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Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson
Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson
by Mitch Albom
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Maybe it was a grandparent, or a teacher, or a colleague.  Someone older, patient and wise, who understood you when you were young and searching, helped you see the world as a more profound place, gave you sound advice to help you make your way... (read more)

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The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
by Haruki Murakami
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Known for his beautiful, haunting, lyrical, and — at times — funny surrealistic stylings, Haruki Murakami is one of the most beloved Japanese authors in the Western world. Although infused with the pop culture of the West, his writing remains... (read more)

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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (P.S.)
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (P.S.)
by Betty Smith
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A book dealer came into Powell's rare book room one day while I was working and bought a beautiful first edition of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. She said it was her favorite book and a birthday present to herself. From the look in her eye and the way she... (read more)

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The Madonnas of Leningrad (P.S.)
The Madonnas of Leningrad (P.S.)
by Debra Dean
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Bit by bit, the ravages of age are eroding Marina's grip on the everyday. An elderly Russian woman now living in America, she cannot hold on to fresh memories— the details of her grown children's lives, the approaching wedding of her grandchild... (read more)

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Tales of the City (P.S.)
Tales of the City (P.S.)
by Armistead Maupin
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For more than three decades Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City has blazed its own trail through popular culture — from a groundbreaking newspaper serial to a classic novel, to a television event that entranced millions around the world. The first... (read more)

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Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name (P.S.)
Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name (P.S.)
by Vendela Vida
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Let me say first that I read this book because of the title. Much like buying a book for its cover, I was drawn in by the possibility that this poetic directive would yield a satisfying story. I was not disappointed; there's a lot to appreciate here... (read more)

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Bel Canto: A Novel
Bel Canto: A Novel
by Ann Patchett
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Somewhere in South America, at the home of the country's vice president, a lavish birthday party is being held in honor of Mr. Hosokawa, a powerful Japanese businessman. Roxanne Coss, opera's most revered soprano, has mesmerized the international guests... (read more)

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River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze (P.S.)
River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze (P.S.)
by Peter Hessler
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Nina Sovich had always yearned for adventures in faraway places; she imagined herself leading the life of a solitary traveler. Yet at the age of thirty-four, she found herself married and contemplating motherhood. Catching her reflection in a window... (read more)

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The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicles #1)
The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicles #1)
by Patrick Rothfuss
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Patrick Rothfuss's New York Times-bestselling debut novel is the riveting first-person narrative of a young man who grows to be the most notorious magician his world has ever seen. From his childhood in a troupe of traveling players, to years spent... (read more)

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The Mysteries of Pittsburgh (P.S.)
The Mysteries of Pittsburgh (P.S.)
by Michael Chabon
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Pulitzer Prize-winner Chabon's first novel (written for his master's thesis at UC Irvine) was published when he was twenty-five, and quickly became a bestseller. Set in the steel ciy, this hilarious coming-of-age story tells the tale of Art Bechstein's... (read more)

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Olive Kitteridge
Olive Kitteridge
by Elizabeth Strout
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Set on the coast of Maine, this fantastic Pulitzer Prize winner (2009) is a terrific character study.  Olive is an irascible, crabby old lady who is difficult to like.  Yet, as her life, marriage, and story play out, her character changes in ways that... (read more)

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Quicksilver: Baroque Cycle  #01
Quicksilver: Baroque Cycle #01
by Neal Stephenson
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Quicksilver is the story of Daniel Waterhouse, fearless thinker and conflicted Puritan, pursuing knowledge in the company of the greatest minds of Baroque-era Europe, in a chaotic world where reason wars with the bloody ambitions of the mighty, and where... (read more)

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Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life (P.S.)
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life (P.S.)
by Barbara Kingsolver and Steven L. Hopp and Camille Kingsolver
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After 25 years in the Arizona desert, in 2004, Kentucky-bred Barbara Kingsolver moved back to the Appalachians, to a Virginia farm just hours from her childhood home. Family called. "Returning," she explains in Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, "would allow my... (read more)

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Mere Christianity (C.S. Lewis Signature Classics)
Mere Christianity (C.S. Lewis Signature Classics)
by C S Lewis
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In 1941 England, when all hope was threatened by the inhumanity of war, C. S. Lewis was invited to give a series of radio lectures addressing the central issues of Christianity. More than half a century later, these talks continue to retain their... (read more)

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What Is the What: The Autobiography of Valentino Achak Deng (Vintage)
What Is the What: The Autobiography of Valentino Achak Deng (Vintage)
by Dave Eggers
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What Is the What is an epic novel about the lives of two boys during the Sudanese civil war. For those who think they know about the so-called Lost Boys of Sudan, this novel will be an eye-opener. And if you think you know the work of Dave Eggers, this... (read more)

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Daughters of the North (P.S.)
Daughters of the North (P.S.)
by Sarah Hall
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In her stunning novel, Hall imagines a new dystopia set in the not-too-distant future. England is in a state of environmental crisis and economic collapse. There has been a census, and all citizens have been herded into urban centers. Reproduction has... (read more)

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John Adams
John Adams
by David Mccullough
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In this powerful, epic biography, David McCullough unfolds the adventurous life journey of John Adams, the brilliant, fiercely independent, often irascible, always honest Yankee patriot who spared nothing in his zeal for the American Revolution; who rose... (read more)

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Bad Monkeys (P.S.)
Bad Monkeys (P.S.)
by Matt Ruff
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Bad Monkeys twists, turns, shifts, and shakes its way through the story of Jane Charlotte, a woman who claims to be a member of a clandestine organization dedicated to fighting evil known as the Final Disposition of Irredeemable Persons. A gripping... (read more)

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The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears
The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears
by Dinaw Mengestu
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A vibrant debut novel, set in Brooklyn and Bangladesh, follows three young women and one family struggling to make peace with secrets and their past For as long as she can remember, Ella has longed to feel at home. Orphaned as a child after her parents... (read more)

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An Empire of Wealth: The Epic History of American Economic Power (P.S.)
An Empire of Wealth: The Epic History of American Economic Power (P.S.)
by John Steele Gordon
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Throughout time, from ancient Rome to modern Britain, the great empires built and maintained their domination through force of arms and political power. But not the United States. America has dominated the world in a new, peaceful, and pervasive way... (read more)

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