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Books that Inspired the Winning Films

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    The Reader

    Bernhard Schlink 9780375707971

Academy Award Nominees
Books that Inspired the Films

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    Push

    Sapphire 9780679766759
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    The Lovely Bones

    Alice Sebold 9780316044936

New Arrivals
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Children of Men
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The Handmaid's Tale
The Handmaid's Tale
by Margaret Atwood
Staff Pick
Atwood's classic dystopian novel of a terrifying (and terrifyingly plausible) future America has rewarded rereading like no other book; I've probably read it 30 times by now. The world of the narrator, Offred (from "Of Fred" — women no longer have... (read more)

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The Pianist
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Maus, A Survivor's Tale, Book I: My Father Bleeds History
Maus, A Survivor's Tale, Book I: My Father Bleeds History
by Art Spiegelman
Staff Pick
Two powerful, definitive chronicles of modern atrocities — the perfect books for anyone who doubts comix have grown up. The Pulitzer Prize-winning Maus is a staggering personal depiction of the Holocaust, rendered all the stronger by Spiegelman's... (read more)

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Eragon
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The Lightning Thief: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book One
The Lightning Thief: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book One
by Rick Riordan
Staff Pick
Percy Jackson is not normal. He's got ADHD and attention deficit, and he's been kicked out of every school he's ever attended. Now he discovers he's a half blood: half human, half Olympian god. But his problems are only beginning. Someone has stolen Zeus'... (read more)

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Persepolis
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Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
by Alison Bechdel
Staff Pick
Fun Home, in concert with Craig Thompson's Blankets, was one of the works that proved to my doubting eyes that graphic novels could reach heights every bit as poetic, moving, and magical as the finest prose. Darkly funny but wholly sincere, the story of... (read more)

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Everything is Illuminated
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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
by Mark Haddon
Staff Pick
An autistic math genius sets out to solve the murder-by-pitchfork of a neighbor's dog. The narrator's autism gives a terrific, interesting depth to his voice. Incredibly well done, Mark Haddon's debut novel is sweet, original, and moving.... (read more)

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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter #1)
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter #1)
by J. K. Rowling
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Harry Potter has never been the star of a Quidditch team, scoring points while riding a broom far above the ground. He knows no spells, has never helped to hatch a dragon, and has never worn a cloak of invisibility. All he knows is a miserable life... (read more)

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Namesake
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Interpreter of Maladies
Interpreter of Maladies
by Jhumpa Lahiri
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Navigating between the Indian traditions they've inherited and the baffling new world, the characters in Jhumpa Lahiri's elegant, touching stories seek love beyond the barriers of culture and generations. In "A Temporary Matter," published in the New... (read more)

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We Were Soldiers
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The Things They Carried
The Things They Carried
by Tim O'Brien
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One of the first questions people ask about The Things They Carried is this: is it a novel, or a collection of short stories? The title page refers to the book simply as "a work of fiction," defying the conscientious reader's need to categorize this... (read more)

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The Ruins of Gorlan (Ranger's Apprentice #01)
The Ruins of Gorlan (Ranger's Apprentice #01)
by John Flanagan
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When magic sleeps, darkness awakens.... (read more)

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Ender's Game (Ender Wiggins Saga #1)
Ender's Game (Ender Wiggins Saga #1)
by Orson Scott Card
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When three unusually attractive young adults rent the summer cottage next door, Barney's boring vacation at the beach seemingly takes a turn for the better. However, after the neighbors unwittingly reveal their extraterrestrial identities, the board... (read more)

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Bestsellers

Thursday,
March 26, 2015
The Things They Carried
  1. The Things They Carried
    by Tim O'Brien
  2. The River Why
    by David James Duncan
  3. The Lightning Thief: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book One
    by Rick Riordan
  4. Interpreter of Maladies
    by Jhumpa Lahiri
  5. The Handmaid's Tale
    by Margaret Atwood
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