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The Summer without Men
The Summer without Men
by Siri Hustvedt
Staff Pick
Smart, wry, engaging, and affecting, The Summer without Men is a triumph. The narrator's voice is utterly distinctive, and her mind is a joy to inhabit. A must for Hustvedt fans, and if you haven't read her before, you're missing out on one of America's... (read more)

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Bring Up the Bodies (A John MacRae Book)
Bring Up the Bodies (A John MacRae Book)
by Hilary Mantel
Staff Pick
Would the sequel live up to expectations? Actually, yes. Hilary Mantel's talent for rich detail and sensuous atmosphere is still apparent, and Bring Up the Bodies is, in some ways, a much more gripping, riveting, and textured read than Wolf Hall. For one... (read more)

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Fight Club
Fight Club
by Chuck Palahniuk
Staff Pick
A modern classic. I devoured Fight Club in one day several years ago and its impact hasn't been lessened in subsequent rereadings. Palahniuk's style is punchy, fast-paced, and often hilarious. It may be difficult to read the novel today without picturing... (read more)

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Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 2: The Complete and Authoritative Edition
Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 2: The Complete and Authoritative Edition
by Mark Twain and Benjamin Griffin and Harriet E. Smith
Staff Pick
The legendary life of America's best-loved author is brilliantly narrated through self-portrait in this second volume of Twain's autobiographical work. With his remarkable humor and wit, Twain brings readers near, sharing his experiences, ideas, and... (read more)

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A Long Way Down: A Novel
A Long Way Down: A Novel
by Nick Hornby
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Nick Hornby is the Dickens of our time. He's beloved by countless readers who don't otherwise care about novels. In the guise of effortless entertainment, his populist style delivers profound truths about the human condition. Both authors shaped novels... (read more)

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When You Are Engulfed in Flames
When You Are Engulfed in Flames
by David Sedaris
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Always a delight, never a disappointment, David Sedaris has come out with his finest offering yet. He has a deft touch, moving between sarcasm and sadness or, in this collection, between redneck babysitters and quitting smoking.... (read more)

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City of Thieves
City of Thieves
by David Benioff
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Set during the Germans' brutal siege of Leningrad in World War II, City of Thieves is a harrowing, surreal, and surprisingly funny odyssey through a land ravaged by war, where two young soldiers on an impossible mission encounter the best and worst of... (read more)

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Master and Margarita (67 Edition)
Master and Margarita (67 Edition)
by Mikhail Bulgakov
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"Manuscripts don't burn" — that's what the man said. It's impossible to destroy the last thing that one has loved, as memory trumps death. This holds true for Mikhail Bulgakov's novel The Master and Margarita: he burned his own copy down to nothing,... (read more)

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State of Wonder (P.S.)
State of Wonder (P.S.)
by Ann Patchett
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State of Wonder is Ann Patchett's best book yet (yes, even better than Bel Canto). Brimming with mystery, philosophy, intrigue, ethical questions, the flora and fauna of the Amazon jungle, and absolutely beautiful prose, Patchett's new novel should be at... (read more)

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Cat's Eye
Cat's Eye
by Margaret Atwood
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This is my favorite out of all Margaret Atwood's books. It tells the story so convincingly of the cruelty and competition between young girls as viewed by the now older narrator Elaine. Complex and disturbing, Cat's Eye is a momentous book from one of... (read more)

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Hopscotch (Pantheon Modern Writers)
Hopscotch (Pantheon Modern Writers)
by Julio Cortazar
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"Cortazar is an elixir; Hopscotch is precise and brilliant and disturbing as hell. A balance of absurdity and beauty, literally and in each ready sense, a tightrope walk between the window and the pavement ? this is what Hopscotch injects within the... (read more)

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Uncle Tom's Cabin (81 Edition)
Uncle Tom's Cabin (81 Edition)
by Harriet Beecher Stowe
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This novel must be read in the context of its own time. Looking at the book from present-day eyes, it seems to contain, not characters, but caricatures. The characters in this book became larger than life over time and a series of emotions attached to... (read more)

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Freedom: A Novel
Freedom: A Novel
by Jonathan Franzen
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In his new novel, Jonathan Franzen surpasses the achievements of his National Book Award-winner, The Corrections. Freedom examines every major theme in American life — politics, class, work, culture, and sex, to name a few — through the lens of one... (read more)

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The Sisters Brothers
The Sisters Brothers
by Patrick deWitt
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This entertaining and heartbreaking story is told by a fabulous narrator, Eli Sisters. Eli and his brother Charlie are hired killers in late 19th-century Oregon and California, and this is the tale of their final job.... (read more)

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A Thousand Splendid Suns
A Thousand Splendid Suns
by Khaled Hosseini
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Never mind the sophomore slump — this book devours that cliché. As well as illuminating the rich history and familial culture behind war-torn Afghanistan, A Thousand Splendid Suns is filled with authentic relationships and characters that are... (read more)

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Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
by David Sedaris
Staff Pick
One of these days I'll find the time to construct an actual review of Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, but until I do let these words stand as my pledge: You will not regret purchasing this book. Further: You're unlikely to find more pure... (read more)

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Wolf Hall
Wolf Hall
by Hilary Mantel
Staff Pick
Do we really need another sweeping historical epic set in 16th-century England? One which possesses at its heart yet another subplot about Henry VIII and his volatile affections? We certainly do if the novel is written by Hilary Mantel. Written in a... (read more)

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The Invisible Bridge (Vintage Contemporaries)
The Invisible Bridge (Vintage Contemporaries)
by Julie Orringer
Staff Pick
The Invisible Bridge is jaw-droppingly impressive. Orringer is a hugely talented writer, able to wrangle epic themes — love and war, tragedy and redemption — and tame them with her deft, evocative prose. Her debut novel is cinematic, heart-wrenching,... (read more)

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The Dog Stars (Vintage Contemporaries)
The Dog Stars (Vintage Contemporaries)
by Peter Heller
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A post-apocalyptic story with an open, elegant heart, Heller's debut novel follows a pilot, Hig, and an ex-military man, Bangley, in their fight for survival. Although stuck together in an uneasy partnership, they each flawlessly compensate for the... (read more)

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Shotgun Lovesongs
Shotgun Lovesongs
by Nickolas Butler
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Welcome to Little Wing. Its a place like hundreds of others, nothing special, really. But for four friends—all born and raised in this small Wisconsin town—it is home. And now they are men, coming into their own, or struggling to do... (read more)

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