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A Good Man is Hard to Find and Other Stories
A Good Man is Hard to Find and Other Stories
by Flannery O'Connor
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ONE OF THE GREATEST AMERICAN SHORT STORY COLLECTIONS In 1955, with this short story collection, Flannery O'Connor firmly laid claim to her place as one of the most original and provocative writers of her generation. Steeped in a Southern Gothic... (read more)

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The Golem and the Jinni (P.S.)
The Golem and the Jinni (P.S.)
by Helene Wecker
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A brilliant blend of historical fiction and literary fantasy set in late 19th-century New York. Beautifully written and carefully researched, this is the story of an unlikely friendship between two beings straight out of mythology: a jinni and a golem... (read more)

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Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
by Susan Cain
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One-third of the world's population are introverts, and we are quietly going to take over the world while you extroverts are busy yapping it up and not paying attention. Don't say you haven't been warned.... (read more)

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Americanah
Americanah
by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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From the award-winning author of Half of a Yellow Sun, a dazzling new novel: a story of love and race centered around a young man and woman from Nigeria who face difficult choices and challenges in the countries they come to call home. As teenagers in a... (read more)

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Hard Choices
Hard Choices
by Hillary Rodham Clinton
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Hillary Clinton's candid reflections about the key moments during her time as Secretary of State, as well as her thoughts about how to navigate the challenges of the 21st century.... (read more)

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The Left Hand of Darkness
The Left Hand of Darkness
by Ursula K. Le Guin
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Winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards A groundbreaking work of science fiction, The Left Hand of Darkness tells the story of a lone human emissary to Winter, an alien world whose inhabitants can change their gender. His goal is to facilitate Winter's... (read more)

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Gilead
Gilead
by Marilynne Robinson
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This is one of the few books I have read that has made me actively slow down my reading pace. Every sentence, every word feels purely distilled into its most emotionally resonant core. Robinson's prose conjures up that curious feeling you get sometimes... (read more)

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Going Somewhere: A Bicycle Journey Across America
Going Somewhere: A Bicycle Journey Across America
by Brian Benson
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Brian has a million vague life plans but zero sense of direction. So when he meets Rachel, a self-possessed woman who daydreams of bicycling across the States, he decides to follow her wherever she'll take him. Brian and Rachel soon embark on a ride... (read more)

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Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East
Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East
by Scott Anderson
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A New York Times Notable Book of 2013 A Christian Science Monitor Best Book of 2013 A Chicago Tribune Noteworthy Book of the Year An NPR Great Read of 2013 A thrilling and revelatory narrative of one of the most epic and consequential periods in 20th... (read more)

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Outlander
Outlander
by Diana Gabaldon
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History, time travel, Highland lore, romance, battle, dead sexy Scottish men, and well-written repartee... I dare you to find one thing in that list that doesn't sound completely riveting. You can't do it, can you? Outlander may technically be... (read more)

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Mr. Mercedes
Mr. Mercedes
by Stephen King
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In a mega-stakes, high-suspense race against time, three of the most unlikely and winning heroes Stephen King has ever created try to stop a lone killer from blowing up thousands. In the frigid pre-dawn hours, in a distressed Midwestern city, hundreds of... (read more)

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Bar Book: Elements of Cocktail Technique
Bar Book: Elements of Cocktail Technique
by Jeffrey Morgenthaler and Martha Holmberg
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Written by renowned bartender and cocktail blogger Jeffrey Morgenthaler, The Bar Book is the only technique-driven cocktail handbook out there. This indispensable guide breaks down bartending into essential techniques, and then applies them to building... (read more)

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The Handmaid's Tale
The Handmaid's Tale
by Margaret Atwood
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Introducing a breathtakingly inventive futuristic suspense novel about one woman who rebels against everything she is told to believe. Emma wakes in a hospital, with no memory of what came before. Her husband, Declan, a powerful, seductive man, provides... (read more)

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The People in the Trees
The People in the Trees
by Hanya Yanagihara
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Mink River
Mink River
by Brian Doyle
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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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Things Fall Apart
Things Fall Apart
by Chinua Achebe
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Things Fall Apart tells two intertwining stories, both centering on Okonkwo, a “strong man” of an Ibo village in Nigeria. The first, a powerful fable of the immemorial conflict between the individual and society, traces Okonkwos fall from... (read more)

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Beautiful Ruins (P.S.)
Beautiful Ruins (P.S.)
by Jess Walter
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Jess Walter gets nearer the Pulitzer with Beautiful Ruins. Chance meetings during the 1962 filming of Cleopatra in Italy set in motion events that spiral into the present day. Walter captures perfectly how the best part of life is that it doesn't turn... (read more)

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Disgrace
Disgrace
by J. M. Coetzee
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One afternoon while talking with a friend about books, I wondered how to best describe my experience of reading Disgrace, and this is what I came up with: it's like a finely-crafted, very sharp knife resting gently against your skin. The uneasiness and... (read more)

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Desert Solitaire
Desert Solitaire
by Edward Abbey
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This memoir by Edward Abbey recounts his years as a park ranger working at Arches National Park in Utah. Abbey's keen eye and sharp writing clearly impart the beauty of the desert and the importance of preserving our limited natural resources. His... (read more)

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Lucky Us
Lucky Us
by Amy Bloom
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Amy Bloom is the author of the bestselling and acclaimed Away; Come to Me, a National Book Award finalist; A Blind Man Can See How Much I Love You, nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award; Love Invents Us; and Normal.... (read more)

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