well the thoughts of an aging man, that she understands and explains so well issues of faith without having a seminary education, or just that she has such a remarkable gift for telling compelling, believable stories about people in a small town. Marilynne Robinson is truly a remarkable writer and 'Gilead' is a treat to be savored. (read more)

Your price $7.50
(Used - Trade Paper)

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October 20th
Selected by Ramona from Salisbury, North Carolina


Gutenberg's Apprentice Gutenberg's Apprentice
by Alix Christie

As a lover of historical fiction, I am usually enticed by the book jacket, of most books I read. I find that if the book jacket catches my eye, I end up loving the book... so far that has held true!...Faith, trust and ingenuity are highlighted, in this well-written tale. As we know, the printing press, becomes one of the most important inventions in history, as well as changing the world of communication, as it was then known. (read more)

Your price $27.99
(New - Hardcover)

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October 18th
Selected by Charles from San Francisco, California


You and Me You and Me
by Padgett Powell

Perhaps his best and the funniest book I've read since 'Vernon God Little.' Like listening in on the conversations of your favorite great uncles, you know, the two literary hillbillies. Very quick, very funny. (read more)

Your price $8.98
(Remainders - Hardcover)

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October 21st
Selected by Jackie from Portland, Oregon


The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons: The History of the Human Brain as Revealed by True Stories of Trauma, Madness, and Recovery The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons: The History of the Human Brain as Revealed by True Stories of Trauma, Madness, and Recovery
by Sam Kean

This is a wonderful book for someone interested in learning more about the fascinating history of neuroscience, or, in the alternative, someone looking for a bit of fun trivia with which to regale friends and party guests. Or, hey, why not both?...Whether you're new to neuroscience or an old hat, this is a great book for anyone looking for a fascinating non-fiction read. (read more)

Your price $27.00
(New - Hardcover)

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October 19th
Selected by Kelly from Portland, Oregon


A Cold Day for Murder (Kate Shugak #1) A Cold Day for Murder (Kate Shugak #1)
by Dana Stabenow

I love the Kate Shugak series. Dana Stabenow writes gripping mysteries and characters with incredible depth. I was hooked after the first book. (read more)

Your price $4.95
(Used - Mass Market)

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October 17th
Selected by Megan from Durham, North Carolina


Doctor Sleep Doctor Sleep
by Stephen King

I thought this sequel to 'The Shining' would be an excellent pre-Halloween October read — and I was not disappointed. Having read 'The Shining' this time last year, I was glad to note that I had no problem jumping right into the story, which begins a few years after the burning of the Overlook Hotel....I would suggest reading 'The Shining' before picking up 'Doctor Sleep' -- the movie just does not do the book justice and some might get confused over certain plot points. As King states in his Author's Note, 'Doctor Sleep' is a sequel to the novel, which is the true history of the Torrance family. (read more)

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