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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
by Sherman Alexie
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Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where... (read more)

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Oliver and the Seawigs
Oliver and the Seawigs
by Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre
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PHILIP REEVE is the acclaimed author of the Mortal Engines/Predator Cities series, the Fever Crumb series, and Here Lies Arthur (2008 Carnegie Medal Winner). He was born and raised in the seaside town of Brighton, and has been writing down adventures... (read more)

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Inventory: 16 Films Featuring Manic Pixie Dream Girls, 10 Great Songs Nearly Ruined by Saxophone, and 100 More Obsessively Specific Pop-Culture Lists
Inventory: 16 Films Featuring Manic Pixie Dream Girls, 10 Great Songs Nearly Ruined by Saxophone, and 100 More Obsessively Specific Pop-Culture Lists
by A. V. Club
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The Onion can do little wrong, in my eyes, and this hilarious collection of pop-culture lists from the writers of the A. V. Club proves it once again. This book is perfect for anyone with a sense of humor who's ingested any pop culture in the last 30... (read more)

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The People in the Trees
The People in the Trees
by Hanya Yanagihara
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Sputnik Sweetheart
Sputnik Sweetheart
by Haruki Murakami
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In this compact volume, Murakami has once again concocts a literary Mobius strip of life, longing and shifting realities. If you've been afraid to read Murakami, this is a golden oppurtunity. Sputnik Sweetheart is a perfect introduction for those new to... (read more)

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Desert Solitaire
Desert Solitaire
by Edward Abbey
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This memoir by Edward Abbey recounts his years as a park ranger working at Arches National Park in Utah. Abbey's keen eye and sharp writing clearly impart the beauty of the desert and the importance of preserving our limited natural resources. His... (read more)

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Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman (Vintage International)
Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman (Vintage International)
by Haruki Murakami
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There are two kinds of people in this world: those who have never read Haruki Murakami and those who love his books with feverish devotion. Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman is a career-spanning collection of short stories guaranteed to amuse, disturb... (read more)

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The Twistrose Key
The Twistrose Key
by Tone Almhjell
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Enter the enchanted animal land of Sylver with Lin Rosenquist, an 11-year-old girl who finds herself on a fateful journey. Can she restore the magical balance of this snowy world in time to save its animal inhabitants? A captivating winter fantasy for... (read more)

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The Quiet Book
The Quiet Book
by Deborah Underwood and Renata Liwska
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I am a person who greatly appreciates the quiet and solitary moments in life, especially in this society of ever-increasing noise, so it was quite refreshing to find The Quiet Book by Deborah Underwood. This book is a lovely journey through many... (read more)

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Vitro
Vitro
by Jessica Khoury
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A fast-paced thrill ride that leaves the reader nearly breathless. A mysterious email from her mother sends 17-year-old Sophie Crue on a dangerous journey to a remote island. What she finds there will change everything she believes about herself and her... (read more)

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Turn of Mind
Turn of Mind
by Alice Laplante
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Dr. Jennifer White is a retired hand surgeon, who, unfortunately, is moving toward late-stage dementia. When her best friend is murdered and found with fingers surgically removed from one hand, Dr. White is the prime suspect. Yet, how to build a case... (read more)

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The Rogue Crew: A Tale of Redwall
The Rogue Crew: A Tale of Redwall
by Brian Jacques
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The Rogue Crew follows the Hares of the Long Patrol and a band of sea otters as they join forces to stop evil Razzid Wearat from conquering Redwall. It's bittersweet, since the book was published after Brian Jacques passed away.... (read more)

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Assassination Vacation
Assassination Vacation
by Sarah Vowell
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Leave it to Sarah Vowell to roam across America in search of the motivations and culture of political murder. Obsessive, edifying, and, of course, witty, Assassination Vacation is unlike any other historical tourism or travel writing book you'll ever... (read more)

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Disgrace
Disgrace
by J. M. Coetzee
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One afternoon while talking with a friend about books, I wondered how to best describe my experience of reading Disgrace, and this is what I came up with: it's like a finely-crafted, very sharp knife resting gently against your skin. The uneasiness and... (read more)

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Infinite Jest: A Novel
Infinite Jest: A Novel
by David Foster Wallace
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Set in an addicts' halfway house and a tennis academy, and featuring the most endearingly screwed-up family to come along in recent fiction, Infinite Jest explores essential questions about what entertainment is and why it has come to so dominate our... (read more)

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The Left Hand of Darkness
The Left Hand of Darkness
by Ursula K. Le Guin
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Winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards A groundbreaking work of science fiction, The Left Hand of Darkness tells the story of a lone human emissary to Winter, an alien world whose inhabitants can change their gender. His goal is to facilitate Winter's... (read more)

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Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone
Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone
by Deborah Madison
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I run across many, many cookbooks, and more often than not take them home to try them out. This cookbook has quickly become one of my favorites. Every recipe — really, every one! — that I've tried so far has been excellent — not just... (read more)

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Grasshopper Jungle
Grasshopper Jungle
by Andrew Smith
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In this truly shocking, grotesquely original coming-of-age, end-of-the-world novel, sixteen-year-old Austin Szerba interweaves the legacy of his family's history in Poland and immigration to the United States while narrating the story of how he and... (read more)

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This Is the Water (P.S.)
This Is the Water (P.S.)
by Yannick Murphy
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From Yannick Murphy, award-winning author of The Call, comes a fast-paced story of murder, adultery, parenthood, and romance, involving a girls swim team, their morally flawed parents, and a killer who swims in their midst. In a quiet New England... (read more)

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Poems
Poems
by Elizabeth Bishop
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A Boston Globe Best Poetry Book of 2011 This is the definitive edition of the work of one of Americas greatest poets, increasingly recognized as one of the greatest English-language poets of the twentieth century, loved by readers and poets... (read more)

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