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The Life of Lazarillo de Tormes
The Life of Lazarillo de Tormes
by Anonymous
Staff Pick
Despite being nearly half a millennium old, The Life of Lazarillo de Tormes remains eminently readable, charming, and more than a little funny. Published anonymously in 1554 (the authorship debate rages ever on), the novella was banned and later censored... (read more)

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Bad Marie (P.S.)
Bad Marie (P.S.)
by Marcy Dermansky
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Wow — I loved this book! You know you are dealing with a great writer when you care about a character even though you don't like them.  Marie, the nanny, has more to say (both bad and good) about motherhood than most parents.  Self-absorbed and... (read more)

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The Cheese Monkeys: A Novel in Two Semesters (P.S.)
The Cheese Monkeys: A Novel in Two Semesters (P.S.)
by Chip Kidd
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How can you not enjoy a book whose narrator declares on the second page, "Majoring in Art at the state university appealed to me because I have always hated Art, and I had a hunch if any school would treat the subject with the proper disdain, it would be... (read more)

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West of Here
West of Here
by Jonathan Evison
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Through vividly realized characters scattered across a century’s worth of compelling narrative, West of Here is a book that impeccably captures the spirit of the Pacific Northwest as a place where identities are discovered and destinies are forged.... (read more)

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An Arsonist's Guide to Writers' Homes in New England
An Arsonist's Guide to Writers' Homes in New England
by Brock Clarke
Staff Pick
Hilariously twisted and yet somehow still burning with heart, An Arsonist's Guide will be eminently accessible (and very funny) to readers of any background. Lit majors, however, may take special delight in watching the source of so many dull lectures go... (read more)

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The Lives of Things
The Lives of Things
by Jose Saramago
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The Lives of Things collects José Saramago’s early experiments with the short story form, attesting to the young novelist’s imaginative power and incomparable skill in elaborating the most extravagant fantasies. Combining bitter... (read more)

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The Pirates of Somalia: Inside Their Hidden World
The Pirates of Somalia: Inside Their Hidden World
by Jay Bahadur
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With continued civil and political unrest and a recent, unusually severe drought forcing food shortages and pandemic starvation, Somalia is a country with a complex history and an uncertain future. That makes Jay Bahadur's account of the infamous pirates... (read more)

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The Solitude of Prime Numbers
The Solitude of Prime Numbers
by Paolo Giordano
Staff Pick
A meditation on isolation, loneliness, and alienation, this novel is astonishing in its crystal-clear depth. Two high-school friends — Alice, an anorexic, and Mattia, a cutter — conceal a sea of emotion beneath their stoic facades. As adults, after... (read more)

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By Nightfall
By Nightfall
by Michael Cunningham
Staff Pick
By Nightfall is a fascinating character study of several New Yorkers who are forced to examine their lives and question the paths that got them where they are. New York City itself is more a character than a setting, with its own desires, demands, and... (read more)

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Beyond Belief: My Secret Life Inside Scientology and My Harrowing Escape
Beyond Belief: My Secret Life Inside Scientology and My Harrowing Escape
by Jenna Miscavige Hill and Lisa Pulitzer
Staff Pick
This book tells the story of a woman born and raised into one of the most mysterious and controversial religious organizations in the world — Scientology. Jenna Miscavige Hill's memoir offers a window into the reality of life inside of Scientology,... (read more)

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The Widow
The Widow
by Suzanne Burns
Staff Pick
I'm not an avid poetry reader, but Suzanne Burns's The Widow hooked me as a lover of short stories. When read straight through, The Widow is a coherent narrative, the individual poems coalescing into a plot, with a beautifully-paced emotional arc... (read more)

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The Lovers
The Lovers
by Vendela Vida
Staff Pick
Vendela Vida's ability to set a mood is masterfully displayed in The Lovers, an eerie travelogue laced with nuanced suspense. Recently widowed, Yvonne travels to Turkey to retrace the steps of her honeymoon, but finds herself alone in an unfamiliar and... (read more)

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Unsaid
Unsaid
by Neil Abramson
Staff Pick
A ghost story, a love story, and a pet tale, Unsaid is raw, heartbreaking, and beautiful. While I read it, I felt as if every pet I've ever loved and lost was sitting by my side. Uplifting and bittersweet, it left me in tears, as only the best books will... (read more)

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The Winter Sun: Notes on a Vocation
The Winter Sun: Notes on a Vocation
by Fanny Howe
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Contemporary American poet Fanny Howe has written over 25 books of poetry and prose. Her spare style of poetry is lauded for its bold experimentalism and the incisive intellect behind it. The Winter Sun, her third book of essays, is a deeply personal... (read more)

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Annie Oakley's Girl
Annie Oakley's Girl
by Rebecca Brown
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"A cult classic, Annie Oakley's Girl has been described as "one of the freshest, most memorable story collections of my lifetime" by Tillie Olsen. High praise indeed."... (read more)

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The Inevitable: Contemporary Writers Confront Death
The Inevitable: Contemporary Writers Confront Death
by David Shields and Bradford Morrow
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You are going to die. If that incontrovertible fact bums you out, you may want to read The Inevitable, which contains 20 essays about death that are alternately funny, sad, enlightening, and fascinating. The book doesn't pretend to have the the answers... (read more)

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The Sluts
The Sluts
by Dennis Cooper
Staff Pick
Dennis Cooper's The Sluts is addictive in a very disturbing way; it creates as much self-reflection as it does analysis of the characters and their fantasies. The sex described is brutal and graphic and unreal and maybe none of it ever happens and maybe... (read more)

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Life's Too Short to Fold Fitted Sheets
Life's Too Short to Fold Fitted Sheets
by Lisa Quinn
Staff Pick
I am neither a mom nor an author nor an Emmy Award-winning TV host... nonetheless, I feel like Lisa Quinn and I have a lot in common. We are both recovering perfectionist control freaks, looking for ways to clean, decorate, and entertain like Martha... (read more)

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Big Rabbit's Bad Mood
Big Rabbit's Bad Mood
by Ramona Badescu
Staff Pick
It doesn't really get more adorable than Big Rabbit's bad mood personified into the form of a hairy, smelly creature who just won't stop following him around. This hilarious and heartfelt story, with clever illustrations, will entertain adults and little... (read more)

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Backyard Ballistics
Backyard Ballistics
by William Gurstelle
Staff Pick
As tempting as it sounds to spend the afternoon with the two digital puppies wrestling under Lara Croft's wife-beater, nothing is really more entertaining than plain ol' throwing rocks at stuff. Or, better still, shooting said rocks out of a homemade... (read more)

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