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Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary
Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary
by David Sedaris
Staff Pick
Sedaris diverges from his usual essays to give us a book of fables. Like all good fables and fairy tales, they're pretty gruesome and horrifying, and there's most always a moral to be found. These include a healthy dose of charm and wit, though. Ian... (read more)

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Flight Behavior
Flight Behavior
by Barbara Kingsolver
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Flight Behavior transfixes from its opening scene, when a young woman's narrow experience of life is thrown wide with the force of a raging fire. In the lyrical language of her native Appalachia, Barbara Kingsolver bares the rich, tarnished humanity of... (read more)

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The Art Forger
The Art Forger
by B. A. Shapiro
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On March 18, 1990, thirteen works of art worth today over $500 million were stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. It remains the largest unsolved art heist in history, and Claire Roth, a struggling young artist, is about to discover... (read more)

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The Monsters of Templeton
The Monsters of Templeton
by Lauren Groff
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Mystery, academic comedy, ghost story, literary romance... Monsters of Templeton is a rich, rewarding debut whose pieces stitch together seamlessly. A smart pleasure, it is one of my favorite (and most frequently recommended) books of the year.... (read more)

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Say You're One of Them (Oprah #63)
Say You're One of Them (Oprah #63)
by Uwem Akpan
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Each story in this jubilantly acclaimed collection pays testament to the wisdom and resilience of children, even in the face of the most agonizing circumstances. A family living in a makeshift shanty in urban Kenya scurries to find gifts of any kind... (read more)

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When She Woke
When She Woke
by Hillary Jordan
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When She Woke is a particularly good nod to Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter, but even more, it is a fabulous tale of self discovery. When Hannah Payne wakes up with red skin (a punishment as well as an indicator of her crime), it catapults her into a... (read more)

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Life of Pi
Life of Pi
by Yann Martel
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Pi Patel is sixteen when his family emigrates from India to North America aboard a Japanese cargo ship. The ship sinks, and Pi is left alone on a lifeboat, his only companions stranded zoo animals: a hyena, an orangutan, a zebra, and a Bengal... (read more)

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True Grit
True Grit
by Charles Portis
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True Grit is a great American novel that tells the story of a teenager’s overpowering effort to avenge the murder of her father. Set in a period in history when the law was much less well-established than it is now, True Grit takes its place... (read more)

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Arcadia
Arcadia
by Lauren Groff
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From the bestselling author of The Monsters of Templeton comes a lyrical and gripping story of a great American dream. In the fields of western New York State in the 1970s, a few dozen idealists set out to live off the land, founding what would become a... (read more)

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Cain
Cain
by Jose Saramago
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The late José Saramago was quite the prolific writer, having composed over 30 books, including an array of acclaimed novels, poetry, and journals. Actively writing until his death at the age of 87 in 2010, the Portuguese Nobel laureate's international... (read more)

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Freedom
Freedom
by Jonathan Franzen
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From the National Book Award-winning author of The Corrections, a darkly comedic novel about family. Patty and Walter Berglund were the new pioneers of old St. Paul — the gentrifiers, the hands-on parents, the avant-garde of the Whole Foods... (read more)

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Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
by Paul Torday
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What does it take to make us believe in the impossible? For Dr. Alfred Jones, life is a quiet mixture of civil service at the National Centre for Fisheries Excellence and marriage to Mary;an ambitious, no-nonsense financier. But a strange turn of fate... (read more)

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The River Why
The River Why
by David James Duncan
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Not in recent memory has there been such a unique and vibrant fictional character — a character who could make us laugh so easily, feel so deeply, who speaks with such startling truth about the way we live — as Gus Orviston, the irreverent young... (read more)

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The Solitude of Prime Numbers
The Solitude of Prime Numbers
by Paolo Giordano
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A stunning debut novel about the intertwined destinies of two friends brought together by childhood tragedy. A three-million-copy Italian bestseller and winner of that country's prestigious Premio Strega award. A prime number is inherently a solitary... (read more)

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Naked
Naked
by David Sedaris
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Whether he is best known as a playwright, a radio personality, an essayist, or satirist, David Sedaris in Naked is screamingly funny. In the autobiographical essays that comprise Naked, Sedaris reveals his childhood compulsions (nervous... (read more)

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Truth and Beauty: A Friendship
Truth and Beauty: A Friendship
by Ann Patchett
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Patchett's eloquent prose gives a vivid portrait of the friendship that she and Lucy Grealy shared. I applaud Patchett's honesty and her refusal to gloss over the difficulties of their friendship. When I found out that Lucy Grealy had died, I was stunned... (read more)

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The Orphan Master's Son: A Novel of North Korea
The Orphan Master's Son: A Novel of North Korea
by Adam Johnson
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An epic novel that elevates its acclaimed author to a whole new level, The Orphan Master’s Son is a stunning work of fiction that follows a young man’s undercover journey in the world’s most mysterious dictatorship, North Korea. Pak Jun... (read more)

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The Cleft: A Novel
The Cleft: A Novel
by Doris Lessing
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From Doris Lessing, "one of the most important writers of the past hundred years" (Times of London), comes a brilliant, darkly provocative alternative history of humankinds beginnings. In the last years of his life, a Roman senator embarks on one final... (read more)

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Me Before You
Me Before You
by Jojo Moyes
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A New York Times bestseller They had nothing in common until love gave them everything to lose... Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life — steady boyfriend, close family — who has barely been farther afield than... (read more)

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The Silver Linings Playbook [Movie Tie-In Edition]
The Silver Linings Playbook [Movie Tie-In Edition]
by Matthew Quick
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A heartwarming debut novel, now a major movie by David O. Russell “Aawww shucks!” NPR's Nancy Pearl said. “I know thats hardly a usual way to begin a book review, but it was my immediate response to finishing Matthew Quicks... (read more)

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