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Tenth of December: Stories
Tenth of December: Stories
by George Saunders
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National Book Award Finalist • Named One of the Ten Best Books of the Year By The New York Times Book Review Includes an extended conversation with David Sedaris One of the most important and blazingly original writers of his generation, George... (read more)

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The Book Thief
The Book Thief
by Markus Zusak
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"It's just a small story really, about among other things: a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery..." Take your time reading this beautifully written book with an innovative... (read more)

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One Flew Over Cuckoo's Nest (325 Pages) (62 Edition)
One Flew Over Cuckoo's Nest (325 Pages) (62 Edition)
by Ken Kesey
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An international bestseller and the basis for a hugely successful film, Ken Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest was one of the defining works of the 1960s. A mordant, wickedly subversive parable set in a mental ward, the novel chronicles the head-on... (read more)

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To Kill a Mockingbird
To Kill a Mockingbird
by Harper Lee
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This is a book that still resonates more than 45 years after being published. After reading it again and again, I am still moved by the power and humanity of the story. Atticus Finch, a small-town lawyer, is one of those quiet heroes who fights for the... (read more)

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Invisible Cities
Invisible Cities
by Italo Calvino
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In Invisible Cities, Marco Polo and Kublai Khan tell stories of the cities they've seen, imagined, dreamt, and remembered. The result is a diaphanous fantasy alternating between mirage and memory, like bridges slipping through river fog, or minarets... (read more)

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The Signature of All Things
The Signature of All Things
by Elizabeth Gilbert
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Now that the excitement over Eat, Pray, Love has finally subsided, readers can focus their attention on Gilbert's tremendous literary talents. This exquisitely written historical novel will thrill everyone who's been awaiting her return to fiction, as... (read more)

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Frankenstein (94 Edition)
Frankenstein (94 Edition)
by Mary Shelley
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Written by an anonymous19-year-old, rejected by two publishers, and finally given a printing of only 500 copies, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein would go on to become one of the most influential novels in the science-fiction and horror genres. But Shelley's... (read more)

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Allegiant (Divergent Trilogy)
Allegiant (Divergent Trilogy)
by Veronica Roth
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The final book in the Divergent series brings the story to a climactic and explosive finale. Like the first two books, Allegiant is complex, action-packed, well-written, and intelligent. Veronica Roth is one of the finest YA authors writing today; this... (read more)

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Outliers: The Story of Success
Outliers: The Story of Success
by Malcolm Gladwell
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If you've ever wondered what so-and-so had that you didn't, you need to read Outliers. Gladwell's writing is always engaging, especially when he illuminates the mysterious elements that allow one person to succeed beyond all others.... (read more)

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The Girl with All the Gifts
The Girl with All the Gifts
by M. R. Carey
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The Girl With All the Gifts is a groundbreaking thriller, emotionally charged and gripping from beginning to end. Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant keeps his gun pointing at her... (read more)

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The Flamethrowers
The Flamethrowers
by Rachel Kushner
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Land art, motorcycles, and '70s revolutionaries meld together brilliantly in The Flamethrowers. In prose both provocative and menacing, Kushner explores this unusual territory through the eyes of her intrepid female protagonist, Reno, and constructs an... (read more)

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The Humans
The Humans
by Matt Haig
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If asked to host and invite anyone of my liking to a dinner party, a seat would most definitely go to alien Andrew. This endearing fella is what makes The Humans sing with charm and humor. As readers see the world through Andrew's eyes, there is... (read more)

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East of Eden
East of Eden
by John Steinbeck
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I was once told a good novel will set its tenor by the end of its first page, so lately I've been skimming the first page of prospective reads to test this theory. When I did this with Steinbeck's East of Eden, I couldn't stop; the assault of great... (read more)

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Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
by Cheryl Strayed
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I know this title is everywhere right now. I was very fortunate to get an advanced copy, and I immediately fell in love. Why? Well, like many, my favorite books are those that seem to have been written just for me. I deeply understood the raw ache of... (read more)

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Children of the Days: A Calendar of Human History
Children of the Days: A Calendar of Human History
by Eduardo Galeano
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The great Eduardo Galeano, Uruguayan writer and journalist, has spent some five decades in literary pursuit of restoring memory, veracity, and justice to their once-exalted heights. Resounding throughout his works are the amplified echoes of the... (read more)

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A Short History of Nearly Everything
A Short History of Nearly Everything
by Bill Bryson
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This learned and amusing work covers the origin of the universe to the human genome. A welcome journey with Bryson in typical wise and witty fashion.... (read more)

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The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates
The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates
by Wes Moore
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The Other Wes Moore is the fascinating tale of two men who shared a name and a birthplace; their lives started out in similar circumstances and ended up very differently (one a Rhodes Scholar, the other serving a life sentence in jail). A moving... (read more)

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The Cuckoo's Calling
The Cuckoo's Calling
by J. K. Rowling as Robert Galbraith
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J. K. Rowling scores a big hit with her incognito foray into the mystery genre. No, she was not happy to be outed as Robert Galbraith, but her cantankerous, grumpy P.I. and excellent story will make you happy that she was. Here's hoping she continues... (read more)

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The Imperfectionists
The Imperfectionists
by Tom Rachman
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It really is as good as you've heard it is, and if you haven't heard someone raving about it, let me be that person. A member of that burgeoning category of book that declines to be easily identifiable as either a novel or book of short stories, The... (read more)

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The Midnight Library
The Midnight Library
by Kazuno Kohara
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Perfect for bedtime reading, pay a visit to the Midnight Library where you can snuggle up for a nighttime story. There is a little library that only opens at night. In the library there is a little librarian—and her three assistant owls&... (read more)

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