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Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore
Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore
by Robin Sloan
Staff Pick
Mixing large doses of high tech, a mysterious bookstore, and an entire army of bibliophiles, this charming novel is a booklover's dream. You will be entranced by Mr. Penumbra's bookstore, with its shadowy customers and shelves teetering on the edge of... (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
Staff Pick
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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The People in the Trees
The People in the Trees
by Hanya Yanagihara
Staff Pick
The People in the Trees has done a thorough job of rattling me to the core, and several months after reading it, I still can't stop thinking about it. The book has so many things I love: an unreliable narrator, explosive endings, secrets, unlikable... (read more)

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All the Birds, Singing
All the Birds, Singing
by Evie Wyld
Staff Pick
Carefully spooling out its story, both forwards and backwards, All the Birds, Singing tells the tale of Jake Whyte, a woman on the run who finds herself on an Australian sheep farm. Jake's past is slowly inching into the light of discovery, while her... (read more)

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The Narrow Road to the Deep North
The Narrow Road to the Deep North
by Richard Flanagan
Staff Pick
This is not my usual fare, and I bought Narrow Road based on a lovely review in the Financial Times. The book surprised me: I started reading it on a warm Saturday afternoon and finished it four hours later realizing that I had read something truly... (read more)

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Mink River
Mink River
by Brian Doyle
Staff Pick
I haven't enjoyed a book this much in so long! Set in a tiny coastal Oregon town, this story is populated with characters who seem to leap off the page and speak their lines into your ear. They are that real. Brian Doyle breaks all the so-called "rules... (read more)

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10:04: A Novel
10:04: A Novel
by Ben Lerner
Staff Pick
Ben Lerner delivers on the promise of his fiction debut, Leaving the Atocha Station, with this stunning exploration of the lines between fiction and nonfiction, audience and creator, and the mortality of the body and the immortality of art. Lerner's... (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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The Handmaid's Tale
The Handmaid's Tale
by Margaret Atwood
Staff Pick
Atwood's classic dystopian novel of a terrifying (and terrifyingly plausible) future America has rewarded rereading like no other book; I've probably read it 30 times by now. The world of the narrator, Offred (from "Of Fred" — women no longer have... (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
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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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Slouching towards Bethlehem: Essays
Slouching towards Bethlehem: Essays
by Joan Didion
Staff Pick
Joan Didion's lucid, canny prose style is painstakingly situated around the art of the sentence. Slouching towards Bethlehem, her first collection of nonfiction, serves as a prime example of exactly how well she can wield one. Each of these essays... (read more)

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Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman (Vintage International)
Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman (Vintage International)
by Haruki Murakami
Staff Pick
There are two kinds of people in this world: those who have never read Haruki Murakami and those who love his books with feverish devotion. Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman is a career-spanning collection of short stories guaranteed to amuse, disturb... (read more)

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The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
by Haruki Murakami
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Known for his beautiful, haunting, lyrical, and — at times — funny surrealistic stylings, Haruki Murakami is one of the most beloved Japanese authors in the Western world. Although infused with the pop culture of the West, his writing remains... (read more)

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Hollow City: The Second Novel of Miss Peregrine's Children
Hollow City: The Second Novel of Miss Peregrine's Children
by Ransom Riggs
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The sequel to Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children follows Jacob and his friends to London, chronicling their unusual adventures along the way. Quirky, entertaining, and well-written, this young adult novel from Ransom Riggs will be as beloved as... (read more)

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The Sasquatch Hunter's Almanac
The Sasquatch Hunter's Almanac
by Sharma Shields
Staff Pick
Did Eli's mother actually leave home with a sasquatch-like creature, or just a very hairy man? To the dismay of those around him, Eli makes it his life's mission to find out. Whether the strange characters and situations we encounter are allegorical or... (read more)

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The Enchanted
The Enchanted
by Rene Denfeld
Staff Pick
Rene Denfeld's The Enchanted is a book like no other. Set in a crumbling prison, the characters are the prisoners on death row, the grieving warden, the corrupt guard, the lady trying to stay the execution, the fallen priest, the white-haired boy, the... (read more)

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Tenth of December: Stories
Tenth of December: Stories
by George Saunders
Staff Pick
Any collection by Saunders is a gem, but his latest book shows tremendous range and maturity. His scope, wild imagination, clarity, depth of feeling, and skewed sense of humor make the stories shine and linger. Amazing. Tenth of December is a masterpiece.... (read more)

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The Enchanted
The Enchanted
by Rene Denfeld
Staff Pick
Rene Denfeld's The Enchanted is a book like no other, and it is absolutely chilling. With Denfeld's spare, quiet prose, it is one of the most gorgeous and stunning things I have ever read. Living in this book for a week, I felt broken open, shattered... (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
Staff Pick
Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki may be a simple story, but it carries an emotional heft that feels like a throwback to one of Murakami's classic early novels, like Norwegian Wood. His ephemeral and effortless prose flows like a perfectly choreographed dream and... (read more)

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Fahrenheit 451: The Temperature at Which Book Paper Catches Fire, and Burns
Fahrenheit 451: The Temperature at Which Book Paper Catches Fire, and Burns
by Ray Bradbury
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Fahrenheit 451 is probably one of the most important books ever written. If the world of this novel comes to pass, I will be this book. (You'll have to read it to see what I mean.)... (read more)

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