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Sweet Thunder
Sweet Thunder
by Ivan Doig
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A beloved character brings the power of the press to 1920s Butte, Montana, in this latest from the best storyteller of the West In the winter of 1920, a quirky bequest draws Morrie Morgan back to Butte, Montana, from a year-long honeymoon with his bride,... (read more)

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Gilead: A Novel
Gilead: A Novel
by Marilynne Robinson
Staff Pick
A story about faith, love, history and growing old, this book is poignant and lovely. It is a long letter from a father who thinks he is soon to die, to his seven-year-old son. Robinson's command of language, her deep understanding of humanity, and her... (read more)

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Cutting for Stone (Vintage)
Cutting for Stone (Vintage)
by Abraham Verghese
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I'm used to reading good authors, but Verghese is so good, he blew me away. He writes with such detached compassion that Ethiopia becomes your homeland, and Matron, Ghosh, Marion and Shiva Stone, and all the rest become your friends, your neighbors, and... (read more)

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Oryx and Crake
Oryx and Crake
by Margaret Atwood
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Reading a dystopian novel that so closely matches the current political and cultural situation seems like an exercise in depression, yet part of the truly visceral response to this novel seems due to the realization that it could so easily happen in... (read more)

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The Chronology of Water: A Memoir
The Chronology of Water: A Memoir
by Lidia Yuknavitch
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Lidia Yuknavitch's memoir, The Chronology of Water, is fierce and voluptuous. Intimate and expansive. Hard, hard stuff presented in gorgeous language. I picked it up on impulse, read the first line, and was crying before I reached the end of the opening... (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 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 Boys of My Youth
The Boys of My Youth
by Jo Ann Beard
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Existing somewhere between a memoir and an essay collection, The Boys of My Youth lives in a genre all its own. It is so addicting, and if you didn't know it was nonfiction, you'd assume it was a book of short stories. The best book I've read in years.... (read more)

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Night Film
Night Film
by Marisha Pessl
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“Night Film has been precision-engineered to be read at high velocity, and its energy would be the envy of any summer blockbuster. Your average writer of thrillers should lust for Pessl’s deft touch with character.” The New York Times... (read more)

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Wake Up, Sir!: A Novel
Wake Up, Sir!: A Novel
by Jonathan Ames
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Wake Up, Sir! is a brilliant work of fiction that just happens to be laugh-out-loud funny, to boot (though it also has a stirring underlying sadness). Jonathan Ames is a daring and deeply honest writer whose work abounds with tender and heartbreaking... (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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Me Talk Pretty One Day
Me Talk Pretty One Day
by David Sedaris
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Completely autobiographical and, as always, hilarious, Me Talk Pretty One Day is my favorite of all the David Sedaris collections. The first half of the book focuses on his childhood in North Carolina and his very unusual family; the second half details... (read more)

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The Free (P.S.)
The Free (P.S.)
by Willy Vlautin
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In The Free, the shattered dreams of a suicidal vet, a family man without a family, and a helper unable to help collide, and what is left is... hope, humanity, and a whole lot of heart! Vlautin's latest is soulful, uplifting, and, in the end, beautiful.... (read more)

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My Abandonment
My Abandonment
by Peter Rock
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Based on a true story, My Abandonment is a riveting, unforgettable novel about what it's like to live just beyond the fringes of what we call civilization. Rock finds the tender truth of the 13-year-old protagonist, and the reader can't help but be... (read more)

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Calling Dr. Laura: A Graphic Memoir
Calling Dr. Laura: A Graphic Memoir
by Nicole Georges
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Superb. This memoir is another good example for me of someone who is living a parallel life to my own. I always find solace in knowing that I'm not alone in experiencing trauma from family, love, or life. The voice is wonderful and the artwork is great.... (read more)

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Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? (13 Edition)
Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? (13 Edition)
by Jeanette Winterson
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You know you're in for an interesting ride when the memoirist calls her mother "Mrs. Winterson," but this wry, unflinching look at a wildly dysfunctional adoptive family is anything but a pity memoir. Winterson untangles the complexities of her... (read more)

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The Likeness
The Likeness
by Tana French
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The Likeness is another masterpiece of suspense by Tana French. Reminiscent of The Secret History, this psychological thriller is wonderfully written and impeccably paced — a perfect summer read.... (read more)

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Falling from Horses
Falling from Horses
by Molly Gloss
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In a new novel from the best-selling author of The Hearts of Horses and The Jump-Off Creek, a young ranch hand escapes a family tragedy and travels to Hollywood to become a stunt rider.   In 1938, nineteen-year-old ranch hand Bud Frazer sets out for... (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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Blasphemy: New and Selected Stories
Blasphemy: New and Selected Stories
by Sherman Alexie
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What a powerful collection of short stories! Alexie really stretches his wings and explores fascinating new territories, while at the same time revamping his old works by placing them in new contexts. I was completely blown away by Mr. Alexie, as usual.... (read more)

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