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The Song of Achilles
The Song of Achilles
by Madeline Miller
Staff Pick
The Song of Achilles revisits the sprawling story of the Trojan War but focuses on the relationship between Achilles and Patroclus. It is a love story so intensely searing, the brutal 10-year Trojan War somehow takes a backseat: the love they share... (read more)

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War Trash
War Trash
by Ha Jin
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"Ha Jin's finest work yet. A richer deeper hue woven with emotion. It is perfect."... (read more)

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Sammy Keyes and the Skeleton Man
Sammy Keyes and the Skeleton Man
by Wendelin Van Draanen
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When I was ten I wanted to BE Harriet the Spy. If I were ten now I'd want to be Sammy Keyes! This new series of books by Van Draanen provide the mysteries girls are looking for! Sammy is twelve with great wit, ingenuity, street smarts, and sometimes a... (read more)

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The Baker's Apprentice
The Baker's Apprentice
by Judith R Hendricks
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This is a delicious sequel to Judith Hendricks's Bread Alone. Beautiful symbolism and vivid descriptions make this novel a joy to read. Join Wanter Morrison as she bakes her creations and discovers the beautiful symbolisms between food and life. This is... (read more)

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Something Rising (Light and Swift)
Something Rising (Light and Swift)
by Haven Kimmel
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Cassie Claiborne is a street-smart Nine-Ball prodigy, a temperamental tomboy, too knowing to accept her surroundings and too circumscribed by them to find release. I was less than thirty pages into Something Rising and already I sensed I'd be missing her... (read more)

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Iodine
Iodine
by Haven Kimmel
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Haven Kimmel's gorgeous fourth novel is disturbing and brilliant in equal measure. Iodine is unlike any book I've ever read; woven through with psychoanalyses, dreams, hallucinations, and mythology, you are never sure which version of our narrator's... (read more)

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The Exquisite
The Exquisite
by Laird Hunt
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One review of Hunt's previous novel, Indiana, Indiana, claimed the book could stand some more risk-taking. In The Exquisite, Hunt seems to have taken that to heart. It is an unnerving and slightly spooky tale set in post-9/11 New York. Henry is the... (read more)

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Dirty Work
Dirty Work
by Larry Brown
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This is definitely an antiwar novel. It doesn't take long to know things will not turn out well. Over the course of a night and a day in a veterans hospital, Walter and Braiden meet and spend time talking about what they've gone through. It is impossible... (read more)

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The Accidental: A Novel
The Accidental: A Novel
by Ali Smith
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The Accidental, Ali Smith's dazzling new novel, explores the modern family in all its chaos, darkness, and love, using some of the most inventive prose seen in recent years. Smith's story is bewitching, her characters empathetic, and her craft impeccable.... (read more)

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Misfortune
Misfortune
by Wesley Stace
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Misfortune is the most riotously funny and thoroughly engaging Victorian gender-bending epic you'll read this (or quite possibly any) year. Wesley Stace is a writer of considerable gifts and Misfortune marks an auspicious literary debut.... (read more)

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Fat City (California Fiction)
Fat City (California Fiction)
by Leonard Gardner
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Fat City is the first (and, sadly, only) novel by Leonard Gardner. It is 180 pages of boxing, booze, lousy jobs, poisoned relationships, and flophouse squalor. It perfectly captures the characters' desperation, hopelessness, and faded dreams. If you are... (read more)

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The Lovers
The Lovers
by Vendela Vida
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Vendela Vida's ability to set a mood is masterfully displayed in The Lovers, an eerie travelogue laced with nuanced suspense. Recently widowed, Yvonne travels to Turkey to retrace the steps of her honeymoon, but finds herself alone in an unfamiliar and... (read more)

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Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name
Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name
by Vendela Vida
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Let me say first that I read this book because of the title. Much like buying a book for its cover, I was drawn in by the possibility that this poetic directive would yield a satisfying story. I was not disappointed; there's a lot to appreciate here... (read more)

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The Wonder Spot
The Wonder Spot
by Melissa Bank
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"Saturday morning I started The Wonder Spot, Melissa Bank's 2005 novel-in-stories. Sunday afternoon I finished. Two days with the Applebaum family took me all the way from turntables to cell phones; we covered a lot of ground, Sophie Applebaum and I... (read more)

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The View from the Seventh Layer
The View from the Seventh Layer
by Kevin Brockmeier
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Brockmeier's prose is at once fanciful and meditative. This new collection of stories confirms his stature as one of America's most audacious fabulists.... (read more)

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
by Mark Haddon
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An autistic math genius sets out to solve the murder-by-pitchfork of a neighbor's dog. The narrator's autism gives a terrific, interesting depth to his voice. Incredibly well done, Mark Haddon's debut novel is sweet, original, and moving.... (read more)

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Belong to Me
Belong to Me
by Marisa De Los Santos
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Belong To Me is a portrait of suburban assimilation filled with heart, laughter, and recognition. Marisa de los Santos manages to write about the funny, awkward situations that so many of us have endured, while creating characters as real as your own... (read more)

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Travels with Charley: In Search of America
Travels with Charley: In Search of America
by John Steinbeck
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Wanderlust is a pervasive, seemingly incurable "virus of restlessness." Not contagious in any clinical sense, you either have it or you don't. John Steinbeck did, in spades. As the 1960s commenced, Steinbeck, according to his oldest son, sensed his... (read more)

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Smoke and Mirrors: Short Fictions and Illusions
Smoke and Mirrors: Short Fictions and Illusions
by Neil Gaiman
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If you've only read The Sandman, you're cheating yourself, but if you haven't read Gaiman at all, it's simply a crime. Smoke and Mirrors is his first — and, I think, best — short story collection, with not a bad story in the lot. The best are the... (read more)

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The Bloody Chamber: And Other Stories (Penguin Ink)
The Bloody Chamber: And Other Stories (Penguin Ink)
by Angela Carter
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Though rated by the Sunday Times (London) as the 10th greatest British writer since 1945, Angela Carter (1940-1992) is not nearly as well-known on this side of the pond. The Bloody Chamber is an excellent introduction to her work. A collection of short... (read more)

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