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Push
Push
by Sapphire
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Sapphire pulls no punches with her story of Precious Jones, an illiterate, inner-city 16-year-old who is yet again pregnant with her father's child. Through her eyes, life is indeed precious — even riven as hers is. Raw, angry, bleak, and... (read more)

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The Last True Story I'll Ever Tell: An Accidental Soldier's Account of the War in Iraq
The Last True Story I'll Ever Tell: An Accidental Soldier's Account of the War in Iraq
by John F. Crawford
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John Crawford, like many others, joined the National Guard for college money, not to fight a war. Just short of graduating, he found himself called to active duty to serve in Baghdad during the Iraq invasion. A view of the war not portrayed on national... (read more)

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The Fight
The Fight
by Norman Mailer
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The Fight is Norman Mailer's account of the October 30, 1974, fight between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman in the former Zaire. Mailer numbered among several journalists (George Plimpton, Hunter S. Thompson) who followed Ali and Foreman during the... (read more)

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The Hot Kid: A Novel
The Hot Kid: A Novel
by Elmore Leonard
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I've only read two Elmore Leonard books, so I can't say for certain if The Hot Kid is his best novel — but I almost can't imagine a better one. Leonard is at the top of his game here, packing his period cops-and-robbers tale with vivid characters... (read more)

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Julie and Julia: My Year of Cooking Dangerously (Movie Tie-in)
Julie and Julia: My Year of Cooking Dangerously (Movie Tie-in)
by Julie Powell
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Finally, someone willing to admit just how dirty a kitchen can get! Powell's story is at once a comic tale of struggling to find one's balance in the adult world, and a witty exploration of why — and how — we cook. Gastronomes, as well as those more... (read more)

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Foundling: Monster Blood Tattoo Book One (Monster Blood Tattoo #01)
Foundling: Monster Blood Tattoo Book One (Monster Blood Tattoo #01)
by D. M. Cornish
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In a world inhabited by monsters and the super-powered humans who hunt them, an young boy comes of age. Not only is the setting as well-crafted as anything by Tolkien or Rowling, but the illustrations that go along with this gripping and sometimes scary... (read more)

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Inkheart 01
Inkheart 01
by Cornelia Funke
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Meggie loves books more than just about anything. Her father, Mo, is a book binder and introduced her to reading at an early age; now she has a shoe box filled with her special books (so that she can grab them at a moment's notice). Meggie soon comes to... (read more)

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The Virgin Suicides
The Virgin Suicides
by Jeffrey Eugenides
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Long before Jeffrey Eugenides gave us the Pulitzer Prize-winning Middlesex, he delivered this dark jewel of a novel. Set in small town America, this study of a broken family of suicidal sisters will shock you. It is so compelling, you will be absolutely... (read more)

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The Buying of the President 2004: Who's Really Bankrolling Bush and His Democratic Challengers -- and What They Expect in Return
The Buying of the President 2004: Who's Really Bankrolling Bush and His Democratic Challengers -- and What They Expect in Return
by Charles Lewis
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In a refreshingly non-partisan style, Lewis examines the financial entanglements that mire the political process. You'll be shocked at how little your vote may count. This book is like having a smoke-filled room in the palm of your hand.... (read more)

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Thinking in Pictures : Making of Matewan (87 Edition)
Thinking in Pictures : Making of Matewan (87 Edition)
by John Sayles
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Before you even begin to write your screenplay you need to know how to visualize it. Thinking in Pictures is more than just John Sayles's account of what it took to make his intellectually satisfying film Matewan — it is also a primer for the would-be... (read more)

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The Lighthouse: An Adam Dalgliesh Mystery
The Lighthouse: An Adam Dalgliesh Mystery
by P. D. James
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P. D. James's peerless reputation comes from her skillful combination of elegant prose and sharp psychological insight with wonderfully complex mysteries. She is a wise, eloquent, and humane novelist who explores all manner of human frailty with the same... (read more)

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Bad Day at Riverbend
Bad Day at Riverbend
by Chris Van Allsburg
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Despite numerous rereadings, this book makes me laugh out loud every time. Bad Day at Riverbend showcases Chris Van Allsburg's imaginative talent for storytelling and illustration.... (read more)

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Saturday: A Novel
Saturday: A Novel
by Ian McEwan
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Ian McEwan's new novel is generous, contemplative, and moving — and in good company, joining classics like Mrs. Dalloway and Ulysses that take place during a single day. McEwan intricately weaves characters and themes towards an eloquent and wrenching... (read more)

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The Marriage of Sticks
The Marriage of Sticks
by Jonathan Carroll
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As Marriage of Sticks opens, Miranda Romanac is preparing to attend her fifteen-year high school reunion. She is hoping to see James Stillman, "the first man I ever loved with an adult heart," only to be informed that he died three years before in a car... (read more)

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The Cement Garden
The Cement Garden
by Ian McEwan
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Long before Atonement, Ian McEwan was one sick, dirty little boy. And for that I am grateful. The Cement Garden is his most deeply macabre novel. Within the lives of four orphaned children, McEwan casts spells so dark and twisted, there is no room for... (read more)

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Ethan Coen and Joel Coen: Collected Screenplays 1: Blood Simple, Raising Arizona, Miller's Crossing, Barton Fink
Ethan Coen and Joel Coen: Collected Screenplays 1: Blood Simple, Raising Arizona, Miller's Crossing, Barton Fink
by Ethan Coen and Joel Coen
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Arguably the most talented filmmaking siblings around, the Coens have blessed the cinema with their unique blend of dark humor, kinetic insanity, and mid-western values. To open one of their screenplays is to behold some of the finest screenwriting... (read more)

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Life of Pi
Life of Pi
by Yann Martel
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I admit it; before reading Life of Pi, I thought, There's just no way that Yann Martel can write a whole book about a teenage boy and a tiger stranded together in a lifeboat for 277 days. But, I was so wrong; he pulls it off beautifully. You will love... (read more)

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Snow Crash (Bantam Spectra Book)
Snow Crash (Bantam Spectra Book)
by Neal Stephenson
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Snow Crash is one of my favorites. It's an epic cyber-punk tale that contains elements that are both fantastical and very realistic. The characters are richly imagined, even the villains. It is fast paced and well embellished, containing elements of... (read more)

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Peter and the Starcatchers
Peter and the Starcatchers
by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson
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Peter and the Starcatchers is a nearly perfect, swashbuckling adventure that's sure to please girls and boys alike. A brilliantly conceived prequel to Peter Pan.... (read more)

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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind: The Shooting Script
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind: The Shooting Script
by Charlie Kaufman
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I don't even know how to begin writing anything in relation to the work of Charlie Kaufman. Is he really the most original voice working in Hollywood — or just an escaped mental patient who has gone undetected amidst the denizens of LA? In either case... (read more)

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