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Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar
Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar
by Cheryl Strayed
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Life can be hard: your lover cheats on you; you lose a family member; you can't pay the bills — and it can be great: you've had the hottest sex of your life; you get that plum job; you muster the courage to write your novel. Sugar — the once... (read more)

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Mink River
Mink River
by Brian Doyle
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I haven't enjoyed a book this much in so long! Set in a tiny coastal Oregon town, this story is populated with characters who seem to leap off the page and speak their lines into your ear. They are that real. Brian Doyle breaks all the so-called "rules... (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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One Hundred Years of Solitude
One Hundred Years of Solitude
by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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One of the 20th century's enduring works, One Hundred Years of Solitude is a widely beloved and acclaimed novel known throughout the world, and the ultimate achievement in a Nobel Prize–winning career. The novel tells the story of the rise and fall... (read more)

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A Tale for the Time Being
A Tale for the Time Being
by Ruth Ozeki
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A brilliant, unforgettable, and long-awaited novel from bestselling author Ruth Ozeki. “A time being is someone who lives in time, and that means you, and me, and every one of us who is, or was, or ever will be.” In Tokyo, sixteen-year-... (read more)

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A Thousand Splendid Suns: A Novel
A Thousand Splendid Suns: A Novel
by Khaled Hosseini
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Never mind the sophomore slump — this book devours that cliché. As well as illuminating the rich history and familial culture behind war-torn Afghanistan, A Thousand Splendid Suns is filled with authentic relationships and characters that are... (read more)

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The Handmaid's Tale
The Handmaid's Tale
by Margaret Atwood
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Introducing a breathtakingly inventive futuristic suspense novel about one woman who rebels against everything she is told to believe. Emma wakes in a hospital, with no memory of what came before. Her husband, Declan, a powerful, seductive man, provides... (read more)

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Kafka on the Shore
Kafka on the Shore
by Haruki Murakami
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Kafka on the Shore is powered by two remarkable characters: a teenage boy, Kafka Tamura, who runs away from home either to escape a gruesome oedipal prophecy or to search for his long-missing mother and sister; and an aging simpleton called Nakata, who... (read more)

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The Orphan Master's Son
The Orphan Master's Son
by Adam Johnson
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An epic novel that elevates its acclaimed author to a whole new level, The Orphan Master’s Son is a stunning work of fiction that follows a young man’s undercover journey in the world’s most mysterious dictatorship, North Korea. Pak Jun... (read more)

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Ecotopia 30TH Anniversary Edition
Ecotopia 30TH Anniversary Edition
by Ernest Callenbach
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This is the 30th Anniversary edition of the classic environmental novel about a future in which a socially and ecologically responsible state is created in the West. The story is told by a reporter who is the first media vistor from the United States... (read more)

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The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
by Junot Diaz
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The most talked about — and praised — first novel of 2007, and winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Oscar is a sweet but disastrously overweight ghetto nerd who, from the New Jersey home he shares with his old world mother and rebellious sister,... (read more)

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Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (and Other Concerns)
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (and Other Concerns)
by Mindy Kaling
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Mindy Kaling is hilarious, not in an "lol, I realize this is humorous on an intellectual level" kind of way, but in an "I am actually giggling so hard I'm hitting my nose on the pages of this book, and now I'm that crazy person laughing alone in her room... (read more)

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Where the Air Is Clear (04 Edition)
Where the Air Is Clear (04 Edition)
by Fuentes
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Where the Air Is Clear, Carlos Fuentes's first novel, is an unsparing portrayal of Mexico City's upper class. Departing from a traditional linear narrative, Fuentes constructs his novel around a series of encounters with members of this world, including... (read more)

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The Art Forger
The Art Forger
by B. A. Shapiro
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On March 18, 1990, thirteen works of art worth today over $500 million were stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. It remains the largest unsolved art heist in history, and Claire Roth, a struggling young artist, is about to discover... (read more)

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Gilead
Gilead
by Marilynne Robinson
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This is one of the few books I have read that has made me actively slow down my reading pace. Every sentence, every word feels purely distilled into its most emotionally resonant core. Robinson's prose conjures up that curious feeling you get sometimes... (read more)

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Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk
by Ben Fountain
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A finalist for the National Book Award! Three minutes and forty-three seconds of intense warfare with Iraqi insurgents has transformed the eight surviving men of Bravo Squad into America's most sought-after heroes. Now they're on a media... (read more)

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A Confederacy of Dunces
A Confederacy of Dunces
by John Kennedy Toole
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When a true genius appears in the world, You may know him by this sign, that the dunces Are all in confederacy against him. Jonathan Swift, "Thoughts on Various Subjects, Moral and Diverting" "A green hunting cap squeezed the top of the fleshy... (read more)

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White Teeth (Vintage International)
White Teeth (Vintage International)
by Zadie Smith
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Interpreter of Maladies
Interpreter of Maladies
by Jhumpa Lahiri
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Navigating between the Indian traditions they've inherited and the baffling new world, the characters in Jhumpa Lahiri's elegant, touching stories seek love beyond the barriers of culture and generations. In "A Temporary Matter," published in the New... (read more)

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The Selected Works of T. S. Spivet
The Selected Works of T. S. Spivet
by Reif Larsen
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Discover The Selected Works of T. S. Spivet for iPad. A boundary-leaping debut tracing a gifted young map maker’s attempt to understand the ways of the world When twelve-year-old genius cartographer T. S. Spivet receives an unexpected phone call... (read more)

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