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The Polar Express
The Polar Express
by Chris Van Allsburg
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Could a bookseller's favorite book really be a children's Christmas picture book? I am often asked to name my favorite book — an impossible question to answer, really — and I find myself mentioning The Polar Express time and again (not without... (read more)

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Things Fall Apart
Things Fall Apart
by Chinua Achebe
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Things Fall Apart tells two intertwining stories, both centering on Okonkwo, a “strong man” of an Ibo village in Nigeria. The first, a powerful fable of the immemorial conflict between the individual and society, traces Okonkwos fall from... (read more)

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Paper Towns
Paper Towns
by John Green
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Paper Towns starts with a dead man that two children find in the park and picks up speed from there. When his childhood best friend, Margo, goes AWOL, Quentin must put together some cryptic clues to find her. John Green has impressed me again with his... (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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Fourth of July Creek
Fourth of July Creek
by Smith Henderson
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In this shattering and iconic American novel, PEN prize-winning writer, Smith Henderson explores the complexities of freedom, community, grace, suspicion and anarchy, brilliantly depicting our nation's disquieting and violent contradictions. After trying... (read more)

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The Invention of Wings
The Invention of Wings
by Sue Monk Kidd
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Inspired by the true story of early-19th-century abolitionist Sarah Grimké, The Invention of Wings follows the lives and evolving friendship of two women, one the rebellious daughter of a Southern plantation owner, the other an indomitable slave... (read more)

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The Secret Place (Dublin Murder Squad)
The Secret Place (Dublin Murder Squad)
by Tana French
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The Little Prince
The Little Prince
by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
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Few stories are as widely read and as universally cherished by children and adults alike as The Little Prince. Richard Howard's translation of the beloved classic beautifully reflects Saint-Exupéry's unique and gifted style. Howard, an... (read more)

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Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures
Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures
by Kate DiCamillo and K.G. Campbell
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In her new novel, Kate DiCamillo once again weaves an enchanting tale, this time involving an eccentric squirrel and Flora, a true cynic. A story filled with warmth, hope, change, and magic, featuring full-page graphic-style illustrations, Flora and... (read more)

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A Constellation of Vital Phenomena
A Constellation of Vital Phenomena
by Anthony Marra
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Life during wartime Chechnya is not easy to read about, but this novel is too beautiful to be depressing, and Marra's skilled plotting pushes you forward heart-first. This is my pick for the best under-the-radar book of 2013.... (read more)

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Bobcat and Other Stories
Bobcat and Other Stories
by Rebecca Lee
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Rebecca Lee confessed in an interview that she's a "glacially slow" writer, and it's no wonder. Her language is so exquisitely wrought, and her affection for her characters so strong, that each story feels like a masterpiece. Bobcat is cosmopolitan... (read more)

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The Adventures of Captain Underpants (Captain Underpants #1)
The Adventures of Captain Underpants (Captain Underpants #1)
by Dav Pilkey
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As parents already know, Beginning Reader books are often very repetitive and boring, and many such books drive adults crazy as their children start learning to read out loud (because, let's face it people... they're our kids and we are not going to... (read more)

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Redshirts
Redshirts
by John Scalzi
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I don't reread books often; I just don't have the time. But this is one book that will get reread annually, if not more often. While the bulk of Redshirts is a comedic romp that gleefully skewers the conventions of sci-fi television, the three codas at... (read more)

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Code Name Verity
Code Name Verity
by Elizabeth Wein
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In this tale of friendship, war, and early women's aeronautics, "Verity" has been captured by the Nazis while attempting espionage in France during World War II. This story is her confession. She swears she is telling the truth, but she also admits that... (read more)

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The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis
The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis
by Lydia Davis
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Normally I dislike "domestic stories." You know, those fictions that deal with slice-of-life musings or investigations into the American Life and Household. Lydia Davis tackles this terrain quite often, but the clarity of her voice, coupled with a will... (read more)

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Autobiography of Red: A Novel in Verse
Autobiography of Red: A Novel in Verse
by Anne Carson
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Autobiography of Red is the story of Geryon, a winged red monster slain by Herakles, as well as a young boy, tormented by his family, who writes his life story at the age of five. It is both an elaborate re-creation of ancient Greek myth and a... (read more)

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Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
by Alison Bechdel
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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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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter #07)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter #07)
by J. K. Rowling
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I couldn't imagine a better ending for this extraordinary series. J. K. Rowling, thank you for staying true to your vision.... (read more)

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City of Heavenly Fire (Mortal Instruments #6)
City of Heavenly Fire (Mortal Instruments #6)
by Cassandra Clare
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Shadowhunters and demons square off for the final showdown in the spellbinding, seductive conclusion to the #1 andlt;Iandgt;New York Timesandlt;/Iandgt; bestselling Mortal Instruments series.andlt;brandgt;andlt;brandgt;Darkness has descended on the... (read more)

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The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie: A Flavia de Luce Mystery
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie: A Flavia de Luce Mystery
by Alan Bradley
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If Nancy Mitford wrote I Capture the Castle or Cold Comfort Farm and starred in them Harriet the Spy you'd have something close to the quirky charm of Bradley's Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie. Even if you figure out the probable culprit before it's... (read more)

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