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2009 October


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Paper Towns
Paper Towns
by John Green
Staff Pick
Paper Towns starts with a dead man that two children find in the park and picks up speed from there. When his childhood best friend, Margo, goes AWOL, Quentin must put together some cryptic clues to find her. John Green has impressed me again with his... (read more)

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Home
Home
by Marilynne Robinson
Staff Pick
Where Gilead was an introspective masterpiece of reflection and contemplation, Home is a refreshingly honest portrait of familial relationships over time. Robinson carefully breathes life into these characters with each passing sentence, until by the end... (read more)

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The Year of the Flood
The Year of the Flood
by Margaret Atwood
Staff Pick
A companion novel to Atwood's magnificent Oryx and Crake, The Year of the Flood conveys a very different perspective of the coming dystopian catastrophe. Darkly funny, incredibly believable, and surprisingly hopeful, Atwood's new novel is one of her very... (read more)

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The Sibley Guide to Trees
The Sibley Guide to Trees
by David Allen Sibley
Staff Pick
In his new book, David Allen Sibley shifts his focus from birds to trees, including gorgeous illustrations and fascinating information. The Sibley Guide to Trees will dramatically change the way you look at your backyard, your neighborhood, and the... (read more)

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The Given Day
The Given Day
by Dennis Lehane
Publisher Comments
“A stunning novel by a great American writer.”—Washington Post Jerusalem: home to seekers, heretics, hustlers, and madmen of many faiths. In this most fractious city, a plot unfolds to bomb the sacred Temple Mount.    ... (read more)

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A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: What I Learned While Editing My Life
A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: What I Learned While Editing My Life
by Donald Miller
Staff Pick
Miller's latest book is a meditation on the hard lessons he learned about himself while watching his bestselling memoir Blue Like Jazz turned into a narrative film. A Million Miles in a Thousand Years is inviting and engaging — and just might inspire... (read more)

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The Book of Genesis
The Book of Genesis
by R. Crumb
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Envisioning the first book of the bible like no one before him, R. Crumb, the legendary illustrator, reveals here the story of Genesis in a profoundly honest and deeply moving way. Originally thinking that we would do a take off of Adam and Eve, Crumb... (read more)

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Nation
Nation
by Terry Pratchett
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When a giant wave destroys his village, Mau is the only one left. Daphne — a traveler from the other side of the globe — is the sole survivor of a shipwreck. Separated by language and customs, the two are united by catastrophe. Slowly, they... (read more)

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The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Prisoner's Dilemma: Mysterious Benedict Society #03
The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Prisoner's Dilemma: Mysterious Benedict Society #03
by Trenton Lee Stewart
Staff Pick
The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Prisoner's Dilemma will delight Stewart's ever-growing legion of fans. Reynie, Kate, Sticky, and Constance are absolutely fantastic characters — they're brainy, loyal, funny, and more — and this latest... (read more)

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The Invention of Air: A Story of Science, Faith, Revolution, and the Birth of America
The Invention of Air: A Story of Science, Faith, Revolution, and the Birth of America
by Steven Johnson
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From the bestselling author of Where Good Ideas Come From, The Ghost Map and Everything Bad Is Good for You, a new national bestseller: the “exhilarating”( Los Angeles Times) story of Joseph Priestley, “a founding father long forgotten... (read more)

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Skippyjon Jones, Lost in Spice (With Audio CD)
Skippyjon Jones, Lost in Spice (With Audio CD)
by Judy Schachner
Staff Pick
Holy hot tamales! El Skippito is my favorite Siamese cat, and in his fifth adventure he is off to Mars. Judy Schachner created another excellent read-aloud full of imagination, silly songs, and Spanish vocabulary. I dare any kid on your holiday list not... (read more)

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State by State: A Panoramic Portrait of America
State by State: A Panoramic Portrait of America
by Matt Weiland and Sean Wilsey
Publisher Comments
“A funny, moving, rousing collection, greater than the sum of its excellent parts.” —New York Times Book Review Edited by Matt Weiland and Sean Wilsey, State by State is a panoramic portrait of America and an appreciation of... (read more)

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The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
by David Wroblewski
Staff Pick
The perfect book to curl up with on a blustery afternoon, The Story of Edgar Sawtelle is a not-so-simple tale of a Wisconsin boy and his dogs. An eloquent exploration of both inner and outer landscapes, this novel will wind about your psyche and will... (read more)

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Savory Baking
Savory Baking
by Mary Cech
Staff Pick
No one should have to face the cruel winter months without this book. With amazing recipes — like, pizza with fingerling potatoes and crispy bacon, scones stuffed with caramelized red onions and brie, and a shiitake mushroom and garlic souffl... (read more)

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Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide
Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide
by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
Staff Pick
In this thought-provoking and profoundly inspiring book, Kristof and WuDunn reveal the cruel and maddening reality faced by women who experience violence and oppression. Half the Sky will stir feelings of admiration and discomfort, and hopefully sow the... (read more)

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The Best American Short Stories 2009 (Best American Short Stories)
The Best American Short Stories 2009 (Best American Short Stories)
by Alice Sebold
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Edited by critically acclaimed, best-selling author Alice Sebold, the stories in this year's collection serve as a provacative literary "antenna for what is going on in the world" (Chicago Tribune). The collection boasts great variety from "famous to... (read more)

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The Best American Comics 2009
The Best American Comics 2009
by Charles Burns
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The Best American Comicsshowcases the work of both established and up-and-coming contributors. Editor Alison Bechdel creater of the cult comic strip "Dykes to Watch Out For" and author ofFun Home has culled the best stories from graphic... (read more)

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Beat the Reaper
Beat the Reaper
by Josh Bazell
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Sex with no strings, dangerous one night stands--Zedde explores one woman's desire to push her sexual boundaries in this compelling, erotically charged novel.... (read more)

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The Greatest Show on Earth 1st Edition
The Greatest Show on Earth 1st Edition
by Richard Dawkins
Staff Pick
Just when you were almost out of topics to argue about, here comes Richard Dawkins with another defense of evolution. But hang on — The Greatest Show on Earth isn't some enraged polemic, but a well-reasoned, intriguing counter-attack on Intelligent... (read more)

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The Professional: A Spenser Novel
The Professional: A Spenser Novel
by Robert B. Parker
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A knock on Spenser's office door can only mean one thing: a new case. This time the visitor is a local lawyer with an interesting story. Elizabeth Shaw specializes in wills and trusts at the Boston law firm of Shaw and Cartwright, and over the years she... (read more)

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