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Local Flavors: Cooking and Eating from America's Farmers' Markets
Local Flavors: Cooking and Eating from America's Farmers' Markets
by Deborah Madison
Staff Pick
Over the years, Deborah Madison has taught us that what is fresh is always better than what is being shipped in. She focuses on this edict in Local Flavors by offering up recipes which make use of seasonal farmers markets. Chapters are deftly arranged by... (read more)

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The Tiger's Wife
The Tiger's Wife
by Tea Obreht
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The postwar chaos in the Balkans provides the backdrop for Obreht's superbly crafted debut. A young physician seeks to unravel the mystery that surrounds both her grandfather's death and the mystifying Deathless Man he encountered throughout his adult... (read more)

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The Interpretation of Murder
The Interpretation of Murder
by Jed Rubenfeld
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A perfect thriller for a dark and stormy night. Move over, Holmes and Watson — Jed Rubenfeld's masterful debut features the dynamic duo of Freud and Jung, working together to catch a killer. If that set-up doesn't hook you, just wait until you see how... (read more)

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Julia's House for Lost Creatures
Julia's House for Lost Creatures
by Ben Hatke
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From the author of the beloved children's graphic novel series Zita the Spacegirl comes this wonderful picture book. Julia and her walking house move to a town by the sea and find things a little too quiet. Soon she hosts mythical creatures of all sorts,... (read more)

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The Savage Detectives: A Novel
The Savage Detectives: A Novel
by Roberto Bolano
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A decidedly Mexican novel that spans the entire globe, The Savage Detectives is Homer's Odyssey, Hemingway's A Moveable Feast and Borges's Ficciones all rolled into one — and somehow becomes more than the sum of its parts in the process. Beautifully... (read more)

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Jam It, Pickle It, Cure It: And Other Cooking Projects
Jam It, Pickle It, Cure It: And Other Cooking Projects
by Karen Solomon
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I've planned my summer around this book, and I can't decide what to pickle, jar, or cure first. Solomon teaches you how to infuse your own spirits and make your own lemon curd, graham crackers, ricotta, mustard, and marshmallows! Detailed instructions... (read more)

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Rites of Spring: The Great War and the Birth of the Modern Age
Rites of Spring: The Great War and the Birth of the Modern Age
by Modris Eksteins
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A rare and remarkable cultural history of World War I that unearths the roots of modernism   Dazzling in its originality, Rites of Spring probes the origins, impact, and aftermath of World War I, from the premiere of Stravinsky's ballet The Rite of... (read more)

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Super Sad True Love Story
Super Sad True Love Story
by Gary Shteyngart
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This dark, smart satire appears at a perfect, uncertain moment for our culture. Will books still exist as we know them? And how will love fare in an electronic world? Shteyngart enables us to laugh our fears away — at least, for the duration of this... (read more)

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Portland Confidential: Sex, Crime, and Corruption in the Rose City
Portland Confidential: Sex, Crime, and Corruption in the Rose City
by Phil Stanford
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It may come as a shock to anyone who regards Portland as a haven for enlightened progressive thought, with light rail and lattes. But not too long ago — in fact, as recently as the 1950s — Portland was known throughout the country as a Mecca of... (read more)

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Kill It and Grill It
Kill It and Grill It
by Ted Nugent and Shemane Nugent
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Initially I thought this was a joke title and grabbed the book because it was funny. I didn't know who Ted Nugent was (I know, I know... but I'm just not into the music scene) and wanted to show it to my husband (don't worry, he knows exactly who Ted is).... (read more)

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Big Hair and Plastic Grass: A Funky Ride Through Baseball and America in the Swinging '70s
Big Hair and Plastic Grass: A Funky Ride Through Baseball and America in the Swinging '70s
by Dan Epstein
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The Bronx Is Burning meets Chuck Klosterman in this wild pop-culture history of baseballs most colorful and controversial decade The Major Leagues witnessed more dramatic stories and changes in the ‘70s than in any other era. The American popular... (read more)

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Elmer Gantry
Elmer Gantry
by Sinclair Lewis
About the Author
Sinclair Lewis was born in 1885 in Sauk Centre, Minnesota, and graduated from Yale University in 1908. His college career was interrupted by various part-time occupations, including a period working at the Helicon Home Colony, Upton Sinclair’s... (read more)

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Gob's Grief
Gob's Grief
by Chris Adrian
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This story has everything ? Civil War heroics, survivor guilt, social history, the most believable rendition of Walt Whitman ever attempted in a novel, and an ending of 19th-century fantastical proportions I personally found quite refreshing. Truly, it's... (read more)

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Cultivating Garden Style: Inspired Ideas and Practical Advice to Unleash Your Garden Personality
Cultivating Garden Style: Inspired Ideas and Practical Advice to Unleash Your Garden Personality
by Rochelle Greayer
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In Cultivating Garden Style, Rochelle Greayer shares ways to create outdoor areas that are charming, comfortable, appealing, and reflect individuality. It features twenty-three unique garden styles accompanied by advice on how to recreate the look... (read more)

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Shake
Shake
by Carli Davidson
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It's said that when dogs take wagging to a full body shudder, they become refreshed and ready to begin again. Carli Davidson's delightful assortment of canines photographed while caught in the act reminds us once again why we love these critters so.... (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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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 Anthologist
The Anthologist
by Nicholson Baker
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The Anthologist is the one of the funniest books I read this year, and one of Baker's best in a long time. Baker creates an incredibly winning main character in Paul Chowder, a minor poet trying (and repeatedly failing) to write the introduction to an... (read more)

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Raymond Carver: A Writer's Life
Raymond Carver: A Writer's Life
by Carol Sklenicka
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Carver's concerns with the consequences and consolations of human frailty were deeply rooted in his own life, as revealed in Sklenicka's captivating and very human portrait. Her insights into his stories inspired me to reread old favorites and discover... (read more)

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Skippy Dies
Skippy Dies
by Paul Murray
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Talk about a spoiler! Yes, Skippy dies. (Or maybe he doesn't. I'll never tell.) But the fact of his death isn't nearly as important as the why, which Paul Murray's Dublin-set novel explores with a dizzying mix of hilarity and tragedy that's never less... (read more)

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