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March: A Novel
March: A Novel
by Geraldine Brooks
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In her follow-up to Year of Wonders, Geraldine Brooks has taken historical fiction to another dimension altogether. Using America's Civil War as her frame, she plants a famous (but deeply mysterious) literary figure at its center: Mr. March, the absent... (read more)

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Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking
Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking
by Malcolm Gladwell
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Gladwell's appeal can be traced directly to his studied obsession with familiar objects and events, and his remarkable talent for synthesizing complicated ideas into compelling stories. In The Tipping Point, the author set out to describe how ideas... (read more)

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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
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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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The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
by Michael Chabon
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The story of two young comic book artists in 1940s New York City, Jewish boys, one of whom fled the German steamroller heading toward his home in Czechoslovakia in a coffin, Chabon's third and best novel is utterly original, a generous fictional addition... (read more)

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The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
by Malcolm Gladwell
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Somewhere along the way to guru-dom, Malcolm Gladwell got tagged as a business writer. Fair enough — The Tipping Point speaks more powerfully to the principles of succesful marketing than any pedestrian semester in the classroom. But while raves from... (read more)

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Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood
Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood
by Alexandra Fuller
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In her 2001 debut, Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight, Alexandra Fuller recalled in vivid, often excruciating detail coming of age in Rhodesia as a long civil war raged in neighboring Mozambique and her own country slid down the violent path toward an... (read more)

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The Phantom Tollbooth
The Phantom Tollbooth
by Norton Juster
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The Phantom Tollbooth is the story of Milo, a very bored boy who comes home one day to find a magical tollbooth in his room. When Milo drives his car through the tollbooth gate, he finds himself in the Lands Beyond, a country inhabited by living language... (read more)

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James and the Giant Peach
James and the Giant Peach
by Roald Dahl
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Magic green pills spill, accidentally, onto the ground beneath a peach tree. A peach appears overnight, the only fruit the tree has ever produced; by morning, it's swollen to the size of a houseboat, and soon enough James Henry Trotter is climbing aboard... (read more)

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Prayer for Owen Meany
Prayer for Owen Meany
by John Irving
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On one list are the books you like to recommend. You want to turn on someone to your favorite unknown author or introduce them to the season's latest, greatest novel. If you've read widely enough over the years, you'll match reader to occasion. The list... (read more)

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The Collected Stories of Amy Hempel
The Collected Stories of Amy Hempel
by Amy Hempel
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I read The Collected Stories in order, over the course of a single week. My long overdue introduction to Amy Hempel — it was a very good week, indeed. By the time I finished I'd penciled five names onto the back of the last page: friends who'll soon be... (read more)

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The Verificationist
The Verificationist
by Donald Antrim
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"Donald Antrim's novels are smart, surreal, deliciously neurotic, and hilariously funny. Based on his first two, The New Yorker crowned him one of 'The 20 Writers for the 21st Century.' In The Verificationist, his latest (and the one that will likely... (read more)

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The Last American Man
The Last American Man
by Elizabeth Gilbert
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Elizabeth Gilbert first met Eustace Conway in New York City, on the sidewalk in front of her apartment. He'd traveled from North Carolina, dressed in handmade buckskin clothing and "carrying an impressive knife on his belt." Gilbert, a regular... (read more)

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Wild Life
Wild Life
by Molly Gloss
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At the turn of the century, in the primeval forest of the Pacific Northwest, a fiery feminist becomes lost. Struggling to survive, night after terrifying night, she is finally rescued by... Bigfoot!? Huh? No, really — this incredible story works. Gloss... (read more)

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Beasts of No Nation: A Novel
Beasts of No Nation: A Novel
by Uzodinma Iweala
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See Africa through the words of a gifted young writer named Uzodinma Iweala, whose debut novel, Beasts of No Nation, exposes the genocide plaguing that continent in a car-crash voice that won't let you turn away.... (read more)

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The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil
The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil
by George Saunders
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TBaFRoP has garnered many a comparison to Animal Farm. Fair enough: they're both novella-length, political fables written by men named George. But Saunders is so much funnier — and more playful. If you haven't read his work, here's a perfect place to... (read more)

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Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits
Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits
by Laila Lalami
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As Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits begins, thirty men, women, and children crowd onto an inflatable boat to embark on the dangerous fourteen-kilometer crossing from Morocco to Spain. Laila Lalami navigates their desperate attempt as prologue to a novel... (read more)

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Big If
Big If
by Mark Costello
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Vi Asplund, a Secret Service agent, returns to her childhood home to protect the vice president as he campaigns in the New Hampshire primary. Jens, her brother, still lives in Portsmouth, writing code for a wildly successful computer game. If Mark... (read more)

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The Prisoner Pear: Stories from the Lake
The Prisoner Pear: Stories from the Lake
by Elissa Minor Rust
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I don't often read short stories, but Elissa Minor Rust's debut arrived on my desk last week with a yellow sticky note proclaiming, "Local author!" Why not, I figured — and what do you know, I've been returning for another story or two almost every day... (read more)

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Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life
Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life
by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
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Proving that sometimes it's not the story that matters nearly so much as how you tell it, Rosenthal has organized one of the most entertaining, compulsively readable memoirs in recent memory. Go ahead, I dare you to put it down.... (read more)

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Remarkable Reads: 34 Writers and Their Adventures in Reading
Remarkable Reads: 34 Writers and Their Adventures in Reading
by J. Peder Zane
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Ask just about any author why they write and you're likely to hear a story about a book they once read. In Remarkable Reads, thirty-four accomplished authors each remember one such book. Together, these short personal essays deliver a fascinating glimpse... (read more)

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