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Ghost Train to the Eastern Star: On the Tracks of the Great Railway Bazaar
Ghost Train to the Eastern Star: On the Tracks of the Great Railway Bazaar
by Paul Theroux
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Paul Theroux returns to the transcontinental expedition that made Great Railway Bazaar a classic of travel literature and realizes—in rich, anecdotal detail—how much the world has changed.   Half a lifetime ago, Paul Theroux... (read more)

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Dear American Airlines
Dear American Airlines
by Jonathan Miles
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Creatively constructed, this novel-in-a-letter has more to do with the main character's complaints about his own life than his missed flight. Dear American Airlines, the first novel by the New York Times cocktail columnist Jonathan Miles was surely... (read more)

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Anticancer, a New Way of Life
Anticancer, a New Way of Life
by David Servan Schreiber
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The New York Times and international bestseller-now updated with the latest research Anticancer has been a bestselling phenomenon since Viking first published it in fall 2008. Now, a new edition addresses current developments in cancer research and... (read more)

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Transition
Transition
by Iain M. Banks
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There is a world that hangs suspended between triumph and catastrophe, between the dismantling of the Wall and the fall of the Twin Towers, frozen in the shadow of suicide terrorism and global financial collapse. Such a world requires a firm hand and a... (read more)

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The Food of a Younger Land: A Portrait of American Food
The Food of a Younger Land: A Portrait of American Food
by Mark Kurlansky
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From the New York Times bestselling author who "powerfully demonstrates the defining role food plays in history and culture" (Atlanta Journal-Constitution). In the throes of the Great Depression, a make-work initiative for authors — called... (read more)

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A Short History of Women
A Short History of Women
by Kate Walbert
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NOMINATED FOR THE LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE A profoundly moving portrait of the complicated legacies of mothers and daughters, A Short History of Women chronicles five generations of women from the close of the nineteenth century through the early... (read more)

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Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error
Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error
by Kathryn Schulz
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“Both wise and clever, full of fun and surprise about a topic so central to our lives that we almost never even think about it.”—Bill McKibben, author of Earth: Making a Life on a Tough New PlanetIn the tradition of The Wisdom of... (read more)

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Lean on Pete (P.S.)
Lean on Pete (P.S.)
by Willy Vlautin
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From Willy Vlautin, one of the most natural storytellers ever to come out of the Northwest, comes a heartbreaking adventure starring 15-year-old Charley Thompson. It's like Tom Sawyer, but with more drunks, death, and weird strangers. Another engrossing... (read more)

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The Third Chapter: Passion, Risk, and Adventure in the 25 Years After 50
The Third Chapter: Passion, Risk, and Adventure in the 25 Years After 50
by Sara Lawrence Lightfoot
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“We must develop a compelling vision of later life: one that does not assume a trajectory of decline after fifty, but one that recognizes it as a time of change, grown, and new learning; a time when ‘our courage gives us hope.” &... (read more)

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Papertoy Monsters: Make Your Very Own Amazing Papertoys!
Papertoy Monsters: Make Your Very Own Amazing Papertoys!
by Brian Castleforte
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I dare you to flip through Papertoy Monsters and not think, "Holy cow, this is perfect for [insert kid's name here]." Lurking within are 50 easy-to-assemble creatures, complete with detailed dossiers. Prepare to be enamored with the likes of Squidbeak... (read more)

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The Sexy Book of Sexy Sex
The Sexy Book of Sexy Sex
by Kristin Schaal and Rich Blomquist
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The Sexy Book of Sexy Sex is nothing short of awesomely awesome. It's a hilarious pastiche of sex how-to (and how-not-to), erotic tales, charts, graphs, and more. There's even some slash fiction that will forever sully your dear memories of ALF and the... (read more)

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Fannie's Last Supper: Re-Creating One Amazing Meal from Fannie Farmer's 1896 Cookbook
Fannie's Last Supper: Re-Creating One Amazing Meal from Fannie Farmer's 1896 Cookbook
by Christopher Kimball
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In the mid-1990s, Chris Kimball moved into an 1859 Victorian townhouse on the South End of Boston and, as he became accustomed to the quirks and peculiarities of the house and neighborhood, he began to wonder what it was like to live and cook in that era.... (read more)

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The Evolution of God (Back Bay Readers' Pick)
The Evolution of God (Back Bay Readers' Pick)
by Robert Wright
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Robert Wright's The Evolution of God is a fascinating history of religion in all its forms, from the beginning stirrings of theology to the conflicting faiths we live with today. This intelligent, accessible, and thorough book gives us new insight into... (read more)

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The Anthologist
The Anthologist
by Nicholson Baker
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The Anthologist is the one of the funniest books I read this year, and one of Baker's best in a long time. Baker creates an incredibly winning main character in Paul Chowder, a minor poet trying (and repeatedly failing) to write the introduction to an... (read more)

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Horse Soldiers: The Extraordinary Story of a Band of US Soldiers Who Rode to Victory in Afghanistan
Horse Soldiers: The Extraordinary Story of a Band of US Soldiers Who Rode to Victory in Afghanistan
by Doug Stanton
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From the New York Times bestselling author of andlt;Iandgt;In Harmand#8217;s Wayandlt;/Iandgt; comes a true-life story of American soldiers overcoming great odds to achieve a stunning military victory.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andnbsp;andlt;BRandgt... (read more)

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The Great Warming: Climate Change and the Rise and Fall of Civilizations
The Great Warming: Climate Change and the Rise and Fall of Civilizations
by Brian Fagan
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In this troubling but well-told tale, Fagan walks us through the history of world climate change — and how it has affected the rise and fall of civilizations. Perfect for fans of history and the environment alike.... (read more)

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Strega Nona's Harvest
Strega Nona's Harvest
by Tomie Depaola
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Following the New York Times bestsellers Strega Nona's Gift, Strega Nona's Harvest and Brava, Strega Nona, Tomie dePaolas beloved Strega Nona is back, with the perfect remedy for a houseguest who overstays her welcome.   Angelina is so beautiful... (read more)

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Radiance (Radiance ()
Radiance (Radiance ()
by Alyson Noel
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Riley has crossed the bridge into the afterlife—a place called Here, where time is always Now. She has picked up life where she left off when she was alive, living with her parents and dog in a nice house in a nice neighborhood. When... (read more)

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The Adventures of Ook and Gluk, Kung-Fu Cavemen from the Future
The Adventures of Ook and Gluk, Kung-Fu Cavemen from the Future
by Dav Pilkey
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Tra-la-laaa! The wait is over! Dav Pilkey--ahem--we mean, George Beard and Harold Hutchins, the bestselling authors of THE ADVENTURES OF SUPER DIAPER BABY, are back with their second graphic novel! Meet Ook and Gluk, the stars of this sensationally silly... (read more)

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The Elements of Cooking: Translating the Chef's Craft for Every Kitchen
The Elements of Cooking: Translating the Chef's Craft for Every Kitchen
by Michael Ruhlman
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In The Elements of Cooking, New York Times bestselling author Michael Ruhlman deconstructs the essential knowledge of the kitchen to reveal what professional chefs know only after years of training and experience. With alphabetically ordered entries and... (read more)

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