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2010 October


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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 L. Stewart
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Join the Mysterious Benedict Society as Reynie, Kate, Sticky, and Constance embark on a daring new adventure that threatens to force them apart from their families, friends, and even each other. When an unexplained blackout engulfs Stonetown, the... (read more)

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Room
Room
by Emma Donoghue
Staff Pick
Emma Donoghue is a truly versatile writer. Although utterly unlike Slammerkin and her other books, Room earns a place of honor while distinguishing itself with a gripping subject that never sinks into gloom, but always floats on a current of Donoghue's... (read more)

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The Quest for Paradise (Geronimo Stilton)
The Quest for Paradise (Geronimo Stilton)
by Geronimo Stilton
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Holey cheese! Join Geronimo as he returns to the Kingdom of Fantasy in this sequel to the very first Geronimo stilton hardcover adventure! In this 320-page, full-color hardcover adventure, the Queen of the Fairies invites Geronimo back to her fantastical... (read more)

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Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human
Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human
by Richard Wrangham
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Richard Wrangham's lucid, fascinating book presents a strong case that the act of harnessing the power of fire to cook food might have created modern humanity. Convincing, thoughtful, and beautifully written, Catching Fire is a surprising look at the... (read more)

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Fannie's Last Supper: Re-Creating One Amazing Meal from Fannie Farmer's 1896 Cookbook
Fannie's Last Supper: Re-Creating One Amazing Meal from Fannie Farmer's 1896 Cookbook
by Christopher Kimball
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In the mid-1990s, Chris Kimball moved into an 1859 Victorian townhouse on the South End of Boston and, as he became accustomed to the quirks and peculiarities of the house and neighborhood, he began to wonder what it was like to live and cook in that era.... (read more)

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The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite
The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite
by David Kessler
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Dr. David A. Kessler, the dynamic and controversial former FDA commissioner known for his crusade against the tobacco industry, is taking on another business thats making Americans sick: the food industry. In The End of Overeating, Dr. Kessler shows us... (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 Best American Mystery Stories (Best American Mystery Stories)
The Best American Mystery Stories (Best American Mystery Stories)
by Lee Child
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A best-selling novelist and Edgar Award winner, Lisa Scottoline brings her mastery of the thriller genre as well as her wit and heart to this collection of the must-reads in mysteries. ... (read more)

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The Best American Essays (Best American Essays)
The Best American Essays (Best American Essays)
by Chistopher Hitchens
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“A creature from an alternative universe . . . wanting to understand what is on the American mind should rush to the nearest bookstore and buy a copy of this distinguished anthology . . . Exhilarating.” — Publishers Weekly The Best... (read more)

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This Isn't What It Looks Like
This Isn't What It Looks Like
by Pseudonymous Bosch
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Cass may be in grave danger. She's eaten the dreaded Time Travel Chocolate--and you know what that means. I won't even begin to tell you what trouble this delicacy has caused in the past. If only Cass could leave the past behind! But it appears she is... (read more)

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Baked Explorations: Classic American Desserts Reinvented
Baked Explorations: Classic American Desserts Reinvented
by Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito
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Not only is this book gorgeous, it's incredibly accessible. Baked, the beloved Brooklyn-based bakery, puts an original twist on treasured favorites — the desserts your grandma used to make, only better. Yeah, I said it. Your grandma can deal.... (read more)

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Bicycle Diaries
Bicycle Diaries
by David Byrne
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Talking Heads fans will flock to this book. Bicycle enthusiasts will shove each other out of the way to get the first copy. But it's the cyclists who are also Talking Heads fans that you really have to watch out for, because they're going to be... (read more)

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Blood's a Rover (Vintage)
Blood's a Rover (Vintage)
by James Ellroy
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America's master of noir delivers his masterpiece, a rip-roaring, devilishly wild ride through the bloody end of the 1960's. It's dark baby, and hot hot hot.   Martin Luther King assassinated. Robert Kennedy assassinated. Los Angeles, 1968... (read more)

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Science Is Culture: Conversations at the New Intersection of Science + Society
Science Is Culture: Conversations at the New Intersection of Science + Society
by Adam Bly
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Seed magazine brings together a unique collection of conversations between prominent scientists, artists, and other thinkers, with dialogue designed to tear down the wall between science and society. In this one-of-a-kind-experiment, Science Is Culture... (read more)

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Swan (10 Edition)
Swan (10 Edition)
by Mary Oliver
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The Next Queen of Heaven
The Next Queen of Heaven
by Gregory Maguire
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“A delight….[A] funny and warmhearted exploration of the sacred and the profane.”—Washington Post“Reading The Next Queen of Heaven is like hanging on to the back of an out-of-control carnival ride—terrifying... (read more)

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Hush, Hush (10 Edition)
Hush, Hush (10 Edition)
by Becca Fitzpatrick
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For Nora Grey, romance was not part of the plan. At least, not until Patch came along. With his easy smile and probing eyes, Nora is drawn to him against her better judgment. But after a series of terrifying encounters, Nora’s not sure who to trust... (read more)

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Out of the Dark
Out of the Dark
by David Weber
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The Galactic Hegemony has been around a long time, and it likes stability--the kind of stability that member species like the aggressive, carnivorous Shongairi tend to disturb. So when the Hegemony Survey Force encountered a world whose so-called... (read more)

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My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me
My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me
by Kate Bernheimer
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Neil Gaiman! Aimee Bender! Kelly Link! Michael Cunningham! It's impossible to list the contributors to this book without using exclamation points. This wickedly entertaining collection reclaims fairy tales from the children's library and reaffirms their... (read more)

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Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter
Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter
by Tom Franklin
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In this story of race and youth, of tragedies that time alone cannot heal, and the ways we still need each other even when it seems too late, Franklin beautifully captures human relationships in both their simplicity and unutterable complexities.... (read more)

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