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California
California
by Edan Lepucki
Publisher Comments
"In her arresting debut novel, Edan Lepucki conjures a lush, intricate, deeply disturbing vision of the future, then masterfully exploits its dramatic possibilities." — Jennifer Egan, author of A Visit from the Goon Squad The world Cal and... (read more)

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Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage
Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage
by Haruki Murakami
About the Author
Haruki Murakami was born in Kyoto in 1949 and now lives near Tokyo. He is the author of many novels as well as short stories and non-fiction. His works include Norwegian Wood, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, Kafka on the Shore, After Dark, What I Talk About... (read more)

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All the Light We Cannot See
All the Light We Cannot See
by Anthony Doerr
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From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, a stunningly ambitious and beautiful novel about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II. Marie... (read more)

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The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
by Haruki Murakami
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Haruki Murakami is generally considered the greatest Japanese writer of his generation, but at times he seems more in tune with the culture of the West than of his native country. Throughout his work, the food, music, movies, and literature... (read more)

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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
by Sherman Alexie
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Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where... (read more)

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Never Let Me Go: A Novel
Never Let Me Go: A Novel
by Kazuo Ishiguro
Staff Pick
Set in a (barely?) alternate England in the late 1990s, Never Let Me Go is the sum of Kathy's memories. Kathy is one of many "donors" who have been brought into being for purposes that, while well-intended, can come to no good. Ishiguro's novel touches... (read more)

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To Kill a Mockingbird
To Kill a Mockingbird
by Harper Lee
Staff Pick
We didn't read this in high school. The assigned book was The Scarlet Letter, which was already a favorite of mine. Recently, however, I decided that I'd ignored To Kill a Mockingbird for too long. If you haven't read it, or if it's been awhile since you... (read more)

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The Empathy Exams: Essays
The Empathy Exams: Essays
by Leslie Jamison
Publisher Comments
From personal loss to phantom diseases, a bold and brilliant collection, winner of the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize Beginning with her experience as a medical actor who was paid to act out symptoms for medical students to diagnose, Leslie Jamisons... (read more)

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Geek Love
Geek Love
by Katherine Dunn
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Geek Love is the story of the Binewskis, a carny family whose mater- and paterfamilias set out — with the help of amphetamine, arsenic, and radioisotopes — to breed their own exhibit of human oddities. There's Arturo the Aquaboy, who has... (read more)

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If on a Winter's Night a Traveler
If on a Winter's Night a Traveler
by Italo Calvino
Staff Pick
One of the most inventive books in recent decades, Italo Calvino's If on a Winter's Night a Traveler has a nearly animate quality (or barely inanimate quality); its succession of unwinding mysteries suggests what it might be like to find oneself in a... (read more)

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2666
2666
by Roberto Bolano
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Three academics on the trail of a reclusive German author; a New York reporter on his first Mexican assignment; a widowed philosopher; a police detective in love with an elusive older woman — these are among the searchers drawn to the border city... (read more)

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A Good Man is Hard to Find and Other Stories
A Good Man is Hard to Find and Other Stories
by Flannery O'Connor
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ONE OF THE GREATEST AMERICAN SHORT STORY COLLECTIONS In 1955, with this short story collection, Flannery O'Connor firmly laid claim to her place as one of the most original and provocative writers of her generation. Steeped in a Southern Gothic... (read more)

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Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail (Vintage)
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail (Vintage)
by Cheryl Strayed
Staff Pick
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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A Constellation of Vital Phenomena
A Constellation of Vital Phenomena
by Anthony Marra
Staff Pick
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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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 Rise and Fall of Great Powers
The Rise and Fall of Great Powers
by Tom Rachman
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For fans of Jennifer Egan, Dave Eggers, and Donna Tartt—the brilliant, intricately woven new novel by Tom Rachman, author of The Imperfectionists, one of the most critically acclaimed fiction debuts in years   Following one of the most... (read more)

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Gilead
Gilead
by Marilynne Robinson
Staff Pick
This is one of the few books I have read that has made me actively slow down my reading pace. Every sentence, every word feels purely distilled into its most emotionally resonant core. Robinson's prose conjures up that curious feeling you get sometimes... (read more)

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The Goldfinch
The Goldfinch
by Donna Tartt
Staff Pick
Donna Tartt delivers a beautifully rendered story about a young boy whose life takes a striking turn when an art museum explosion presents him the opportunity to "rescue" a priceless painting that will always hauntingly remind him of his mother.... (read more)

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To Rise Again at a Decent Hour
To Rise Again at a Decent Hour
by Joshua Ferris
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A big, brilliant, profoundly observed novel about the mysteries of modern life by National Book Award Finalist Joshua Ferris, one of the most exciting voices of his generation Paul O'Rourke is a man made of contradictions: he loves the world, but... (read more)

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The Golem and the Jinni (P.S.)
The Golem and the Jinni (P.S.)
by Helene Wecker
Staff Pick
A brilliant blend of historical fiction and literary fantasy set in late 19th-century New York. Beautifully written and carefully researched, this is the story of an unlikely friendship between two beings straight out of mythology: a jinni and a golem... (read more)

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