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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
by Mark Haddon
Staff Pick
An autistic math genius sets out to solve the murder-by-pitchfork of a neighbor's dog. The narrator's autism gives a terrific, interesting depth to his voice. Incredibly well done, Mark Haddon's debut novel is sweet, original, and moving.... (read more)

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The Secret Life of Bees
The Secret Life of Bees
by Sue Monk Kidd
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Sue Monk Kidd’s The Secret Life of Bees, a heartwarming coming of age tale set in 1960s South Carolina, a multi-million copy New York Times bestseller, now an award-winning film starring Dakota Fanning, Queen Latifah, Jennifer Hudson and Alicia... (read more)

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
by Stephen Chbosky
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This coming-of-age story absolutely shines. Charlie is your average teenager trying to navigate the treacherous waters of adolescence, yet he's so much more than that. Recognizing something special in Charlie, a teacher feeds him literature and tries to... (read more)

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Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands
Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands
by Chris Bohjalian
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CHRIS BOHJALIAN is the critically acclaimed author of seventeen books, including the New York Times bestsellers The Sandcastle Girls, Skeletons at the Feast, The Double Bind, and Midwives. His novel Midwives was a number one New York Times bestseller and... (read more)

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The Story of a New Name (Neapolitan Novels #2)
The Story of a New Name (Neapolitan Novels #2)
by Elena Ferrante
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The second book, following last years My Brilliant Friend, featuring the two friends Lila and Elena. The two protagonists are now in their twenties. Marriage appears to have imprisoned Lila. Meanwhile, Elena continues her journey of self-discovery. The... (read more)

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So Much a Part of You
So Much a Part of You
by Polly Dugan
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Two young women who've dated the same man navigate love, destiny, loss, and choice in this powerful debut. Anna Riley and Anne Cavanaugh have had a lover in common, but it's not until a pivotal moment in one of their lives that their paths... (read more)

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Dora: A Headcase
Dora: A Headcase
by Lidia Yuknavitch
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This book jumps off the cliff with the first chapter but never quite crashes at the bottom. The crazy ride stayed with me weeks after reading it, and I still occasionally ask myself what the hell just happened! The author calls it a farce; it's that and... (read more)

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The Silver Star
The Silver Star
by Jeannette Walls
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In The Silver Star, Jeannette Walls has written a heartbreaking and redemptive novel about an intrepid girl who challenges the injustice of the adult world — a triumph of imagination and storytelling. IT IS 1970 in a small town in California... (read more)

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The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P.
The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P.
by Adelle Waldman
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Writer Nate Pivens star is rising. After several lean and striving years, he has his pick of both magazine assignments and women: Juliet, the hotshot business reporter; Elisa, his gorgeous ex-girlfriend, now friend; and Hannah, “almost universally... (read more)

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
by Stephen Chbosky
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This coming-of-age story absolutely shines. Charlie is your average teenager trying to navigate the treacherous waters of adolescence, yet he's so much more than that. Recognizing something special in Charlie, a teacher feeds him literature and tries to... (read more)

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The Silver Star
The Silver Star
by Jeannette Walls
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From one of the greatest storytellers of our time, the acclaimed, bestselling, "gripping story of a courageous and sensible girl surviving the adults around her" (St. Louis Post Dispatch)—"a page turner" (Entertainment Weekly). It is 1970 in a... (read more)

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The Edge of Never
The Edge of Never
by J. A. Redmerski
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"Redmerski's self-published new adult romance garnered numerous fans, leading to this trade paper reissue. Camryn Bennett is miserably depressed after the death of her boyfriend and a handful of other crises. She buys a random bus ticket and hits the... (read more)

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Lay It on My Heart
Lay It on My Heart
by Angela Pneuman
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This piercing, sly debut novel tells the story of one unforgettable month in a Kentucky girls thirteenth year. Charmaine Peakes prophet father has been committed to a psychiatric institution. Her mother, forced to rent out their house and move them down... (read more)

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Live Bait
Live Bait
by Fabio Genovesi
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The story of a small Italian town where fishing, biking, and rock 'n' roll make the news, until tragedy turns everything upside down. Muglione. Nothing grows in this Tuscan backwater except the wild imagination of Fiorenzo, a nineteen-year-old metalhead.... (read more)

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We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
by Karen Joy Fowler
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From the New York Times–bestselling author of The Jane Austen Book Club, the story of an American family, middle class in middle America, ordinary in every way but one. But that exception is the beating heart of this extraordinary novel. Meet the... (read more)

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Black Swan Green (06 Edition)
Black Swan Green (06 Edition)
by David Mitchell
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From the author of Cloud Atlas, now a major motion picture starring Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Susan Sarandon, and Hugh Grant, and directed by Lana and Andy Wachowski and Tom Tykwer From award-winning writer David Mitchell comes a sinewy... (read more)

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Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands
Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands
by Christopher A. Bohjalian
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A heartbreaking, wildly inventive, and moving novel narrated by a teenage runaway, from the bestselling author of Midwives and The Sandcastle Girls. Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands is the story of Emily Shepard, a homeless teen living in... (read more)

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Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands (Large Print)
Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands (Large Print)
by Christopher A. Bohjalian
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A heartbreaking, wildly inventive, and moving novel narrated by a teenage runaway, from the bestselling author of Midwives and The Sandcastle Girls. Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands is the story of Emily Shepard, a homeless teen living in... (read more)

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Sloppy Firsts: A Novel
Sloppy Firsts: A Novel
by Megan McCafferty
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My parents suck ass. Banning me from the phone and restricting my computer privileges are the most tyrannical parental gestures I can think of. Don't they realize that Hope's the only one who keeps me sane?...I don't see how things could get any worse.... (read more)

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Lean on Pete (P.S.)
Lean on Pete (P.S.)
by Willy Vlautin
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From Willy Vlautin, one of the most natural storytellers ever to come out of the Northwest, comes a heartbreaking adventure starring 15-year-old Charley Thompson. It's like Tom Sawyer, but with more drunks, death, and weird strangers. Another engrossing... (read more)

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