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Tenth of December: Stories
Tenth of December: Stories
by George Saunders
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National Book Award Finalist • Named One of the Ten Best Books of the Year By The New York Times Book Review Includes an extended conversation with David Sedaris One of the most important and blazingly original writers of his generation, George... (read more)

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We Were Liars
We Were Liars
by E. Lockhart
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E. LOCKHART is the author of four books about Ruby Oliver: The Boyfriend List, The Boy Book, The Treasure Map of Boys, and Real Live Boyfriends. She also wrote Fly on the Wall, Dramarama, and How to Be Bad (the last with Sarah Mlynowski and Lauren... (read more)

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We Live in Water: Stories
We Live in Water: Stories
by Jess Walter
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The first collection of short fiction from Jess Walter, New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful Ruins, We Live in Water is a diverse suite of stories marked by the wry wit and generosity of spirit that has made him one of America's most talked... (read more)

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The Ocean at the End of the Lane
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
by Neil Gaiman
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Neil Gaiman at his fantastical best! The story of a man discovering that his childhood may have contained more than he ever imagined possible, The Ocean at the End of the Lane will enchant from the very first sentence. It is the sort of tale you can read... (read more)

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Earthsea Cycle #01: A Wizard of Earthsea
Earthsea Cycle #01: A Wizard of Earthsea
by Ursula K Le Guin
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Originally published in 1968, Ursula K. Le Guins A Wizard of Earthsea marks the first of the six now beloved Earthsea titles. Ged was the greatest sorcerer in Earthsea, but in his youth he was the reckless Sparrowhawk. In his hunger for power and... (read more)

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The Martian
The Martian
by Andy Weir
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Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself... (read more)

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Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened
Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened
by Allie Brosh
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Local author Allie Brosh uses MS Paint and her inspired prose to create hilarious and poignant stories and essays. Whether she's discussing her dogs, depression, hot sauce, or her childhood, Brosh is insightful and darkly comic. Half original material... (read more)

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The Patrick Melrose Novels: Never Mind, Bad News, Some Hope, and Mother's Milk
The Patrick Melrose Novels: Never Mind, Bad News, Some Hope, and Mother's Milk
by Edward St Aubyn
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER An Atlantic Best Book of the Year A Publishers Weeklys Best Book of the Year “The Melrose Novels are a masterwork for the twenty-first century, written by one of the great prose stylists in England.” &... (read more)

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Wool
Wool
by Hugh Howey
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I don't usually read too much in the post-apocalypse genre, but two employees chose this self-published book in their Top 5 list last year, and when Simon & Schuster produced it this year, I just had to give it a try. And, yeah, the title and cover are... (read more)

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The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
by Daniel James Brown
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For readers of Laura Hillenbrand's Seabiscuit and Unbroken, the dramatic story of the American rowing team that stunned the world at Hitler's 1936 Berlin Olympics. Daniel James Brown’s robust book tells the story of the University of Washington... (read more)

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Infinite Jest: A Novel
Infinite Jest: A Novel
by David Foster Wallace
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Set in an addicts' halfway house and a tennis academy, and featuring the most endearingly screwed-up family to come along in recent fiction, Infinite Jest explores essential questions about what entertainment is and why it has come to so dominate our... (read more)

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The Bees
The Bees
by Laline Paull
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The Handmaid's Tale meets The Hunger Games in this brilliantly imagined debut set in an anciet culture where only the queen may breed and deformity means death. Flora 717 is a sanitation worker, a member of the lowest caste in her orchard hive where work... (read more)

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Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness
Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness
by Susannah Cahalan
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Brain on Fire is a memoir that reads like a mystery novel. The author is struck by a mysterious illness and becomes paranoid and delusional. I could not put this book down and was obsessed with finding out what drove the author to madness. It was well... (read more)

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Sex at Dawn: How We Mate, Why We Stray, and What It Means for Modern Relationships (P.S.)
Sex at Dawn: How We Mate, Why We Stray, and What It Means for Modern Relationships (P.S.)
by Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jetha
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Sex at Dawn is nonfiction at its best. Writing across a range of disciplines, from anthropology to philosophy, the authors explore and challenge everything we thought we knew about human sexuality in this provocative and profound book.... (read more)

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Wolf Hall
Wolf Hall
by Hilary Mantel
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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 Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy #1)
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy #1)
by Douglas Adams
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Just before the Earth is demolished, Arthur Dent is plucked off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect.... (read more)

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Unruly Places: Lost Spaces, Secret Cities, and Other Inscrutable Geographies
Unruly Places: Lost Spaces, Secret Cities, and Other Inscrutable Geographies
by Alastair Bonnett
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The real-life answers to Italo Calvinos Invisible Cities, Unruly Places explores the most extraordinary, off-grid, offbeat places on the planet. Alastair Bonnetts tour of the planets most unlikely micro-nations, moving villages, secret cities, and no... (read more)

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Slaughterhouse-Five
Slaughterhouse-Five
by Kurt Vonnegut
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Slaughterhous-Five is one of the world's great anti-war books. Centering on the infamous fire-bombing of Dresden, Billy Pilgrim's odyssey through time reflects the mythic journey of our own fractured lives as we search for meaning in what we are afraid... (read more)

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The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration
The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration
by Isabel Wilkerson
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The Warmth of Other Suns is a fascinating epic narrative of the Great Migration by the brilliant and beautiful Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson.... (read more)

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Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen (Vintage)
Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen (Vintage)
by Christopher McDougall
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Born to Run is the one of those books you just can't keep to yourself. In fact, it's probably the one title I've recommended more than any other in the last two years. It has a little bit of everything: adventure, travel, history, science, and sport, all... (read more)

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