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Maps and Legends: Reading and Writing Along the Borderlands (P.S.)
Maps and Legends: Reading and Writing Along the Borderlands (P.S.)
by Michael Chabon
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Maps and Legends is an essay collection by American author Michael Chabon that was scheduled for official release on May 1, 2008, although some copies shipped two weeks early from various online bookstores. The book is Chabon's first book-length foray... (read more)

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Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice
Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice
by Phillip Hoose
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“When it comes to justice, there is no easy way to get it. You cant sugarcoat it. You have to take a stand and say, ‘This is not right.” - Claudette Colvin On March 2, 1955, an impassioned teenager, fed up with the daily injustices of... (read more)

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The Dream of Perpetual Motion
The Dream of Perpetual Motion
by Dexter Palmer
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Imprisoned for life aboard a zeppelin that floats high above a fantastic metropolis, greeting-card writer Harold Winslow pens his memoirs. His only companions are the disembodied voice of Miranda Taligent, the only woman he has ever loved, and the... (read more)

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Goldengrove
Goldengrove
by Francine Prose
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I normally prefer Francine Prose's nonfiction, but Goldengrove is an irresistible novel. A lyrical, character-driven meditation on grief, it is also a timeless coming-of-age story that's impossible to put down.... (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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The Fates Will Find Their Way
The Fates Will Find Their Way
by Hannah Pittard
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Told through melodic, purposeful prose from a first-person-plural perspective, Hannah Pittard's stunning debut novel is an eerie, perfectly pitched recounting of adolescence that skillfully captures the blurred line between the tangible and the imagined.... (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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Appetite for Reduction: 125 Fast and Filling Low-Fat Vegan Recipes
Appetite for Reduction: 125 Fast and Filling Low-Fat Vegan Recipes
by Isa Chandra Moskowitz
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Favorite (and now local!) vegan chef Isa Chandra Moskowitz, of Vegan with a Vengeance and Veganomicon fame, brings us an antidote to a season of indulgence: incredibly delicious vegan recipes, with a focus on low fat and high fiber to make them even... (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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The Atlantis Complex (Artemis Fowl #07)
The Atlantis Complex (Artemis Fowl #07)
by Eoin Colfer
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Artemis has committed his entire fortune to a project he believes will save the planet and its inhabitants, both human and fairy. Can it be true? Has goodness taken hold of the world"s greatest teenage criminal mastermind? Captain Holly Short is... (read more)

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How We Decide
How We Decide
by Jonah Lehrer
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From the acclaimed author of Proust Was a Neuroscientist, a fascinating look at the new science of decision-making and how it can help us make better choices. Since Plato, philosophers have described the decisionmaking process as either rational or... (read more)

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Regretsy: Where DIY Meets WTF
Regretsy: Where DIY Meets WTF
by April Winchell
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Whether or not you're a member of the DIY community, Regretsy will make you cackle right out of your chair. Based on the popular blog, Winchell's snarky commentary on Etsy's most preposterous crafts (chicken poncho? hummingbird feeder hat?) has acquired... (read more)

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What the Gospels Meant
What the Gospels Meant
by Garry Wills
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New York Times bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize- winner Garry Wills interprets the four Gospels Garry Wills's recent New York Times bestselling books What Jesus Meant and What Paul Meant were tour-de-force interpretations on Jesus and the Apostle... (read more)

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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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Sewing Green: 25 Projects Made with Repurposed and Organic Materials
Sewing Green: 25 Projects Made with Repurposed and Organic Materials
by Betz White and John Gruen
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Sewing books are often pretty, but don't have enough instruction; or, they give step-by-step instructions for not-so-cute creations. Sewing Green has gotten everything right: adorable ideas made from repurposed materials, plus a pattern packet to boot... (read more)

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Behind My Eyes
Behind My Eyes
by Li Young Lee
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"Lee's lyrics have a tidal sweep as he moves between the universe within and the world without." --Booklist, starred... (read more)

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As Always, Julia: The Letters of Julia Child and Avis DeVoto: Food, Friendship, and the Making of a Masterpiece
As Always, Julia: The Letters of Julia Child and Avis DeVoto: Food, Friendship, and the Making of a Masterpiece
by Joan Reardon
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A National Bestseller Winner of an International Association of Culinary Professionals Award for Literary Food Writing “An absorbing portrait of an unexpected friendship.” — Entertainment Weekly “Julias inimitable voice shines... (read more)

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Point Omega
Point Omega
by Don DeLillo
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Don DeLillo's latest is eerie, beautiful, and full of surreal and complex dialogue — in other words, vintage DeLillo. Point Omega is a slim novel, but it is both rich in ideas and riveting in its language and implications. I cannot recommend this book... (read more)

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Food Lover's Guide to Portland
Food Lover's Guide to Portland
by Liz Crain
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Portland celebrates its locally sourced food scene. Now, there's an indispensable guide to hundreds of producers, purveyors, distillers, bakers, food carts, and farmers markets to bring the best of Portland to your kitchen.... (read more)

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The Best American Short Stories 2009 (Best American Short Stories)
The Best American Short Stories 2009 (Best American Short Stories)
by Alice Sebold
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Edited by critically acclaimed, best-selling author Alice Sebold, the stories in this year's collection serve as a provacative literary "antenna for what is going on in the world" (Chicago Tribune). The collection boasts great variety from "famous to... (read more)

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