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Rabbit Hill (Puffin Newberry Library)
Rabbit Hill (Puffin Newberry Library)
by Robert Lawson
Staff Pick
Written in 1944, this is one of the classics of children's literature. The animals of Rabbit Hill and the folks who live in the big house learn about coexisting, giving us all something to think about in terms of how we interact with the world around us.... (read more)

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Gilead
Gilead
by Marilynne Robinson
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Written 25 years after Housekeeping, Gilead was worth the wait. Nearing the end of his life, a small-town Reverend writes letters to his young son, and learns some hard truths about himself along the way. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 2005, this... (read more)

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Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life
by Barbara Kingsolver and Camille Kingsolver and Steven L. Hopp
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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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Tenth of December: Stories
Tenth of December: Stories
by George Saunders
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Clever, nuanced, and weird, Tenth of December is a short story collection that manages to venture into uncomfortable places in a very entertaining way. Saunders explores questions of morality and personal responsibility with a lightness of touch and an... (read more)

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The Fault in Our Stars
The Fault in Our Stars
by John Green
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John Green has so cleanly sidestepped anything precious, sentimental, and heart-warming in The Fault in Our Stars, it's a wonder he was even able to write about two teenagers diagnosed with cancer. These are some fertile fields for tweeness, indeed. Oh... (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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Clary, Jace, Simon, and their friends must face Clary's brother Sebastian in the last battle between Shadowhunters and demons. Cassandra Clare outdoes herself in this gripping conclusion to the Mortal Instruments series.... (read more)

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The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven
The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven
by Sherman Alexie
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This collection of interconnected stories explore the dreams, passions, contradictions, and heartbreak of being Indian in contemporary America. Bittersweet, poignantly ironic, and at times profoundly humorous, Alexie's writing is passionate and vivid... (read more)

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Habibi
Habibi
by Craig Thompson
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In Habibi, Craig Thompson strides into a minefield and emerges with an abundance of love, presenting a graphic novel of such dazzling scope, it took nearly seven years to create.... (read more)

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The Help
The Help
by Kathryn Stockett
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Kathryn Stockett's characters aren't just memorable — they're the kind you start to miss the minute you turn the last page. Set in Mississippi in 1962, they speak from a world careening toward great and long-overdue change, in voices resonating with... (read more)

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The Old Man and the Sea
The Old Man and the Sea
by Ernest Hemingway
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Despite a long and varied literate life, I somehow made it to 2010 without having ever read Hemingway, even compulsory high-school Hemingway. Intimidated by his bravado and bullfighting, I steered clear of ol' Papa. It only hit me a few months ago, after... (read more)

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New and Selected Poems, Volume One
New and Selected Poems, Volume One
by Mary Oliver
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With themes that are deceptively simple yet immense in view, Mary Oliver's poetry is a constant surprise. Time spent immersed in her language is time pleasurably spent.... (read more)

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We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our Families: Stories from Rwanda
We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our Families: Stories from Rwanda
by Philip Gourevitch
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"I urge everyone to read this book. The cover shows a picture of serenity, a scene from the beach of Lake Kivu in Rwanda. The landscape is devoid of human beings and an empty chair sits on the sand. The title in red stands out starkly from this backdrop.... (read more)

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The Sun Also Rises
The Sun Also Rises
by Ernest Hemingway
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I read this book during my senior year of college to take a break from my business reading requirements. It inspired me to buy a plane ticket to Spain as a graduation present to myself. I went and ran with the bulls in Pamplona and felt like I was living... (read more)

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Out Stealing Horses
Out Stealing Horses
by Per Petterson
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Hailed by critics across the globe, showered with awards, Out Stealing Horses is a book that true lovers of the written word will hold close to their hearts. With its captivating prose and characters who burrow under your skin and refuse to come out, Per... (read more)

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The Faraway Nearby
The Faraway Nearby
by Rebecca Solnit
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In The Faraway Nearby, Rebecca Solnit weaves seemingly disparate topics, from Mary Shelley's Frankenstein to the birdman cult on Easter Island, with elements of her own life: her mother's advancing Alzheimer's, the collapse of a long-term relationship, a... (read more)

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Blankets: An Illustrated Novel
Blankets: An Illustrated Novel
by Craig Thompson
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This coming-of-age memoir is told as much through the crisp illustrations as through the text. Thompson's voice and drawings are sweet without being sappy, and despite its unconventional format, Blankets is a very honest, relatable account of falling in... (read more)

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Wizardology: The Book of the Secrets of Merlin
Wizardology: The Book of the Secrets of Merlin
by Candlewick Press
Staff Pick
I just love this series. Wizardology makes a beautiful addition to my library, sitting next to the Dragonology books. There is much fun between the pages with pictures and text and games: Did you know Merlin is also known by the name Taliesin? This is a... (read more)

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Little Bear (I Can Read Books: Level 1)
Little Bear (I Can Read Books: Level 1)
by Else Minarik
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Most of my reading these days is done by request, and Little Bear is always in heavy rotation. What can't that Little Bear do? He makes soup! He's a snow-day nudist! He goes to the "moon"! He convinces his mother to recap the previous three stories for... (read more)

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The House of Hades (Heroes of Olympus #4)
The House of Hades (Heroes of Olympus #4)
by Rick Riordan
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Looking for a post-Potter obsession? Enter Heroes of Olympus. The action-packed series follows a group of teenagers living in a modern-day world still inhabited by the beasts and titans of classical mythology. In this fourth installment, the demigods... (read more)

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Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America
Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America
by John M Barry
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"An account of the Mississippi flood of 1927 and how it changed America. When the river flooded, it was possible to travel in a boat, east to west in the South, two hundred miles. The book is an account of how engineers had tried to control the... (read more)

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