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The Bone Clocks
The Bone Clocks
by David Mitchell
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Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize An elegant conjurer of interconnected tales, a genre-bending daredevil, and master prose stylist, David Mitchell has become one of the leading literary voices of his generation. His hypnotic new novel, The Bone Clocks,... (read more)

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The Alchemist (Insight)
The Alchemist (Insight)
by Paulo Coelho
Staff Pick
Whether you want to take a journey or to be reassured that life is filled with wonder and magic, this beautifully optimistic book is for you. Follow Santiago, a shepherd who follows a dream to find treasure hidden under the pyramids, but ends up finding... (read more)

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Living with a Wild God: A Nonbeliever's Search for the Truth about Everything
Living with a Wild God: A Nonbeliever's Search for the Truth about Everything
by Barbara Ehrenreich
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"Based on a notebook she started when she was 14 after a series of puzzling 'dissociative' episodes that verged on the mystical, Ehrenreich, best-known for her polemics on issues of social justice (Bright-Eyed; Bait and Switch), fashions an intensely... (read more)

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The Night Circus
The Night Circus
by Erin Morgenstern
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Touted as an adult's version of Harry Potter, The Night Circus actually lives up to its hype. It's the story of a couple of magicians, a circus, and a duel. And, of course, it's so much more. Morgenstern's creation is astounding and intricate, delicate... (read more)

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The Holographic Universe
The Holographic Universe
by Michael Talbot
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The Holographic Universe by Michael Talbot is one of my favorite books. Fascinating. Amazing! Physics, swamis, waves, and particles. Extremely readable.... (read more)

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Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife
Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife
by Mary Roach
Staff Pick
In her remarkable debut, Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers, Mary Roach explored what happens to the body after death, and in the process brought the corpse to glittering life. In her follow up, she stakes out similar terrain. What happens to the... (read more)

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Food of the Gods: The Search for the Original Tree of Knowledge a Radical History of Plants, Drugs, and Human Evolution
Food of the Gods: The Search for the Original Tree of Knowledge a Radical History of Plants, Drugs, and Human Evolution
by Terence Mckenna
Staff Pick
McKenna starts his radical revision of human evolution by positing the theory that we evolved from apes to humans because of brain changes brought about by ingesting psilocybin-containing mushrooms. This was, in his opinion, the birth of religion, and... (read more)

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Natural Healing Wisdom and Know How: Useful Practices, Recipes, and Formulas for a Lifetime of Health
Natural Healing Wisdom and Know How: Useful Practices, Recipes, and Formulas for a Lifetime of Health
by Amy Rost
Staff Pick
This guide is so comprehensive, you'll never have to Google again. Covering everything from naturopathy and homeopathy to mind-body healing and cures for specific ailments, Natural Healing Wisdom and Know-How is a great reference for natural-healing... (read more)

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Saving Fish from Drowning
Saving Fish from Drowning
by Amy Tan
Staff Pick
Saving Fish from Drowning is a funny, almost magical look at group dynamics, altruism, and self-interest set against the beauty and repressive politics of Myanmar. Impressive and surprisingly moving.... (read more)

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The Men Who Stare at Goats
The Men Who Stare at Goats
by Jon Ronson
Staff Pick
Military secrets are hard to come by, but when they reveal plans as bizarre as those of the U.S. Army's First Earth Battalion, just be grateful that Jon Ronson is doing the digging. His last book, Them, revealed Ronson to be an expert at revealing the... (read more)

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Beyond Belief: My Secret Life Inside Scientology and My Harrowing Escape
Beyond Belief: My Secret Life Inside Scientology and My Harrowing Escape
by Jenna Miscavige Hill and Lisa Pulitzer
Staff Pick
This book tells the story of a woman born and raised into one of the most mysterious and controversial religious organizations in the world — Scientology. Jenna Miscavige Hill's memoir offers a window into the reality of life inside of Scientology,... (read more)

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Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi (Vintage)
Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi (Vintage)
by Geoff Dyer
Staff Pick
Geoff Dyer, the author of books on subjects as diverse as jazz, D. H. Lawrence, photography, and World War I, is at the top of his game with his latest offering. Jeff in Venice, Death In Varanasi (the title is a play on Thomas Mann's Death in Venice) is... (read more)

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Celebrating the Great Mother: A Handbook of Earth-Honoring Activities for Parents and Children
Celebrating the Great Mother: A Handbook of Earth-Honoring Activities for Parents and Children
by Cait Johnson
Staff Pick
This is a book for those people who want a little woo-woo in their lives but don't believe in Santa Claus. My son and I have found solace in our practice of the Silver Cave, when the longest night seems to go on forever and we need to find hope in the... (read more)

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Undoing Yourself: With Energized Meditation and Other Devices
Undoing Yourself: With Energized Meditation and Other Devices
by Christopher Hyatt
Staff Pick
I never had much success with meditation until I chanced upon the system of energized meditation. The very first session broke up areas of body tension and granted me a peaceful "at-one-ness" with the world around me. I would recommend it to anyone who... (read more)

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Saving Fish from Drowning (Ballantine Reader's Circle)
Saving Fish from Drowning (Ballantine Reader's Circle)
by Amy Tan
Staff Pick
Saving Fish from Drowning is a funny, almost magical look at group dynamics, altruism, and self-interest set against the beauty and repressive politics of Myanmar. Impressive and surprisingly moving.... (read more)

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The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology
The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology
by Ray Kurzweil
Staff Pick
The future of humanity in Kurzweil's eyes is a startling vision of humans moving beyond our biological bodies to join with computers — the human machine. Controversial and insightful, Singularity illuminates the technologies that are pushing the... (read more)

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Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife
Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife
by Mary Roach
Staff Pick
In her remarkable debut, Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers, Mary Roach explored what happens to the body after death, and in the process brought the corpse to glittering life. In her follow up, she stakes out similar terrain. What happens to the... (read more)

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The Miracle Cures of Dr. Aira
The Miracle Cures of Dr. Aira
by Cesar Aira
Staff Pick
Embarking upon a newly translated César Aira novella is often as exciting an experience as the story itself. Given that the Argentine author is so astonishingly prolific, one never really knows quite what to expect from his fiction — save... (read more)

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Life : a User's Manual (Rev 08 Edition)
Life : a User's Manual (Rev 08 Edition)
by Georges Perec
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Meditations (Great Books in Philosophy)
Meditations (Great Books in Philosophy)
by Marcus Aurelius
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