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2010 February


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The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon
The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon
by David Grann
Staff Pick
Grann's riveting book, The Lost City of Z, delves into the intrepid life and mysterious disappearance of legendary British explorer Percy Fawcett. Armchair travelers will be whisked away to the Amazon on a wild ride with a surprising finish.... (read more)

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The Happiness Project: Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun
The Happiness Project: Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun
by Gretchen Rubin
Staff Pick
In a time when "experiment memoirs" are a dime a dozen, Rubin stands out with this inspiring and entertaining book. The Happiness Project is Eat, Pray, Love for us regular folks who don't have the time or money to go "find" ourselves in India. Poignant... (read more)

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The Unnamed
The Unnamed
by Joshua Ferris
Staff Pick
The Unnamed is a very different (and much darker) book than Then We Came to the End, but Ferris's clarity of voice, urgency of purpose, fascinating characters, and even hints of humor remain. A marvelous and heartbreaking meditation on the mind and body... (read more)

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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
by Rebecca Skloot
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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks tells the tale of a woman whose cells were used — without her knowledge — in breakthrough medical research after her 1951 death. Skloot's moving story of faith, family, and science uses the past to teach us about... (read more)

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Every Day Is Earth Day (Fancy Nancy)
Every Day Is Earth Day (Fancy Nancy)
by Jane Oconnor
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Being green is important to Nancy—so important that she wants her family to take care of the Earth morning, noon, and night!... (read more)

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Jesus, Interrupted: Revealing the Hidden Contradictions in the Bible (and Why We Don't Know about Them)
Jesus, Interrupted: Revealing the Hidden Contradictions in the Bible (and Why We Don't Know about Them)
by Bart D Ehrman
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"Important both historically and theologically. Readers will not be able to see the New Testament in the same way again."—Marcus Borg, author of The Heart of Christianity “A New New Testament does what some of us never... (read more)

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I Am Going! (Elephant & Piggie Books)
I Am Going! (Elephant & Piggie Books)
by Mo Willems
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Gerald is careful. Piggie is not. Piggie cannot help smiling. Gerald can. Gerald and Piggie are best friends. In I Am Going!, Piggie ruins a perfectly good day by telling Gerald she is going. If Piggie goes, who will Gerald skip with, play Ping-Pong with,... (read more)

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When Will There Be Good News?
When Will There Be Good News?
by Kate Atkinson
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On a hot summer day, Joanna Mason's family slowly wanders home along a country lane. A moment later, Joanna's life is changed forever... On a dark night thirty years later, ex-detective Jackson Brodie finds himself on a train that is both crowded and... (read more)

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The First Rule (Joe Pike Novels)
The First Rule (Joe Pike Novels)
by Robert Crais
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Elvis Cole and Joe Pike are joined by Suspect heroes Scott James and his K-9 partner, Maggie, in the new masterpiece of suspense from the #1 New York Times–bestselling author.   Loyalty, commitment, the fight against injustice—these are... (read more)

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With Wings Like Eagles: The Untold Story of the Battle of Britain
With Wings Like Eagles: The Untold Story of the Battle of Britain
by Michael Korda
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Packed with rich detail and analysis of what often transpired when merchant ships were sunk by U-boats, this dramatic book highlights the hazards of World War II at sea. At its center, James P. Duffy relates the story of the sinking of the British liner... (read more)

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Night and Day (Jesse Stone Novels)
Night and Day (Jesse Stone Novels)
by Robert B Parker
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Parker and Stone-back with another New York Times bestseller When the sun sets in Paradise, the women get nervous. A Peeping Tom is on the loose. According to the notes he sends Police Chief Jesse Stone, he's about to take his obsession one step further.... (read more)

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Country Driving: A Journey Through China from Farm to Factory
Country Driving: A Journey Through China from Farm to Factory
by Peter Hessler
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An intimate investigation of the world’s largest experiment in social engineering, revealing how China became what it is today, where it’s inevitably headed, and the implications for the rest of the world China adopted its one-child policy in... (read more)

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Mindsight : the New Science of Personal Transformation (10 Edition)
Mindsight : the New Science of Personal Transformation (10 Edition)
by Daniel J. Siegel
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An updated edition—with a new foreword by Daniel Siegel—of the bestselling parenting classic In Parenting from the Inside Out, child psychiatrist Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., and early childhood expert Mary Hartzell, M.Ed., explore the extent to... (read more)

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No Angel: My Harrowing Undercover Journey to the Inner Circle of the Hells Angels
No Angel: My Harrowing Undercover Journey to the Inner Circle of the Hells Angels
by Jay Dobyns
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Groundbreaking analytical research from a database of over 200,000 North American churches reveals our population is growing faster than church attendance. This guide shows the problems as well as the potential of the American church, confirming hunches,... (read more)

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Bone Crossed
Bone Crossed
by Patricia Briggs
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View our feature on Patricia Briggs’s Bone Crossed. Shapeshifter Mercy Thompson hit the #1 spot on the bestseller list with Iron Kissed... And she's planning a return trip. Marsilia, the local vampire queen, has learned that Mercy crossed her by... (read more)

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The Scarecrow
The Scarecrow
by Michael Connelly
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The instant #1 bestseller from author Michael Connelly--"the best mystery writer in the world" (GQ)--brings back the hero of The Poet in a terrifying new thriller. Forced out of the Los Angeles Times amid the latest budget cuts, newspaperman Jack McEvoy... (read more)

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The Handmade Marketplace: How to Sell Your Crafts Locally, Globally, and Online
The Handmade Marketplace: How to Sell Your Crafts Locally, Globally, and Online
by Kari Chapin
Staff Pick
Dreaming of quitting your day job and opening up an Etsy shop? Kari Chapin, with help from crafty experts like Amy Karol (Bend the Rules with Fabric) and Megan Reardon (notmartha.org), has written a timely and inspiring guide to starting, marketing, and... (read more)

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The Kindly Ones
The Kindly Ones
by Jonathan Littell
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“Simply astounding. . . . The Kindly Ones is unmistakably the work of a profoundly gifted writer.” — Time A literary prize-winner that has been an explosive bestseller all over the world, Jonathan Littells The Kindly Ones has been... (read more)

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How We Decide
How We Decide
by Jonah Lehrer
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"Cash or credit? Punt or go for first down? Deal or no deal? Life is filled with puzzling choices. Reporting from the frontiers of neuroscience and armed with riveting case studies of how pilots, quarterbacks, and others act under fire, Jonah Lehrer... (read more)

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Point Omega
Point Omega
by Don DeLillo
Staff Pick
Don DeLillo's latest is eerie, beautiful, and full of surreal and complex dialogue — in other words, vintage DeLillo. Point Omega is a slim novel, but it is both rich in ideas and riveting in its language and implications. I cannot recommend this book... (read more)

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