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Holiday Gift Guide
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The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook
The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook
by Deb Perelman
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The long-awaited cookbook by Deb Perelman of Smitten Kitchen — home cook, photographer, and celebrated food blogger. Deb Perelman loves to cook. She isn't a chef or a restaurant owner — she's never even waitressed. Cooking in her tiny... (read more)

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Modernist Cuisine at Home
Modernist Cuisine at Home
by Nathan Myhrvold and Maxime Bilet
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The culinary revolution that has transformed restaurant menus around the world is also making its way into home kitchens. The Cooking Lab, publisher of the encyclopedic six-volume set Modernist Cuisine, which immediately became the definitive reference... (read more)

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How Music Works
How Music Works
by David Byrne
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How Music Works is David Byrne's remarkable and buoyant celebration of a subject he has spent a lifetime thinking about. In it he explores how profoundly music is shaped by its time and place, and he explains how the advent of recording technology in the... (read more)

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Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis
Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis
by Timothy Egan
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How a lone mans epic obsession led to one of Americas greatest cultural treasures: Prizewinning writer Timothy Egan tells the riveting, cinematic story behind the most famous photographs in Native American history — and the driven, brilliant man... (read more)

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The End of Your Life Book Club
The End of Your Life Book Club
by Will Schwalbe
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"What are you reading?" That's the question Will Schwalbe asks his mother, Mary Anne, as they sit in the waiting room of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. In 2007, Mary Anne returned from a humanitarian trip to Pakistan and Afghanistan... (read more)

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Flour Water Salt Yeast: The Fundamentals of Artisan Bread and Pizza
Flour Water Salt Yeast: The Fundamentals of Artisan Bread and Pizza
by Ken Forkish
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There are few things more satisfying than biting into a freshly made, crispy-on-the-outside, soft-and-supple-on-the-inside slice of perfectly baked bread. For Portland-based baker Ken Forkish, well-made bread is more than just a pleasure — it is a... (read more)

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Star Wars Origami: 36 Amazing Paper-Folding Projects from a Galaxy Far, Far Away...
Star Wars Origami: 36 Amazing Paper-Folding Projects from a Galaxy Far, Far Away...
by Chris Alexander
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Kids love origami — and what could be cooler than transforming a piece of paper into Boba Fett, Princess Leia, Yoda, or R2-D2? And not just any paper, but custom-designed paper illustrated with art from the movies. Star Wars® Origami marries... (read more)

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The Where, the Why, and the How: 75 Artists Illustrate Wondrous Mysteries of Science
The Where, the Why, and the How: 75 Artists Illustrate Wondrous Mysteries of Science
by Jenny Volvovski and Julia Rothman and Matt Lamothe
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A science book like no other, The Where, the Why, and the How turns loose 75 of today's hottest artists onto life's vast questions, from how we got here to where we are going. Inside these pages some of the biggest (and smallest) mysteries of the natural... (read more)

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Jerusalem: A Cookbook
Jerusalem: A Cookbook
by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi
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A collection of 120 recipes exploring the flavors of Jerusalem from the New York Times bestselling author of Plenty, one of the most lauded cookbooks of 2011. In Jerusalem, Yotam Ottolenghi re-teams with his friend (and the co-owner of his restaurants... (read more)

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Fifty Places to Bike Before You Die: Biking Experts Share the World's Greatest Destinations
Fifty Places to Bike Before You Die: Biking Experts Share the World's Greatest Destinations
by Chris Santella
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Fifty Places to Bike Before You Die is the ninth addition to the bestselling Fifty Places series by Chris Santella. Biking has grown increasingly popular in recent years, as both a leisure and an extreme exercise activity, and Santella covers trips for... (read more)

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Hallucinations
Hallucinations
by Oliver Sacks
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Have you ever seen something that wasn’t really there? Heard someone call your name in an empty house? Sensed someone following you and turned around to find nothing? Hallucinations don’t belong wholly to the insane. Much more commonly, they... (read more)

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America Again: Re-Becoming the Greatness We Never Weren't
America Again: Re-Becoming the Greatness We Never Weren't
by Stephen Colbert
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Book store nation, in the history of mankind there has never been a greater country than America. You could say we're the #1 nation at being the best at greatness. But as perfect as America is in every single way, America is broken. And we can't exchange... (read more)

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Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman
Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman
by Robert K. Massie
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The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Peter the Great, Nicholas and Alexandra, and The Romanovs returns with another masterpiece of narrative biography, the extraordinary story of an obscure German princess who became one of the most remarkable, powerful,... (read more)

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I'm Your Man: The Life of Leonard Cohen
I'm Your Man: The Life of Leonard Cohen
by Sylvie Simmons
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The legend behind such songs as “Suzanne,” “Bird on the Wire” and “Hallelujah” and the poet and novelist behind such groundbreaking literary works as Beautiful Losers and Book of Mercy, Leonard Cohen is one of the most... (read more)

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Into the Silence: The Great War, Mallory, and the Conquest of Everest
Into the Silence: The Great War, Mallory, and the Conquest of Everest
by Wade Davis
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The definitive story of the British adventurers who survived the trenches of World War I and went on to risk their lives climbing Mount Everest. On June 6, 1924, two men set out from a camp perched at 23,000 feet on an ice ledge just below the lip of... (read more)

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Both Flesh and Not: Essays
Both Flesh and Not: Essays
by David Foster Wallace
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Beloved for his epic agony, brilliantly discerning eye, and hilarious and constantly self-questioning tone, David Foster Wallace was heralded by both critics and fans as the voice of a generation. Both Flesh and Not gathers 15 essays never published in... (read more)

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Arguably: Essays
Arguably: Essays
by Christopher Hitchens
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"All first-rate criticism first defines what we are confronting," the late, great jazz critic Whitney Balliett once wrote. By that measure, the essays of Christopher Hitchens are in the first tier. For nearly four decades, Hitchens has been telling us... (read more)

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Knitting from the Center Out: An Introduction to Revolutionary Knitting with 28 Modern Projects
Knitting from the Center Out: An Introduction to Revolutionary Knitting with 28 Modern Projects
by Daniel Yuhas
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In Knitting from the Center Out, Daniel Yuhas teaches knitters the fascinating technique of starting a project with just a few stitches and knitting outward, in revolutions (or circles). The book features 28 mesmerizing projects, ranging from baby... (read more)

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Who I Am: A Memoir
Who I Am: A Memoir
by Pete Townshend
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From the voice of a generation: The most highly anticipated autobiography of the year, and the story of a man who... is a Londoner and a Mod... wanted The Who to be called The Hair... loved The Everly Brothers, but not that "drawling dope" Elvis... (read more)

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Gertie's New Book for Better Sewing: A Modern Guide to Couture-Style Sewing Using Basic Vintage Techniques
Gertie's New Book for Better Sewing: A Modern Guide to Couture-Style Sewing Using Basic Vintage Techniques
by Gretchen Hirsch
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Gretchen “Gertie” Hirsch is a passionate home seamstress, a sought-after sewing teacher, and the creator of one of the web’s most popular sewing blogs: Gertie’s New Blog for Better Sewing. The blog began as a way for readers to... (read more)

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