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The Invention of Wings
The Invention of Wings
by Sue Monk Kidd
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Inspired by the true story of early-19th-century abolitionist Sarah Grimké, The Invention of Wings follows the lives and evolving friendship of two women, one the rebellious daughter of a Southern plantation owner, the other an indomitable slave... (read more)

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The Magicians
The Magicians
by Lev Grossman
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As a diehard Narniaphile and fantasy addict, I think it would have been impossible for me not to fall in love with The Magicians. Taking a page from C. S. Lewis, Grossman introduces Fillory, a charming and uncanny alternate world created by a fictional... (read more)

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This Is Where I Leave You
This Is Where I Leave You
by Jonathan Tropper
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When Judd's father dies, he joins his family for a week to observe shivah. Meanwhile, in the face of his wife's affair and a divorce on his horizon, he discovers his wife is pregnant. This doesn't much sound like a funny book, but it truly is. Tropper... (read more)

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Slaughterhouse-Five
Slaughterhouse-Five
by Kurt Vonnegut
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Slaughterhouse-Five, an American classic, is one of the worlds great antiwar books. Centering on the infamous firebombing of Dresden, Billy Pilgrims odyssey through time reflects the mythic journey of our own fractured lives as we search for meaning in... (read more)

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Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
by Alison Bechdel
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Fun Home, in concert with Craig Thompson's Blankets, was one of the works that proved to my doubting eyes that graphic novels could reach heights every bit as poetic, moving, and magical as the finest prose. Darkly funny but wholly sincere, the story of... (read more)

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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
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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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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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The Free (P.S.)
The Free (P.S.)
by Willy Vlautin
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In The Free, the shattered dreams of a suicidal vet, a family man without a family, and a helper unable to help collide, and what is left is... hope, humanity, and a whole lot of heart! Vlautin's latest is soulful, uplifting, and, in the end, beautiful.... (read more)

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The Good Lord Bird
The Good Lord Bird
by James McBride
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Winner of the 2013 National Book Award for Fiction A Washington Post, Publishers Weekly, Oprah Magazine Top 10 Book of the Year “A magnificent new novel by the best-selling author James McBride.” –cover review of The New York Times Book... (read more)

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House of Leaves: A Novel
House of Leaves: A Novel
by Mark Z. Danielewski
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"Saints be praised, this is the best book of the new millennium. A veritable tour de force. Pynchon meets Stephen King meets Robert Hughes meets Borges meets Dante. Joycian. Jungian. Mythic. Any clich used by fawning literary critics applies. Yadda Yadda... (read more)

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The Shadow of the Wind
The Shadow of the Wind
by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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Okay, never mind that The Shadow of the Wind starts off in a wonderfully mysterious bookstore and that there's a romantic element that is not schmaltzy, but "timeless" in the best sense of the word. What I loved was how I thought I knew where the author... (read more)

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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
by Ken Kesey
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An international bestseller and the basis for a hugely successful film, Ken Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest was one of the defining works of the 1960s. A mordant, wickedly subversive parable set in a mental ward, the novel chronicles the head-on... (read more)

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The Children Act
The Children Act
by Ian McEwan
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Fiona Maye is a leading High Court judge who presides over cases in the family court. She is renowned for her fierce intelligence, exactitude, and sensitivity. But her professional success belies private sorrow and domestic strife. There... (read more)

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Fahrenheit 451: The Temperature at Which Book Paper Catches Fire, and Burns
Fahrenheit 451: The Temperature at Which Book Paper Catches Fire, and Burns
by Ray Bradbury
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Fahrenheit 451 is probably one of the most important books ever written. If the world of this novel comes to pass, I will be this book. (You'll have to read it to see what I mean.)... (read more)

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To Kill a Mockingbird
To Kill a Mockingbird
by Harper Lee
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This is a book that still resonates more than 45 years after being published. After reading it again and again, I am still moved by the power and humanity of the story. Atticus Finch, a small-town lawyer, is one of those quiet heroes who fights for the... (read more)

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The Signature of All Things
The Signature of All Things
by Elizabeth Gilbert
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Now that the excitement over Eat, Pray, Love has finally subsided, readers can focus their attention on Gilbert's tremendous literary talents. This exquisitely written historical novel will thrill everyone who's been awaiting her return to fiction, as... (read more)

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Invisible Cities
Invisible Cities
by Italo Calvino
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In Invisible Cities, Marco Polo and Kublai Khan tell stories of the cities they've seen, imagined, dreamt, and remembered. The result is a diaphanous fantasy alternating between mirage and memory, like bridges slipping through river fog, or minarets... (read more)

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Oryx and Crake
Oryx and Crake
by Margaret Atwood
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Reading a dystopian novel that so closely matches the current political and cultural situation seems like an exercise in depression, yet part of the truly visceral response to this novel seems due to the realization that it could so easily happen in... (read more)

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Sharp Objects: A Novel
Sharp Objects: A Novel
by Gillian Flynn
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Gillian Flynn's debut novel is a literary thriller that will shock and repulse you, even as it draws you inexorably into its tangled, sadistic web of deceit, secrets, and horrific revelations. With her vivid characters and sharp-edged dialogue, Flynn is... (read more)

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We Are Not Ourselves
We Are Not Ourselves
by Matthew Thomas
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Destined to be a classic, this “powerfully moving” (Chad Harbach, The Art of Fielding), multigenerational debut novel of an Irish-American family is nothing short of a “masterwork” (Joshua Ferris, Then We Came to the End). Born in... (read more)

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